Mediterranean diet betters exercise to cut heart disease risk by nearly half, latest study Not everyone agrees on the best methods to lose weight, but nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of global consumers...

Next big thing: ‘Nordic Diet’, Researchers show health benefit for the obese without weight loss The Nordic diet may reduce the bad effects of obesity, even without weight loss, according to a study...

FSANZ considers proposed delay to higher dietary fibre requirements Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on draft food regulatory measures it has prepared after assessing...

Gut and immune function health claims guidelines for EU updated The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched an open consultation on its updated draft Guidance on the scientific requirements...

Breakfast cereal claims’ focus on fibre, wholegrains and protein, research Breakfast cereals have traditionally had a fairly healthy image, despite the proliferation of relatively high-sugar products...

Packaged food and soft drinks account for half daily calories in Western countries Globally, consumers buy 1.5 trillion calories a day, with the average global consumer purchasing 765 calories each day...

Bakers Delight launches ‘Healthy Loafstyle’ range in Australia Bakery franchise group Bakers Delight has launched a range of ‘healthy’ breads in Australia in response to consumer...

Study finds almonds may have ‘superfood’ qualities Eating almonds as part of a regular diet may reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels health, according to researchers from...

Nondigestible fibre lowers cholesterol and body fat levels, a study has found The use of wholegrain constituents in a nondigestible, chemically modified wheat fibre to be added to food products may help...

Dietary fibre may be the key to suppressing the appetite The identification of an anti-appetite molecule called acetate, which is released naturally when fibre is digested in the gut, may be the key to...