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Man's diet from the past reveals hope for the future

Fish is well known as the principal source of omega-3 fatty acids which can help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and arteriosclerosis. But...

Youth top of calcium summit agenda

Hundreds of nutritionists, US government officials and leading researchers gathered in Washington, DC last month to develop an action plan to address a critical health...

Diabetes research helps battle of the bulge

An Australian professor who spent 30 years seeking a treatment for diabetes may have finally come up with the ultimate cure - prevention, reports Reuters....

From dairy microbiology to canning practice, an overview of CSIRO

In 1926, the Commonwealth Government created the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the body that later became CSIRO. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of...

DSM investigates new catalytic systems

Dutch life science company DSM has entered into a co-operation with technology company Avantium Technologies to discover new and improved catalytic systems relevant to DSM's...

Mouldy grain and coffee beans could provoke testicular cancer

A compound found in certain foods may be a cause of testicular cancer in young men, researchers in the US reveal this week. Writing in...

Supplements to slow cataract activity

Antioxidant supplements could help to fight Age-related cataracts (ARC), a leading cause of acquired blindness in the US. A recent US/European trial shows that antioxidants...

Consumers and government discuss food hygiene

Food hygiene, youth issues, and food and farming will be on the agenda when the UK Food Standards Agency Board holds its Open Meeting in...

Food waste to power Australian homes

EarthPower Technologies Sydney, an Australian renewable energy company announced recently that it has begun construction on its state-of-the-art anaerobic digester facility that converts food waste...

Lycopene increasing in popularity

The potential health promoting characteristics of tomatoes have led to a steady increase in the inclusion of the tomato carotenoid lycopene as a food colour...

Caffeine, catechins and phenols identified in tea

Levels of total phenols, catechins and caffeine in teas commonly consumed in the UK have been identified by scientists at the University of Leeds, UK....

Food industry urged to follow baking example on salt reduction

The UK Food Standards Agency was behind a nationwide initiative this week to urge people to reduce their salt intake. A host of events were...

GM ingredient analysis proves to be powerful in labelling inspection

A UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) study published this week confirms that scientific testing methods are now able to identify very small amounts of GM...

Patent for dairy starter culture delivery system

Danish food ingredients company Christian Hansen has received a new patent for a delivery system for the introduction of a starter culture directly into a...

Alcohol ups breast cancer risk

Although alcohol may play a considerable role in increasing the risk of breast cancer, the 'western' diet does not appear to have any negative impact,...

PUFAs soothe intestinal damage

Intestinal damage and inflammation caused by ulcerative colitis could be eased by long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs), Spanish researchers report recently. Writing in the...

Alcohol to lower dementia risk

Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol can help lower the chances of developing dementia, Dutch scientists said on Friday. Whether it is wine, beer or whisky,...

Scotland tackles drink problem

An action plan has been drawn up to tackle Scotland's culture of binge drinking, a culture which is being blamed for damaging the country's future,...

Synthetic antioxidant to combat diabetes

A synthetic antioxidant that can delay and prevent the onset of autoimmune diabetes in mice could be a useful tool against diabetes , scientists report...

Chicken essence to regulate blood sugar level

Regular consumption of a chicken essence supplement from food and health supplement company Cerebos Pacific could help keep blood sugar level under control, so reveal...

FAIR project investigates lignans

Linseed is the richest source of lignans and rye has the highest concentration of lignans among whole-grains. These are findings of a recent EU-funded FAIR...

Scientists discuss MAP control in milk

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to propose a strategy this week for the control of Mycobacterium avium subsp. Paratuberculosis (MAP) in milk. MAP...

DHA enriched milk to hit the US

The first infant formulas enriched with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid) will hit the US shelves this spring. Formulas supplemented with these PUFAs...

FAO revises energy requirements

When countries design school-feeding programmes or calculate food import requirements, they base their decisions on standardised estimates of how many calories people need to lead...

EU project to develop CLA food for weight reduction

A new EU-funded project will focus on the effect of Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) on overweight reduction. The overall objective of the new study is...