Tasty News: 10/2017

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?

Trust in science in the post-fact era
03 October 2017

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’.