Food design & research > Nutrition

High-fat diets and leaky gut bacteria can cause diabetes

16 August, 2019

New research has revealed that our dietary choices can impact our gut bacteria, leading to what researchers call a 'leaky gut' and insulin resistance.


Call for reformulation of over-processed foods

31 July, 2019

A US study encourages food manufacturers to reformulate or replace over-processed packaged and unpackaged foods with healthier options.


Yoghurt may help men reduce risks of bowel cancer

19 June, 2019

Researchers found men who ate two or more servings of yoghurt a week were up to 26% less likely to develop abnormal growths, known as adenomas.


Research needed on new pathogens in beef and cow's milk

18 June, 2019

German researchers have identified new pathogens in beef and cow's milk products that could cause inflammation and increase the risk of cancer in humans.


Antibiotic alternative for piglets shows promise

05 June, 2019

Scientists have found L-glutamine could be a viable alternative to antibiotics to help improve piglet welfare following weaning and transport.


Policies should limit ultraprocessed food intake, researchers say

30 May, 2019

Two European studies have found positive links between highly processed foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death.


Soy food reduces fracture risks in breast cancer survivors

24 May, 2019

Researchers found higher soy intake was linked to a 77% reduced risk of osteoporotic fractures in younger women.


Research collaboration to tackle global food challenges

30 April, 2019

Quadram Institute Bioscience and the University of Newcastle have recently signed a memorandum of understanding which will see them work together to address global food and health challenges.


An apple a day... maybe not in Canada

25 March, 2019

The consumption of fruit and vegetables has dropped 13% in 11 years in Canada, according to a recent food group consumption analysis.


Researchers closer to understanding cause of mango disorder

20 March, 2019

Bacterial infection is the likely cause of resin canal discolouration in Australian mangoes, which is estimated to cost the NT mango industry between $5m and $10m per year.


NZ hones in on honey bee health

12 March, 2019

Biosecurity New Zealand has studied over 130,000 honey bees from 300 samples taken throughout New Zealand as part of the Bee Pathogen Programme.


Interspecies communication in the gut

26 February, 2019

Move over sci-fi — interspecies communication is already going on in your gut and it's the bacteria, not you, that are the boss.


Poor diet means poor mental health

25 February, 2019

A Californian study found poor mental health is linked with an unhealthy diet, regardless of personal characteristics such as gender, education, age, marital status and income level.


What's in your gut?

19 February, 2019

100 new species of gut bacteria are making the gut microbiome more interesting.


Nestlé co-founds Future Food Initiative

07 February, 2019

Nestlé, Bühler and Givaudan have launched the Future Food Initiative, a joint research program which encourages food and nutrition research in areas relevant to consumer trends and sustainability.


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