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Touting flavor before nutrition encourages healthy eating

Most people want to eat healthier, but efforts to encourage healthy eating by providing nutrition information have not drastically changed habits. A new study...

Microparticles could help fight malnutrition

Researchers have now developed a new way to fortify staple foods with these micronutrients by encapsulating them in a biocompatible polymer that prevents the...

SmartyPans tracks your meal’s nutrition as you cook it

 As you can probably guess from the company’s name, SmartyPans is building a smart frying pan — which it just demonstrated onstage at TechCrunch’s...

How rapeseed could be used as a protein source for human nutrition

Rapeseed doesn't just contain oil but high-quality protein, too. However, protein extracts from rapeseed have an intense, bitter off-taste. Researchers have now identified the...

From cradle to grave: Postnatal overnutrition linked to aging

Researchers have found a new answer to an old question: how can overnutrition during infancy lead to long-lasting health problems such as diabetes?

More than 1 in 3 low- and middle-income countries face both extremes of malnutrition

Being undernourished or overweight are no longer separate public health issues. A new article details how more than one in three low- and middle-income...

Form of severe malnutrition linked to DNA modification

Researchers identified significant differences at the epigenetic level -- the chemical tags in DNA that help regulate gene expression -- between two clinically distinct...

High-protein rice brings value, nutrition

A new advanced line of rice, with higher yield, is ready for final field testing prior to release. On average, it has a protein...

Consumers view nutrition and health claims differently than regulators

Consumers may not consciously differentiate nutrition and health claims on foods in the way that regulatory experts do, new research reports.

Despite growing burden of diet-related disease, medical education does not equip students to provide...

Worldwide, nutrition is insufficiently incorporated into medical education, meaning that medical students lack the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide nutritional care to patients,...

Hong Kong protesters seek sanctuary overseas as noose tightens

Hong Kong protester Crystal has yet to tell her parents she has fled overseas to seek asylum in Canada, one of a growing number...