Spotlight on food and health
What we eat and how we eat is important for our health both on a personal level and globally. On this page you will find a selection of news articles, interviews and features on diet and eating habits from, among others, our popular science magazine Medicinsk Vetenskap and the KI News website.
Curious about eating habits
Through our eating habits, we can influence both our own health and the health of the planet. More plant-based food and less meat would be beneficial for our well-being and the environment according to most researchers. But can we acquire a taste for just about anything?
Can green vegetables lower blood pressure?
Green leafy vegetables are thought to be good for our hearts and blood vessels. Researchers want to find out if a previously much-maligned substance is the source of these health benefits.
Coffee – the healthy drug
Some people take a nice break and recover, others shake and shudder. Nobody can escape the effects of a cup of coffee. This is a cause for concern for researchers, but so far they have not found any good reason to stop slurping.
Your guide to the allergy jungle
Research points to increasing problems relating to hypersensitivity to food, especially food allergies. At the same time, more people than necessary have been categorised as having allergies. Researchers at KI explains.
A gluten-free diet is not good for everyone
For people who are gluten intolerant or who have coeliac disease, excluding gluten from the diet is essential. But, maintains Jonas F. Ludvigsson, anyone who suspects they may have coeliac disease should definitely not start eating gluten-free foods immediately, but should get tested first