Year 12 | 18 January 2020 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER


Healthy diet associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes

As minority women are at higher absolute risk for type 2 diabetes, benefit of healthy diet may be greater compared with white women

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Parliament backs opt-out for European member states while GMOs with health benefits have large market potential

New legislation to allow EU member states to restrict or ban the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms  on their own territory. Genetically modified crops with an increased vitamin and/or mineral content have large potential to improve public health, but their availability for consumers is still hampered, as a result of the negative public opinion


More whole grains linked with lower mortality

The study also found that bran, a component of whole grain foods, was associated with similar beneficial effects

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Dietary restriction is best known for its ability to slow aging in laboratory animals

Molecular mechanism behind health benefits of dietary restriction identified. The investigators also found that genes involved in H2S production were also required for longevity benefits of dietary restriction in other organisms, including yeast, worms, and flies

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Study links common human protein to adverse parasitic worm infections

UC Riverside-led research could lead to new therapies for parasitic worm infections currently afflicting an estimated two billion people worldwide

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FAO food price index drops in December

2014 is third consecutive year of falling prices as all commodity groups except for meat decline

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To trigger body’s energy-burning brown fat, just chill

Those who overindulged during the holidays may want to get a shot of cold air to kick-start some extra fat-burning activity for the new year

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Global Forum on Agriculture 2014

Recent work has clarified the role of different policy options, including the role of trade, in food security

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Erectile dysfunction patients with poor diets have more vascular and cardiac damage

Erectile dysfunction is not a symptom of ageing, it is a bad sign from the body that something is wrong with the vasculature. In 80% of cases erectile dysfunction is caused by vascular problems and is a warning that patients are at increased risk of a heart attack or stroke

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Fructose increases the desire for food

The brain responds differently to two kinds of sugar. The study suggests that fructose heightens the response of brain reward circuits to food cues, promoting feeding behavior.

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2014 seen as record year for world cereal production

Buoyed by bumper crops in Europe and a record maize output in the United States of America, this year's cereal output should reach 2.532 billion tonnes

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Spirit sales outlook remains stable

In developed markets sales of carbonated soft drinks and mainstream beers will remain under pressure, while in emerging markets' sales volumes will grow modestly in all drinks categories

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The neurological response to comfort foods

Stress appeared to turn off self-control regions of the brain when volunteers viewed calorie-rich comfort foods

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About 75% of allergic reactions among children are caused by egg, peanut, cows’ milk, fish and nuts

The Authority’s Scientific Opinion looks in detail at all the allergenic products and substances whose presence in food must be indicated on labelling, according to EU law

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Excessive contact between cellular organelles disrupts metabolism in obesity

The research highlights a previously unrecognized molecular pathway that contributes to the malfunction of liver cells in obesity, leading to insulin resistance and diabetes

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Beer gets the barista touch

The brewing and dry-hopping process that normally takes up to two weeks has been transformed to enable the consumer to change their beer flavour in seconds

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Risks from extreme weather are significant and increasing

Human societies are not resilient to extreme weather, according to a new report released by the Royal Society

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