Nutrition

  • Simple chemistry could do away with chocolate’s temper trap

    A couple of common molecules might help manufacturers make chocolate faster.

    To make chocolate glossy, producers spend a lot of time and energy tempering it. But the addition of a couple of comm...

    Chemistry September 1, 2021
  • Salt substitute leads to fewer strokes and heart attacks

    Sodium-reduced, potassium-enriched substitute could prevent millions of deaths a year.

    A reduced-sodium, potassium-rich ‘salt substitute’ reduces rates of stroke, heart attack and death, according to a ne...

    Health August 30, 2021
  • “Hidden” sugars on our supermarket shelves

    The added sugars in our groceries might make it harder to eat healthy.

    Australians are buying large amounts of “hidden” added sugars in their supermarket groceries, according to a new stud...

    Australia August 26, 2021
  • COVID concerns drive supplement use

    Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims f...

    In an article published today in Australian Prescriber, University of Queensland Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharm...

    Features August 2, 2021
  • When is milk chocolate good for you?

    Eating chocolate may affect you differently in the morning or evening.

    It’s always gratifying to hear that our guilty pleasures can have health benefits – like dark chocolate being good fo...

    Health July 5, 2021
  • Junk food linked to gut inflammation

    Study shows how a diet high in fat and sugar impairs immune cell function.

    The impact of diet on health is really a no-brainer – even leading to calls for GPs to prescribe fruit and vegetables...

    Health May 19, 2021
  • Should doctors prescribe fruit and vegetables?

    New research suggests that providing healthy foods in a medical context can help some conditions.

    We all know that fruit and vegetables are good for us, but are they so good that medical programs should prescribe th...

    Health May 17, 2021
  • With heart failure, good nutrition could mean survival

    Personalised dietary advice reduces risk of death for hospitalised patients.

    A Swiss study has shown that personalised nutrition support for people hospitalised with chronic heart failure reduce...

    Health May 4, 2021
  • Easter Wrap: A Chocolate (story) feast

    If you haven’t had enough already, here is more!

    Easter weekends are often filled with chocolate, and there is always more to go around. Here are some of our favourit...

    Health April 4, 2021
  • Magazine

    Zeitgeist: Rising in the yeast

    The science of sourdough bread is anything but run of the mill.

    For most of human history, sourdough was the dominant form of leavened bread. It wasn’t until about 150 years ago tha...

    Features March 19, 2021
  • A sugar tax is good for all

    The UK’s sugar tax hasn’t affected overall buying habits but has reduced sugar intake.

    A study has found that, a year after the introduction of a sugar tax, people were still purchasing the same amount of...

    Behaviour March 11, 2021
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    Stray science stories from last week to cheer up your Monday.

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    Animals March 1, 2021
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