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News tag: Fat


Revised dietary guidelines looked at with skepticism

7 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Cholesterol doesn't come as a nutrient of concern for over-consumption, according to latest Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report. While those who enjoy butter, cheese, sausage, and steak welcome the news, doctors and scientists jumped at the news and protested it! Neal D. Barnard, founding president of the Physicians Committee for…


Kokumi closing in on fat to become sixth taste

24 Feb, 2015 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
The act of tasting has been preoccupying researchers for a long time. In a recent news article, we showed how fat is on the brink of being recognized as a sixth taste,  joining sweet, salt, sower, bitter and umami. According to new research, however, there is another competitor closing at…


Is fat a primary taste? Scientists rekindle the debate

9 Feb, 2015 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Aside from the well-known and widely accepted sweet, sour, bitter, salt and umami tastes, increasingly compelling evidence suggests fat is good candidate for the sixth taste title. Australian scientists from Deakin Unversity, Melbourne, debate the matter in the Flavour Journal, where Russell Keats and Andrew Costanzo, go through the evidence…


Removing excess fat liver may help reverse Type 2 Diabetes

6 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 2 comments
After fat cells were removed from certain organs, fighting against type 2 diabetes is more effective, a new research found. Scientists at Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School discovered a safe and practical method to reduce the levels of fat in the liver to normal values. To achieve this goal,…