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2016
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31 MAR

Risk-benefit assessment: How healthy is our food?

Food affects your health, but to what extent particular foods are good or bad is often not clear. Therefore, it is relevant to do a scientific risk-benefit assessment to...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
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08 MAR

Many Danes take dietary supplements although few need them

Six out of ten Danes take a dietary supplement even though the majority has an adequate intake of most vitamins and minerals from their diet alone. For many the use of...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
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11 FEB

Transition to family food determines infants’ gut bacteria

It is the transition to eating the family’s food and not the weight of the mother that has the greatest impact on the composition of gut bacteria in nine-month-old...

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits
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08 FEB

Conference puts the spotlight on vitamins

Participate in the 4th International Vitamin Conference. Speakers from Denmark, USA, Australia, India, Ireland and United Kingdom among other countries present the latest...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
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04 FEB

Amish adults take twice as many steps as Danes

Danish adults take more steps than Americans but less than Australians – and considerably less than Amish adults in Canada. This is one of the findings from a comparison...

Nutrition and dietary habits
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29 JAN

Danish women are less physically active

One in three Danes are classified as physically inactive according to data from the Danish National Survey of Diet and Physical Activity from the National Food Institute...

Nutrition and dietary habits
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20 JAN

Weight-loss supplements containing raspberry ketone may be harmful

If your trousers are feeling a little too tight post-Christmas and a weight-loss supplement seems tempting in an attempt to shed the extra weight, researchers from the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Computer calculations Mathematical modelling Health and diseases
Inaugural lecture
06 JAN

Invitation to Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is hosting Professor Tine Rask Licht’s inaugural lecture on Friday 22 January 2016. Tine Rask Licht...

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2015
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10 DEC

New and improved access to Danish food data

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has launched a new database for food data in Denmark. Fødevaredata, as the database is called, is a...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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01 DEC

Danes’ vitamin D levels are determined by their genes

Certain genetic variations increase the risk of having a lower level of vitamin D. This is the finding of a PhD project from the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
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12 NOV

The complex interplay between genetics, diet and lifestyle factors in relation...

Both the human genetic composition and diet and lifestyle factors have an influence on the risk of developing cancer. A PhD project from the National Food Institute, Technical...

Biological systems Nutrition and dietary habits
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05 NOV

Vitamin D levels can be compared across studies and countries

Knowledge about the vitamin D level of a population is important in order to assess the proportion that is vitamin D deficient or is at risk of becoming deficient, and...

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
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01 OCT

Danish women’s weight is still increasing

While the prevalence of overweight or obesity among Danish men and children and adolescents appears to have stagnated, Danish women have become heavier over the past...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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12 MAR

Positive trends in the Danish diet

More fish and vegetables and less sugar-sweetened soft drinks are some of the new trends that contribute positively to the Danish diet. These are some of the findings of...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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12 MAR

Danes are still eating too much saturated fat

The average Danish diet exceeds the recommended saturated fat content by 50 percent. Only three percent of the population have a healthy intake of saturated fat. This is...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
2014
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22 DEC

More knowledge needed to ensure safe use of botanicals in food

The challenges related to assessing the safety of botanicals in foods and food supplements and regulating their use were highlighted at a conference held in Denmark in...

Food safety Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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16 DEC

Many children and adolescents get too much caffeine from energy drinks

When children aged 10-14 consume energy drinks, one in five consumes too much caffeine. When their caffeine intake from other sources such as cola and chocolate is included...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
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09 DEC

Healthier packed lunches and more exercise for Danish school children

Most lunch meals eaten by Danish school children are prepared at home. A project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, will explore how the nutritional...

Nutrition and dietary habits
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12 NOV

Increased knowledge about vitamin D with mathematical model

A new mathematical model describes changes in vitamin D concentration in blood and tissue of minipigs after they were fed a vitamin D-enriched diet or exposed to a lamp...

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
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31 OCT

Last chance to register for the conference on botanicals in food

The registration deadline for next month's conference on the use of botanicals in food supplements and foods has been extended until 10 November in order to give more people...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety

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