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Proliferation of JUUL-related content on Instagram likely to appeal to the young
There has been a proliferation of JUUL-related content on the photo and video sharing social media service, Instagram, that is likely to appeal to young people, reveals research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2019-07-02)
Vanilla makes milk beverages seem sweeter
Adding vanilla to sweetened milk makes consumers think the beverage is sweeter, allowing the amount of added sugar to be reduced, according to Penn State researchers, who will use the concept to develop a reduced-sugar chocolate milk for the National School Lunch Program. (2019-06-20)
Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells
A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. (2019-06-20)
Sensing food textures is a matter of pressure
Food's texture affects whether it is eaten, liked or rejected, according to Penn State researchers, who say some people are better at detecting even minor differences in consistency because their tongues can perceive particle sizes. (2019-06-13)
Do we judge chocolate by its wrapper?
Packaging is the first impression consumers have of food products that influences the likelihood of purchasing. (2019-06-06)
Do images of food on kids' clothes influence eating behavior?
As some sweet treat fans celebrate National Doughnut Day on June 7, 2019 a pediatrician examines the new trend of donuts showing up on children's clothing. (2019-06-04)
The smell of dark chocolate, demystified
Chocolate is one of the most-consumed treats around the world, and the smell alone is usually enough to evoke strong cravings from even the most disciplined eaters. (2019-05-08)
Great chocolate is a complex mix of science, physicists reveal
The science of what makes good chocolate has been revealed by researchers studying a 140-year-old mixing technique. (2019-05-08)
New wasps named after biscuits and Doctor Who aliens
University of Adelaide researchers were inspired by everything from chocolate biscuits and Doctor Who aliens when choosing names for 10 new species of wasps. (2019-04-09)
Everyday enzymes, now grown in plants
Whether we know it or not, enzymes play a role in a range of everyday products, from orange juice to denim jeans. (2019-04-09)
Dopamine conducts prefrontal cortex ensembles
New research in rodents reveals for the first time how dopamine changes the function of the brain's prefrontal cortex. (2019-04-02)
How the 'good feeling' can influence the purchase of sustainable chocolate
More and more products carry ethical labels such as fair-trade or organic, which consumers view positively. (2019-03-22)
Daylight savings sees 'sleepy consumers' with a wider variety in their shopping carts
A recent study from the UBC Sauder School of Business found that sleepier consumers reach for more variety at their local stores to help them stay awake, including those impacted by loss of sleep due to daylight saving time. (2019-03-11)
Gay and lesbian spaces in the city becoming more diverse, not going away
Gay and lesbian spaces in cities are dispersing and diversifying rather than disappearing, new University of British Columbia research has found. (2019-03-07)
What is white chocolate? (video)
Today, we're showing our love for white chocolate. Sure, it lacks the rich flavor of milk chocolate and the glossy brown color of dark chocolate. (2019-02-07)
High-calorie desserts might not be all bad
If you're going to choose dessert first, then the high-calorie option might lead to your eating a healthier meal, unless you have a lot on your mind, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. (2019-02-07)
What are you looking at? How attention affects decision-making
Scientists using eye-tracking technology have found that what we look at helps guide our decisions when faced with two visible choices, such as snack food options. (2018-12-19)
Checkout aisle food policies may change diets, study finds
Policies that limit what types of food can be shelved in the checkout aisles of grocery stores may successfully curb junk food intake in shoppers, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Jean Adams from the University of Cambridge, UK, and colleagues. (2018-12-18)
Removing sweets from checkouts linked to dramatic fall in unhealthy snack purchases
Policies aimed at removing sweets and crisps from checkouts could lead to a dramatic reduction to the amount of unhealthy food purchased to eat 'on the go' and a significant reduction in that purchased to take home, suggests new research led by the University of Cambridge. (2018-12-18)
Study shows magnesium optimizes vitamin D status
A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels. (2018-12-14)
Color coded -- matching taste with color
Color can impact the taste of food, and our experiences and expectations can affect how we taste food, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest this may have implications for how food and beverage industries should market their products. (2018-11-16)
Obesity and food restrictions proven to be associated with less food enjoyment
A study carried out by UGR scientists shows that obesity and food restrictions -even trivial ones- such as temporary diets are associated with a reduction in enjoyment For this research, food-related emotions were analyzed in 552 adolescents aged 11 to 17 belonging to several high schools from Granada. (2018-11-13)
Can chocolate, tea, coffee and zinc help make you more healthy?
