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Solids fats such as butter, shortening, or hydrogenated vegetable oils are a ubiquitous component of foods which contain a significant portion of liquid oil structured by a high-melting fraction, or “hardstock”. Fats contribute to many of the
Obesity is a serious, chronic and pandemic disease that can have a negative effect on many systems in our body. People who are overweight or obese have a much greater risk of developing serious diseases including hypertension.
Familiarity with different foods is one factor that has been proposed to explain childhood eating behaviours such as picky/fussy eating and the rejection of uncommon or novel food stuffs. Some research has suggested that this rejection of
For over half a century we have regarded sex pheromones as powerful lures for male insects to female of the same species, but now we discover that the same molecules are also attractive for the larvae, which
Legumes are widely promoted for their health benefits, as they are packed with protein, fibre and rich in vitamins and minerals. At the recommended amount, consumption of legumes lowers the risk of developing heart disease, cancers and
People gain weight because they eat too much food, particularly food with a lot of fats and sugars, and do not use the calories gained from food. In this case the energy intake is higher than energy
Income growth, urbanization, and changes in lifestyles and food preferences combined with continuing population growth lead to increasing demand for plant protein production worldwide. All the proteins we eat are produced by crops, including the proteins we
The UK is the biggest market for ready meals in Europe, and the single elderly rely more on ready meals than any other group in British society. But do these meals provide adequate nutritional value? A recent
Well-known companies such as Walker’s crisps produce huge amounts of processed foods on a daily basis. These are sold in uniform plastic packs and the crisps have the same thickness, flavour and crunchy texture. This is usually
Interactions between nutrition and various infections in developing countries are complex and analyses of the inter-relationships requires data from longitudinal studies spanning several years and a comprehensive framework facilitating the formulation of food and health policies. There
Food and Nutrition cause liver and brain diseases with diabetes in the developing and developed world
In the world the consumption of a healthy diet is essential to prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes and brain diseases. New discoveries in medicine indicate that a diet that is low in fat and carbohydrate lower
The “capretto”, i.e. four to seven-week old kid fed on milk, is the traditional and, still, the main meat product in this class. It is a major component of farm income during the Easter and Christmas times.
Broad retail of highly perishable fruits like strawberries requires application of agrochemicals at stages near the harvest, so significant amounts of pesticide residues are commonly found at the consumer level. Consequently, maximum residue limits (MRL) have been