Higher blood fats more harmful than first thought

Journal Reference: Ben D. McNally, Dean F. Ashley, Lea Hänschke, Hélène N. Daou, Nicole T. Watt, Steven A. Murfitt, Amanda D. V. MacCannell, Anna Whitehead, T. Scott Bowen, Francis W. B. Sanders, Michele Vacca, Klaus K. Witte, Graeme R. Davies, Reinhard Bauer, Julian L. Griffin, Lee D. Roberts. Long-chain ceramides are cell non-autonomous signals linking … Read more

Even light drinking can be harmful to health

Journal Reference: Rudolph Schutte, Lee Smith, Goya Wannamethee. Alcohol – The myth of cardiovascular protection. Clinical Nutrition, 2022; 41 (2): 348 DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2021.12.009 Academics from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) examined hospitalisations related to cardiovascular events among more than 350,000 UK residents aged between 40 and 69 from data obtained from the UK Biobank study. The … Read more

Harmful fishing subsidies – ‘Government funding often keeps unprofitable fishing fleets at sea’ – Foodlog

Harmful fishing subsidies Government funding often keeps unprofitable fishing

As the only organization that can draft global agreements to curb harmful subsidies, the World Trade Organization WTO has the power to regulate fisheries subsidies. Negotiations on this are now at a crucial stage. Governments have subsidized their fleets for centuries for a variety of reasons: food security, pressure from industry lobbies, or simply national … Read more

Smart and sustainable food packaging keeps harmful microbes at bay

Journal Reference: Zeynep Aytac, Jie Xu, Suresh Kumar Raman Pillai, Brian D. Eitzer, Tao Xu, Nachiket Vaze, Kee Woei Ng, Jason C. White, Mary B. Chan-Park, Yaguang Luo, Philip Demokritou. Enzyme- and Relative Humidity-Responsive Antimicrobial Fibers for Active Food Packaging. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021; 13 (42): 50298 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c12319 The waterproof food packaging … Read more

More plasticizers due to more food delivery – 8 million tons annually – harmful? – Food log

More plasticizers due to more food delivery 8 million

You can worry about everything these days, now that daily life is again imposed all kinds of adjustments and Glasgow has failed. Phthalates in the hamburger box are probably not for most people now top of mind. Wrongly, because these ‘forever chemicals’ enter the food chain in increasing amounts. They are ‘permanent’ and if left … Read more

‘Nanozyme’ therapy prevents harmful dental plaque build-up

Journal Reference: Yuan Liu, Yue Huang, Dongyeop Kim, Zhi Ren, Min Jun Oh, David P. Cormode, Anderson T. Hara, Domenick T. Zero, Hyun Koo. Ferumoxytol Nanoparticles Target Biofilms Causing Tooth Decay in the Human Mouth. Nano Letters, 2021; DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c02702 Now, research from the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Indiana University, suggests that an … Read more

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