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Rice bran to reduce sugar levels

Supplementing a diet with stabilised rice bran could help reduce blood sugar levels in people suffering from type I and type II diabetes, according to...

Discovery of new taste receptor for high-protein foods

Researchers in California have discovered the receptor that allows us to taste the flavour found in high-protein food. The receptor for amino acids, which make...

Tools to reduce health risk after seafood consumption

The European Commission, within its Fifth Framework Programme and linked to the Fair-Flow 4 project, has funded a three-year project entitled "Virus Safe Seafood", with...

Green award for Sainsbury's

UK supermarket chain J Sainsbury has been named the leading food retailer for the third year running in the Index of Corporate Environmental Engagement, published...

Scottish ice cream -maker develops mood-enhancing ice cream

Scottish ice cream maker Mackie's is launching what it claims is the world's first mood-enhancing ice cream, according to a report in Scotland on Sunday....

Diabetes in children increasing with fast food lifestyle

Doctors are warning that diabetes could spread in the current generation of fat, couch-potato teenagers, putting more pressure on Britain's ailing healthcare system, reports Reuters....

Alcohol could protect older women from heart disease

A recent study confirms the evidence that moderate alcohol is beneficial. American scientists have found that the risk of heart disease in older women may...

Fish found to reduce premature birth risk

Scientists in Denmark have found that the risk of premature births is greatly reduced if mothers eat oily fish during pregnancy. The research published in...

Moderate alcohol intake during pregnancy increases risk of stillbirth

Researchers at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark have found that a moderate intake of alcohol can raise the risk of stillbirths but may not affect...

Antioxidants in wheat prove key to its cancer-fighting properties

Recent research from Kansas State University suggests that wholegrain wheat is an important anti-carcinogenic food because of its powerful antioxidants. Biochemist Dolores Takemoto conducted new...

Smell the weight away

Flavour intensifiers are being tested as a way to promote weight loss and an alternative to diet, according to Dr Alan Hirsch, head of the...

Cholesterol-busting olives

Further evidence to support the idea that a daily dose of extra virgin olive oil can protect the human body from 'bad' cholesterol has recently...

Quest: roasts without the label issue

Flavours and ingredients manufacturer Quest Food this week announced the launch of a new savoury application, Oven Roast Extract. The new application, a yeast-based product,...

Youth pill a reality, new evidence

Two dietary supplements readily available in most health food stores have been shown to slow down the ageing process in rats, raising hopes that an...

Moderate drinking may help keep leg arteries clear

People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may be less likely to develop blockages in the arteries that supply blood to the legs, according to...

Dough strengthening emulsifier for baked goods

Danish ingredients company Danisco recently launched a new emulsifier for the bakery industry. Panodan Visco-lo Datem is, according to the company, an improved version of...

Bakers partner Ocean Spray in NPD

Dutch bakers Van der Meulen and cranberry company Ocean Spray Ingredient Technology Group (ITG) have joined together to develop a new product for the competitive...

'Obesogenics', an unwelcome but growing phenomenon

Obesity is spreading to all corners of the globe, researchers warned a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston recently....

Fish to oil the joints

Scientists in Wales have new evidence confirming the long-held belief that cod liver oil is good for the joints, reports BBC Online. The Cardiff-based researchers...

Cocoa link to cardiovascular health

New research suggests that consumption of a cocoa rich in flavanols, a sub-group of naturally occurring flavonoids, may be associated with the modulation of nitric...

Test to measure health food value of oats and barley

Researchers at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Cereal Research Centre in Winnipeg are developing a test that allows plant breeders to quickly select cereal germplasm with...

Carob fibre to reduce cholesterol levels, new evidence

A recent study in Germany has indicated the potential of carob fibre to help to reduce LDL cholesterol in humans. Scientists at the University of...

The science of the scoop: new research in ice cream making

Ice-modifying proteins extracted from winter wheat may help ice cream stay smooth and creamy during long periods in the freezer, suggests new research by food...

Functional food cluster to promote gut health

The Food, GI-tract Functionality and Human Health Cluster (PROEUHEALTH) brings together 64 research partners from 16 European countries in the quest to obtain greater knowledge...

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