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Tags results for 'food'

Males more likely to be 'fat and 40'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Nov, 2013 04:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Middle aged British men are more likely than women to be overweight, but less likely to diet, research suggests.

Tongue electrode lets you taste virtual food

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Nov, 2013 01:11 AM
by AlexMuller
What if you could plug into your Oculus Rift and not only interact with food in a virtual environment, but also actually taste it?

Stomach 'clock' tells us how much to eat

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
"These nerves are responsible for letting the brain know how much food we have eaten and when to stop eating".

Obesity is Inflammatory Disease, Rat Study Shows

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2013 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have found abnormal amounts of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the fat tissues of overweight and obese rats and humans.

Hi-tech sensors aim to help prevent obesity

Posted in Medicine on 10th Dec, 2013 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks is to be funded by the European Union.

Extreme Diets Can Quickly Alter Gut Bacteria

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2013 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
The study takes a first step toward pinpointing how these gut microbes, collectively called the gut microbiome, might be used to keep us healthy.

Handheld Device Tellspec can Detect Allergens, Chemicals and Nutrients in Food

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2013 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
A hand-held spectrometer that can determine exactly what is in the user’s food and display it on his or her smartphone.

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jan, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980.

Your gut’s what you eat, too

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jan, 2014 02:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Changing diet can quickly shift makeup of important microbes there, research says

Obesity crisis: Future projections 'underestimated'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2014 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Estimates that half the UK population will be obese by 2050 "underestimate" the problem, a report has claimed.

Impulsive personality linked to food addiction

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The same kinds of impulsive behavior that lead some people to abuse alcohol and other drugs may also be an important contributor to an unhealthy relationship with food.

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade.

Sugar tax 'may be necessary', England's chief medical officer says

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Earlier this year doctors called for a soft drinks tax to reduce sugar intake.

Your tooth plaque can reveal diet, diseases hundreds of years after death

Posted in Science on 4th Mar, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Research shows that buried within plaque is a history of the bacteria that crossed the teeth it's come to coat.

Does a junk food diet make you lazy? UCLA psychology study offers answer

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A new UCLA psychology study provides evidence that being overweight makes people tired and sedentary, not the other way around.

Food sniffer tells you when meat or fish is no longer safe to eat

Posted in Hardware on 19th Apr, 2014 01:03 AM
by PlanetTech
Once analyzed, an app tells you whether the food is fresh, still okay but should be eaten straight away, or only fit for the trash can.

Thinking 'obesity is a disease' makes you more likely to eat high-calorie food

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2014 05:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Research suggests the “obesity is a disease” message actually undermines important weight-loss efforts.

SCiO's Handheld Scanner Aims to Detect Food Ingredients

Posted in Hardware on 29th Apr, 2014 09:06 PM
by AlexMuller
A small number of companies are beginning to introduce handheld scanners that can detect the ingredients and calories in our food.

High-fibre diet 'benefits heart attack patients'

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
If you have had a heart attack, eat plenty of fibre because it may improve your long-term chances of recovery, say US researchers.

Healthy obesity a myth, say researchers

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Obesity brings increased risk regardless of cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure readings.

Two meals a day 'effective' to treat type 2 diabetes

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2014 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Only eating breakfast and lunch may be more effective at managing type 2 diabetes than eating smaller, more regular meals, scientists say.

Night-eating syndrome 'is real', study suggests

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2014 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
People woken at night by insatiable hunger may have their genes to blame, research suggests.

People Who Can't Taste Fat More Likely to Gain Weight

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 11:11 PM
by AlexMuller
In the present study, the team found that people who can't taste fat in food tended to eat more at lunch despite eating a heavy breakfast.

A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2014 01:28 AM
by AlexMuller
No country on earth has reduced obesity rates in more than three decades.

Star Trek-Like Molecular Food Scanner SCiO Tops $2 Million On Kickstarter

Posted in Hardware on 4th Jun, 2014 12:23 AM
by AlexMuller
A pocket-sized spectrometer that tells you the chemical makeup of things, including nutritional info like calories, carbs, sugars, and more.

Blocking The Satiety Hormone Can Prevent Obesity

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The hormone 'Leptin' helps prevent obesity and too much weight gain by controlling appetite, according to a study.

Fasting may help the immune system rebuild itself

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2014 05:54 PM
by AlexMuller
In a new study, fasting could actually be good for you, at least if you suffer from problems with your immune system.

One in three adults in England 'on cusp' of diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jun, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
More than a third of adults are on the cusp of developing type-2 diabetes, figures for England show.

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny'

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2014 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists.

Proposed device would instantly display the number of calories in any food

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A gadget that could instantly display the caloric content of any food placed within it, at the touch of a button.

What you eat may affect your body's internal biological clock

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behavior and biology.

The World In 2025:

Posted in Business on 16th Jul, 2014 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Abundant solar power and food, tailored drugs and gene therapies.

