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CVD prevention strategies should focus on eating more ‘good’ foods, not avoiding ‘bad’ foods

Greater consumption of foods found in the Mediterranean diet may be more important for prevention of heart disease and strokes than avoidance of ‘unhealthy’ processed foods, a new study finds. 

'Our study confirmed that a diet including the same broad food groups as the Mediterranean diet was beneficial in very diverse populations from different parts of the world, who would eat quite different foods,' says researcher. © iStock.com

UK paediatrics body may cut all ties with formula funding following vote

Attendees of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s (RCPCH) annual meeting have voted to cut its financial ties with infant formula companies.

3 years, 3 countries, 222 children: Big gut data tracks impact of hygiene on microbiome

Gut microbiome development in the early stages of life may explain the rise in autoimmune diseases such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis, a study reports.  

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Video: Snacking can be a force for good, says Campden BRI nutrition specialist

Food developers, manufacturers and ingredients suppliers gathered in Birmingham, UK, last month for a seminar on tackling production challenges in the snack industry.

German court rules against 'vegan cheese' - but what should plant-based alternatives be called?

If it's not made from animal milk it can't be called cheese, a German court has ruled in a case against a 'vegan cheese' manufacturer. But when consumers' point of reference for a product is a protected name - even if they are looking for its plant-based alternative - are they and manufacturers...

A decade on: Irish diet contains too much saturated fat, not enough fish oils

Saturated fat intake has increased in Irish adults and omega-3 fish oil intake has decreased in younger age groups, according to a 10-year comparative study.  

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Why early life nutrition is the cornerstone of lifelong health

Knowledge of the importance of early life nutrition has increased significantly in recent years. While the main goal used to be feeding a baby enough to hit a predefined growth curve, scientific research is now revealing a nuanced picture of the nutrient levels that are needed from preconception through to postnatal, to ensure long-term development and health.