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Essential Science: Eating fatty food affects concentration

New research suggests that consuming fatty foods affects our ability to concentrate. The inability to focus appears greater after a person has recently consumed a meal composed of fatty foods.

Food technologists explore why fat is yummy

Why is fat so tasty and why, despite dietary advice, do many people crave excess amounts in their diets? Food technologists have been investigating the chemical properties of various fats.

Controlling fat movement in the body for better health

A protein that can transport fats around the body can affect protective processes in cells and affect life span, according to a new study.

Time to spread butter again? Study questions historic advice

For several decades the fats associated with butter and cheese have been on a list of substances to consume in moderation. This original advice is not evidence-based, according to a new study.

Canadian transplant survivor launches omega-3 shake Special

Paul Underhill has recently launched a shake that’s formulated with omega 3's, which makes it the first beverage of its kind on shelves in Canada. He developed the shake based on his own formula, designed to help him to recover for a major illness.

Transgenic plants engineered to create Omega-3s

Researchers at U.K. biotech Rothamsted Research have generated a transgenic plant that produces omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Girl, 9, confronts McDonald's CEO on childhood obesity

At the McDonald's annual shareholder meeting on Thursday, a 9 year-old girl faced the company's CEO in objection to the fast food giant's poor nutrition - just days after the return of the "mega potato" in Japan.

Genetically modified sheep designed to produce healthy meat

Beijing - Researchers in China have created a genetically modified sheep containing more healthy fats. The research is aimed at creating genetically altered farm animals which could be reared to produce more healthy meat alternatives.

Starbucks To Cut Trans Fat From Food

Starbucks has cut the trans fat from the doughnuts, muffins and other treats in half of its U.S. stores and says it plans on cutting the unhealthy fat in all of its stores in the relatively near future.

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Analysis of the different fats that constitute the fatberg  at the Museum of London.
Analysis of the different fats that constitute the fatberg, at the Museum of London.

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