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Chocolate beats cholesterol

Diets high in flavonoid-rich cocoa powder and dark chocolate have a favourable effect on LDL ("bad" cholesterol) when compared with diets that limit or exclude...

Coffee increases bone loss in elderly women

Bone loss in heavy coffee drinking elderly women may be greater than their non-drinking friends, a new study suggests.    As part of a larger long-term...

Surfaces to combat harmful bacteria

A combination of materials can make surfaces permanently lethal to several types of bacteria on contacts, US scientists reveal this week.    Researchers from US Tufts...

GBI launches new magnesium supplement

Israeli ingredients company Gadot Biochemical Industries Ltd. announced this week that it has developed a new, highly bioavailable, soluble magnesium supplement based on citric acid.   ...

Quest International launches chicken flavour system

A team of chefs and application technologists is leading the launch and roll-out of a new, chicken flavour system from flavour specialists Quest International.    According...

Aspirin and Vit.E to combat atherosclerosis

A combination of the antioxidant Vitamin E and a cox inhibitor such as aspirin significantly delays the development of atherosclerosis in mice even when their...

Lactic acid has little effect on E.coli

Buffered lactic acid has little effect on the proliferation of E.coli in beef tissue, Belgian scientists report this week.    Scientists from the Department of Food...

Antibiotics in animals breed resistant salmonella, new evidence

One in five samples of ground meat and poultry taken from US supermarkets was contaminated with salmonella, and most samples were resistant to antibiotics, a...

Country-of-Origin labelling for US meat and poultry

A new piece of legislation, focused mainly on fruits and vegetables may become the framework for a Country-of-Origin labelling system for the meat and poultry...

Functional food chocolate hits the shelves

The US Functional Foods Company announced recently the launch of SmartChocolate bars. The SmartChocolate is sourced from organically grown chocolate and surrounds a truffle centre...

Soy to combat cancer, new evidence

New research at the University of California, Berkeley, may add yet another boost to the healthy reputation of the soybean.    A recent study shows that...

Oregano oil to protect against dangerous bacteria

Oil from the common herb oregano may be an effective treatment against dangerous, and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria, an American researcher has found.    Two studies have...

World Food Day to fight hunger and poverty

The destination for the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) World Food Summit next month may still be under discussion but today the FAO will focus...

ConAgra recalls margarine over whey ingredient

ConAgra Dairy Foods, a unit of No. 2 U.S. food company ConAgra Foods Inc., on Monday said it is recalling 3,600 pounds of Fleischmann's Unsalted...

Obese-cancer link - scientists review the evidence

Researchers at the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) warned recently that carrying extra weight means carrying extra cancer risk. They added that the US...

Leeks and chives fight stomach cancer

Allium vegetables have been shown to have beneficial effects against several diseases, including cancer. Garlic, onions, leeks, and chives have been reported to protect against...

Antioxidants and zinc combo aids AMD

A combination of antioxidants and zinc could delay the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and vision loss, scientists write this week.    Researchers at the...

High protein diet a foe, not a friend

High-protein diets have no proven effectiveness in long-term weight reduction and pose potential health threats for those who adhere to them for more than a...

Soft drinks and dental cavities, new research

Age and income have a stronger influence on the advent of dental cavities among teenagers and young adults than soft drink consumption, Virginia Tech researchers...

French consumer has no faith in British food

French consumers believe British food is the most unsafe in Europe, while food produced in France is of the highest quality, according to an poll...

Green Mountain Coffee to meet earnings guidance

Green Mountain Coffee Inc. on Thursday said while fourth-quarter sales growth is expected to be below target, it still expects to meet its previously announced...

Fat to beat stress

Long-term stresses can be dealt easily with proper nutrition and exercise, according to a study conducted by a University nutrition and food professor, HealthWorld reports.   ...

Lime juice to prevent kidney stones

If you have kidney stones, a glass of fresh lime juice each day could be the answer, a report in the Jakarta Post highlights.    Kidney...

Nutrition and weight control roundtable

Canadian nutritional bar company Stella Pharmaceutical announced on Wednesday the U.S. launch of Nutribar, a meal replacement bar.    As part of the launch the company...

World Food summit destination still unconfirmed

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) wants a November 5-9 World Food Summit to be held in Rome as originally planned instead of being...