Obesity

Is the high-protein craze backed by sound science?

Does the high-protein craze make sense from a nutritional perspective?

By Elaine Watson

Protein is hot - and big brands are piling more of it into everything from breakfast cereal to ice cream. Yet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans say “inadequate protein intake in the US is rare”. So does this trend make sense from a nutritional perspective?

Pro prebiotic profs (from left to right): Stephan Theis, Beneo-Institute; Jeyakumar Henry, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences; Raylene Reimar, University of Calgary; Rob Rastall, University of Reading

Live from the 20th International Congress of Nutrition

Prof: 'GI can be more powerful obesity-fighting tool in Asia than the west'

By Shane Starling in Granada, Spain

Prebiotics and other fibres have a big role to play in curbing spiraling obesity, diabetic and pre-diabetic rates in emerging economies like India and China, according to one respected nutrition academic here at the ICN in Granada.

Obesity needs tackling, but only through considered measures

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Obesity needs tackling, but only through considered measures

By Katherine Rich, chief executive of the NZ Food & Grocery Council

The level of obesity among New Zealanders, and children in particular, is a major concern, with 28% of adults and one in 10 children aged between two and 14 classed as obese. What’s more, the figures are even higher when broken down by ethnicity. 

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