Researchers from The University of Queensland and University of Cambridge are exploring ways to help scientists better protect their work from the influence of the food industry.
Researchers have proposed a way to measure the ecological impact of global food wastage due to excessive consumption. Published in Frontiers in Nutrition, the results suggest that direct food waste -- thrown away or lost from field to fork -- is a mere hors-d'uvre.
A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric medications, according to a report published online today in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The study is the first to examine weight loss outcomes in individuals taking anti-depressants or anti-psychotics alone, in combination or not at all.
An international team of researchers who analyzed data across multiple ethnicities has produced the largest genetic study to date associated with common childhood obesity. The Early Growth Genetics Consortium discovered a robust new signal, fine-mapped previously reported genetic variants, and added to evidence that genetic influences on obesity operate across the lifespan.
A new report supports existing scientific data maintaining juice as part of a healthy diet, and reinforces that claims linking 100% juice to negative health outcomes are not supported by research.
Researchers have uncovered a crucial link between dietary zinc intake and protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae, the primary bacterial cause of pneumonia. Globally, it is estimated that nearly two billion people suffer from zinc deficiency, but why this increases susceptibility to bacterial infection has not been well understood -- until now.
New research is showing the profound benefits -- for longevity and fighting disease -- of intermittent fasting.
More than 200,000 people are employed as truck drivers in Australia and while their role in transporting goods across its wide brown land is critical, they are among the nation's most unhealthy. Dr Marguerite Sendall from QUT's School of Public Health and Social Work says driving a truck and being healthy is possible but drivers need a little help from the workplace to find the time and motivation.
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Research led by Barbara Nikolajczyk, Ph.D., disproved the conventional wisdom that glucose was the primary driver of chronic inflammation in type 2 diabetes. The data might change opinion of tight glycemic control as the optimal strategy for type 2 diabetes management.