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DK: Drikkevand i glas. Foto: Colourbox.dk | UK: Drinking water in glass. Colourbox.dk
02 NOV

Generating knowledge on chemical mixtures’ harmful effects

EU project will generate knowledge to help pinpoint substances in chemical mixtures that are harmful to human health—without animal testing.

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
DK: Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis. Foto: DTU Fødevareinstituttet | UK: Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis. Photo: National Food Institute
23 OCT

Gut microbes may help explain benefits of breastfeeding

Danish researchers have shown how gut bacteria, which are promoted by breastfeeding, may benefit the immune system in infants.

Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds Health and diseases
Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
30 JUN

Corona restrictions lead to fewer cases of foodborne illness

In 2020, far fewer Danes than usual were diagnosed with a foodborne illness. The sharp reduction in travel during the corona epidemic was the main reason for this decrease...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
Rottetestikler fra clotrimazolestudie. Foto: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
16 JUN

Over-the-counter fungicide can disrupt hormones

The active ingredient in medicines commonly used to treat yeast infections has the potential to disrupt steroid hormone levels, according to a study from the National Food...

Medicine and medico technology Health and diseases
Tang fra Grønland. Foto: Katharina Johanna Kreissig, DTU Fødevareinstituttet
10 JUN

Greenlandic seaweed, a sustainable alternative to imported greens

Seaweed grown in Greenland is a safe, healthy and sustainable food source that could replace up to 20% of the country’s import of vegetables, according to a study...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases
Jordnødder. Foto: Colourbox.dk
08 FEB

First Danish estimates for the burden of disease for peanut allergy

Researchers at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, have produced the first estimates for the burden of disease for peanut allergy. Burden of disease...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
Sædcelle trænger ind i æg. Foto: Colourbox.dk
14 JAN

Towards new methods for replacing animal testing

A novel alternative approach that can identify chemicals, which affect male reproductive health without the use of animal tests has been developed in a research project...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
2020
DK: Coronavirus. Foto: Colourbox.dk | EN: Coronavirus. Photo: Colourbox.dk
05 NOV

New guide to calculating the burden of disease of COVID-19

The European Burden of Disease Network, which includes researchers from the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, has developed a protocol for calculating the disease burden...

Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
Photo: Colourbox.com
09 SEP

More chemicals can be assessed for endocrine disrupting effects

A European guidance document aimed at identifying endocrine disrupting pesticides can—with some modifications—be used to assess other chemicals’ endocrine...

Health and diseases
Campylobacter. Foto: CDC/ Dr. Patricia Fields, Dr. Collette Fitzgerald
02 SEP

Significantly more Danes infected with campylobacter in 2019

In 2019, the number of registered campylobacter infections increased by almost a fifth and studies show that many of the campylobacter outbreaks recorded that year were...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases

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