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Black raspberries to prevent cancer

A handful of black raspberries a day may help keep oesophageal cancer at bay, US researchers report this week. Scientists from Ohio University claim to...

Osteoarthritis unaided by Vitamin E, new evidence

Vitamin E may not be effective against osteoarthritis, a new study from Australia suggests. A study published in the October issue of Annals of...

Phospholipid in eggs to combat cholesterol

A compound in eggs, a lecithin, can reduce the absorption of cholesterol, US researchers reveal this week. The research by scientists at Kansas State University,...

Vitamin C fights cell death in heart failure patients

Vitamin C can aid congestive heart failure patients by suppressing the signal for cell death within blood vessel linings, French and German scientists reveal this...

Complex carbohydrate regulates plant growth

Twenty-five years ago, Alan Darvill and colleagues described one of the most complex carbohydrates found in nature. Called rhamnogalacturan II or RG-II, it is found...

Genes of food poisoning bacterium mapped

US scientists have mapped and sequenced the genome for a bacterium that is a leading cause of food poisoning worldwide: Salmonella typhimurium. The sequence...

Caffeine to keep the forces awake

Caffeine can help increase reaction time and improve performance for military service men and women who must perform complex tasks or who need help staying...

Zinc and antioxidants combat AMD

High levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss, US researchers report this...

Consumers still confused about lactose intolerance

Results of a recent survey reveal that people in the United States who have dairy digestive problems are still confused about their condition. Although...

Breakfast bars should not replace breakfast, warns Commission

Breakfast bars could be a nutrition nightmare according to a survey published this week by the Food Magazine , the printed publication for the UK...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...