News on Obesity from Europe
Signal pathway in the brain that controls food intake discovered
July 09, 2022The brain controls our body’s lysophospholipids, which in turn control a programme that activates nutritional intake / specific inhibitors of lipid synthesis could serve as new obesity therapies / publication in 'Nature Metabolism'
Is this the reason for our unhealthy eating?
September 28, 2021An increasing number of people in the western world are overweight. Why? Scientists have been seeking an answer to this question for some time now. Researcher Rachelle de Vries sheds (quite) some light: we may be pre-programmed.
Food Industry criticized for exercise-messaging
April 24, 2015Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children
March 05, 2015A new WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake. A further reduction to below 5% or roughly 25 grams (6 teaspoons) per day would provide additional health benefits.
Kids expect familiar snacks to be more filling
October 09, 2011New research, led by psychologists at the University of Bristol, has found that children who are familiar with a snack food will expect it to be more filling. This finding, published (online ahead of print) in the American Journal of Clinical Nutriti...
Denmark institutes fat tax
October 01, 2011Denmark is to introduce one of the world’s first-ever “fat taxes,” in a pioneering move to slim the country’s waistlines and combat heart disease. From this Saturday, the price of a pack of butter will soar by 50 cents, a bag of potato chips by 12 cen...
Mininimum price per calorie suggested for food
November 13, 2010Just as MSPs were this week throwing out the idea of people paying a minimum price for alcohol, a Scottish doctor was raising a new idea – a minimum price per calorie for food.
Papas pobres en azúcar, un nuevo experimento de la ciencia checa
May 26, 2010Una buena noticia para los aficionados a las papas fritas que quieran mantenerse delgados: científicos checos del Instituto de Botánica Experimental están desarrollando una nueva especie de patata con un bajo contenido de azúcar. Las papas fritas de b...
Obesity may soon become the top cancer cause in women
September 24, 2009At least 124,000 new cancers in 2008 in Europe may have been caused by excess body weight, according to estimates from a new modelling study. The proportion of cases of new cancers attributable to a body mass index of 25kg/m2 or more were highest among...
Kemin's Slendesta Potato Protein awarded Global Weight Management Ingredients New Product Innovation Award
September 15, 2009The 2009 Frost &Sullivan Global Weight Management Ingredients New Product Innovation Award is presented to Kemin Health. Kemin Health's Slendesta is the only appetite suppressant in the weight management ingredients market to be sourced from pota...