Leptin replacement therapy to fight obesity?
Shedding new light on leptin, US researchers find doses of this
appetite-regulating hormone could cut the numbers of obese.
Ice cream makes you happy, say Unilever scientists
After the dank summer and sales of 2004, ice cream makers looking
to boost 2005 figures will find comfort in new research that claims
ice cream actually 'makes you happy', reports Lindsey
Med diet with exercise reduces risk markers
Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet continue to gain credence
with yet another study showing a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and
olive oil could reduce the risk of heart disease.
Obesity meeting with a soy focus
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US will host a
forum next month to examine the role that soy foods can play in
managing a person's weight.
Senomyx-Kraft to work on dessert flavour modifier
Work on novel flavor enhancers at food giant Kraft will continue
after Senomyx announces an "expansion and extension" of the
Refined soybean oil not an allergen, say food scientists
Highly refined soybean oil does not cause reactions in people who
are allergic to soybeans, claim US food scientists at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Month shelf-life for fruit with vitamin - mineral coating
A mineral and vitamin mixture that cuts the browning and extends
the shelf-life of sliced apples could encourage consumers to eat
more fruit, say researchers, Lindsey Partos reports.
Moderate alcohol feeds brain, and alcoholism?
Moderate drinking can boost the formation of brain cells, but could
also lead to alcoholism, speculate Swedish scientists, reports
Peanut kits tested for accuracy
As the deadline for the food allergy bill approaches, new research
shows that the peanut testing kits used by the food industry are
around 95 percent accurate.
Key to boosting rice crops in fungal genome?
A genomic milestone, researchers sequence the genome of the most
destructive enemy of the world's staple food crop rice, a fungus
called Magnaporthe grisea that causes rice blast disease.
EFSA delivers opinion on harmful foodborne bacteria
EFSA scientific experts tackle the presence of harmful foodborne
bacteria Clostridium perfringens and C. botulinum,
compiling an opinion on the risk these spore-forming bacteria pose.
Meat industry slams cancer study
A new study that suggests high consumption of processed meats could
raise the risk of pancreatic cancer was 'not capable of proving
cause and effect', claims the American meat association.
Dairy calcium has 'no effect' on weight
A study into whether increased intake of dairy calcium reduces
weight and fat mass, as previous research had suggested, concluded
Chocolate-cancer fighting connection, new findings
Scientists from the US reveal how a powerful chocolate ingredient
exerts anti-cancer properties, findings that could one day be used
to design novel cancer treatments.
Risk of foodborne illness falls as food safety makes inroads
Food makers will be encouraged by a new report that reveals food
safety actions along the supply chain appear to be paying off, with
new figures from the US government showing cases of the harmful
food pathogen E.coli have fallen...