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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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How to avoid foodborne illness over the holidays

This is the time of year when we gather to feast on roasted turkey, stuffing and other fixings. For many, it will be the first time they will prepare a holiday dinner, while for others, it will be the latest of many memorable occasions. But those memories should not revolve around foodborne illnes

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A novel mechanism causing type 2 diabetes

The researchers demonstrated that by disrupting the ER-mitochondrial interactions and calcium transfer, they could markedly improve the metabolic health of obese diabetic mice

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Low vitamin D levels increase mortality

New research from the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows that low blood vitamin D levels increase mortality. The study included 96,000 Danes

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Chemical in coffee may help prevent obesity-related disease

Scientists have found that chlorogenic acid, or CGA, significantly reduced insulin resistance and accumulation of fat in the livers of mice who were fed a high-fat diet

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Moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease

A new study confirms that moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease. But only for the 15% of the population that have a particular genotype

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Mediterranean diets, with olive oil, improve blood flow

The health benefits of switching to a Mediterranean style diet and upping the amount of time spent exercising for a period of just eight weeks. The study focused on healthy people over the age of 50. Participants were originally assessed over an eight-week period


Pterostilbene, a molecule similar to resveratrol, as a potential treatment for obesity

Pterostilbene is a phenolic compound in the same family as resveratrol and is present in small amounts in a large variety of foods and beverages like blueberries or red wine

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Compound in chili pepper slows lung cancer tumor growth

New laboratory research shows capsaicin decrease growth of an aggressive form of lung cancer. The study was one of over 100 posters presented at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) Annual Research Conference.

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Dietary cocoa flavanols reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults

Findings strengthen link between specific brain region and normal memory decline. Most methods of processing cocoa remove many of the flavanols found in the raw plant.

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Some rice-based foods for people with celiac disease contain relevant amounts of arsenic

Rice is one of the few cereal grains consumed by people with celiac disease, as it does not contain gluten. However, it can have high concentrations of a toxic substance – arsenic – as revealed by the analyses of flour, cakes, bread, pasta and other foods made with rice, conducted by researchers from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain

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Energy drinks may pose danger to public health

Increased consumption of energy drinks may pose danger to public health, especially among young people, warns a team of researchers from the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in the open-access journal Frontiers in Public Health

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Children and adults tend to choose high-calorie food

As you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket, your brain is making decisions based more on a food’s caloric content. New study examines link between brain cortex and food buying habits.

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Fruit and vegetables have been identified as a vital key to mental well-being

Dr Mujcic's study suggests eating eight or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day can improve mental health

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The relationship between selenium and health outcomes

For lactating women, an additional selenium intake of 15 µg/day was estimated to cover the amount of selenium secreted in breast milk, and an AI of 85 µg/day was set

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Effects of maternal dietary olive oil on diabetic embryopathy

The effects of an olive oil-supplemented diet in pregnant diabetic rats reduced resorption and malformation rates. Embryos and decidua are targets of olive oil benefits on maternal diabetes

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New genetic variants associated with coffee drinking

Genetics have long been suspected of contributing to individual differences in response to coffee and caffeine. However, pinpointing the specific genetic variants has been challenging

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