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Americas: Fast-cooking beans retain more nutrients than other varieties, researchers say

Beans are a versatile, inexpensive staple that can boost essential nutrients in a diet, especially for people in low-resource areas where food options are...

Asia Pacific: Scientists in Singapore invent material that kills E Coli in 30 seconds

Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR have developed a new material that can kill the E. coli bacteria within...

Asia Pacific: Exposure to phthalates could be linked to pregnancy loss, say Chinese researchers

A study of more than 300 women suggests that exposure to certain phthalates — substances commonly used in food packaging, personal-care and other everyday...

Europe: New research indicates Betapol supports infant brain development

IOI Loders Croklaan has announced positive outcomes of scientific research on Betapol and potential effects on infant brain development. The outcomes suggest that OPO –...

Europe: Peanut allergy prevention strategy is nutritionally safe, states study

Introducing peanut-containing foods during infancy as a peanut allergy prevention strategy does not compromise the duration of breastfeeding or affect children’s growth and nutritional...

Americas: Food smells trigger impulse among obese children, finds study

The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells,...

Europe: Study finds breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in baby’s gut

The nutritional factor that has the greatest impact on the development of a child's gut flora is whether the child is breastfed, according to...

Americas: High intake of saturated fats increases risk of heart disease

Consuming high amounts of four major saturated fatty acids—found in red meat, dairy fat, butter, lard, and palm oil—may increase risk of coronary heart...

Americas: Eating butter may not be fatal, find researchers

Butter consumption was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes, according to a...

Americas: Junk food may not be the prime causes for obesity, say researchers

Indulgences like sodas and junk foods have long been blamed as the prime culprits responsible for worrying obesity trends across the US. New analysis by two...