Brain cells can suppress appetite, study in mice shows

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2014 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered a central hub of brain cells that may put the brakes on a desire to eat.

Clues to curbing obesity found in neuronal 'sweet spot'

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Aug, 2014 02:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain.

Tiny flying robots are being built to pollinate crops instead of real bees

Posted in Hardware on 5th Aug, 2014 04:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Honeybees, which pollinate nearly one-third of the food we eat, have been dying at unprecedented rates because of a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.

Mouth Bacteria Can Change Its Diet, Supercomputers Reveal

Posted in Software on 13th Aug, 2014 02:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say these surprising findings might lead to better ways to prevent or even reverse the gum disease periodontitis, diabetes, and Crohn's disease.

Junk Food Diet Keeps Rats from Seeking Out New Foods

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 01:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Junk food may trap people in a cycle of unhealthy eating by making them less likely to try new foods and more likely to respond to cues for junk food in the future.

Health leaders call for emergency taskforce on obesity

Posted in Medicine on 1st Sep, 2014 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
"An entire generation is being destroyed by a diet of junk food and sugary drinks".

Brain 'can be trained to prefer healthy food'

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, using a diet which does not leave people hungry, suggests a study from the US.

Artificial sweeteners may lead to potential increased caloric consumption later

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
New psychological research provides clues as to why consuming such drinks can actually lead to weight gain.

Sugar 'not addictive' says Edinburgh University study

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2014 07:14 PM
by AlexMuller
People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, new research suggests.

Origins Of Eating Disorders Found In Gut Microbe

Posted in Medicine on 12th Oct, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The researchers believe that this understanding will lead to a chemical therapeutic strategies to correct eating disorders.

Junk food diet may be worse for male brains

Posted in Medicine on 17th Oct, 2014 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Stuffing down a burger and coke may be more harmful for men than women, if the results of a new mouse study apply to humans.

Dutch team is developing crops fed by sea water

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2014 01:00 AM
by AlexMuller
"We don’t see salination as a problem, we see it as an opportunity."

Low-carbohydrate diet improved quality of life in diabetes patients

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2014 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Low-carb diet has a good effect on blood glucose, as well as on physical functions, bodily pain and general health, according to a study including patients with type 2 diabetes.

Are Salt-Loving Super Plants the Saviors of the Planet?

Posted in Science on 1st Nov, 2014 08:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's demand for food is set to increase by two-thirds by mid-century. That's where salt-loving plants, called halophytes, can make a difference.

Brain's taste secrets uncovered

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2014 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The brain has specialist neurons for each of the five taste categories, salty, bitter, sour, sweet and umami, US scientists have discovered.

World is crossing malnutrition red line, report warns

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2014 06:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Every nation except China has crossed a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too much or too little nutrition.

Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research has suggested.

Norway to grow food crops in space

Posted in Science on 22nd Nov, 2014 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists in Norway are set to research the possibility of growing plants and food crops in space.

Mediterranean diet keeps people 'genetically young'

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Following a Mediterranean diet might be a recipe for a long life because it appears to keep people genetically younger, say US researchers.

Obese lose up to eight years of life

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Being severely obese can knock up to eight years off your life and cause decades of ill health, a report says.

Experimental food additive makes people feel full sooner

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2014 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Inulin-propionate ester (IPE) could be added to foods, causing them to suppress the consumer's appetite.

Sugar worse than salt row erupts

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2014 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have clashed over claims that sugar may be worse for blood pressure and heart health than salt.

Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which can cause cancer

Posted in Medicine on 31st Dec, 2014 10:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response.

CES 2015: GoBe calorie counter wearable put to the test

Posted in Hardware on 5th Jan, 2015 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The creators of the GoBe wristband say it can automatically, non-invasively count the calories eaten by the wearer.

Imaginary meal tricks the body into losing weight

Posted in Medicine on 6th Jan, 2015 09:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Salk researchers have developed an entirely new type of pill that tricks the body into thinking it has consumed calories, causing it to burn fat.

Implant treats obesity by blocking hunger signals

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2015 04:03 PM
by AlexMuller
It is estimated that one third of Americans are clinically obese.

To Feed the World, We May Need to Hack Photosynthesis

Posted in Science on 29th Mar, 2015 07:02 PM
by AlexMuller
In the past decades, yield improvements have slowed as crops have reached their biological limits. If we are to continue hastening growth, crop breeding might not be enough.

Microbes Genetically Engineered to Prevent Obesity

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2015 04:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.

IMB Watson's AI-created recipe app goes live

Posted in Software on 24th Jun, 2015 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
The Chef Watson app offers unique recipes by combining ingredients with data about the way humans perceive food.

Ancestral diets determine vulnerability to type 2 diabetes

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2015 12:18 AM
by AlexMuller
New research reveals the significance of the nutrition endured by ancestors.

