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According to a study from the University of Guelph, genetic variation in taste receptors may influence snacking patterns of preschoolers. Snacking is a substantial source of calories in preschoolers’ diets. In this study, some children with certain genotypes consumed snacks with significantly more calories from sugar, and these snacks were consumed mostly in the evening. Perhaps knowing the children’ genotype can help parents make better decisions related to buying healthier snacks and best times for snacking during the day.
Many new applications aim to make information systems and machines identify their users and take their individual needs and emotions into account. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd studied how ordinary consumers could reliably verify the operation of systems by using human senses.
“Augmented and virtual reality technologies let us make fuller use of our senses and enable the constant mutual evaluation of reliability between humans and machines”, says Senior Scientist Kimmo Halunen of VTT.
According to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, protein supplementation is more effective at improving FFM (fat-free mass) in young or resistance-trained individuals than in older or untrained individuals. Protein supplementation is sufficient at ~1.6 g/kg/day in healthy adults during RET (resistance exercise training).
In a sensory and consumer research study conducted on several gluten-free breads, consumers are able to pick the sensory attributes linked to the best gluten-free breads. What are consumers looking for in a gluten-free bread? What do consumers love and why? What do consumers hate and why?
Carianne Luter, Associate producer at news4ajax, wrote a very interesting article regarding e-cigarettes. in that article, he mentions the following: “Researcher Jonathan Grigg, professor of pediatric respiratory and environmental Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, said the study shows that vaping, especially in the long term, could raise the risk of bacterial lung infection.” Carianne’s article is based on a study published by the National Academies of Sciences. According to this study, e-cigarettes are potentially acting as a gateway to conventional smoking in youth and young adults
Although it may seem early to judge the long time effects of e-cigarettes, we need to start wondering if the perception of e-cigarettes is a “healthy vapor” habit, especially by the most vulnerable population: teenagers. Teenagers are the future but they seem to just be trapped in the same cycle of “smoking” but now we call it “vapor”. It is unfortunate that vaping comes in different “flavors” like vanilla, cinnamon and buttery flavors. Let’s think about vanilla, probably one of the most common flavors we are exposed starting at a very early age. Cinnamon? Well, that is the aroma everybody smells when they go to the Mall. And buttery flavors? Really? Who has not been exposed to butter popcorn in theaters and even a simple toast with butter? Will love to hear your perspective on this.
Over-the-counter pain medicine such as Ibuprofen and acetaminophen may influence how people process information, experience hurt feelings, and react to emotionally evocative images, according to recent studies.
A MUST READ: Think you’re on safe ground if you follow the letter of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act? It’s a good start, said attorneys at a recent webinar, but it won’t stop you getting sued: “We’re beyond the days when you can just check for compliance with FDA regulations.”
A new study adds to growing evidence on the harmful health effects of e-cigarettes. The study finds that exposure to commonly used e-cigarette flavoring chemicals and liquids can cause significant inflammation to monocytes, a type of white blood cell. Moreover, many flavoring compounds are toxic, with cinnamon, vanilla and buttery flavors among the worst. It also finds that mixing e-cigarette flavors has a much worse effect than exposure to just one.