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Reducing sugar in foods – how IFR is helping

Action on Sugar has called for manufacturers to start to reduce the amount of sugar included in different foods to help combat the problem of obesity. They are focussing in particular on so-called ‘hidden’ sugar in many foods. Even in some low fat foods, there may be relatively high levels of sugar, which consumers may […]

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Commercial future for Model Gut

The Dynamic Gastric Model, developed from years of research at the Institute of Food Research, has taken significant steps towards improving its commercial use by food and drug companies worldwide. IFR and the technology management company Plant Bioscience Limited (PBL) have secured funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to further develop […]

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Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship

Cristina Fernandez has joined IFR on a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship to investigate how adapting foods to control fat digestion could reduce obesity and chronic diet-related disease. Obesity, and related health problems, account for 5% of the EU’s healthcare budget and this figure is rising. Campaigns to promote healthier lifestyles and better diets are a […]

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Professorship for IFR scientist

Peter Wilde’s 25 years at IFR have been rewarded with a Professorship from the University of East Anglia School of Pharmacy. Peter joined the Process Physics Department at IFR in 1985, following a degree in Biophysics at UEA. His main research interests have focussed on the properties of the molecular interfaces in food components. The […]

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New project will test novel mechanisms to control satiety

A new research project at the Institute of Food Research, which is strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), is to test in humans novel ways of trying to reduce appetite, as part of a strategy to combat the problems caused by obesity in the UK. Obesity, and associated conditions such […]

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