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Fresh white hope

In a bid to boost the flagging cranberry industry farmers in New Jersey are looking to the white version of their popular red fruit.    The...

Eat nuts to lower cholesterol

According to a new study, pecans can help health conscious consumers stick to their cholesterol-lowering regimens, and could even increase its effectiveness.    In a controlled...

Folic acid does not affect risk of miscarriage

Although taking folic acid supplements before and during early pregnancy reduces a women's risk of having a baby with a neural tube defect (NTD), the...

The future of biotech plants and animals

On September 6, the non-profit group Pew Initiative on Food & Biotechnology announced that a new generation of genetically engineered products, ranging from blue roses...

Colourful plate for health benefits

According to scientists participating in a University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) conference on The Impact of Colourful Fruits and Vegetables on Health, some...

Symposium for soy growers and processors

The 9th Annual Soy Symposium has been expanded this year as the United Soybean Board (USB) joins forces with the Soyfoods Association of North America...

ADM takes Novasoy®

ADM Nutraceuticals and the American Menopause Foundation this summer launched the Novasoy® Natural Power Tour in the United States.    Using a vehicle converted into a...

Coffee boasts bountiful antioxidants

Coffee beats green tea by containing four times the amount of health-boosting antioxidants, which can assist in preventing or postponing the onset of degenerative diseases,...

Algae - the healthy ingredient

In this article market analysts Frost & Sullivan investigate the various applications for food ingredients sourced from algae, the potential health benefits of algae and...

Alcohol may lower risk of brain diseases

New research found that moderate alcohol consumption among elderly patients seemed to prevent age-related brain injuries such as silent stroke and white matter disease.    Dr...

Vit. B plays role in stroke prevention

A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is stopped because of a blockage of blood vessel or because of a blood vessel...

School lunches could do much better

According to a new report released on September 4 by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), the American National School Lunch Program gets poor...

Milk may prevent breast cancer

A study published in the September issue of the International Journal of Cancer has shown that childhood and adult milk consumption can protect against breast...

Genes for eternal life

Why do individuals in certain families live longer than others? Is there a genetic type that will dictate a long life? Recent findings published in...

Chocolate for hearty health

Apparently good news for chocoholics - it may be good for you, U.S. researchers said on Monday at the British Association for the Advancement of...

Healthy diet early in life key to prevent heart diseases

According to a survey from Opinion Research Corporation, 78 per cent of American parents are not aware that signs of heart disease begin developing during...

Low-cal diet slows down aging process

Elderly mice put on a low-calorie regime for even short periods saw anti-aging effects that researchers say suggests older humans could quickly reap the benefits...

Fish for fighting depression

Eating more fish could help people suffering from depression, according to new research to be presented this week, the New Zealand Dietetic Association said on...

Mercury enters the food chain

Weather conditions, long winters and sea spray are stripping toxic mercury from the atmosphere and incorporating it in the fragile Arctic food chain where it...

Eating disorders in young on the up

Eating disorders in young Western women are starting at an earlier age and the prevalence is increasing. These are the findings of a recent study...

Space wine, the next generation

Wine growers in California are using tools from NASA to learn more about their vineyards. In a new project entitled VINTAGE: Viticultural Integration of NASA...

Coffee harms arteries, new study

According to new research, the first cup of coffee of the day may damage arteries, the European Society of Cardiology was told in Stockholm on...

Purple grape juice effective even at lower doses

According to researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, patients with narrowing of the coronary arteries who drank purple grape juice daily for...

GM tomatoes boosted for health

German scientists have produced a "safer" genetically modified tomato with functional food benefits, the BBC reported this week.    According to the report, scientists have not...

India releases new hybrid rice varieties

The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has released the India's first F1 hybrid basmati rice, plus two other new improved rice varieties, the Times of...

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