Food design & research > Nutrition

Non-alcoholic soft drinks gain popularity

02 May, 2018

Alcohol does not support the healthy lifestyle consumers are increasingly seeking, and this has brought about a number of soft drink innovations.


Is green tea safe?

25 April, 2018

Green tea has been praised for its health benefits, but the EU raised concerns that green tea extracts may actually cause liver problems.


Gut-on-a-chip (not a potato chip)

24 April, 2018 by Krisy Gashler

Nutrient absorption can now be studied thanks to a 3D microscale model of the human intestinal tract.


Children bombarded by unhealthy food advertising

24 April, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

A recent study has revealed that during peak viewing times, children watch 2.3 times more adverts for 'discretionary' foods than healthy foods every hour.


Food companies not doing enough to fight obesity — report

05 April, 2018

Companies were given a score out of 100 according to their policies and commitments to prevent obesity and encourage nutrition, with the lowest being 3 and the highest 71.


Gut serotonin linked to obesity

27 March, 2018

Researchers found that human obesity is characterised by an increased capacity to produce and release serotonin, which can help focus future therapies.


Track your eating habits with tooth-mounted sensors

27 March, 2018

Miniature sensors wirelessly send information about a person's intake of glucose, salt and alcohol to a mobile device in response to an incoming radiofrequency signal.


Court rules Heinz misled consumers with health claim

21 March, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

The Federal Court ruled Heinz made a misleading health claim on its Little Kids Shredz products aimed at children aged 1–3.


Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of cancers

19 March, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

A study revealed that a 10% increase in the proportion of heavily processed foods in a person's diet meant they were 12% more likely to develop all cancers and 11% more likely to develop breast cancer.


Brisbane boy seeks help for swallowing disorder

15 March, 2018

Swallowing disorders are not limited to the elderly alone, and the case of a young Brisbane boy affected by dysphagia has highlighted the importance of recognising the signs and seeking treatment.


Is the microbiome shaped by nature or nurture?

06 March, 2018

A study found that genes only account for 2% of microbiome variation between populations, and other environmental factors are largely overlooked.


High-protein diet lowers Alzheimer's risk

06 March, 2018

Research has found that consuming protein-rich foods such as meat, legumes and peanuts reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.


Consumer choice important in aged care

20 February, 2018

The inaugural Parliamentary Friends of Ageing and Aged Care event discussed the main pain points regarding food in residential aged-care facilities.


Five start-ups begin Chobani's Food Incubator Class

20 February, 2018

Chobani has selected five Australian food start-ups it will help develop new products that challenge the food industry through the inaugural CFI.


How are policies impacting trans fat consumption?

14 February, 2018

Several policies have been implemented worldwide to limit the availability of trans fat in the food supply, but banning trans fats would be the most effective global health intervention.


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