In the latest FSA Takeaway, two experts discuss some key findings of the Food Allergy and Intolerance Research Programme, how good quality research informs the FSA’s work, and where its next study will lead.
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Imperial College London
The BMJ has weighed-in on self-regulation of the food industry, which it claims is failing to deliver on targets to make food more nutritious.
The experts, writing in the BMJ, pointed to “weak scientific evidence” underpinning claims made for infant formula around the world, suggesting that health claim restrictions should be balanced by adequate incentives for manufacturers.
A team of researchers from Moscow and London found that although approximately 14 percent of parents believed their child to have a milk allergy, only one percent of them did in reality, which they said is due to official guidelines.
In the past five years, the number of teenagers requiring allergy-related hospital treatment has more than doubled, and schools are calling for more refined details of best practices to prevent future cases.
Research from an Imperial College, UK, clinical trial finds a new oral immunotherapy option provides sustained unresponsiveness one year after treatment.
A team researchers have concluded that a policy floated by America's Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to introduce a voluntary sodium reduction scheme could prevent nearly half a million cases of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Chemical signatures from gut bacteria which show up in urine can be used to predict how the body will respond to a 'junk' diet.
21 September 2016 | By Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer
New Food speak to lead researcher, Robert Boyle following study by Imperial College on whether feeding babies certain allergens might lead to the prevention of risk in later life...
21 September 2016 | By Imperial College London
Feeding babies egg and peanut may reduce their risk of developing food allergies, finds a new study from Imperial College London...
1 July 2016 | By Victoria White, Digital Content Producer
Scientists have found that eating a type of powdered food supplement, called inulin-propionate ester, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods...
27 May 2016 | By Victoria White, Digital Content Producer
The collaboration will focus on nutritional science, and will initially aim to gain a greater understanding of the microbiome...