How food companies shape the nutrition research agenda

Corporate sponsorship of research can introduce bias in how it is designed, conducted or published. These biases tend to produce research that favours the sponsor’s product by overemphasizing (or maximizing) benefits and / or underemphasizing (minimizing) harms.

How reliable are nutrition related mobile apps?

There are several nutrition-related applications, which have as the main objective: "providing feedback, goal-setting for healthy eating, healthy cooking, self-monitoring of energy and nutrient intake, weight tracking, social planning and change" and the choice of places to eat.

Changes in breakfast and dinner timings can reduce body fat

Modest changes to breakfast and dinner times can reduce body fat, a new pilot study in the Journal of Nutritional Science reports.

Barriers to exclusive breast-feeding in Indonesian hospitals

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for July is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Barriers to exclusive breast-feeding in Indonesian hospitals: a qualitative study of early infant feeding practices’ by Authors: Valerie J Flaherman, Shannon Chan, Riya Desai, Fransisca Handy Agung, Hendri Hartati and Fitra Yelda.

Is there a role for diet and nutrition in maintaining brain health in ageing?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for July is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled ‘Diet, nutrition and the ageing brain: current evidence and new directions’ by Authors: Katie Moore, Catherine F. Hughes, Mary Ward, Leane Hoey and Helene McNulty.

Do your genes determine whether coffee is good or bad for you?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for June is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled  ‘Postprandial glycaemic and lipaemic responses to chronic coffee consumption may be modulated by CYP1A2 polymorphisms’.…

Understanding takeaway food consumers – what evidence can we take away?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for May is from the Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘Determinants of takeaway and fast food consumption: a narrative review’. Authors: Hayley G. Janssen, Ian G. Davies, Lucinda D. Richardson and Leonard Stevenson.

A definition of free sugars for the UK

As a nation, we are eating too much sugar. Consuming too many foods and drinks high in sugar can lead to weight gain and related health problems such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.