Commission opens inquiry into Danish ‘fat tax’ | EurActiv

Commission opens inquiry into Danish ‘fat tax’ | EurActiv. The European Commission suspects that Denmark’s so-called ‘fat tax’, introduced in 2011 but scrapped a year later, could be considered illegal state aid. Opening the case on Thursday (5 February), the EU executive said it sought to determine whether or not food producers who were not Read more about Commission opens inquiry into Danish ‘fat tax’ | EurActiv[…]

Why Full-Fat Dairy May Be Healthier Than Low-Fat | TIME

Why Full-Fat Dairy May Be Healthier Than Low-Fat | TIME. Skim milk or whole? Non-fat yogurt or full-fat? For decades, public health officials have treated these decisions as no-brainers. Cut the dairy fat, they’ve maintained, and you’ll sidestep calories without missing out on good stuff like calcium and protein. Win-win. But they might have been Read more about Why Full-Fat Dairy May Be Healthier Than Low-Fat | TIME[…]

Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks: MedlinePlus

Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks: MedlinePlus. People who eat more plant foods than animal products may lower their risk of dying from heart disease or a stroke, a new large study suggests. Researchers found that among more than 450,000 European adults, those whose diets were about 70 percent plant-based — meaning whole grains, Read more about Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks: MedlinePlus[…]

1980s fat guidelines ‘lacked evidence,’ study argues – Health News – NHS Choices

1980s fat guidelines ‘lacked evidence,’ study argues – Health News – NHS Choices. Tuesday February 10 2015   “Butter isn’t bad for you after all: Major study says 80s advice on dairy fats was flawed,” is the headline on the front of the Daily Mail as a new study argues dietary fat guidelines introduced in Read more about 1980s fat guidelines ‘lacked evidence,’ study argues – Health News – NHS Choices[…]

The effectiveness of melatonin for promoting healthy sleep: a rapid evidence assessment of the literature I Nutrition Journal

Nutrition Journal | Abstract | The effectiveness of melatonin for promoting healthy sleep: a rapid evidence assessment of the literature. A systematic review was conducted using Samueli Institute’s Rapid Evidence Assessment of the Literature (REAL(C)) process to determine the evidence base for melatonin as an agent to optimize sleep or improve sleep quality, and generalize Read more about The effectiveness of melatonin for promoting healthy sleep: a rapid evidence assessment of the literature I Nutrition Journal[…]

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats: MedlinePlus

Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats: MedlinePlus.   Over the last three decades, Americans have cut their intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats — but not enough, new research shows. Meanwhile, consumption of healthy omega-3 fatty acids known as DHA and EPA — plentiful in fatty fish like salmon — Read more about Study Finds U.S. Diets Still Contain Too Many Bad Fats: MedlinePlus[…]

More research, regulation needed on energy drinks: study | Reuters

More research, regulation needed on energy drinks: study | Reuters.   A new review of the existing evidence suggests that energy drinks may represent a looming public health threat in Europe, especially for kids and young adults. The main health risks from energy drinks come from very high caffeine levels and a higher likelihood of Read more about More research, regulation needed on energy drinks: study | Reuters[…]

Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns: MedlinePlus

Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns: MedlinePlus.   Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research. The tiny, oval seeds — a rich source of fiber, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids — should not be eaten in their dry, raw form, Read more about Use Chia Seeds With Caution, Researcher Warns: MedlinePlus[…]

What If Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Just About Gluten?

What If Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Just About Gluten? Gluten sensitivity — the kind that’s not associated with celiac disease — is a mysterious thing. An estimated 18 million people don’t fit the criteria for celiac disease, the genetic disorder that erodes the small intestine and causes digestive symptoms like bloating and stomach pain. And yet Read more about What If Gluten Sensitivity Isn’t Just About Gluten?[…]

Baby formula a recipe for obesity

Baby formula a recipe for obesity Many modern infant formulas contain too much protein, which can lead to obesity in later life, says a leading US paediatrician. Citing evidence from a large prospective randomised trial, Professor Ekhard Ziegler, director of the infant nutrition unit at the University of Iowa, says infants who are fed high-protein Read more about Baby formula a recipe for obesity[…]