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Should we cut the carbs and opt for fats? 
06 October 2017

Should we cut the carbs and opt for fats? 

Recent media headlines claim that low-fat diets could increase your risk of early death by almost one quarter.  However, the coverage is based on a study that mainly looked at people in lower- and middle- income countries outside Europe, so it may not be relevant for the general European population.

Should we forget five-a-day? Not so fast!
06 October 2017

Should we forget five-a-day? Not so fast!

Recent media headlines claim that three servings of fruit and veg is enough to live longer. Should we forget about current recommendations for five portions a day? 

Can too much salt double your risk of heart failure?
06 October 2017

Can too much salt double your risk of heart failure?

A high salt consumption increases our blood pressure- High blood pressure is a risk factor for heart failure. Could decreasing our salt intake prevent our risk of heart failure?

EUFIC 2017 Annual Conference - Trust in science in the post-fact era
03 October 2017

EUFIC 2017 Annual Conference - Trust in science in the post-fact era

It’s been said that we have arrived at the 'post-fact' era. In this era, people are no longer convinced by lengthy arguments because the foundation of arguments is no longer based in facts but in emotion. This conference looked at how social media can influence public perception, how the post-fact era has influenced science journalism and science, and how different stakeholders could play a part in creating a new ‘fact era’.

Eggs contaminated with fipronil – What do you need to know?
23 August 2017

Eggs contaminated with fipronil – What do you need to know?

Millions of eggs have been removed from supermarket shelves after the discovery that some eggs, originating from farms in the Netherlands, were contaminated with an insecticide called fipronil. So far, contaminated eggs have been found in 16 European countries.

Fermented foods for health?
22 August 2017

Fermented foods for health?

Fermented foods have been consumed for centuries across the globe. Recently, they have become trendy. What exactly are fermented foods? Are they good for our health?

Can coffee boost more than just your energy levels?
28 July 2017

Can coffee boost more than just your energy levels?

A recent study carried out by Imperial College of London and the UN International Agency for Research on Cancer found that drinking coffee was associated with a lower mortality rate in men and women...

Is a vegetarian diet twice as effective for weight loss as a conventional diet?
05 July 2017

Is a vegetarian diet twice as effective for weight loss as a conventional diet?

Recent media headlines claim that a vegetarian diet may be twice as effective for weight loss compared to a conventional diet, according to a study by the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. However, media coverage does not account for study limitations, for instance adherence to the trial diets, or the health status of the participants.

Veggie temptations
30 June 2017

Veggie temptations

 

A Stanford University study found that people were more likely to choose vegetable dishes when they carried indulgent names. ‘Twisted citrus-glazed carrots’ anyone?

Sustainable protein: Meeting future needs
30 June 2017

Sustainable protein: Meeting future needs

Substituting animal products with more sustainable protein sources (e.g. algae, insects, rapeseed, and legumes) are important for the future of food. So, what are our options?