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Milk: the economical way to absorb calcium

There are many ways for consumers to increase their intake of calcium, a mineral known to help strengthen bone structure and aid weight loss. But...

Scientists measure dietary fibre

The measurement of dietary fibre will come under the spotlight in June when scientists meet at a workshop organised by the American Association of Cereal...

Lactobacillus to fight diarrhoea in children

Dietary supplements containing Lactobacillus, the 'friendly' bacteria found in yoghurts, could help fight diarrhoea in children, according to research from the US. A team of...

Increase in refined starch levels may lead to short-sightedness

The food children eat might play as big a role as books and computer screens when it comes to causing short-sightedness, reports UK science journal...

Treatt zests up food systems

Flavours company Treatt reported this week that it has added the natural Ethyl Vinyl Ketone (EVK) ex Orange fraction to its product range. Wholly distilled...

Umami taste research beckons in alternatives to MSG

Scientists in the US have recently demonstrated the function of both a human receptor that responds to sweeteners and a related human receptor that responds...

Supplement vs. drug debate ongoing

US biotech company OvImmune has been sent a warning letter by the Food and Drug Administration for marketing eggs that supposedly boost the human immune...

New findings for food allergies

The heated debate about food allergies and the implications for food manufacturers looks set to continue as a new study conducted in the UK claims...

Misleading info on the Web

An international sweep of health related websites has uncovered more than a thousand sites that carry misleading information or make false claims, the British Medical...

Calcium supplements to fight osteoporosis

Calcium supplements could help post-menopausal women combat osteoporosis, report researchers from New Zealand in a recent issue of The American Journal of Medicine.Scientists at the...

Irradiation knocks wind out of beans

Food scientists have found a way to eat bean-filled food like curries and salads with far fewer episodes of flatulence. Indian researchers have discovered that...

Keep healthy, drink full fat milk

Consumers who drink a glass of full fat milk a day may be less likely to suffer from asthma than those who drink a less...

Meat takes a functional twist

Finnish firm Atria Oyj has developed the first two meat products to contain Benecol, the cholesterol-lowering stanol ester ingredient from Finnish company Raisio. The new...

Probiotic technology wins award

The Institut Rosell-Lallemand recently won an award for its Enteric Coating Technology for probiotic supplement capsules. The Food and Beverage Market Engineering Award is given...

Allergy relief: popular belief shot down

Grape seed extract (GSE), used in traditional and herbal medicine as an antihistamine, does not relieve allergy symptoms, according to a study published in the...

Harmful effects of high alcohol consumption plus smoking

Science recognises that the consumption of alcohol could increase the risk of several types of cancer, but new research from France suggests that the relationship...

Test allows new subclass of soft wheat

As a result of interest in releasing a new subclass of soft wheats with enhanced dough mixing strength for crackers, the US Agricultural Research Service...

Organic fruit market surges in Scandinavia

The organic fruit market is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Scandinavian organic food industry and while other sectors are approaching maturity, this...

Calcium-phosphorous combo for maximum bone health

Calcium has long been touted as a major factor in bone health and the fight against osteoporosis. But now researchers at in the US...

Meat reared in fish tanks?

Scientists trying to create alternative food sources for astronauts believe we could grow meat on demand, without slaughtering fish or animals, the New Scientist reports...

Magnesium, potassium can help improve lung function

Children who fail to consume enough magnesium and potassium in their diets may be damaging the function of their lungs, according to recent research from...

Chew your way to intelligence

Chewing on gum could improve cognitive performance, claim scientists recently from the University of Northumbria in the UK, reports Reading Scientific Services. According to the...

Selenium under the spotlight

The US Agricultural Research Service is launching a study to investigate the potential benefits of fortifying breads, pastas and other flour-based foods with the trace...

New methods for cereal testing

Improved methods for wheat and flour quality evaluation will enable millers and bakers to more effectively assess quality, functionality and fitness for particular end uses....

Orange juice to beat blood pressure

A glass or two of orange juice daily could do wonders for our blood pressure, according to a pilot study conducted at the Cleveland Clinic...

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