Tag Archives: Food

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

Consumption of propionate, an ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital… Read More »

Rebel streak helps teens avoid junk food

Harnessing the rebellious streak among teenagers may help efforts to get youngsters to cut down on junk food, a study suggests. Researchers in the United States reported that altering the way teenagers see adverts for fast food companies can lead to a change in dietary choices. The study from researchers at Chicago Booth University and… Read More »