Cambridge scientists have developed a new way to fortify shellfish to tackle human nutrient deficiencies which cause severe health problems across the world.
Tags: sustainability sustainable-earth vitamin-d nutrition
A new UN report shows that hunger and food insecurity are rising worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding to this trend, but is not the major driver.
July 17, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: diet food nutrition united-nations hunger food-security food-industry meat-industry food-prices food-and-agriculture-organisation-of-the-united-nations-fao
Duckweed is an incredible, radiation-fighting astronaut food – and by changing how it is grown, we made it better
Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: space food nasa plants nutrition light farming antioxidants radiation micronutrients
Fast-food restaurants can be comforting places, but when they saturate communities, they crowd out healthy food sources and leave residents less nourished.
June 29, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 agriculture nutrition food-deserts hunger california food-security fast-food food-banks food-sovereignty third-places
A new study shows high-fibre brown rice also contains more arsenic than white rice – so which is better for you?
June 17, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: fish pesticides nutrition mercury rice vegetables food-science methylmercury arsenic organic-food
We all have white and brown fat cells – but recent research shows there's a third type, called "beige" cells.
May 18, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: brown-fat fat exercise nutrition white-fat
Bubbly waters are becoming increasingly popular. While these carbonated, sometimes flavored beverages might cause slight harm to teeth, they are far better than soda. They might even be good for you.
May 7, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: health sugar food water teeth dental-care carbon-dioxide nutrition fizzy-drinks
Often focus on research concentrates on reducing and suppressing appetite, but it is important to support those who need to increase their appetite to avoid malnutrition.
April 1, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: weight-loss nutrition
Professor Emily Balskus and her team have identified an entirely new class of enzymes that degrade chemicals essential for neurological health, but also help digest foods like nuts, berries, and tea, releasing nutrients that may impact human health.
Tags: science-technology chemistry diet cancer bacteria parkinsons-disease basic-research emily-balskus chemistry-and-chemical-biology science caitlin-mcdermott-murphy microbiome vayu-maini-rekdal microbes berries bespoke-diets chocolate coffee dopamine enzymes gut l-dopa microbiology nutrition nuts
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