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2019
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
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
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 from...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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
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...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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
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 amount of...

Food, fish and agriculture Health and diseases Nutrition and dietary habits
2016
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 along the...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
30 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...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
07 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
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 children...

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits
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
28 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
2015
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 mobile...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
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
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...

Biological systems Nutrition and dietary habits
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
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...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits
2014
21 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
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
11 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
11 AUG

Gut microbiota affects intestinal integrity

Bacteria in the gut help the body to digest food, and stimulate the immune system. A PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, examines...

Bacteria and microorganisms Nutrition and dietary habits Health and diseases
23 JUN

Unique data about Danes’ eating and exercise habits

For several decades the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has studied what Danes eat and how much they exercise. These studies have created a unique...

Nutrition and dietary habits Data analysis
07 MAY

Breastfeeding promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut

The nutritional factor that has the greatest impact on the development of a child's gut flora is whether the child is breastfed, according to a new study by the National...

Food safety Nutrition and dietary habits Bacteria and microorganisms Health and diseases
2013
30 JUL

New light on health-promoting fatty acids

New results demonstrate the challenge of using the special marine fats phospholipids for enrichment of foods. A PhD project at the National Food Institute, Technical University...

Nutrition and dietary habits Food quality Health-promoting compounds Food production
04 JUL

Danes eat significantly more wholegrain

The wholegrain intake of Danes has increased significantly since 2004. So has the proportion of Danes who meet the recommendation about eating sufficiently wholegrain...

Nutrition and dietary habits
2010