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2020
Tallerken og bestik
23 APR

What effect is the corona pandemic having on what Danes eat?

Closing down Denmark has turned Danes’ daily routines upside down. The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has set out to study the changes...

Food, fish and agriculture Nutrition and dietary habits Food safety
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
25 FEB

If 350 grams of fish is good for you – is 700 grams twice as good?

Risk-benefit assessments are a new method that balances the positive and negative effects of foods on health. Senior Researcher Morten Poulsen is Head of DTU Food&rsquo...

Nutrition and dietary habits
2019
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
Baby får modersmælkerstatning. Foto: Colourbox
04 SEP

Transportproteins provide key to improve infant formula

Researchers identify and functionally describe key transport proteins, which contribute to creating a healthy early life gut microbiota.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
Image: DTU Fødevareinstituttet
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
Photo: Colourbox.com
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
Illustration: Benny Box
11 APR

Intestinal bacteria and their genetics determine dietary advice

Dietary advice should be more personalized and based on knowledge of the composition of the individual person’s intestinal bacteria.

Biotechnology and biochemistry Bacteria and microorganisms Biological systems Genes and genomes Nutrition and dietary habits Health-promoting compounds
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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
Image: DTU
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
Image: Colourbox.dk
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
Image: Colourbox.dk
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
Photo: Colourbox.com
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
2016
Photo: Colourbox.dk
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
Photo: Colourbox.com
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
Photo: Colourbox.dk
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
Photo: Colourbox.dk
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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