Foods with a low glycemic index and products containing
antioxidants will enjoy good growth this year as consumers continue
to "obsess over their health," according to a new study by
consumer tracker AC Nielsen.
New research published this month suggests that certain viruses may
cause obesity, providing evidence that factors other than poor diet
or lack of exercise may be contributing to the growing obesity
Different tastes are associated with different behavior, and it is
all controlled by specific cells in the brain, says new research
from UC Berkeley, findings that could have implications for the
New research may provide insight into how to reduce the allergenic
properties of peanuts through the use of an enzyme found in certain
fruit and vegetables, findings that could lead to the development
of "hypoallergenic peanut...
Researchers in Canada have drawn together information from seven
national surveys on obesity levels, conducted between 1985 and
2003, revealing specific trends in the increase in each class of
obesity over the past few decades.
High fruit and vegetable prices may be linked to childhood obesity,
says the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), although it suggests
that further research is needed in order to confirm the "casual
Kidney failure and Alzheimer's are two new health risks associated
with obesity, according to recent research, findings that place
even more pressure on a food industry already struggling to cope
with the growing epidemic.
New research published today reveals that consuming soy could have
a "severe" impact on a genetic heart condition that affects
one in 500 people, though the authors caution that the effect has
so far only been observed in...
If only they taught chemistry in schools as it happens at Christmas tables across Europe. For here lies the secret of delicious. Come next weekend, the centrepiece from north to south will be a roast. A British turkey, a German goose, a French roast beef:...
Palm oil is a "reasonable alternative" to trans fatty acids,
according to an independent group of nutrition, medical and
manufacturing experts who examined the oil's functionality in food
products and possible impacts...
Cereal giant Kellogg is to reformulate some of its products with a
low linolenic soybean oil in an effort to reduce or eliminate trans
fatty acids while also minimizing the saturated fat content of the
products, the company announced...
US cranberry co-operative Ocean Spray is launching a low sugar,
high fiber sweetened dry cranberry product designed for use in a
variety of health positioned food applications including baked
goods and cereals.
A petition filed by General Mills requesting the development of
definitions for 'excellent source,' 'good source' and 'made with'
whole grains has been denied by the Food and Drug Administration
US agribusiness giant Cargill was garnering early interest in its
Barliv barley beta glucan at FiE in Paris this week, following the
presentation of a study highlighting its cholesterol-lowering
benefits in November.
Following a high-carbohydrate diet may raise type-2 diabetics'
blood pressure by a modest degree if followed in the long term,
suggest researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern
Teenage girls who have a large waist circumference and a high
levels of triglycerides may run a greater risk of developing
metabolic syndrome in later life, according to research published
in this month's issue of Pediatrics.
Wheat breeders in recent years have been increasingly working on
the development of waxy wheat varieties. Yet the commodity has not
yet hit the mainstream market as no one seems to know what to do
with it. FoodNavigator-USA speaks...
Nearly a quarter of Latino children in the United States are
overweight, with those who consume lots of sugar- especially in
sugary drinks- running a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes,
according to a new study.
The much advertised 'obesity epidemic' does not exist, according to
new research that claims the disease is nothing but attempts by the
nation's weight loss industry to capitalize on public health
The heart health benefits of eating soy protein containing
isoflavones received a boost this week, when researchers from John
Hopkins University presented new research indicating their ability
to reduce two strong indicators for coronary...
With the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) poised to release a
risk assessment that is expected to declare food products derived
from cloned animals safe for the food supply, a new study has found
that these products would be...
Ingredients giant Cargill has launched a new line of sweeteners
designed to reduce the number of calories in frozen dairy desserts
and sweetened bakery products such as cake, muffins and brownies,
without altering the taste.
Biotech giant Monsanto and soy ingredients supplier Solae are to
develop a new line of soy proteins that they claim will have a
better taste and higher level of solubility than any other soy
protein on the market.