The Cause Of Overeating Might Be A Brain Hormone Deficiency, According To A New Study

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2015 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
GLP-1 peptides let the brain know when we are satisfied and that we should stop eating.

The MIND diet may slow brain aging by 7.5 years

Posted in Science on 7th Aug, 2015 11:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Eating a group of specific foods may slow cognitive decline among aging adults, even when not at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers.

Trans fats, but not saturated fats, have been linked to greater risk of death and heart disease

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2015 10:06 PM
by AlexMuller
'For years everyone has been advised to cut out fats, but there are different kinds of fats.'

A high fat diet leads to overeating because of faulty brain signaling

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Sep, 2015 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
A high fat diet causes people to eat more, which ultimately impairs the ability of obese people to successfully control their caloric intake, lose weight and maintain weight loss.

A new class of anti-obesity compounds with potential anti-diabetic properties

Posted in Science on 25th Sep, 2015 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Mice with pre-existing obesity lost 20 percent of their body weight and about 50 percent of their fat mass.

DuPont Predicts CRISPR Plants on Dinner Plates in Five Years

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Powerful and possibly unregulated, gene editing starts new boom in GMOs.

This is how the world growing more and more food with less land

Posted in Science on 17th Oct, 2015 06:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Two decades ago, food production started rising independently of new land.

A CRISPR variation that wont introduce new DNA to plants

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have altered CRISPR so that it can knock out genes without introducing new ones. The modifications might not even qualify as genetically modified foods.

Using electrical brain stimulation to help patients lose weight

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2015 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Many factors can cause obesity, including genes, lifestyle and environment. But there’s some evidence to suggest that quirks of the brain might be a factor, too.

Eating sweet food forms memories that may control eating habits

Posted in Science on 14th Nov, 2015 04:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Neurons in the dorsal hippocampus, the part of the brain that is critical for episodic memory, are activated by consuming sweets.

Cravings for high-calorie foods may be switched off in the brain by a supplement

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
A supplement, based on a molecule produced by gut bacteria, reduces cravings for high-calorie foods, a new study suggests.

Diabetes: Tenth of adults at risk of disease by 2035

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2016 12:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Health experts are warning that one in 10 adults in the UK will be at risk of developing diabetes by 2035.

Google Tests Drone Delivery With Burritos for Undergrads

Posted in Hardware on 30th Oct, 2016 10:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's Project Wing is air-dropping fast food onto the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Mediterranean Diet May Have Lasting Effects on Brain Health

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2017 12:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely.

Fruit and veg: For a longer life eat 10-a-day

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2017 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.

How robotic delivery will disrupt the grocery industry

Posted in Hardware on 6th Mar, 2017 07:47 PM
by Alex Muller
What may change is how you get your groceries and prepared foods.

Buying Whole Foods could complete an Amazon ecosystem a decade in the making

Posted in Online on 19th Jun, 2017 04:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Amazon announced a $13.7 billion deal to buy the Whole Foods grocery chain.

Vertical farm start-up Plenty raises $200m

Posted in Business on 24th Jul, 2017 04:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming start-up, has raised $200m (£154m) from big-name investors.

Appetite-controlling brain cells activated by amino acids, which could lead to new treatments

Posted in Medicine on 1st Oct, 2017 05:24 PM
by Alex Muller
The findings could put a serious dent in the obesity epidemic.

Softbank and Bezos backed vertical farm startup has global expansion plans

Posted in Business on 11th Nov, 2017 09:25 AM
by Alex Muller
Plenty is a startup that has big vertical farming expansion plans $226 million in total venture funding.

Can blockchain replace supermarkets?

Posted in Software on 26th Dec, 2017 11:04 AM
by Alex Muller
Imagine a world where consumers buy their groceries directly from manufacturers, cutting grocery stores and supermarkets completely out of the equation.

This Startup Wants To Build Massive Indoor Farms Near Every Major City

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2017 03:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Vertical farming has gained a lot of traction over the past few years and is being heralded as the green solution to the growing global food crisis.

Switching from unhealthy to healthier diet lowers depressive symptoms more than social support sessions

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2018 08:37 PM
by Alex Muller
Study suggests the right food may be powerful antidepressant.

Mediterranean diet 'may help prevent depression'

Posted in Medicine on 26th Sep, 2018 06:44 PM
by Alex Muller
An expert in metabolic medicine says more rigorous, targeted trials are needed to confirm evidence of the potential link.

The tech innovations that are helping to make food abundant

Posted in Business on 2nd Dec, 2018 10:37 AM
by Alex Muller
Over the last few years, we have seen a dramatic rise in exponential technologies transforming the food industry from seed to plate.

Microsoft researchers beat Tencent and Intel in autonomous greenhouse competition

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2018 10:11 AM
by Alex Muller
Microsoft Research have won a cucumber-growing competition held in autonomous greenhouses.

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