Could there be such a thing as healthy chocolate? University of Warwick researchers say there could be.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Research published in the journal Nature suggests that salt may have a role in the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.