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06 NOV

A 360º view of the effects of foods

By exploring both the beneficial and the harmful health-related properties in foods, consumers and authorities become better equipped to predict the health effects of individual...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety Mathematical modelling Health and diseases
Tarmbakterier og sundhed
24 OCT

More knowledge on the role of gut bacteria in diet and health

A research project led by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, will generate more knowledge of the role gut microbiota plays when people react differently to the same...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
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23 OCT

The key to good health lies in your gut

Bacteria in the gut affect the risk of developing lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The National Food Institute, Technical University...

Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
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17 SEP

Wanted: Tips on how to reduce the intake of sweet treats

Danes are world record holders when it comes to eating sweets, which has an impact on children's health. In a new project, the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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02 JUL

Fortified foods can alleviate vitamin D deficiency in Denmark

Foods fortified with vitamin D have proved to be effective in avoiding vitamin D deficiency among Danish and Pakistani women during winter, according to a study from the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds Health and diseases
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15 MAY

A substantial benefit from replacing steak with fish

The average Dane will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in their diet with fish, according to calculations from the National Food...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
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05 FEB

Grains are beneficial to health

A six-year-long, large-scale research cooperation has documented that a diet, which includes whole-grains helps to prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
2018
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22 NOV

Students will soon be able to code and grow greens in class

Danish primary school students are allowed to play with their food in a new project, which lets them grow their own greens in biology class using a food computer.

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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15 NOV

No reason to recommend a low-gluten diet for everyone

Large study of the effects of eating a low-gluten diet has not prompted the researchers behind it to recommend that people eat a gluten-free diet—unless they suffer...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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01 NOV

Extraordinary effort in the study of gut bacteria recognized

Postdoc Martin Laursen from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has received a Young Researcher Award from the university for his study of the...

Nutrition and dietary habits Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
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29 OCT

Among 15-55-year-old Danes, one in six consume sports nutrition products

Approximately 16% of Danish 15-55-year-olds consume sports nutrition products and one in three users have experienced adverse effects following consumption, according to...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
Johanne Parelius and Julie Storm Høgsbro with their ice cream made from Scandinavian seaweed, berries, and fruit. Photo: Mikal Schlosser
20 FEB

Everyone can get the urge for an ice cream—even when it is made from seaweed

Two students created an ice cream made from seaweed, berries and fruit from Scandinavia and won a competition regarding innovative and sustainable foods

Nutrition and dietary habits Food production
2017
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02 NOV

Several reasons why whole grains are healthy

When overweight adults exchange refined grain products – such as white bread and pasta – with whole grain varieties, they eat less, they lose weight and the...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
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02 FEB

Denmark occupies unfavourable Nordic first place for smoking and alcohol

Denmark occupies an unfavourable first place as the Nordic country where most adults smoke daily and most frequently drink alcohol. These are some of the key findings of...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food, fish and agriculture
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25 JAN

More obese adults in the Nordic region

More adults in the Nordic region have become obese. This is one of the key findings of the second Nordic monitoring of diet, physical activity and overweight headed by...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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19 JAN

More Nordic adults have an unhealthy diet

More adults in the Nordic region have an unhealthy diet. This is one of the key findings of the second Nordic monitoring of diet, physical activity and overweight headed...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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16 JAN

Knowledge about nutrition and dietary habits on the menu

For more than 30 years the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has studied changes in the Danish dietary habits and mapped out nutrients in the diet...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
2016
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05 SEP

Pesticide load still lowest in Danish crops

Danish fruits and vegetables generally have a lower pesticide load than similar imported crops on the Danish market. This is the finding of a study which the National Food...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
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31 AUG

Plant based food supplements are seen as a kind of 'insurance'

Among users of plant based dietary supplements a belief in an alleged beneficial health effect is the predominant motivation for taking the supplements. Many see the supplements...

Nutrition and dietary habits
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27 JUN

Food’s transit time is a key factor in digestive health

The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases

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