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The ‘night owl’ sleep cycle is more likely to induce type 2 diabetes

Depending on your sleep cycle, whether you’re an early bird or a night owl can make a huge difference in your physical health.
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Does eating earlier in the day aid weight loss?

“Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper” - is there any scientific evidence behind eating the bulk of daily calories early in the day to promote weight loss?
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How do diet plans affect your health and weight loss?

Searching for a diet plan and advice online can lead to unreliable health sources, so here are six different diets and their advantages and disadvantages.
vegan diets, type 2 diabetes

Research shows vegan diets can improve type 2 diabetes

Research finds that vegan diets can help type 2 diabetes patients to lower blood sugar – with meaningful results in just 12 weeks.
vegan diets, dog health

Could vegan diets for dogs be healthier than meat-based diets?

Nutritionally complete vegan diets for dogs were more beneficial for dog’s health than conventional meat diets – but not as healthy as raw meat diets.
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Lower salt intake can reduce symptoms of heart failure

Reducing sodium intake can help patients with heart failure, where having a lower salt intake will not prevent death, but can improve symptoms and quality of life.
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The gut microbiome and personality: Can food change who you are?

'You are what you eat' has never rung so true, as researchers uncover links between the gut microbiome and personality traits - so, can nutrition change our psychology? 
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Improving mental wellbeing through a healthy diet

Jeanette C. Mostert & Alejandro Arias Vasquez from the Departments of Genetics and Psychiatry at Radboud University Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands, lift the lid on improving mental wellbeing through a healthy diet
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Why forests are good for you: Food security and nutrition in Latin America

Debbie Pierce and Winy Vasquez examine the important role  forests have played in food security during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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New clues for reproducing breast milk in baby formula

Frederique Lisacek from SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, ponders if we are getting closer to reproducing breast milk in baby formula
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Lower cancer risk in diets with lower meat intake

Researchers analysing dietary habits find that those who consume meat five times or less weekly have a lower cancer risk.
soil health management, agricultural practices

Real-time soil health management for sustained agriculture practices

Aarthi JanakiRaman, Research Director, Chemicals and Advanced Materials at TechVision, Frost & Sullivan, turns the spotlight onto continuous and real-time soil health management, which are critical for sustained agriculture practices.
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How is children’s mental health associated with nutrition?

According to a study, children who eat better, more nutritional diets, with more fruit and vegetables, have better mental health and wellbeing.
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Unhealthy high street, healthy children

Rachael Smith, from Tidemill Academy, tells us about the schools initiative to fight the unhealthy high street and improve child obesity rates with physically active learning.
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Fish oil microencapsulation: Improving human health with fortified food

Professor Charlotte Jacobsen and co-authors; Research Manager Heidi Johnsen, Dr. Rasa Slizyte, Dr. Revilija Mozuraityte, Dr. Wilhelm Glomm, Dr. Peter Molesworth, and Dr. Betül Yesiltas , explore how fish oil microencapsulation would allow for better fortification of food products and improve human health.
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Changing food labelling will help consumers make healthier choices

Rachel Bradford, Nutrition Policy Manager, Danone UK, expresses the need for an urgent change to our front of pack food labelling system to help consumers make healthier choices.

Unhealthy food promotion will be restricted in retailers from October 2022

Promotions on food and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) in retailers will be restricted from October 2022, UK government announces.

Malnutrition linked to higher risk of death from COVID-19

COVID-19 patients with a history of malnutrition have an increased need for mechanical ventilation and risk of death, according to new research.
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Starfish & discard from cod fish: A source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids?

Prof Charlotte Jacobsen, Professor and Head of Research Group for Bioactives – Analysis and Application at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, discusses how starfish and discard from different types of cod fish can be a potential source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
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Drinking tea & coffee reduces risk of death in type-2 diabetes by 63%

A new study has found that drinking 4 cups of green tea or 2 cups of coffee per day reduces the risk of death in type-2 diabetes by 63%.

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