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A cider a day...

The news that the antioxidants in wine can help keep the body healthy has done much to boost sales of the alcoholic drink the world...

Hunger hormone key to weight loss

Thousands of obese Americans know firsthand that gastric bypass surgery can achieve long-term weight loss when dieting, exercise and medications have failed. The reason for...

Minimal deterioration for fruit ingredients

Food ingredients company DSM claims this week that food manufacturers seeking an alternative approach to mechanical and heat treatment of fruit pieces could benefit from...

Bananas breed cholera vaccine, the future

Advances in genetic engineering and the success of 'functional foods', suchas calcium-fortified juice, are, according to this story, spawning a new,exotic generation of agricultural products:...

A drink a day deters diabetes

Postmenopausal women may be able to combat the threat of diabetes by having a couple of alcoholic drinks a day, report researchers from the US....

White wine reaches new heights

The heart-protecting properties of red wine have been well documented over the last few years, leading to a sharp increase in sales the world over,...

Committee reviews recommended salt intake

The Salt Sub-group of Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) met in January 2002 to begin a review of COMA's 1994 recommendation that salt intake...

Novel nutraceuticals for astronaut nutrition

US nutritional marine oil company Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has formed a partnership with NASA Food Technology Commercial Space Center (NASA FTCSC). NASA FTCSC works...

‘Flexi-eating' - the future for food consumption?

The trend away from traditional eating patterns and towards undisciplined dietary chaos continues to gain pace in the Western world. According to new study from...

Coffee - negative impact on high blood pressure

The small amount of caffeine found in a cup of coffee could have a negative effect on the walls of blood vessels, according to new...

Instant wheat the ingredient of tomorrow?

Australian scientists are claiming a world first with the creation of a biologically engineered 'no-milling-required' wheat that can be used in instant dishes after adding...

Link between high fat diet and colorectal cancer, new evidence

Scientists in the US claim to have hit upon a key clue in tracing the connection between high-fat diets and increased colon-cancer risk. Researchers from...

Lung damage link to food flavour production

Workers in the food-flavouring manufacturing industry may be at risk of developing an irreversible type of damage to the lungs, according to a study presented...

DSM launches vegetarian beta-carotene beadlets

The nutritional ingredients business unit of Dutch ingredients company DSM has recently launched what it describes as the world's first non-gelatine, vegetarian-approved beta-carotene beadlets. The...

Ingredients 'package' from Croda

Croda Healthcare, the pharma and nutritional division of UK company Croda Oleochemicals, has introduced a new "smart ingredients" package of lipid concentrates for the growing...

Swedish food research sparks European talks

European health officials are in talks over research claiming many cooked foods contain high levels of a cancer-causing chemical, Ananova.com reports. The Swedish study published...

Dolder to distribute Creasport

Swiss pharmaceuticals distributor Dolder said it has signed an agreement with Dutch food ingredients group DSM for the exclusive rights to market its Creasport in...

Folate focus for European project

Folate, a water-soluble B-group vitamin, is widely accepted to be a crucial nutrient for women planning pregnancy. Studies have shown that folate can significantly protect...

A drink a day keeps diabetes at bay

Recent research has shown that moderate alcohol consumption can help protect post-menopausal women from the dangers of heart disease. Now new evidence has come to...

Vegetarian diet increases vitamin intake

Teenagers who opt for a vegetarian diet are more likely to get the recommended doses of vitamins and minerals than their counterparts who stick to...

New rice-bran honey for reducing cholesterol

Experts in enzymatic hydrolysates, Spanish company Pevesa is promoting its latest nutritional ingredient, a rice-bran syrup, this week at the European nutraceutical event Vitafoods. "Our...

GAIN to improve global nutrition

A new public-private partnership, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), has been launched to help create cost-effective food fortification programmes in a bid to...

Antioxidants in tea help strengthen bones, study suggests

Long-term consumption of black, green or oolong tea can help strengthen bones, according to researchers from the National Cheng Kung University Hospital in Tainan, Taiwan....

Allergen-free vegetables a reality?

Vegetable products may become less allergenic if they are subjected to heat treatments or chemical peeling, and the food industry is increasingly adopting these new...

Wine drinkers catch fewer colds

Wine drinkers are less likely to catch a cold, finds a new study carried out by Spanish researchers. To examine whether consumption of wine, beer,...