The researchers wanted to learn whether eating a small amount of coconut oil could improve metabolism, despite consumption of a Western-style diet in which 49 percent of daily calories come from fat.
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Action on Salt has welcomed the UK governments renewed commitment to salt reduction, but has proposed the targets could go further to better protect public health.
A study has found that Indonesian Melinjo seed extract activates the physiologically beneficial substance adiponectin which improves obesity and diabetes, which the researchers say should be used in more food products and medicines.
Researchers have discovered that the shortened survival of fruit flies fed a sugar-rich diet is not the result of their diabetic-like metabolic issues, and instead is related to the build-up of a natural waste product, uric acid.
The call from ShareAction comes after a report has revealed a lack of transparency and strategy regarding public health from 10 of the UK's top supermarket chains.
The food and beverage industry is driven by consumer demand and popular trends, and the health and wellness trend is more prevalent than ever. James Clifton, Chief Executive of the MISSION Group, takes a look at how brands and food businesses have looked to rebrand alongside.
A report has collected science based evidence which points to the health benefits of low/no calorie sweeteners.
According to a new survey from Action on Sugar, popular ‘ready to drink’ pre-mixed spirits and cocktails sold in supermarkets are high in 'hidden' sugar and calories.
New research suggests that individual soft drink companies in the UK are making a sizeable contribution to sugar reduction, with eight out of the top 10 companies reducing the sugar content of their products by 15 percent or more.
The supermarket has said that it hopes that the rebranded packaging, to be introduced in spring 2020, will reduce the pressure of children's "pester power".
A report published in The Lancet, in cooperation with the World Health Organization, has outlined how a crossover of global malnutrition and obesity, due to changing food systems, requires action from across the whole food system.
CAGE, a salt in its liquid state, has been found to reduce the absorption of fats from food with no discernible side effects in rats.
Chinese scientists have suggested that burning energy by the activation of brown adipose tissue (BAT), through the use of an extract from ginseng, might be an alternative strategy for combating obesity.