Health

Cut the carcinogen in your french fries

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing guidance to the food industry on how to reduce levels of acrylamide - a chemical that forms in foods cooked at high heat, such as french fries and potato chips.

Health

Eating when we are not hungry is bad for our health

With the wide availability of convenient foods engineered for maximum tastiness— such as potato chips, chocolates, and bacon double cheeseburgers— in the modern food environment and with widespread advertising, the contemporary ...

Health

Duke obesity experts in special issue on food and health

Two Duke Global Health Institute faculty members have articles in the November issue of Health Affairs, which is devoted entirely to the subject of food and health, marking the first time the publication has covered the subject ...

Health

Poland bans junk food in schools

Poland on Thursday banned junk food in schools from January next year to trim rising rates of childhood obesity.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study shows that impulsivity is risk factor for food addiction

Have you ever said to yourself that you would only have a handful of potato chips from the bag then, minutes later, realized you ate the whole thing? A recent study shows that this type of impulsive behavior might not be ...

Health

Why do we love snack food?

Although the Steelers and Eagles didn't make it to the Super Bowl this year, Pennsylvania and Penn State will still be represented on game day—on your plate. And more likely than not, Penn State experts have had a hand ...

Health

Sound is important sensory factor to food enjoyment

The sound a food makes when it's consumed is one of the most important sensory factors that influence whether a consumer will enjoy it or not. In the December issue of Food Technology magazine published by the Institute of ...

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