The Institute of Food Research is once again supporting Movember with a twenty strong team of Mo Bros sprouting facial hair, with support from Mo Sistas, to help raise funds and awareness of men’s health issues. Many of the IFR Mo Team are actively involved in research into how diet affects men’s health. Mo-fessor Richard [...]
Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have obtained the first evidence from human studies of how diets rich in glucosinolates, such as glucoraphanin found in broccoli, can ‘re-tune’ cellular processes that get disrupted as we age. Retuning these processes to normal may contribute to the reduced risk of cancer seen in people who eat [...]
Field trials and genetic studies have shown that a new variety of broccoli reliably yields higher levels of a health-promoting compound. Broccoli contains a compound called glucoraphanin, which has been shown to promote health by maintaining cardiovascular health and a reduction in the risk of cancer. A long term breeding programme to increase glucoraphanin levels [...]
Plant bioactives are chemicals that give plant foods their colour, taste and smell. By eating these compounds in relatively low amounts they are very good at keeping us healthy as they have a range of interesting biological activities. In this video, Professor Richard Mithen gives an overview of our research in this area explaining why [...]
As part of National Science & Engineering Week, four postgraduate students from the Institute of Food Research and the John Innes Centre, presented their research to an appreciative audience. Research topics covered purple foods and heart disease, the wild west inside our guts, antibiotics from insect bacteria and sticky bacteria. Watch the presentations Purple up [...]
Food is of fundamental importance to our health, and understanding exactly how foods keep us healthy is the overarching aim of the Food and Health strategic programme at the Institute of Food Research. In this video, Professor Richard Mithen gives an overview of this BBSRC-funded programme. What are the key components in foods that keep [...]
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