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More nutrients, less energy needed to tackle childhood obesity: Australian analysis

Australian children are not consuming enough fruits and vegetables. ©iStock

Children and teenagers should consume more nutrient-rich core foods and less energy-rich products, argues a study led by the University of Newcastle in Australia, which also found that portion sizes of the latter are rising in tandem with gains in BMI.

Boysenberry consumption may improve lung function by reducing symptoms of airway inflammation.

Kiwi supplement firm secures exclusive boysenberry supply deal ahead of China product launch

The research showed higher concentrations of defensins in the gut tissues of the avocado-fed rats. ©iStock

Avocados could be good for gut health: New Zealand research

Dual fermentation of rice bran enriches its functional value. ©iStock

Dual-fermented rice bran helps prevent ulcerative colitis: Japan study

The treatment successfully cured children who had a peanut allergy. ©iStock

Cure for peanut allergy imminent thanks to Australian scientists

Trigona biroi bees are native to the Philippines. ©GTCL

Move over, mānuka? Firm claims stingless bee honey 'better for health and environment'

A vegetarian diet could protect against diabetes risk, according to a South Korean review. ©iStock

Vegetarian diet might reduce diabetes risk: South Korean review

The evidence for barley's clood cholesterol benefits was 'moderate'.  ©iStock

Regulator queries high level health claim for beta-glucan and cholesterol in Australia and New Zealand

VIDEO: Why understanding young Singaporeans’ diets should be a public health and research priority

VIDEO: Why understanding young Singaporeans’ diets should be a public health and research priority

High-beta-glucan barley has been shown to help reduce visceral fat levels. ©iStock

High-beta-glucan barley aids weight loss and fat reduction: Japan RCT

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