Replacing dietary salt with seaweed

Salt (sodium chloride) is an essential nutrient, but one that is often present in surprising quantities in industrially processed foods. Consuming too much sodium puts strain on the heart, stomach and kidneys. Fraunhofer ...

Using flies to understand how pregnancy drives food cravings

Researchers at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon discovered that fruit flies share the human craving for salt during pregnancy and shed light on how the nervous system controls this behaviour. The study is ...