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  • Study suggests that what you eat can influence how you sleep

    A new study found that eating less fibre, more saturated fat and more sugar is associated with lighter, less restorative, and more disrupted sleep.Results show that greater fibre intake predicted more time spent in the stage of...

    (Issue date: 04 March 2016)
  • School milk and fruit: agriculture MEPs promote healthy eating

    New measures to strengthen and boost funding for an EU scheme to provide fruit, vegetables and milk products in schools were backed by the agriculture committee on Monday. They put more emphasis on educating children in healthy...

    (Issue date: 04 March 2016)
  • Specialized nutrition supplement is associated with a 50 percent lower death rate in heart or lung disease patients

    Results from a new clinical trial show that a specialized oral nutrition supplement was associated with a 50 percent lower death rate in older malnourished patients with a heart or lung disease 90 days following hospitalization....

    (Issue date: 04 March 2016)
  • Blueberries associated with reduced risk of erectile dysfunction

    Flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction – according to a new collaborative study from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University.Of all the different flavonoids,...

    (Issue date: 04 March 2016)
  • Why fish intake by pregnant women improves the growth of a child’s brain

    Researchers at Tohoku University’s School of Medicine have found an explanation for the correlation between eating fish during pregnancy, and the health of the baby’s brain.Dietary lipid contains fatty acids such as omega-6 and...

    (Issue date: 04 March 2016)
  • Eating less meat may not lower emissions

    Reduced meat consumption might not lower greenhouse gas emissions from a major beef producing region, research shows. The finding may seem incongruous, as intensive agriculture is responsible for such a large proportion of global...

    (Issue date: 04 March 2016)
  • Omega-3 levels affect whether B vitamins can slow brain’s decline

    While research has already established that B vitamin supplements can help slow mental decline in older people with memory problems, an international team have now found that having higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in your...

    (Issue date: 04 March 2016)
  • High-cholesterol diet, eating eggs do not increase risk of heart attack

     

    A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that a relatively high intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating one egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of incident coronary heart disease....

    (Issue date: 03 March 2016)
  • Eco-friendly food packaging material doubles shelf-life of food products

     

    Natural chitosan-based film enhanced with anti-bacterial and antiviral properties of grapefruit seed extract improves food safety and quality

     

    Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully...

    (Issue date: 03 March 2016)
  • Poultry: On the road to recovery

     

    The margin outlook for the global poultry industry is gradually improving after challenging conditions in Q4 2015, notably significant oversupply, according to Rabobank’s Poultry Quarterly Q1 2016. The main factors driving...

    (Issue date: 03 March 2016)
  • FoodDrinkEurope supports Roadmap on Food Product Improvement

     

    Speaking today at the High Level Conference on Food Product Improvement organized by the Netherlands Presidency, Gilles Morel, President of FoodDrinkEurope welcomed the publication of the “Roadmap for Action on Food Product...

    (Issue date: 03 March 2016)
  • 2016 International Year of legumes

     

    The sixty-eighth United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2016 the International Year of legumes.

     

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been appointed to facilitate the implementation of the...

    (Issue date: 03 March 2016)
  • Study suggests soda, junk food not why we’re fat

    Indulgences like sodas and junk foods have long been blamed as the prime culprits responsible for worrying obesity trends across the United States. But a new analysis by a pair of Cornell University researchers suggests that, for...

    (Issue date: 03 March 2016)
  • Vanilla yogurt makes us feel happy, suggests research

     

    We all know what it's like to take a bite of something expecting one taste and getting another - it can be an enjoyable or disgusting experience. New research published in Food Research International reveals that being...

    (Issue date: 03 March 2016)
  • Senior consumers need tailor-made food products

     

    There is a huge variation in the way that independently living senior consumers perceive, appreciate and consume food. Tailor-made products and interventions are needed to improve the quality and quantity of the food intake in...

    (Issue date: 03 March 2016)
  • One energy drink may increase heart disease risk in young adults

     

    New research shows that drinking one 16-ounce energy drink can increase blood pressure and stress hormone responses significantly. This raises the concern that these response changes could increase the risk of cardiovascular...

    (Issue date: 03 March 2016)
  • Good enough to….photograph, then eat.

     

    A recent episode of “Top Chef” challenged contestants to create picture-perfect dishes using junk food. Unlike their typical challenges, these creations were judged not on the basis of taste or innovation, but solely by...

    (Issue date: 03 March 2016)
  • Campylobacter and Listeria infections still rising in the EU

     

    Human cases of listeriosis and campylobacteriosis rose once again in 2014, continuing an upward trend that began in 2008. Salmonellosis cases increased slightly for the first time since 2008. These are the main findings of the...

    (Issue date: 10 January 2016)
  • Sweet-toothed UK shoppers spend £219m in Christmas fortnight

    Supermarket FMCG sales reached £3.1 billion during a busy Christmas week (ending 26 December), an increase of 7.4% in value compared with 2014, according to the latest retail data from global insight leader IRI. Food sales...

    (Issue date: 10 January 2016)
  • Ugandan mushroom project brings hope to orphans in Africa

     

    Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world, making life for its most vulnerable inhabitants even tougher. But one orphanage caring for abandoned children has been giving fresh hope as part of a larger project aimed to...

    (Issue date: 10 January 2016)
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