A US health insurer has come up with a novel way to ensure its members stay healthy: money-back rewards for buying fresh fruits and vegetables. Independent Health members will earn $1 credit for every $2 spent on fresh fruit and vegetables.
Can omega 3s reduce criminality? A new study aims to investigate this link between biology and behaviour.
Reducing the salt, sugar and fat content of foods has long been the focus of research, but all this work counts for nothing if consumers avoid the low-salt/sugar/fat option. In order to reduce the public health burden by designing healthier processed food, scientists need to ensure consumers will actually want to eat it.
Most people have the strong desire for a normal weight but in many developed countries such as Australia, only a minority are able to achieve it. Research recently published by Harvard provides an insight into why.
While some researchers are reporting that babies fed with DHA-enriched formula score higher on intelligence tests, others have found that formula-fed babies may be more susceptible to chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Infants fed DHA-enriched formula score higher on intelligence tests than those fed standard formula, University of Kansas researchers have found. The results were not immediately apparent, but were noticeable from ages three to six.
By blocking an enzyme’s activity that is essential to the allergic reaction to peanuts, researchers at National Jewish Health have prevented diarrhoea and inflammation, and reduced levels of several proteins associated with allergies in sensitised mice.
The 2013 Food Structures, Digestion and Health international conference will bring together food industry professionals and world-leading scientists with a common interest in food design to deliver better nutrition and improve consumer wellbeing.
Indian and British research has proven a link between high arsenic levels in rice and chromosomal damage, as measured by micronuclei in urothelial cells in humans who eat rice as a staple.
FSANZ has published a response to Dr Judy Carman’s paper outlining a study of pigs fed a GM diet. Carman claims the pigs fed the GM diet had a higher incidence of severe stomach inflammation and enlarged uteri than the pigs fed the non-GM diet.
French studies have shown that in middle-aged men, moderate wine consumption is associated with a lower mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Ithaca College researchers have found that betaine - a nutrient found in shellfish and beetroot - can boost athletic performance by nearly 6% when added to a sports drink.
You are what you eat - and so are your offspring. And in the title bout featuring protein versus sugar, protein is the winner.
The sugar-fat seesaw: while it may sound like a ride at an amusement park, nutritionists say it’s the reason people struggle to follow government guidelines to cut both fat and sugars simultaneously.
Stanford researchers have found that teaching children the importance of healthy foods leads them to voluntarily eat more vegetables.