Ethiopia: Probiotic Yoghurt Processing Plant Stems in Addis
[Addis Fortune] Seven D Food Factory, a private limited company, opens a probiotic yoghurt processing plant at the cost of 30 million Br. It will start pilot production in the coming week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 9, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dairy-free warning: Drinking YOUR coffee this way could trigger heart disease
DAIRY-free is a trend on the rise, with everything from almond milk, to coconut yoghurt and soy ice-cream now widely available alongside their traditional animal-derived counterparts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Nasasira's Eight-Month Weight Loss Journey
[Monitor] In 2014 and 2015, Doreen Nasasira developed a crazy obsession for food. She ate almost anything. If it was not fried chicken and chips, she was eating a rolex or indulging in pizza, doughnuts and chocolate. She would drink soda, milk, yoghurt and alcohol with relish. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Crack in Creation review – Jennifer Doudna, Crispr and a great scientific breakthrough
This is an invaluable account, by Doudna and Samuel Sternberg, of their role in the revolution that is genome editingIt began with the kind of research theTrump administration wants to unfund: fiddling about with tiny obscure creatures. And there had been US Republican hostility to science before Trump, of course, whenSarah Palin objected to federal funding of fruit fly research ( “Fruit flies – I kid you not,” she said). The fruit fly has been a vital workhorse of genetics for 100 years. Jennifer Doudna’s work began with organisms even further out on the Palin scale: bacteriophages, tiny viruses that prey on bacte...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Peter Forbes Tags: Science and nature Books Culture Genetics Biology Autobiography and memoir Ethics Source Type: news

Vegetarian dieting may lead to greater weight loss
Conclusion This research appears to show that there's some association between following a vegetarian diet and a greater reduction in body mass and subfascial fat. But this study has a number of limitations, and the conclusions drawn by the researchers should be interpreted cautiously. There was lower adherence to the diet in the conventional diet group than the vegetarian one. This means the finding of a greater reduction in body mass in the vegetarian group is unsurprising. The thigh was the only part of the body where fat measurements were taken. It could be the case that reduction in abdominal fat – a big risk...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Obesity Diabetes Source Type: news

Bake Off judge Prue Leith shares tasty, healthy recipes
EXCLUSIVE: The celebrity chef has teamed up with Diabetes UK on a healthy eating campaign. She shares tasty Thai  cod cakes, pan-seared scallops and frozen yoghurt cake recipes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotic yoghurts do nothing, says Dr Michael Mosley
Medic and broadcaster Dr Michael Mosley makes the claims in his book The Clever Guts Diet, serialised exclusively in the Mail, starting tomorrow with a free glossy magazine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review finds no link between dairy and heart attack or stroke risk
Conclusion This large meta-analysis of cohort studies demonstrated no increased risk to cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or all-cause death from eating dairy products. The review has strengths in its large size and the fact it was able to analyse different types of dairy product, such as high and low-fat and everyday products such as cheese and yoghurt. However, there are a number of factors to consider: The results of a systematic review are only as good as the quality of the underlying studies. These are all observational studies and it's possible that unadjusted health and lifestyle factors are having a...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Neurology Source Type: news

Eating cheese does not raise risk of heart attack or stroke, study finds
Consumption of even full-fat dairy products does not increase risk, international team of experts saysConsuming cheese, milk and yoghurt – even full-fat versions – does not increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to research that challenges the widely held belief that dairy products can damage health.The findings, from an international team of experts, contradict the view that dairy products can be harmful because of their high saturated fat content. The experts dismiss that fear as “a misconception [and] mistaken belief”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Health Heart attack Stroke Milk Cheese Medical research Food & drink Life and style Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Africa: Do Dairy Products Increase Your Risk of Cancer?
[Africa Check] Could dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt increase your risk of cancer? We put this alarming assertion under the microscope. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The everyday foods with amazing beauty benefits
Beauty experts have put together a list of foods with surprising benefits. Calcium in cheese can encourage hair growth and Greek yoghurt can make skin firmer, they say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee 'stops vitamin pills working'
The heat in the drinks can dramatically reduce the effects of tablets and even kill the ‘friendly’ bacteria in probiotic foods such as yoghurts, experts at the University of East Anglia found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How cheddar and cream cheese could give you breast cancer
Dairy has a growth hormone called IGF, which enourages cells to turn malignant. It has also been linked to obesity, which raises the risk of 13 types of cancer. But eating yoghurt lowers the risk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating too much cheese can raise cancer risk by 50%
According to researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, cheese can raise the risk of breast cancer by 53%, particularly a high intake of cheddar and cream cheeses, while eating yoghurt appeared to cut risk by 30%.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 17, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could probiotics ease YOUR diabetes? Gut-improving bacteria could REDUCE disease risk
PROBIOTICS are live bacteria and yeasts promoted as having various health benefits - usually taken as a supplement or in a yoghurt drink. But are they just a big con and can they really boost health? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news