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Scientists link popular Asian spice curcumin to reduced diabetes risk

Curcumin linked to reduced risk of Type 2 Diabetes

By Kacey Culliney

Consumption of Asia’s popular spice extract curcumin has been linked to a reduced risk in the development of Type 2 Diabetes mellitus and improved beta-cell function in a new Thai study.

Study questions iodine status of NZ kids

Study questions iodine status of NZ kids

By Ankush Chibber

The iodine status of children in New Zealand has been improved with the mandatory use of iodised salt in commercial bread since 2009, but many remain mildly deficient in this essential nutrient, new research suggests.

Not enough fruits and vegetables ladies?

Australians eating badly, getting fatter, says report

By Ankush Chibber

Almost 91% of the adults in Australia are not eating enough vegetables and only 50% are eating enough fruit, a dietary imbalance that is showing on their waistlines, said Australia Food and Nutrition 2012.

Noodle brands are among those named by CSE for mislabelling

Food brands in India panned over labelling misinformation

By Ankush Chibber

A new report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) suggests that Indian food brands are resorting to misbranding and misinformation to hide the real quantity of salt, sugar, and fat in their foods.

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