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Irish study says people with highest dairy consumption have lower BMI

A new study looking at dairy consumption and its relationship with metabolic health has delivered some promising results for the dairy industry.

An apple, or five, a day could help keep COPD away in men who smoke, research suggests

New research suggests there could be something to the old adage an apple a day helps keep the doctor away – at least with regards to chronic lung disease in...

What connects crickets, coffee & mushrooms in a sustainable urban food loop? This Danish start-up's protein juice

Another month, another insect start-up? Maybe, but Danish firm Insekt KBH's apple, ginger and cricket juice is different: it's sustainable not only thanks to its ingredients but because it's produced...

Sheep milk has untapped functional food potential: Review

Sheep milk has significant but neglected potential for use in functional foods, according to a new review, which highlights its suitability for use in probiotic and prebiotic applications.

Young men shun products with health claims, Spanish study suggests

Young, healthy men are more likely to actively avoid, rather than be attracted to, products with prominent health claims such as reduced-fat or high-fibre, according to new research in Spain.

Maternal diet has key impact on baby’s muscles and long term health

A maternal diet that puts her growing baby under stress could result in weaker muscles and set her child up for greater risk of long-term health issues, say researchers.

Go with the grain: Gut health boost linked to whole-grain diet

Whole grains appear to wield small improvements to the gut microbiota and immune response, says a study outlining the benefits of adopting a diet that is also rich in fibre,...

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Aker BioMarine invest €112.6 million in new krill vessel

Norwegian krill player Aker BioMarine has commissioned a new environmentally-friendly krill fishing vessel, at a cost of around €112.6 million (NOK 1 billion).

Higher vitamin D levels linked to longer telomeres: Study

Increased levels of vitamin D are associated with longer telomeres, reported to be a marker of biological aging, says a new study.

Med diet approach could help children with ADHD: Study

Sticking to foods that typically make up the Mediterranean diet may prove to be an effective approach in managing ADHD, a Spanish team has deduced. 

Preaching to the converted? Only dieters are responsive to healthy eating adverts

Most people choose unhealthy snacks that are high in salt, fat and sugar regardless of whether they have watched adverts for healthy or unhealthy food, with only dieters choosing the...

The benefits of breeding: Sweeter strawberries and healthier starch

English organisation improving the sustainability of plant based agriculture and horticulture, Agri-Tech East, says the benefits of breeding plants can be seen in strawberries and wheat-derived starch.

Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says

Eating more extra virgin olive oil could cut your risk of osteoporosis related fractures, says a new study.

Millions with MetS may benefit from improved vitamin E testing

People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, says a new DSM-backed study that finds current methods of testing for vitamin E deficiency can mask deficiencies in people with...

More, please: Holland & Barrett sexes up London with ‘high concept’ store

Health products retailer Holland & Barrett opened its new flagship ‘More’ store on London’s Oxford Street, as the firm aims to make its stores “sexy” and widen its range of...

Peed piper: Urine fine to define dietary kind

Researchers in Britain have developed a urine test which can distinguish between different diets, potentially allowing a person’s health to be assessed more effectively than through food surveys.

Rice bran cereals could get antioxidant boost from Assam tea fortification

Rice bran cereals can be fortified with Assam tea extract (ATE) to boost its antioxidant properties without sacrificing taste and texture, states a new study.

Berry compounds’ heart health benefits linked to impact on platelets

The potential cardiovascular benefits of anthocyanins may be associated with their ability to influence the expression of chemicals by platelets in the blood, says new data from a randomized, double-blind,...

Vitamin B6 deficiency linked to cognitive decline: Study

Low vitamin B6 intake may contribute to cognitive decline in older adults, while other B vitamins do not show the same effects, according to a new follow-up study in Northern...

Vitamin B3 may benefit those with Parkinson's disease

Individuals with a specific type of Parkinson's disease (PD) could gain from increasing vitamin B3 (niacin) content in their diet, say British investigators.

Cracking cognition: Moderate egg consumption may boost certain brain functions

Eating eggs can improve aspects of cognition, according to research that also concludes neither high intake of cholesterol or eggs are associated with an increased risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s...

Fibre’s impact on gut & metabolic health studied

Fibre’s positive influence on health has been further reinforced in two studies, which point to its functional capabilities as a prebiotic, metabolic manager and inflammation reducer with few if any...

Kiwi fruit may guard offspring against obesity-related liver damage

An antioxidant found in foods such as kiwi fruit could provide protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the offspring of overweight parents, researchers have found.

Aussie Manuka honey found to have same anti-bacterial properties as famed NZ counterpart

Like its more popular New Zealand version, Australian Manuka honey has also been found to contain powerful antibacterial properties, leading to hopes it could tap into the lucrative medicinal honey...

Consumers willing to pay 75% more for known ingredients: Survey

Branding ingredients has a mixed record of success but a survey reveals worldwide demand for recognisable ingredients.

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