A UK study of over 1, 000 pairs of twins has found organisms that influence diet preferences, metabolism and health can be inherited through genes. Reporting in Volume 19, Issue 5 of Cell Host and Microbe...

Silk may have a second-use outside the textiles industry with scientists discovering it can persevere fruits. Discovered by scientists from Tufts University in the US, the researchers found bananas and...

Two of Australia’s leading academics in nutritional health have taken a swipe at the current orthodoxy concerning which fats are health or unhealthy. Professor Andrew Sinclair of Deakin University and...

There are many sayings, myths and recommendations about how we should eat our food. Some of it is cultural – such as the use of tools – some involve noise while eating, keeping the mouth closed, spilling...

What do you do when you are left with half a chip in your hand after dipping? Admit it, you’ve wondered whether it’s OK to double dip the chip.   Maybe you’re the sort who dips their chip only...

Australian and French scientists working in collaboration have found that the human Appendix is not as useless as previously thought.   The scientists discovered that a network of immune cells called...

A new study has found that there may be health benefits to consuming whole-fat dairy products.   Published in the latest Journal of Nutrition, scientists discovered making full-fat dairy as part...

Scientists have confirmed that those following a low-fat diet will not experience greater long-term weight-loss than those following a higher-fat diet.   With the findings coming from the analysis...

Scientists have discovered that a comet within our solar system is generating both Ethyl alcohol and a simple sugar called glycolaldehyde.   Named ‘Lovejoy’, the comet is currently creating...

Hate the taste of Brussels sprouts? Do you find coriander disgusting or perceive honey as too sweet? Your genes may be to blame.   Everybody’s food preferences vary and are shaped by their unique...