Handfuls of Bay Area startups, including Impossible Foods with its plant-blood based meatless burger and Solazyme with its range of algae-based food ingredients, are looking to use science to disrupt food production, taking the latest trend from down on the farm, to down in the lab — all in the name of more sustainable, healthy and ethical food products. … [Read more...] about The future of food: from lab to table
Although the practice hasn't been well documented among dinosaurs, scientists think Majungatholus atopus, a 30-foot-long theropod, dined on its kin on the island of Madagascar 65 million years ago. … [Read more...] about Dinosaurs turned to cannibalism when food was scarce, study finds
Studies do show that high-fat diets can lead to inflammation. And this in turn has been linked to all sorts of ills, from diabetes to dementia. But the idea that most people have a food intolerance is suspect. “We did a study a few years ago and found that most of the symptoms people believed were caused by food intolerance were actually reactions to an unhealthy diet,” says Ogden. “Symptoms such as headaches, tiredness or bloatedness may be seen as a result of a food intolerance but are often a consequence of fizzy drinks, caffeine, snacks, fast foods and ready meals.” … [Read more...] about Diets: is there any science behind the latest fad regimes?
"Reducing your calorie intake could help your brain, but doing so by cutting your intake of food is not likely to be the best method of triggering this protection. It is likely to be better to go on intermittent bouts of fasting, in which you eat hardly anything at all, and then have periods when you eat as much as you want," said Professor Mark Mattson, head of the institute's laboratory of neurosciences. … [Read more...] about Fasting can help protect against brain diseases, scientists say
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