Food design & research > Nutrition

Fruit juice the key to healthy chocolate

09 April, 2013

Could there be such a thing as healthy chocolate? University of Warwick researchers say there could be.

Banning trans fats the best policy, says WHO

09 April, 2013

Banning the use of trans fats is one of the most effective ways to prevent some of the world’s biggest killer diseases, according to a University of Sydney study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

Fat phobia busted? Olive oil found to regulate satiety

03 April, 2013

A new study conducted at Technische Universität München and the University of Vienna has shown that natural oils and fats regulate the sensation of fullness after eating, with olive oil being the most effective.

An apple a day keeps the allergist away ... or does it?

02 April, 2013

If an apple a day supposedly keeps the doctor away, what does it do to the allergist? Scientists may be able to genetically engineer apples that don’t trigger allergic reactions, but would people want to eat them?

Love apples could help heal hearts

26 March, 2013

Tomato could soon be living up to its ‘love apple’ title, improving heart health by lowering cholesterol. Researchers have genetically modified tomatoes to produce the actions of good cholesterol.

Not all proteins are created equal

18 March, 2013

The turf war between dairy and soy proteins still has some way to go as researchers dig deeper into the proteins and look at essential amino acid content and bioavailability.

Salt a possible trigger for autoimmune diseases

13 March, 2013

Research published in the journal Nature suggests that salt may have a role in the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

US appetite for high-protein products grows

25 January, 2013

Introductions of foods and drinks making a high-protein claim are almost three times higher in the US than anywhere else in the world, accounting for 19% of global new product launches in 2012.

Lupin hailed as secret ‘wonder food’

23 January, 2013

The humble lupin is being hailed as Australia’s secret ‘wonder food’. The high-protein, high-fibre legume has an effect on satiation and satiety, which plays a role in weight management.

Would you like fries with that nutrition information?

23 January, 2013

McDonald’s take-away bags and fountain beverage cups will get a redesign in 2013, with packaging to include QR codes to give consumers greater information about its products.

Superyellow sweetcorn for super vision

22 January, 2013

We’re often told to eat our carrots to ensure good eyesight, but rarely does sweetcorn get a mention when it comes to eye health. A new variety of ‘superyellow’ sweetcorn could challenge the carrot’s reputation as the most eye-friendly vegetable.

Soft drink campaign is “misguided”, says Bev Council

21 January, 2013

The Rethink Sugary Drinks campaign is “misguided”, the Australian Beverages Council has said. Launched on 17 January, the campaign aims to tackle soft drink overconsumption in Australia.

Genes may drive us to (soft) drink

21 January, 2013

Endocrinologists from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have applauded a study that shows a direct correlation between consumption of sugary soft drinks, obesity and genetic predisposition to weight gain.

Got milk? Nobel prize winners do

18 January, 2013

Gloucester Royal Hospital employees have found a correlation between milk consumption and Nobel prizes per capita that they think could explain the strong association between chocolate and Nobel prizes that was published in the NEJM.

$1 million donation for salt perception research

17 January, 2013

The Monell Center has received $1 million from food chemistry consultant Louise Slade to support the institute’s research program on the mechanism of human salt detection and perception.

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