Tag: Food

The diet-microbiome connection in inflammatory bowel disease

Much remains mysterious about the factors influencing human inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but one aspect that has emerged as a key contributor is the gut microbiome, the collection of microorganisms dwelling in the intestines. Diet is known to profoundly affect this microbial community, and special diets have been used as therapies for intestinal disorders including

Taxing sweetened drinks by the amount of sugar could cut obesity and boost economic gains: New analysis finds greater health and economic benefits to taxing sugar content compared to liquid volume

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages by the amount of sugar they contain, rather than by the liquid volume of these drinks, as several U.S. cities currently do, could produce even greater health benefits and economic gains, a team of researchers has concluded. The analysis, by researchers at New York University, Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health,

Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity: Effect was double that seen for similar price increase on sugar sweetened drinks

Taxing high sugar snacks such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar sweetened drinks, suggests a study published by The BMJ today. The researchers say this option “is worthy of further research and consideration as part of an integrated approach to tackling obesity.”

New, healthier ‘butter’ spread almost entirely water

Cornell University food scientists have created a new low-calorie ‘butter’ spread that consists mostly of water. A tablespoon of this low-calorie spread has 2.8 grams of fat and 25.2 calories. Butter, on the other hand, which is 84% fat and about 16% water, has about 11 grams of fat and nearly 100 calories. They figured

Rye is healthy, thanks to an interplay of microbes

Eating rye comes with a variety of health benefits. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland now shows that both lactic acid bacteria and gut bacteria contribute to the health benefits of rye. Published in Microbiome, the study used a metabolomics approach to analyse metabolites found in food and the human body. Rye

How To Increase Your Metabolism

Like the cloud and the gender pay gap, metabolism is one of those things that we know exists but we don’t totally understand. Our mums, friends and random shop assistants have told us that a fast one is good and a slow one is the pits, while people constantly talk about revving it up (yeah,

New pathogens in beef and cow’s milk products

According to the DKFZ, they have been detected up to now in cow’s milk, cow’s milk products and the blood serum of healthy cattle. From the scientific findings made up to now, it seems possible that an indirect connection could be interpreted between the consumption of various foods originating from cattle and the occurrence of

15 Food Museums You Didn't Know Exist

From road trips to cruise ships, vacations provide an ideal excuse to indulge. If you’ve ever returned from a holiday weighing 10 pounds more than before, you know this is true. But, have you ever planned a trip based solely on food and drink? You might — after we tell you about the following food

Common food additive found to affect gut microbiota: Titanium dioxide nanoparticles E171 may impact human health

University of Sydney research provides new evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have a substantial and harmful influence on human health. The study investigated the health impacts of food additive E171 (titanium dioxide nanoparticles) which is commonly used in high quantities in foods and some medicines as a whitening agent.

The High-Protein Food You're Probably Overlooking

First, yogurt started crowding out everything else on the dairy shelf. Then Greek yogurt muscled its way in. But one underdog dairy case food, which kept hanging on by its fingernails, is starting to fight its way back. Some brands of cottage cheese, including Good Culture and Muuna, are starting to make it cool, launching

Food manufacturers will be responsible for thousands of diabetes

Food giants will cause thousands of needless cases of diabetes, heart disease and bowel cancer if they fail to hit Government’s sugar reduction targets, academics warn The scheme aims to cut sugar by a fifth in cereals, yogurts and sweet treats If successful, it will significantly cut obesity, Oxford University experts say  But they warned