You next sugar substitute could be a protein found in fruit, appropriately named Brazzein.

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High-fructose corn syrup and sugar are on the outs with calorie-wary consumers. As a result, low- and no-calorie alternatives have become popular, and soon, there could be another option that tastes more sugar-like than other substitutes. Scientists report a step toward commercial production of a fruit protein called brazzein that is far sweeter than sugar — and has fewer calories.

 

Source: How a protein could become the next big sweetener — ScienceDaily

Physical training and social support reduce frailty and malnutrition

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A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people has achieved remarkable success. It was revealed that physical training and addressing nutrition-relevant aspects with the aid of non-professional volunteers at home has had positive effects on the physical condition. Particularly the “social aspect” is of great significance.

 

Source: Physical training and social support reduce frailty and malnutrition — ScienceDaily