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Taking vitamin D by oral spray just as effective as taking a tablet

18-Oct-2019

Researchers from the University of Sheffield partnered with industry to test the efficacy of vitamin D oral sprays. The head-to-head clinical trial compared the rate of change of vitamin D status in response to a vitamin D3 (3000IU per day) dose, in both capsule and oral spray (sublingual) ...

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The attractive tomato

Research team from Göttingen investigates buying behaviour on the basis of various characteristics

16-Oct-2019

Tomatoes are the most consumed vegetables in Germany. The supermarket offers a variety of different varieties. Consumers, however, are usually unaware of the differences and may choose a variety that they do not like. A research team from the University of Göttingen examined tomato ...

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Taming the wild cheese fungus

16-Oct-2019

The flavors of fermented foods are heavily shaped by the fungi that grow on them, but the evolutionary origins of those fungi aren't well understood. Experimental findings published this week in mBio offer microbiologists a new view on how those molds evolve from wild strains into the ...

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Obesity gene TMEM18 can influence the development of body fat in humans

15-Oct-2019

Dr Kathrin Landgraf received the journal Molecular Metabolism’s Young Investigator Award for best abstract at this year’s Helmholtz Diabetes Conference, which took place at the end of September. As a member of the team led by Professor Antje Körner, the biologist from Leipzig was able to show in ...

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Filling people's stomachs with the conservation of resources from the field to the laboratory

11-Oct-2019

For farmers in the cultivation of arable crops and for consumers in industrialized countries, sustainable agriculture and nutrition mean that less can be more. This conclusion can be drawn on the basis of research projects carried out by the Zuse Community on the occasion of the United Nations ...

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Rice bran may help curb malnutrition, diarrhea for infants

Results from a clinical trial in Nicaragua and Mali

10-Oct-2019

Malnutrition is prevalent on a global scale and has numerous negative consequences for children during the first five years of life. For some children, it can mean struggling with health issues for life or a higher risk of death among those under five years of age. A new study led by Colorado ...

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Fish in early childhood reduces risk of disease

09-Oct-2019

Children should be introduced to fish or cod liver oil early in life, from when they are about a year old. That's because children who consume fish early on show significantly reduced occurrences of eczema, wheezing and asthma at age six, as reported by their parents. The reduction ranges from 28 ...

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Microwaves pave the way for PET recycling

08-Oct-2019

A large European research project is testing a new method that makes it easier and more eco-friendly to recycle PET plastic. Among other things, PET is used to make packaging, soda bottles, and clothing. “By combining new microwave technology with a well-known chemical reaction, a unique process ...

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How risky is eating red meat?

New papers provoke controversy

02-Oct-2019

Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not, contradicting established advice. In a series of papers published Monday, the researchers say the increased risks are small and ...

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Plastic teabags release microscopic particles into tea

27-Sep-2019

Many people are trying to reduce their plastic use, but some tea manufacturers are moving in the opposite direction: replacing traditional paper teabags with plastic ones. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology have discovered that a soothing cup of the brewed ...

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