Ingredients giant Archer Daniels Midland has criticised media
reports linking the use of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
with the rise in US obesity levels, saying it is not the sole cause
of the epidemic.
The UK government unveiled the first steps it will take in its
national strategy to fight obesity, earmarking £372m for the cause.
Steps include addressing food issues, as well as increasing
education and encouraging physical activity.
European food production SMEs argue they should be allowed to
return to the EU platform for action on diet, physical activity and
health, because they have significant contributions to make in the
fight against obesity.
Scientists have identified that a hormone is responsible for
people's fondness for food, findings that could lead to a better
understanding of overeating and ultimately contribute to the
prevention of obesity.
Instead of trying to hide confectionery from children by
restricting advertising, chocolate-makers should be encouraging
them to make the same health-conscious choices as adults when it
comes to confectionery they're sure to...
Two Ohio State University studies involving CLA fed to mice and
rats are reported to have brought about diverging results that
suggest opposing potential effects in humans. However, it is
generally accepted that humans react physiologically...
A diet is not just for January. Sure, the wagon-ride to a healthy
weight is a bumpy one and some won't manage to cling on. But global
government efforts to reduce the impact of the obesity crisis on
public health are ongoing,...
Bread enriched with lupin kernel flour at the expense of wheat
flour reduced energy intake and increased the feeling of fullness,
says new research from Australia that may have important
implications for weight management.