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Study highlights the benefits of a salt reduction strategy to US food industry

New research, published in the Milbank Quarterly, highlights the potential health and economic impact of the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed voluntary salt policy on workers in the US food industry. Excess salt consumption is associated

America’s packaged food supply is ultra-processed

Americans are overexposed to products that are high in energy, saturated fat, sugar and salt, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study that reports the United States packaged food and beverage supply in 2018 was ultra-processed and generally unhealthy. Since

Creating a new type of food tracking app

Kim S., like half of mobile phone users, has an application to track her daily eating and fitness. But Kim is newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and wants to start tracking the glycemic index of her food, her blood

Plant protection products: More clarity about residues in food

This indicator should give information on total intake of plant protection product residues from food. The three categories of low, moderate and high intake to which the active substances in the plant protection products can then be allocated are essential

Improving the nutritional quality of baby food

A nutritional survey of baby food on sale in Europe has shown that a significant number of products contain high sugar levels that contradict World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations. In collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe), researchers from

For malnourished children, new therapeutic food boosts gut microbes, healthy development

A new type of therapeutic food, specifically designed to repair the gut microbiomes of malnourished children, is superior to standard therapy in an initial clinical trial conducted in Bangladesh. An interdisciplinary team of investigators from Washington University School of Medicine

More evidence fried food ups heart disease, stroke risk

(HealthDay)—Check out the menus at any county fair—corn dogs, fried Oreos, even fried butter—and you’ll quickly see that Americans love fried foods. But yet another study suggests that it’s time to put that corn dog down. The study found that

These 5 neurotoxins found in popular food may be lurking in your favorite snack

You would expect most of the food that you eat to be free from neurotoxins, but some of these substances can still find their way into a lot of popular processed foods. It is important to learn more about the

Pressure on food budgets linked to poor mental health for at least 100,000 Danish households

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A major study at the University of Copenhagen reports that food quality is affected when people’s food budgets are constrained, as per the definition of insecure or very insecure access to food used in international research.