Food and Behaviour Research

Donate Log In

News

Latest News List

Search News...


28 April 2015 - BBC News - 'Two phases' of childhood obesity suggested

There may be two distinct child obesity epidemics - one among infants and one among adolescents - research suggests.


28 April 2015 - Nutraingredients - EFSA adopts caffeine opinion

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has adopted its opinion on the safe consumption of caffeine with little change to its controversial draft after a heated debate period.


28 April 2015 - DG News - Early Exposure to Antibiotics Linked With Obesity

Antibiotic exposure early in life is strongly linked with an increased risk of childhood obesity, according to results from a large, retrospective, longitudinal cohort study.


27 April 2015 - Nutraingredients - Fish-liver oil when younger may reduce heart disease risk when older

Consuming fish-liver oil three times weekly in adolescence or midlife may reduce a woman’s chances of coronary heart disease later in life, say Icelandic researchers.


25 April 2015 - Clinical Advisor - Exercise won't make up for poor diet

Although physical activity is important for health, a healthy diet is essential for weight loss — and regular exercise will not make up for a poor diet, according to an editorial published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.


24 April 2015 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3-supplemented formula leads to bigger children: Study

Feeding infants an omega-3-supplemented formula led to longer and heavier children, compared to a control formula, says a study funded by Mead Johnson Nutrition and the National Institutes of Health.


19 April 2015 - Medical Daily - Sugar Provides Better Stress Relief Than Aspartame; Why We Eat Junk Food When We're Stressed

You can't fool the brain when it comes to real sugar. It's sprinkled into roughly 80 percent of processed food products sold in grocery stores today, which is why consumers may find it to be such a great stress reliever.



16 April 2015 - MedicalXpress - Western lifestyle may limit the diversity of bacteria in the gut

Bacteria that naturally reside in the gut are important for health, but recent studies consistently show that a modern lifestyle depletes the gut's collection of microbes.


14 April 2015 - ScienceDaily - People less focused on recurrent bad feelings when taking probiotics

People focus less on bad feelings and experiences from the past (i.e. rumination) after four weeks of probiotics administration.


16 April 2015 - IFBB - Inaugural Henry Kitchener Lecture Summary on "The Global Crisis in Nutrition and Mental Ill-health" now available

In the inaugural IFBB lecture, Professor Crawford traced the origins of the human brain’s nutritional requirements, dispelling various flat earth myths along the way.


14 April 2015 - EurekAlert - Five days of eating fatty foods can alter how your body's muscle processes food

You might think that you can get away with eating fatty foods for a few days without it making any significant changes to your body. Think again.


14 April 2015 - MNT - Vitamin E deficiency could damage brain

Scientists have discovered how a lack of vitamin E could cause damage to the brain - by disrupting the supply of nutrients to the brain that are crucial to neuronal health.



14 April 2015 - MedicalXpress - Lifelong health begins before birth

We've long known that a pregnant mother's alcohol and tobacco use can harm a developing fetus, but we're now learning much more about how a baby's first nine months before birth can affect its health into adulthood.


13 April 2015 - ScienceDaily - New evidence for how green tea, apples could protect health

A new study adds more to the growing body of evidence that certain compounds found naturally in foods have specific effects that help prevent chronic diseases


10 April 2015 - Cambridge Journals Blog - Sweetened fruit drinks could be linked to childhood asthma

A new landmark epidemiology study further implicates high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in chronic disease. Researchers report for the first time that children who regularly consume beverages high in excess free fructose (EFF) including apple juice (AJ), and HFCS sweetened fruit drinks and sodas have higher rates of asthma.


09 April 2015 - Nutraingredients - Omega-3 supplementation could offer MCI benefits: Pilot study

Supplementation with a drink containing 2000 mg of omega-3 and mixed botanicals could have ‘significant’ immune and biochemical effects in people that have minor cognitive impairment (MCI), new research suggests.


08 April 2015 - Eurekalert - Mental disorders and physical diseases co-occur in teenagers

Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. These co-occurrences come in specific associations


08 April 2015 - MNT - Critical windows to turn away junk food craving

University of Adelaide researchers have shown there are two critical windows during the developmental pathway to adulthood when exposure to junk food is most harmful, particularly for female offspring.


07 April 2015 - MedicalXpress - Are current dietary guidelines for sodium and potassium reasonable?

To reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, the World Health Organization recommends we consume no more than 2000 mg of sodium a day—less than a teaspoon of salt. At the same time, the WHO recommends we consume at least 3510 mg of potassium daily, again to lower our odds of heart disease and stroke.