Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding of a new international study involving Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, published in the journal Nature. The researchers developed a new method for assessing the climate impact from land-use, and used […]Continue Reading ...
Pregnant women routinely swear off alcohol and tobacco to boost their chances of having a healthy baby. What about common food allergens like nuts and milk? There are scant data that describe how often pregnant women deliberately stop eating a specific food item in order to prevent future food allergies in their newborns. As a […]Continue Reading ...
Food craving, the intense desire to eat certain foods, can sabotage efforts to maintain healthy eating habits and body weight, no matter the time of year. However, an examination of 28 current peer-reviewed scientific studies largely substantiates findings that changes in diet, prescription medications, physical activity and bariatric surgery reduce craving, said Candice Myers, PhD, […]Continue Reading ...
A team of researchers at the Australian National University have made an important discovery that could help save patients with bacterial infections, particularly those suffering from food poisoning. Australian University | Shutterstock One of the most common causes of food poisoning is a bacterium called Bacillus cereus, which secretes the toxins that cause vomiting and […]Continue Reading ...
Nov 27 2018 On the November 23rd, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that as of February, all advertisements for food high in fat, sugar and salt will be banned from the London’s tube and bus network. The measure is part of the mayor’s plan to decrease child obesity rates. The Consumer Choice Center’s London-based Managing […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain University at Buffalo researchers have found that college students prefer food deprivation over smartphone deprivation, according to results from a paper in Addictive Behaviors. Sara O’Donnell, lead author on the paper and clinical psychology doctoral student in the Department of Pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 — When you have serious food allergies, eating at a restaurant can literally mean risking your life. But new research suggests you can take steps to protect yourself when dining out. In fact, the more steps you take to protect yourself from exposure to the allergic substance, the less likely you […]Continue Reading ...
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one out of every eight U.S. households experiences food insecurity. Access to healthy food is an important socioeconomic factor, or social determinant, in one’s health, and for millions of Americans, it remains elusive. “An inability to access healthy food, and the important nutrients they contain, can cause both […]Continue Reading ...
The holiday season is a hard one for anyone watching their weight. The sights and smells of food are hard to resist. One factor in this hunger response is a hormone found in the stomach that makes us more vulnerable to tasty food smells, encouraging overeating and obesity. New research on the hormone ghrelin was […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) at the Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) and the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (IBMCP), in collaboration with the IATA, have developed a biotechnological tool to produce, in a very efficient manner, antifungal proteins in plants. The results of this research, that could impact […]Continue Reading ...
A paternal grandfather’s access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University. The reason might be epigenetic – that environmental exposures in one generation may influence health outcomes in following generations. If a paternal grandfather had good access to […]Continue Reading ...
Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Researchers highlight factors that influence how effectively food suppliers and distributors can prepare for and respond to disasters Food systems face growing threats as extreme weather events become more common and more extreme due to climate change. Events such as Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Maria […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 — Many Americans believe they face health risks from food additives, but plenty of others think that additives in small amounts won’t harm them, a new survey finds. It seems the United States is divided about the harms and benefits of modern food production practices. Specifically, 51 percent of Americans say […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) belonging to the Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC, from its name in Spanish) and the Faculty of Business and Economics have proven that adolescents who suffer from obesity feel less food enjoyment than those who have a normal weight. In addition, their work reveals that even […]Continue Reading ...
A study of 23 flowers used in cooking shows a lack of chemical and toxicological data, which makes it impossible to set a limit for safe consumption, according to the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark. In recent years, Danish restaurants, smaller food producers and consumers have shown an increasing interest in using wild […]Continue Reading ...
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