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Vit. B fortified foods improves public health

According to a new report, fortifying foods with B vitamins and giving additional supplements to people with heart disease, and those at risk, could save...

Take charge of your nutrition and include soy

According to a Cornell University medical director, it's "critically important" for people to be pro-active about nutrition and urges more soy in diets to help...

New reliable food allergen test

On August 22, the American independent food-testing laboratory ABC Research Corporation announced that it is using tests developed by the University of Nebraska's Food Allergy...

Hot pepper oil may reduce risk of salmonella

According to Audrey McElroy, assistant professor of poultry science at Virginia Tech, adding capsaicin, the spicy component of peppers, to the diet of neonatal broiler...

Soy diet beneficial to healthy persons too

A new study in Australia has found that even healthy men can benefit from increased amounts of soy foods in their diets.    One hundred and...

Low dose of carotenoids has no effect on immune system

According to British researchers, people over the age of 65 who are taking the dietary supplements lycopene or beta-carotene with the hope that they are...

Metal-absorbing plants as source of new nutraceuticals

Too much metal in the soil leads to a contaminated brownfield. Too little metal in the diet causes disease and malnutrition. According to David E....

Vitamins to protect skin

Experts have now learned that other factors beyond genetics account for aging discrepancies, and these may be diet and vitamin-related.   "With the proper care, you can...

7-Eleven expand functional food line

A new line in own-brand nutritional bars is to hit 7-Eleven supermarket stores in the US. The protein bars, developed in partnership with Biochem® Sports...

Supplements - a danger to sports?

Chicago Tribune journalists Julie Deardorff and Geoff Dougherty this week questioned the flexible regulations surrounding the dietary supplement trade and the potential danger posed to...

Low dosage liquorice affects blood pressure

A few mouthfuls of liquorice may raise blood-pressure levels, according to researchers from Iceland.    Scientists have known for some time that liquorice raises blood pressure...

Trend in bottled water reduces fluoride consumption

US federal health officials warned last week that 100 million Americans risk dental disease due to a lack of fluoride in their drinking water.    The...

Tomato growers fear 'FMD of horticulture'

Tomato growers fear the "foot and mouth of horticulture" will enter New Zealand because of more imports from Australia, the New Zealand Herald newspaper writes...

Junk food and AMD link revealed

Snack fats may damage the eyes but omega 3 can help beat blindness, new research suggests. Previous research has revealed that people who eat more...

Pomegranate seed may cause breast cancer cells to self-destruct

Israeli researchers have found that pomegranates could have important implications for breast cancer treatment and the safety of oestrogen replacement therapy.    Technion-Israel Institute of Technology...

Moderate consumption of alcohol may be good for health

Among alcoholic drinks, wine has been widely considered the beverage of good health. But a new study out of Spain suggests that, in moderation, any...

Lowest level of salmonella contamination

On August 16, Britain's food watchdog said that about one in two chickens in UK supermarkets were infected with the most common form of food...

UGO (Unidentified Gene Organism) found in soybeans

A team of Belgian scientists found alien gene fragments in soybeans grown from seed developed by the American biotechnology giant Monsanto Co., which are spliced...

Alternative oestrogen products - not always what it seems

The American provider of consumer information ConsumerLab.com, released on August 16 the results of its Phyto-oestrogen Product Review.    The review focused on dietary supplements made...

Baby formula recall

Infant formula company SMA Nutrition issued a product recall on Wednesday in relation to batches of SMA Gold and White infant formula that have been...

Food safety process receives patent

US food safety system developer SureBeam Corporation announced this week that it has been awarded a U.S. patent for a process that allows a single...

Fats are good for you

Although oils and fats often receive negative publicity and at times are a significant factor in one or more serious diseases, they are not all...

Calcium fortification kills salmonella

Orange juice fortified with calcium lactate/tricalcium phosphate may affect the survival rate of salmonella whereas calcium citrate malate and calcium citrate fortifications have little effect,...

Increasing use of unregulated supplements

According to a recent sports survey, almost 60 per cent of US college athletes use nutritional supplements that are unregulated and may contain banned substances...

High fatty acid levels increase heart attack risk

Healthy middle-aged men who have elevated blood levels of "free" fatty acids may be 70 per cent more likely to experience sudden cardiac death than...

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