Category archive: Science

The horrors lurking in our “natural” foods

We live in an age where we’re all hyper-aware of what we should and shouldn’t eat, what’s good for us and what’s not, but when it comes down to it, do you actually know what’s in your ‘natural foods’?  Dr Mhairi Morris, a Lecturer in Biochemistry at Loughborough University, found her research into diet and […]

Arctic security: Can Britain be a polar power?

Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe is a leading expert on International Security at Loughborough University and has contributed to the House of Commons report, On Thin Ice: UK Defence in the Arctic – published this week. Here she gives her analysis of the report and discusses the current state of security in the Arctic and the UK’s ambition to […]

Optimising nutrition in a bid to break the two-hour marathon mark

Twenty-six seconds. That’s how close Kenyan runner Eluid Kipchoge came to breaking the two-hour marathon and bettering a mark many thought to be unachievable. Although this was the fastest time ever run over the 26.2 mile distance, it unfortunately did not count as a world record. In the event, organised by Nike in Monza, Italy, […]

Top 3 Tips: Feeding fussy eaters at Christmas

Christmas carries close associations with food and abundance, but if you’ve got a fussy eater this can add to the seasonal stress. Loughborough’s child feeding experts share their Top 3 Tips for feeding your fussy eaters this festive season…