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Consumption of fructose may promote overeating

The brain responds differently to two kinds of sugar, according to a report at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual meeting in Phoenix Arizona. The study suggests that fructose heightens the response of brain reward circuits to food cues, promoting feeding behavior. Currently, roughly two out of three U.S. adults are overweight and one out [...]

Diet for your DNA: novel nutrition plan sparks debate around data protection

Personalised diet plans will not be widely accepted by the public until regulations are in place to protect information about our DNA, new research has shown. Led by Newcastle University, the Food4Me project is a €9 million EU project investigating the potential of nutrigenomics – a relatively new branch of nutrition which looks at how [...]

Eating less made easier with fiber-based satiety ingredient

Scientists from the University of Liverpool have demonstrated the effectiveness of a fibre-based dietary ingredient that makes people feel less hungry and consume less food. Hunger is a major barrier to successful weight control and consumers need healthy foods that will help them control their appetite. Although fibres have the potential to modulate appetite without [...]

Researchers find no link between soy food and endometrial cancer risk

Researchers have found no evidence of a protective association between soy food and endometrial cancer risk, says a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Soy foods are an almost exclusive dietary source of isoflavones, a plant-derived estrogen. Some studies have highlighted their potential cancer protective properties, however, research looking [...]

Researchers find no link between soy food and endometrial cancer risk

Researchers have found no evidence of a protective association between soy food and endometrial cancer risk, says a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Soy foods are an almost exclusive dietary source of isoflavones, a plant-derived estrogen. Some studies have highlighted their potential cancer protective properties, however, research looking [...]