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Scientists identify lactose intolerance mutation

A single genetic mutation allows people to tolerate milk after they leave babyhood, and is virtually the same in people of Asian, European and African...

Electronic equivalent to human tongue

A new hand-held electronic tongue aims to provide accurate and reliable taste measurements for companies currently relying on human tasters for their quality control of...

Web tool to accelerate NPD

A new web-based, content-driven product development tool for food retail organisations and food manufacturers was launched recently by food industry software vendor QSA.    The new...

Wine with a bite to hit the shelves

A South Korean brewer has come up with an alternative way for people to enjoy their favourite tipple - "chewable liquor."Kooksoondang Brewery Co. said on...

Too much vitamin A may weaken bones

Heavy doses of Vitamin A either in the diet or in supplement form may weaken older women's bones, unless they also happen to be undergoing...

Good cholesterol may be cut by simple sugars

Low-fat diets can have significant health benefits in the long term, but they are also known to reduce levels of HDL or 'good' cholesterol. According...

Gourmet France gets to grips with less salt

Food-loving France is to cut back on salt, with a recommendation that food companies reduce salt content in their produce by a fifth within five...

Oregano tops list of healthy herbs

Researchers from the US Department of Agriculture have found that herbs are an abundant source of antioxidants and could provide potential anticancer benefits when supplementing...

US experts urge people to avoid eating raw sprouts

People, particularly young children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems, should avoid eating raw sprouts because the crunchy, protein-packed foods could cause salmonella...

Low calcium diet will not stop kidney stones

The belief that a low-calcium diet can help prevent kidney stones is based on little scientific evidence, according to a new study. A meal plan...

Survey urges caution over vitamin B intake

Some vitamin B products may exceed tolerable upper intake levels (UL), according to the latest independent evaluation by ConsumerLab.com. All but one of the 21...

Foot-and-mouth 'on the move in Asia'

Australian foot-and-mouth expert Dr Laurie Gleeson has warned that the highly adaptable pan-Asian strain of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), responsible for the UK outbreaks,...

Apples and wine reduce risk of asthma

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers from London's King's College reported that individuals who ate...

Nutritional supplements boost immunity in elderly

Older people can help prevent infections by taking certain nutritional supplements, study findings suggest. Dr. Kevin P. High of Wake Forest University School of Medicine...

For and Against vitamin supplements to prevent disease

In a recent issue of The New England Journal of Medecine, Drs. Walter C. Willett and Meir J. Stampfer review the evidence for and against...

A multivitamin with the lowest level of Vitamin A

Women over 50 who are concerned about their vitamin A intake as a result of a recent Harvard study should know that new One-A-Day Today...

Berries to inhibit the growth of cancer cells

Fruits and vegetables contain a wide array of compounds--or phytonutrients--reported to have anti-cancer activity in cell cultures. And berries are reportedly rich in antioxidant phytonutrients....

Bangladesh's Fine Food Ltd launches IPO

Bangladeshi agro-based company Fine Foods Limited (FFL) has launched an initial public offering (IPO) to raise 32 million taka ($561,403), company officials said on Wednesday....

Heart disease affects 61.8 million in U.S.

Nearly 62 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease, and nearly a million die from it each year, statistics published on Monday show. Heart...

CRN reaffirms vitamin A intake levels as safe and beneficial

The Council for Responsible Nutrition, one of the dietary supplement industry's leading trade associations, in consultation with independent osteoporosis and vitamin A experts, responded to...

FDA investigating kava-kava

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating whether the use of dietary supplements containing kava (also known as kava kava or Piper methysticum) is...

A dollop of tomato sauce may benefit prostate cells

A component of tomato sauce may help reduce DNA damage in the prostate, a new study suggests. This may have implications for the prevention or...

DSM identifies fungus genes to finely tune enzyme production

Dutch ingredients company DSM this week announced the completion of important research to determine the complete DNA sequence of a key production organism, the fungus...

Leptin levels linked to heart attack risk

Leptin, a protein secreted by fat cells, may be an independent risk factor for heart disease in humans, according to an article published this week...

New process produces anti-irritant coffee

A US coffee company claims this week to have come up with a stomach-friendly version of one of the most popular drinks in the world....