Food design & research > Nutrition

TV food advertisements promote imbalanced diets

09 June, 2010

A diet consisting entirely of advertised foods would contain 25 times the recommended servings of sugars and 20 times the recommended servings of fat but less than half of the recommended servings of vegetables, dairy and fruits according to US researchers.


Flaws in Duke University statement about high fructose corn syrup

22 March, 2010

Duke University incorrectly singled out high fructose corn syrup as being responsible for scarring in the liver and other liver diseases when the underlying study for the release reviewed dietary intake of fructose containing beverages - not high fructose corn syrup.


Effect of saturated fats on cardiovascular disease questioned

11 March, 2010

A meta-analysis involving nearly 350,000 people has not found that saturated fat consumption is associated with cardiovascular disease.


Studying genetics could lead to tailored diets for better disease prevention

09 March, 2010

Personal health recommendations and diets tailored to better prevent diseases may be in our future, just by focusing on genetics.


Resources about European traditional foods

10 December, 2009

A collection of new resources on European traditional foods has been released by The British Nutrition Foundation, on behalf of the European Food Information Resource (EuroFIR) project.


Zeaxanthin Association formed

26 August, 2009

The Zeaxanthin Trade Association has been formed with the aim to increase understanding and awareness about dietary zeaxanthin.


Gene breakthrough secures crops’ future

22 July, 2009

University of Newcastle researchers have achieved a major scientific breakthrough in the quest to protect crop longevity, yield and quality.


Food allergies and delayed anaphylaxis

19 May, 2009

A novel and severe allergic response, called delayed anaphylactic shock, has been found to be triggered by an IgE antibody that binds to a sugar molecule known as galactose-α-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal). So far, evidence strongly suggests that tick bites are triggering the production of alpha-gal antibodies.


MRSA in food and animals

01 April, 2009

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published an opinion on the public health significance of MRSA in animals and foods.


A drug that silences peanut allergies?

16 March, 2009

US researchers are conducting clinical trials for a botanical drug that could provide the key to effective treatments for peanut allergies.


Microgels could protect omega-3 in foods

09 March, 2009

Microgels may be an economical and reliable way to incorporate omega-3 fatty acids into foods without sacrificing taste, appearance or texture.


Fat reduction bioactive

24 February, 2009

Healthlinx and Dairy Australia have identified a bioactive compound from dairy waste streams that reduces the production and storage of fat in cells.


Omega-6 fatty acids and heart health

16 February, 2009

The American Heart Association has concluded that omega-6 fatty acids may decrease risk for heart disease. Soybean oil is one of the most concentrated sources of omega-6 fatty acids.


150 tonnes of salt removed from NZ bread

06 November, 2008

The NZ National Heart Foundation's 'Project Target 450 — Reducing sodium in bread' has resulted in about 150 tonnes of salt being removed from the bread supply. The project has won the Excellence in Prevention Award and was overall winner at the 2008 New Zealand Health Innovation Awards.


Study confirms insufficient iodine in our food

17 October, 2008

Australians are not getting enough iodine in their food, according to Food Standards Australia New Zealand's latest Australian Total Diet Study.


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