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Trans-fats' cell death role more direct than previously thought: Study

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The action of trans-fatty acids may be more damaging to cells than previously thought, as a study reveals the mechanism by which cell death occurs faster, leading to atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes.

The Village Knowledge Centres serve as a place where farmers can meet to discuss, not only with each other, but also with scientists, government agencies and other stakeholders. ©Ragnar Våga Pedersen.

Food production can weather the storm, say sustainability project leaders

Previous studies have reported an association between oral diseases and overweight or obese status. ©iStock/shironosov

Oral health status weighs heavy amongst the obese: Study

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Holistic approach that downplays RCTs best path to optimal nutrition, paper says

The intention was to use the β-amylase in starch processing for production of glucose syrups containing maltose to be used as a food ingredient. ©iStock

New EFSA enzyme tool paves way for deeper safety evaluations

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Eat more yoghurt for better bones, says study

According to the team, the process has the potential to enable 720,000 tonnes of biodiesel to be produced each year from spent coffee grounds. ©iStock

Spent coffee grounds: Unlocking a greener biofuel potential

Gout is a joint disease which causes extreme pain and swelling. It is most common in men aged 40 and older and is caused by excess uric acid in the blood (known as hyperuricaemia) which leads to uric acid crystals collecting around the joints.©iStock/Massonstock

Western diet increases gout risk, Harvard team warns

Horsemeat is considered a delicacy in some countries, including China, Italy and Iceland. ©iStock/jarih

Horsemeat close to becoming staple Spanish food, study claims

EFSA's examination of sucralose has found no safety issues after a scientific paper found a link between the sweetener & cancer. © iStock

EFSA: Sucralose is safe and does not cause cancer

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