Extracts from blueberries may reduce the size of tumours primarily found in infants and children, and improve survival, suggest new findings from a study with mice.
Hydrocolloids containing beta-glucan could be used to replace fat in cookies and peanut spreads, according to a new study from the US and Korea.
Reducing the intake of salt from the diet may improve the health of blood vessels, with the effects going beyond blood pressure benefits, says a new study.
Researchers at Tufts University have reported that low-carbohydrate diets may impair cognitive performance, following a study comparing an Atkins-type diet with a reduced-calorie regime.
Researchers at Princeton University claim that they have laid down the final pieces of evidence necessary to prove the existence of sugar addiction in animal studies.
New pest management legislation in Europe could result in crop production shifting to other countries and prices for commodities shooting up, a study has warned.
Curcumin, the natural pigment that gives the spice turmeric its yellow colour, may reduce the potential detrimental effects of acrylamide, says a new study from China.
A fragment released from pectin may protect against cancer by binding to a protein that plays a role in all stages of cancer progression, suggests new research from the UK.
Consuming too many calories may disturb the pathway in the brain that directly affects food intake and body weight, according to a new study.
Essential oils from cinnamon may inhibit the growth of micro-organisms by as much as 60 per cent, suggests new research from Greece.
A joint US-Japanese study has identified the compounds in pre-germinated brown rice responsible for the potential health benefits of this emerging health food.
New product design for health-profiled snacks demands a clear message, as a new study demonstrates consumers may opt to ignore the healthy snack, despite what they say.
Microparticles made from red seaweed may provide low-cost fat replacers for food and texturisers for beverages, according to new research.
Consumption of the flavour enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) may increase the risk of gaining weight, regardless of energy intake, suggests a new study.
Fortifying bread with folic acid and low dose vitamin B12 is effective in improving vitamin B blood status in the elderly, according to a new study from Holland.