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Wholegrains fight type 2 diabetes, finds study

Men with a high consumption of wholegrains may reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers report in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition....

Beer before wine...

Evidence about the health benefits of moderate drinking is mounting, with new research showing that beer is just as good for you as red wine....

Soy efficacy questioned

Research has yet to find evidence soy and garlic supplements have any health benefits at all, in spite of their current, and increasing, popularity, experts...

Coating to control decay

In a bid to control the decay of fruits and vegetables after harvest researchers in the US have come up with a new, biofungicide coat....

Melons without the squeeze

A sweet, seedless watermelon that fits neatly and tidily into the fridge has been created by US researchers. The 12-centimetre mini-melons, created by normal breeding,...

Magnesium impact on blood pressure

New research published in last week's issue of Nature could help scientists to explain the role of magnesium in regulating blood pressure.The study shows how...

Clover signs ingredients agreement

Australian natural food ingredients producer Clover Corp announced this week that it has teamed up with the Food Spectrum Group to enhance the marketing and...

Self-GRAS test for Cargill ingredient

Cargill's Health and Food Technologies unit has completed a self-GRAS determination for the use of AdvantaSoyClear as a source of concentrated soy isoflavones in foods...

Organic sweetener from Cerestar

French starch company Cerestar, recently taken over by US agribusiness giant Cargill, has launched a range of new organic sweeteners that target the bio-organic processed...

Caffeine hit enigma solved

A protein that intensifies and prolongs caffeine`s kick is identified in this week`s issue of the science journal Nature.Although caffeine is probably the world's most...

Biloba benefits questioned

Ginkgo biloba has no beneficial effect on memory and related mental functions of healthy older adults when taken following manufacturer's instructions, according to a study...

Caffeine to fight cancer?

A compound found in many foods and drinks could form the basis for new drugs to defeat cancer and heart disease, scientists at the University...

'Good cholesterol' in red wine drinkers sheds light

Scientists have moved one step closer to understanding the 'French Paradox'. A recent study carried out in France claims to have found differences in the...

All sweetness and 'fight'

In the news again - food to fight cholesterol. A new study released this week suggests that honey contains about the same level of antioxidants...

Almonds: the key to beating cholesterol

Further evidence to suggest that almonds could benefit our health hit the press this week as scientists in Canada report that almonds significantly lowered bad...

Flavour focus

The American arm of Danish food ingredients company Danisco this week announced the launch of a flavour concept designed to target the ice cream and...

Food irradiation under the spotlight

A two-day symposium this week in the US, entitled "Food Irradiation and Packaging for Irradiated Food, " is tackling the issues currently facing this controversial...

Enzymes sweeten up

Enzyme company Novozymes has announced the development of a new enzyme for syrup production. According to the company Liquezyme X allows manufacturers to improve syrup...

New analyser from Stable

UK manufacturer of testing instrumentation Stable Micro Systems is to launch the powder flow analyser at Powtech/Technopharm this year. The company claims that the new instrument...

USDA updates nutrient database

The US Agricultural Research Service has launched an updated version of its flagship database that reports on the nutrients present in 6,220 food items. The...

Broccoli to combat breast cancer

Researchers have developed a new compound, designed from a known anti-cancer agent found in broccoli, that shows potential for preventing breast cancer. Apparently less toxic...

DSM expands lactoferrin production

Dutch life science company DSM, together with Agennix, a US developer of recombinant human lactoferrin, has opened a new manufacturing facility on DSM's fermentation site...

Heart disease, diet and women - new link

The belief that a fatty diet is potentially harmful to human health gained more credence this week when a sixteen-year study found one of the...

Genes the key to weight loss

New diagnostic methods for obesity may soon be developed, according to scientists working on a three-year international research project called Nugenob. The European funded project...

Brand power

Brand names have a unique impact on our brains and engage the "emotional", right-hand side of the brain more than other words, new experiments suggest....

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