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Allergy is a serious public health issue

Food allergies are seen as a serious public health issue in many countries, and a recent report on severe allergic reactions in Norway shows that there are gender differences, age-related risk groups and nuts to watch out for.

Forget about calories during Christmas

A strong focus on diets and weight has a negative impact on children’s body images, say researchers who work with eating disorders.

Why you always have room for dessert

No matter how stuffed you are after the main course you always have room for a little dessert. Here’s a scientific explanation for the phenomenon some people call the “dessert stomach”.

Eradicating the spores

Spore-forming bacteria are one of the greatest microbial challenges to food safety in ready meals, and a single heat treatment at 70–80° C can in fact stimulate the growth of certain bacteria. But could a double heat treatment of ready meals increase the safety?