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Higher vitamin-C RDA for women, study suggests

US government researchers suggest that the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C for healthy young women should be increased from 75 milligrams (mg) to...

Nutrinova enters agreement with oat ingredient specialists

Global sorbate and sweetener producer Nutrinova is to sell and market beta-glucan products in the food and nutraceutical industries. The company announced this week that...

Alert to food packaging threat

On August 13, Danish researchers are to reveal a new threat to the health of European consumers with evidence of dangerously high levels of carcinogenic...

Folate may alleviate drug side-effects

According to researchers, patients taking a drug usually prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis can lower their risk for drug-related liver damage by taking folate supplements, reports...

Soy Symposium for November

The Fourth International Symposium on the Role of Soy in Preventing and Treating Chronic Disease is to take place in San Diego on 4-7 November...

BSE: meat industry accused of witholding facts

The UK food industry has been accused of withholding information crucial to calculating the vCJD risk to UK consumers dating from the 1980s, the BBC...

Milk protein hope for PKU sufferers

A dairy scientist in the US has developed a milk protein powder that aims to dramatically expand the food choices for people with phenylketonuria -...

Eat soy, live longer - study suggests

According to a report in a Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions publication, diets containing soyfoods have contributed to the longevity of people of Okinawa, the southernmost...

Increased fear about food safety

According to a recent survey, consumers are losing faith in supermarkets, with only one in six trusting them to sell safe food, and 75 per...

First GM cookbook out soon

How about a bowl of genetically modified (GM) rice with a serving of GM tomato? The world's first cookbook featuring only GM ingredients, penned by...

Antioxidants may interfere with cholesterol drugs

According to researchers, supplementing the diet with antioxidant vitamins and minerals appears to blunt the beneficial effects of certain cholesterol-lowering drugs.    Their findings suggest that...

Pesticide residues in food - survey found

Traces of pesticides can be found on more than half of French vegetables, fruits and cereals, a European Union survey has revealed. Eight per cent,...

Tesco into alternative remedies

On August 8, the British supermarket chain Tesco announced it will bring alternative medicines to the masses as it took a controlling stake in a...

Exercise and diet reduces diabetes risk, new evidence

Exercise and diet can dramatically lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, scientists claim this week.    This conclusion was reached on completion of the...

Summit on "blue fruit" health benefits

Today starts the 4th annual summit organised by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America (WBANA). For two days, US and Canadian health, nutrition and...

Low-fat diets may not provide enough omega-3s

According to some researchers, the US government-recommended diets for preventing heart disease do not contain enough essential fats, the kind of fatty acids found in...

Food agency reacts to UK organic report

Organic food is healthier and safer for the consumer, claims a new report released this week. The study, undertaken by UK organic body the Soil...

Product recall for incomplete label

Coca-Cola, the US beverage giant has suspended sales of three of its newest products after it broke labelling rules designed to alert up to 5,000...

More evidence of black tea benefits

A cup of black tea, with an apple and a chunk of chocolate may help protect against heart disease, a recent study suggests.    Elderly men...

Western health supplements trendy in Asia

Asians are increasingly switching from traditional medicine to Western health supplements, a survey published on August 6 found. People in the region spending an average...

Health-linked GMOs the way to acceptance

What's in it for me? Australian research is showing this may be the key question in selling genetically modified (GM) foods to consumers, Reuters reports.   ...

Food health claims nearing Code of Practice

The UK Joint Health Claims Initiative (JHCI) is drawing closer to its goal to establish a Code of Practice for health claims on food. The...

Death risk doubled in wheat allergy sufferers

An early diagnosis and strict dietary habits could help save the lives of patients with coeliac disease, scientists reported this week in the medical journal,...

Benefits of low cholesterol in elderly questioned

It is the general belief today that low blood cholesterol is key in reducing cardiovascular disease. This opinion has now been challenged by data from...

Capsugel extends vegetable capsule line

US capsule manufacturer, Capsugel, has extended its line of liquid filled vegetable capsules to include a lecithin filled capsule, the company announced this week.    The...

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