Health

Spicy substance from pepper gets into breast milk after eating

In part of a recent human study led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), it was found that after breastfeeding women ate a curry dish containing pepper, piperine—an alkaloid responsible for the pungency of pepper—was ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Does a plant-based diet really help beat COVID-19?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it's been suggested that certain foods or diets may offer protection against COVID-19. But are these sorts of claims reliable?

Health

Children's dietary guidelines need to change, experts say

Dietary and infant feeding guidelines should be strengthened to include more practical advice on the best ways to support children to learn to like and eat vegetables, say nutrition and dietetics researchers from the Flinders ...

Medical research

Could an antibody drug help you shed pounds?

An experimental antibody drug that targets one of the body's key metabolism regulators may help obese people lose weight—at least briefly.

Psychology & Psychiatry

You're not done with banana bread—a psychologist reveals all

During the first pandemic lockdowns at the start of 2020, social media was flooded with pictures of homemade banana bread as people turned to baking in lieu of socialising. Now with many places reintroducing or anticipating ...

Health

Study aims to connect the dots on food access

Researchers know from many previous studies what prevents cash-strapped shoppers in underserved communities from buying more fresh produce. But little is known about which strategies are most likely to reach the people who ...

Health

Offering children a variety of vegetables increases acceptance

Although food preferences are largely learned, dislike is the main reason parents stop offering or serving their children foods like vegetables. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by ...

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