Ageing and a low life expectancy are caused, at least partly, by oxidative stress. (2018-11-02)
Sweet discovery: New UBC study pushes back the origins of chocolate
As Halloween revelers prepare to feast on chocolate, a new study from an international team of researchers, including the University of British Columbia, is pushing back the origins of the delicious sweet treat. (2018-10-29)
Cappuccino made with jackfruit seed flour has chocolate aroma
A study conducted in Brazil shows that flour made from roasted jackfruit seeds can replace cocoa powder in a mixture of milk and coffee used to make cappuccino. (2018-10-26)
A dog's color could impact longevity, increase health issues
New research led by the University of Sydney has revealed the life expectancy of chocolate Labradors is significantly lower than their black and yellow counterparts. (2018-10-21)
Labrador retrievers at risk of various health problems
Labrador retrievers, the second most popular dog breed in the UK, are vulnerable to a number of health conditions, according to a study published in the open-access journal Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. (2018-10-21)
More caffeine from coffee associated with decreased rosacea risk
Consuming caffeine from coffee but not from other foods (tea, soda and chocolate) was associated with less risk of rosacea, a common chronic inflammatory skin disease where the skin appears red and flushed. (2018-10-17)
Cocoa: a tasty source of vitamin D?
Many people do not get enough vitamin D. Brittle bones and an increased risk of respiratory diseases can be the result of a vitamin D deficiency. (2018-09-25)
Corporate social responsibility efforts can backfire for new brands
Corporate social responsibility efforts may not always have the brand-building effects that companies want. (2018-09-05)
Techniques for reducing sugar content in dairy products show promise
Dairy foods are popular among consumers, and sales gross more than $125 billion per year (IDFA, 2017). (2018-08-20)
Saliva could influence taste preferences
Saliva is crucial for tasting and digesting food. But scientists have now found that saliva could also be part of a feedback loop that influences how food tastes to people -- and by extension, what foods they're willing to eat. (2018-08-20)
NIST shows laser ranging can 'see' 3D objects melting in fires
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have used a laser detection and ranging (LADAR) system to image three-dimensional (3D) objects melting in flames. (2018-08-08)
Locusts help uncover the mysteries of smell
By looking into the brains of locusts, researchers in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. (2018-08-03)
Need help with your math homework? Ask these worms
Animals often rely on their sense of smell to locate food. (2018-08-02)
New wasps named after Crocodile Dundee and Toblerone amongst 17 new genera and 29 species
A total of 17 new genera and 29 new species of parasitoid wasps are described from across all tropical regions of the world. (2018-06-25)
When can ads intensify unhealthy cravings?
Holistic thinkers are more likely to experience cravings for unhealthy food after seeing advertisements that show the product in the context of a situation. (2018-06-15)
An energy dense diet changes the brain and increases urge to eat
Giving unrestricted access to a high-fat, high-sugar 'cafeteria-diet' to rats leads to obesity and to changes in a brain region called the orbitofrontal cortex, which integrates information about food and determines eating behavior. (2018-05-15)
Increased overweight in children of mothers who drank coffee while pregnant
A study published in the BMJ Open journal shows that even moderate coffee consumption during pregnancy, one to two cups per day, is related to a risk of overweight or obesity in school age children. (2018-05-11)
Cocoa CRISPR: Gene editing shows promise for improving the 'chocolate tree'
Use of the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 could help to breed cacao trees that exhibit desirable traits such as enhanced resistance to diseases, according to Penn State plant scientists. (2018-05-10)
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