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Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 15.08.2017
'Fat but fit' are at increased risk of heart disease
’Fat but fit’ are at increased risk of heart disease
Carrying extra weight could raise your risk of heart attack by more than a quarter, even if you are otherwise healthy. Researchers have found that being overweight or obese increases a person's risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) by up to 28 per cent compared to those with a healthy bodyweight, even if they have healthy blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.08.2017
Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children
!- Start of DoubleClick Floodlight Tag: Please do not remove Activity name of this tag: UCB001CP Retargeting URL of the webpage where the tag is expected to be placed: http://unknown This tag must be placed between the Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.08.2017
For White Middle Class, Moderate Drinking Is Linked to Cognitive Health in Old Age
Older adults who consume alcohol moderately on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia or other cognitive impairments than non-drinkers, according to a University of California San Diego School of Medicine-led study. The findings are published in the August issue of the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease .

Agronomy / Food Science - 27.07.2017
Dulled taste may prompt more calories on path to obesity
Cornell food scientists have found that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter - and likely higher-calorie - fare. This could put people on the path to gaining weight. "We found that the more people lost sensitivity to sweetness, the more sugar they wanted in their foods," said lead author Robin Dando, assistant professor of food science, whose research has been published online by the journal Appetite.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.07.2017
Could redesigning supermarkets, bars and restaurants 'nudge' us away from harmful consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco?
Could redesigning supermarkets, bars and restaurants ’nudge’ us away from harmful consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco?
Behavioural and cognitive scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol have been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Collaborative Award in Science. This will investigate ways to 'nudge' people towards healthier behaviour - to reduce their food and alcohol consumption and to stop smoking - in order to improve health across the population.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.07.2017
Aging Americans enjoy longer life, better health when avoiding 3 risky behaviors
ANN ARBOR-We've heard it before from our doctors and other health experts: Keep your weight down, don't smoke and cut back on the alcohol if you want to live longer. Now, research from the University of Michigan School of Public Health shows that people of fairly normal weight who never smoked and drank only in moderation have a life expectancy at age 50 that is seven years longer than the average American.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.07.2017
Wild emmer genome sequence completely decoded for the first time
Wild emmer genome sequence completely decoded for the first time
Research news It is a forerunner of bread wheat which man has been cultivating for a hundred years: For the first time, an international team succeeded in deciphering the genome sequence of the Wild Emmer. The results have been published in "Science". They could contribute to the cultivation of more resistant wheat varieties - and support global food production.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 13.07.2017
Body size and prostate cancer risk
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in Europe and the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in men worldwide. A new study led by researchers in the Nuffield Department of Population Health Cancer Epidemiology Unit (CEU) investigated the associations of height and obesity with prostate cancer by different tumour characteristics and death from prostate cancer and found that taller men and men with more fat are at greater risk of high grade prostate cancer and death from prostate cancer.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.07.2017
Drinking coffee reduces risk of death from all causes, study finds
Drinking coffee reduces risk of death from all causes, study finds
People who drink around three cups of coffee a day may live longer than non-coffee drinkers, a landmark study has found. The findings come from the largest study of its kind, in which scientists analysed data from more than half a million people across 10 European countries, including the UK, to explore the effect of coffee consumption on risk of mortality.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.07.2017
Cut out sugary drinks to prevent type 2 diabetes, ANU-led study finds
An international study led by ANU has bolstered the global campaign for a sugar tax, finding thousands of cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented every year in Thailand if people stopped drinking sugary drinks every day. The results come from the Thai Cohort Study from 2005 to 2013, which involved a nation-wide sample of nearly 40,000 adults.

Agronomy / Food Science - 06.07.2017
Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children
Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children
High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving University of Bristol researchers and almost 9,000 mother-child pairs. While some research has reported an association between a high consumption of sugar-containing beverages and asthma in children, the relation between maternal sugar intake during pregnancy and allergy and asthma in the offspring has been little studied.

Agronomy / Food Science - 06.07.2017
Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children
Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children
High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs. While some research has reported an association between a high consumption of sugar-containing beverages and asthma in children, the relation between maternal sugar intake during pregnancy and allergy and asthma in the offspring has been little studied.

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 05.07.2017
Naturalness as a success factor
Naturalness as a success factor
'Naturalness' is a construct - but according to a new study from the ETH Consumer Behavior group, a product's success on the food market is primarily defined by whether or not consumers perceive it as natural. The increasingly artificial and virtual nature of everyday life has now achieved broad acceptance, and the benefits that technological development bring to everyone cannot be denied.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.06.2017
Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds
Corn better used as food than biofuel, study finds
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Corn is grown not only for food, it is also an important renewable energy source. Renewable biofuels can come with hidden economic and environmental issues, and the question of whether corn is better utilized as food or as a biofuel has persisted since ethanol came into use. For the first time, researchers at the University of Illinois have quantified and compared these issues in terms of economics of the entire production system to determine if the benefits of biofuel corn outweigh the costs.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 02.06.2017
Children with bedroom TVs at significantly higher risk of being overweight
Children with bedroom TVs at significantly higher risk of being overweight
A UCL-led study of over 12,000 young children in the UK has revealed that 11-year-olds who had TVs in their bedroomâ'at ageâ'7 had a significantly higher body mass (BMI) and fat mass (FMI) and were more likely to be overweight compared to children who did not have a bedroom TV. Girls who had a TV in their bedroom at age 7 were at an approximately 30% higher risk of being overweight at age 11 compared to children who did not have a TV in their bedroom, and for boys the risk was increased by about 20%.

Agronomy / Food Science - Economics / Business - 02.06.2017
Herbs, spices on vegetables may increase their appeal to men, young adults
Herbs, spices on vegetables may increase their appeal to men, young adults
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Adults who don't routinely eat vegetables for lunch may be more likely to consume them if the vegetables are seasoned, a new study suggests. People who seldom ate vegetables at lunch were 1.5 times more likely to select a seasoned vegetable than its unseasoned counterpart, researchers at the University of Illinois found in a study of more than 530 adults.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.05.2017
Differences in brain activity between men and women who are obese
FINDINGS A new study of obese people suggests that changes in their brains' reward regions make them more prone to overeating, and that women and men exhibit different brain activity related to overeating. Researchers from UCLA found that women who are obese showed more prominent changes in the reward system related to dopamine responsiveness, suggesting that emotion-related and compulsive eating play a larger role in their overeating.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.05.2017
Opinion: Dairy got the all-clear this week - but was it justified?
Opinion: Dairy got the all-clear this week - but was it justified?
When it comes to health claims around the food we eat, it's worth taking a closer look at the science behind the headlines, say Eirini Trichia and Professor Nita Forouhi from the MRC Epidemiology Unit, writing for The Conversation. A new study, published recently in the European Journal of Epidemiology , appeared to give dairy products a clean bill of health.

Life Sciences - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.05.2017
Researchers ID biomarker for weight gain, fat-mass growth
A new study, led by Cornell University researchers in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and researchers at Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany, and the University of Luxembourg, has identified the sugar alcohol erythritol as a biomarker for increasing fat mass. In contrast to previous assumptions and research, erythritol can be metabolized by, and even produced in, the human body.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 09.05.2017
Organic pollutants and obesity are not a good combination
A team of researchers from Prof. Robert Barouki's Inserm unit (Inserm Unit 1124/Université Paris Descartes), led by Prof. Xavier Coumoul, has recently shown that the Seveso dioxin, an organic pollutant found in our food and in the atmosphere, causes liver damage in mice fed a high-fat diet.