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Too much choice can make us overeat, study finds

08 May, 2015

People who eat different types and brands of a particular food, such as pizza, are more likely to overeat than those who tend to stick to the one brand, researchers from the Universities of Liverpool and Bristol have found.

Dietary sodium and potassium guidelines "completely unfeasible": researcher

01 May, 2015

Current dietary guidelines for potassium and sodium are "completely unfeasible", according to a US researcher. Only 0.1% of British people and 0.3% of Americans meet the WHO's recommendations for potassium and sodium consumption.

Retail sales expected to slow; food retailing eases

29 April, 2015

Year-on-year growth in retail sales is expected to slow, the 17th AFGC CHEP Retail Index suggests. The index shows growth of 4% year-on-year in the March quarter, slowing to 3% by the June quarter.

Wealthier parents buy healthier food

28 April, 2015

The wealthier a family, the more likely it is to buy healthy food. That's the message from research into health attitudes and food consumption data conducted by Roy Morgan Research.

Osteoporosis concerns to drive calcium- and vitamin D-enriched product growth

17 April, 2015

Recent research suggests that as many as two in five British consumers want to improve their bone health, presenting brands with an opportunity to help prevent or manage this growing health concern.

Made in Australia vs Made in China

08 April, 2015

In light of the recent hepatitis A outbreak that was linked to frozen berries from China, it's no wonder that the proportion of Australians who are more likely to buy food labelled 'Made in Australia' increased from 85 to 88% over the last two years.

How to stop craving junk food: don't eat it in adolescence or pregnancy

07 April, 2015

While some might argue there's no good time to eat junk food, researchers have discovered that there are two crucial points in a person's life when exposure to junk food has the biggest impact: in utero and during adolescence.

Global meat consumption shifting

23 March, 2015

While meat consumption has grown in emerging markets, it has actually declined in developed markets. Greece's recession led to a severe decline in meat consumption in 2014, while India emerged as the top-growing meat market in the world.

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