Sugar, salt and fat reduction

Top public nutrition adviser faces criticism after receiving money from chocolate industry

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A spate of recent reports have accused a top member of Scotland’s food standards agency of bias after revealing her financial ties to a major chocolate firm - is the junk food industry meddling with objective scientific research?

Multiple factors contribute to obesity-induced insulin resistance, but low-grade chronic inflammation of metabolic tissues of the liver is one central factor in its development. ©iStock

Rogue one: Liver immune cells turn to dark side in the face of obesity

Confectioners should favor a scientific apporach to meeting sugar reduction targets, says Leatherhead Food Research's head of microscopy. ©iStock/Povareshka

How to reduce sugar scientifically and creatively in confectionery

Defra’s Family Food Survey published in March, found sales of regular soft drinks fell by 34.6% between 2010 and 2014. Low-calorie drinks purchases increased by 35.8%. The survey stated that 38% of all soft drinks consumed were fully sugared, ©iStock

Artificial sweeteners raise stroke and dementia risk, study claims

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PureCircle plans to bring glucosylated stevia to Europe with EFSA request

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Orkla cuts palm oil from 98% of its Nordic sweets and snack brands

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Salty food diminishes thirst and increases hunger: Study

Examining nutrition labels is often recommended by doctors and dietitians to improve food choices, but choice does not always translate to consumption. ©iStock/piotr_malczyk

Food quality, not quantity matters to label lovers

Whey protein is commonly added to dairy foods such as yogurt, ice cream, and cheese to increase total protein content, alter textures, or replace more costly ingredients. ©iStock

Whey protein approach could cut calories in yogurts and ice-cream

The big, fat quiz: How much do you know about Europe's oil industry?

The big, fat quiz: How much do you know about Europe's oil industry?

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