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Genetics can influence the metabolism of essential fatty acids

Genetics can influence the metabolism of essential fatty acids

According to the University of Eastern Finland, genetics can influence the metabolisation of essential fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid. Supplementing a...
Co-workers can influence healthy eating and exercise habits of colleagues

Co-workers can influence healthy eating and exercise habits of colleagues

Researchers from the universities of Cologne and Utrecht have found that co-workers can influence each other to improve healthy eating habits.  The researchers found that...
Nutrition courses should be included in health education

Nutrition courses should be included in health education  

Nutrition courses should be on the curriculum of all healthcare professionals to support public health according to researchers from Aston University.  Nutritional researchers from Aston...
Does the Mediterranean diet ward off dementia?

Does the Mediterranean diet ward off dementia?

A new study finds that the Mediterranean diet is not linked to a reduced risk of dementia, despite research suggesting otherwise. In a new study...
UK Government delays changes in junk food regulations

UK Government delays changes in junk food regulations

Junk food regulation delays outlined by the UK Government is slowing down the battle with rising obesity levels.   In a new perspective published in Obesity,...
Daytime eating could improve mental health

Daytime eating could improve mental health

A new study has found that daytime eating could improve mental health, reducing the incidence of depression and anxiety-related moods. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s...
Investigating the potential link between artificial sweeteners and heart disease 

Investigating the potential link between artificial sweeteners and heart disease 

A large study of French adults has found a potential direct association between higher artificial sweetener consumption and increased cardiovascular disease risk.  Researchers have found...
Folic acid is added to flour to prevent spina bifida in foetuses 

Folic acid is added to flour to prevent spina bifida in foetuses 

Following a consultation, the UK government moves closer to adding folic acid to non-wholemeal flour to prevent spina bifida in foetuses.   Pregnant women are required...
Digital support mobile tool helps reduce alcohol consumption

Digital support mobile tool helps reduce alcohol consumption

Linköping University has designed a digital support tool to help individuals reduce their alcohol consumption. A new study by researchers at Linköping University has found...
Study finds low-calorie sweetener that improves gut health

Study finds low-calorie sweetener that improves gut health

American Chemical Society has discovered a low-calorie sweetener that can help improve gut health. It is well-known that sweeteners and sugars can lead to health...
diabetes prevention

Eating quinoa boosts type 2 diabetes prevention

A study by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) suggests that regularly eating quinoa can help type 2 diabetes prevention. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates...

Junk food advertising rules prevent 100,000 obesity cases and save NHS £200m

A University of Sheffield study suggests that policy restricting junk food advertising on Transport for London (TfL) networks has prevented nearly 100,000 obesity cases...
New study finds green tea extract can lower blood sugar

New study finds green tea extract can lower blood sugar

New research has found that consuming green tea extract for four weeks can lower blood sugar levels and improve gut health. Ohio State University researchers...
Resistant starch supplements have shown to prevent hereditary cancer

Resistant starch supplements have shown to prevent hereditary cancer

A trial shows that resistant starch has preventive benefits for people with a high risk of hereditary cancer. A new trial in individuals with a...
foods high in potassium

Foods high in potassium can boost women’s heart health

New evidence promotes that eating foods high in potassium can reduce the risk of heart-related conditions among women. The study revealed that foods high in...
inflammatory diet

Inflammatory diet increases the risk of frailty in people with depression

Researchers at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research have discovered that eating an inflammatory diet may exacerbate frailty among people with...
ultra-processed food

64% of UK school meals contain ultra-processed food

Evidence from an Imperial College London study suggests that 64% of school meals in the UK contain ultra-processed food, putting children at risk of...
Why sustainable diets are essential for protecting the public and planetary health

Why sustainable diets are essential for protecting the public and planetary health

Dr Marco Springmann outlines the urgent need to adopt more sustainable diets to safeguard global food supplies as well as public and planetary health. What...
Five key signs of dehydration to watch out for

Five key signs of dehydration to watch out for

What are the key signs of dehydration? Learn everything you need to know about dehydration and its impact on the body. Dehydration occurs when you...
World hunger rates soared by 150 million during the COVID-19 pandemic

World hunger rates soared by 150 million during the COVID-19 pandemic

New data confirms efforts to tackle malnutrition are insufficient as world hunger rates continue to grow. In the latest State of Food Security and Nutrition...

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