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The next generation of food tech? Nobel Laureates discuss future of food

The Nobel Foundation’s ‘Your plate, our planet’ event featured talks by start-ups boasting the world changing power of new food technologies like ‘food computers’ and tropical weather forecasting.

RCT finds omega-3s can reduce childhood asthma rates

Taking a high-dose supplement of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids while pregnant could help prevent asthma in children, new trial data has suggested.

Nutritionally ‘aggressive’ feeding strategy boosts premature baby health

An 'aggressive' approach to boost protein, vitamins, electrolytes and calcium can help development and growth of premature babies, researchers have found.

Vital role of Vitamin D in improving gut flora and preventing metabolic syndrome revealed in new research

Scientists have discovered that vitamin D deficiency is necessary for metabolic syndrome caused by a high-fat diet to progress in mice.

‘A compelling story’: Meta-analysis supports omega-3s for heart disease risk reduction

EPA and DHA omega-3s from food and supplements may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), according to results of a new meta-analysis.

Study supports safety, tolerability of palm tocotrienol in people with MetS

Consuming a palm tocotrienol complex is safe and well tolerated in people with metabolic syndrome, say results of a randomized, double-blind, cross-over and placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Ho ho huh? Festive hamper of studies makes case for nutritious Xmas spread

In the run-up to the holidays a number of studies have suggested the traditional Christmas dinner is as much a health-enhancing feast as it is an indulgent one.  

Obese parents triple obese offspring risk, experts warn

EarlyNutrition, a project comprised of 36 international research institutions, has released its final report following five years of investigation. The report sends a grave warning to parents and those planning...

'20 to 30 elite sportspeople/teams' involved in ketone research

Oxford researchers behind a novel performance-enhancing ketone drink get around an email a day from sports teams hoping to buy the product – and another 20-30 unnamed professional teams have...

Processed & cured meat worsens asthma: Study

A high intake of cured and processed meat can worsen asthma symptoms over time, according to French researchers who used a novel analytical method to take into account obesity as...

Fruit & veg may top up declining carotenoid levels in elderly: Study

A high intake of fruits and vegetables has been linked to increased carotenoid concentrations as a study reveals a simple way of maintaining levels that naturally reduce with age in...

Consumers assume food must be expensive to be healthy: Study

The price of food heavily influences assumptions about nutritious quality and even effects the health issues consumers worry about, a series of experiments at Ohio State University has found

DuPont gets Gates grant for protein drug production platform

DuPont has joined a Gates Foundation backed effort to develop low cost production methods for therapeutic proteins.

Japanese researchers decode genome of key TCM ingredient Chinese liquorice

Scientists in Japan have decode the genome of Chinese liquorice – a key ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine – raising hopes that it can be grown sustainably in the country...

Review supports metabolic benefits of EGCG from green tea

Supplements containing epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) from green tea may increase energy expenditure and impact metabolic rates, and help with weight management, says a new meta-analysis.

Multi-strain probiotic could aid gut health – even if you’re healthy

A daily dose of multispecies probiotic could help improve intestinal health even in healthy people, according to new observational data.

Underwater shockwaves improve antioxidant levels in yuzu juice: study

Underwater shockwave pre-treatment improves the antioxidant functionality of yuzu fruit juice, confirming its potential for use in a wide-range of food applications and leading to the possible establishment “of a...

Could folic acid decrease dementia risk?

Supplementation with folic acid might help reduce the long-term risk of dementia in populations with low baseline levels and no fortification programs, research suggests.

Guest article

The power of portable nutrient testing

German tech company BioAnalyt explains how its portable testing kits are providing fast, affordable nutrient data that is crucial in the fight against global malnutrition.

'Piecemeal action will not do'

Urgent research shift needed to fight dual threat of malnutrition & obesity

Leading researchers and experts in nutrition policy have come together to propose a global research agenda that aims to shift the focus and find solutions to global issues of food...

The €3.3 trillion cost of malnutrition inaction

Economic impact assessments for malnutrition are helping present a “convincing argument” for nutrition investment, says a top economist from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy linked to greater Autism risk: Population-based cohort study

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of autism in children by the age of six, Australian researchers have found, who argue low cost supplementation for...

'Alarming' rates of iron deficiency in Australian Indigenous children, study finds

A study of school children in a Northern Territory Indigenous community has found that around half are iron-deficient, leading researchers to claim it is a major public health problem.

Industrial in vitro: Commercialising lab meat

The spectre of lab-meat has been haunting the meat industry for years but has yet to reach store shelves. We speak to the Good Food Institute to discuss the obstacles...

Probiotics have a ‘positive effect’ on stress and anxiety: Meta-analysis

Probiotics consumption may have advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.