High trans-fat diet linked with overweight children: Study
Mothers who consume a diet high in trans-fats may be doubling the risk that their infants will have high levels of body fat, according to new research.
Processed red meat linked to metabolic syndrome: Study
Consumption of high levels of processed red meat is associated with higher risks of developing metabolic syndrome, according to new research.
Many children and parents mistakenly associate sugary sports drinks with a healthy lifestyle, claim researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth).
Soda tax may not curb obesity stats: Economists
The effects of imposing taxes on soft drinks to curb growing waistlines in the nation’s youth may be weaker than expected as kids turn to other sources of calories, says a new study.
Nutrition labels help with weight loss regardless of exercise
Developing the habit of reading nutritional information on food packages can significantly help with weight loss whether or not someone exercises, according to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs.
Nearly everyone fails to meet Dietary Guidelines, suggests study
Nearly the entire US population fails to eat a diet in line with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutrition.
Survey finds expense, taste top reasons for less healthy eating
Expense is the top reason given by North Americans for not eating as healthily as they intend, along with unwillingness to sacrifice taste, according to a new survey from The Nielsen Company.
Professor aims to dispel diet myths with calorie-controlled junk food diet
A Kansas State University professor has said he aims to prove that eating junk food does not necessarily lead to weight gain – by spending a month on a calorie-controlled diet of high-fat snacks.
GMA details companies’ reformulation efforts since 2002
The food industry is moving en masse to play its part in fighting obesity, according to a Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) survey examining industry reformulation efforts.
Overall dietary pattern significant for metabolic syndrome: Study
People with metabolic syndrome are nearly twice as likely to reverse the condition if they adhere to a healthy diet, according to a study published in Diabetes Care.
American Beverage Association spent nearly $4m on anti-tax lobbying in Q2
The American Beverage Association spent $3.5m lobbying the federal government on beverage taxes this month – and a total of $3.95m during the second quarter, according to a disclosure report.
Surfactants in food could speed lipid digestion
The use of surfactants in food could be causing quicker break down of protein-coated lipids, according to a new study with potential to aid future food design.
Beverage, confectionery makers respond to Child Nutrition Act
The Child Nutrition Act has been broadly welcomed by the food and beverage industry, following its unanimous passage through the Senate late last week.
Insufficient ALA could be linked to obesity trend
A new study suggests that a deficiency in alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) coupled with a chronic excess of linoleic acid (omega-6) could lead to ‘inherited obesity’.
Changing gut bacteria could explain chronic western illnesses: Study
A shift in gut microbial composition may explain the rising prevalence of chronic stomach upsets and even obesity among children in developed nations, suggests new research.