An increased intake of trans-fatty acids may raise the risk of
breast cancer by 75 per cent, suggest the results from the French
part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and
A new animal study indicates that food calories, not just
sweetness, can trigger a positive response in the brain - a
breakthrough that could have implications for anti-obesity
strategies and the food industry.
A study at the University of Liverpool has shown up a strong
tendency for children to eat more after watching food adverts on TV
- a finding that lends support to recent UK curbs on junk food
advertising around children's programmes.