Category Archives: Food

Mediterranean Diet Has Positive Effect on Brain Volume

A new study adds to growing evidence that the Mediterranean diet has a positive impact on brain health. The study, led by researchers at the University of Edinburgh found that…

13 Ways to Keep Free Radicals Away

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes time for family celebration while gathering around tables full of delicious foods with seasonal spices! But it can also…

Cold plasma freshens up french fries

Cooking food such as French fries in hot fat or oil releases malodorous molecules that are extremely hard to remove or disperse. These odours are typically destroyed in bulky and expensive commercial cooker hoods by chemicals that create ozone as a byproduct – which must be removed because of health concerns.

Instead, a German manufacturer of deep-fat fryers, Blümchen, is taking a different approach, based on plasma experiments that have been running on the Space Station since 2001.

Report reveals a big dependence on fresh water fish for global food security

“It was eye-opening just how many people are deeply dependent on freshwater fisheries as sources of protein,” says Pete McIntyre, a lead co-author of the study and professor of zoology in the Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. “Many people in poor nations do not get much animal protein to eat, and freshwater fish provide protein for the nutritional equivalent of 158 million people around the world.”

A new player in appetite control

The findings could offer scientists a new target for developing drugs against obesity and other appetite-related disorders, the researchers say. The study is also the latest in recent years to implicate glial cells in important brain functions. Until about 10 years ago, glial cells were believed to play more of a supporting role for neurons.

Mediterranean Diet Linked with Lower Risk of Death in Cardiovascular Disease Patients

The Mediterranean diet is associated with a reduced risk of death in patients with a history of cardiovascular disease, according to results from the observational Moli-sani study presented at ESC Congress 2016.

Consortium Links Omega-3s to Decreased Risk of Fatal Heart Attack

The epidemiological study, conducted by the Fatty acids and Outcomes Research Consortium (FORCE), found that higher consumption of plant and seafood-based omega-3s was moderately linked to a lower risk of dying from a heart attack.

Carrot genome paints picture of domestication, could help improve crops

The new study reveals how that orange color happens. “The accumulation of orange pigments is an accumulation that normally wouldn’t happen,” says Simon, one of just a few carrot researchers around the world, along with another UW–Madison scientist, Irwin Goldman, who was not part of this study.

Counting calories

Migrants pay more for their home region’s cuisine, even when on the edge of malnutrition.

“Migrants continue to consume the foods that were popular in their origin states, after they moved,” David Atkin says.
“Migrants continue to consume the foods that were popular in their origin states, after they moved,” David Atkin says.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When migrants move, they often try to keep eating their native cuisine. But a new study from an MIT professor reveals an economic tension underneath this practice: Migrants who hang on to their old cuisines often pay more to eat, because they tend to move to places where their familiar foods are more expensive.

How crispy is your bonbon?

Now, a theory and a simple fabrication technique derived by MIT engineers may help chocolate artisans create uniformly smooth shells and precisely tailor their thickness.