Tracking food cravings in the brain could lead to 'good food'
solutions to tackle the growing incidence of obesity as researchers
use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify
regions of the brain involved...
As governments challenge the high consumption of salt in their
nations' diets, US researchers have shed light on a controversial
30 year old theory that suggests the high rate of hypertension in
certain ethnic groups is caused,...
Investigations into the benefits of a low calorie diet have led
scientists to pinpoint the gene responsible for an increase in life
span in flies on a calorie-restricted diet, paving the way to
further elucidate the health and longevity...
Individuals, health officials and the food industry must act now to
halt the alarming proportion of low-income Asian and Pacific
Islander children in California becoming overweight, if the figures
of study published last week are...
Health promoting compounds found in honey could make this
ingredient a more attractive option for food makers currently using
bulk sweeteners such as high-fructose corn syrup, say scientists in
the US, and looking to jump on board...
Powerhouse antioxidants contained in three or more pieces of fruit
and vegetables a day could severely reduce the risk of developing
cancer of the lymphatic system with broccoli and cabbage showing
particularly strong benefits.
Scientists at the Emory University Health Sciences Centre are
hoping to widen the understanding of an enzyme that breaks down
caffeine into theophylline, using bacteria that need the breakdown
product of the enzyme for survival.
An editorial in the British Medical Journal this month that
concludes criticisms of aspartame are 'unfounded' adds fuel to the
ongoing debate surrounding this popular sweetener used widely in
food and beverage applications.
Risk management strategies in place to minimise the harmful food
pathogen salmonella in chickens could focus on the eggshell, as
scientists in the US find that poorer quality eggshells allow the
bacteria to break through into the...