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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...

DSM invests in extensive food application laboratory

Dutch food ingredients company DSM announced this week that it is set to build a new applications development laboratory for Food Specialties and Bakery Ingredients...

Genetic transformation to extend strawberry life

Scientists at Fort Valley State University in the US have created a gene transfer method to slow down the ripening processin strawberry plants. According to...

New European project studies Microbiological Risk Assessment

A new European COST Action project (Foodborne Zoonosis: A Co-ordinated Food Chain Approach) has been set up to study and discuss aspects of Microbiological Risk...

Tea with chocolate to combat heart disease

Tea and chocolate could help us beat heart disease, according to a recent review by US scientists. Researchers at Penn State University investigated the findings...

Link between obesity and diabetes identified

Scientists in the US have identified a mechanism that helps explain how the hormone leptin acts to metabolise fatty acids in muscle. The study establishes...

New stabiliser/emulsifier system for dairy manufacturers

Danish food ingredients company Danisco recently announced the launch of Elevations 200, a new stabiliser/emulsifier system for dairy manufacturers. Danisco claims the new system aims...

French doctor awarded Ajinomoto research prize

The Ajinomoto Association Prize for Research in Nutrition has been awarded to Professor Claude Ricour, Chief Physician of Hepatic Gastroenterology and Paediatric Nutrition at Hôpital...

Appetite surpressant sends the right signals

Research into a new appetite suppressant may have reached a new stage. Scientists in the United States claim this week that a compound, called C75,...

Folic acid plus B12 recommended for grain fortification

Fortification of food with folic acid to prevent neural-tube defects in babies also lowers plasma total homocysteine, a risk factor for vascular disease, claim researchers...

Herbal extract to combat hayfever

The herbal extract, butterbur, is as effective asantihistamines for treating hay fever, and does nothave the sedative effects often associated with thesedrugs, finds a study...

Folic acid deficiency linked to Parkinson's disease

Mouse experiments suggest that folic acid deficiency could increase the brain's susceptibility to Parkinson's disease, according to scientists at the US National Institute on Aging....

Byrne announces three pillar approach to food safety

Member enlargement is the biggest political priority for the European Commission and a desire to ensure that EU food safety standards are safeguarded and that...

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...