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Low-fat labels - how they work

Labels listing energy density - the number of calories per ounce - do not encourage overeating the way "low fat" labels are suspected of doing,...

Humble cabbage offers hope in cancer fight

Researchers in Finland have identified compounds in sauerkraut, a traditional German dish made from fermented cabbage, that may fight cancer. The researchers found that the...

An end to kitchen tears

Genetically modified foods, currently fuelling fiery debates across the world, could help to make the life of the cook more pleasant. In a new study...

Fortification aids developing world

Ongoing research supported by the International Union of Food Science & Technology reveals the value of food fortification. In a recent paper food scientist...

Folate to fight miscarriages?

Pregnant women who have low blood levels of the vitaminfolate are more likely to have early miscarriages thanpregnant women with adequate folate levels, accordingto a...

Genes to fight obesity

Future weight loss diets could become 'custom-made' for each individual, according to scientists working on a three-year international research project funded by the European Union....

Hope for wheat allergy sufferers

Scientists said on Wednesday that they would soon begin developing a potential vaccine for coeliac disease, the common, debilitating complaint that forces sufferers to eat...

Food allergies grow in Japan

Biomerica, a global medical technology company, has been contracted to develop a new food allergy test for the Kyowa Medex Company in Japan, a subsidiary...

Food supplement fights Parkinson's

In the first study of its type, researchers at Emory University and nine other centres nationwide have determined that the naturally occurring compound coenzyme Q10...

Fish destroys cancer powerhouse

In the news on Monday we reported on the launch of a new European-funded project to investigate the cancer-preventing powers of garlic. Today news on...

Process berries and boost the benefits

Research into the coloured compounds, called anthocyanins, found in strongly coloured berries will provide new insights into the role of these compounds in the prevention...

Spice soothes radiotherapy

An Oxford University scientist at the Research Institute of Oxford's Churchill Hospital has invented a new non-toxic compound therapy, based on the Indian spice turmeric,...

Starch awareness

Danish enzyme company Novozymes has come up with an online tool to help operators solve starch conversion problems. A new feature offered to the company's...

Garlic: a tool to combat cancer?

Mankind has long believed in the potential benefits that garlic can provide to the human body. In recent years research has set to identifying the...

Funding for diet and breast cancer link

An expert in cancer control and detection at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) has received a second grant from The Breast Cancer...

Soy and infant health, new recommendations

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) reports this week that the Committee on Toxicity (COT) is consulting on a draft report that looks at the implications...

Industry move to raise EPA/DHA quality

The Council for Responsible Nutrition's (CRN) Omega-3 Working Group this week announced it has ratified a voluntary monograph intended to raise the bar for the...

Experts debate DHA role in kids nutrition

Key opinion formers are to tackle the issue of children's brain and concentration development at a press briefing taking place in London today. The event...

Not so sticky solutions from Cerestar

French starch and derivatives producer, now under the aegis of agribusiness giant Cargill, has launched a new sweetener that 'could help manufacturers of sugar-free sweets...

Raisins beat oxidative stress

Early results from a new study show that adults who eat raisins prior to and during intense workouts may modulate their levels of oxidative DNA...

Behavioural problems with soy?

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have discovered that a mineral found in high levels in soy milk appears to be linked to behavioural...

Cheaper chocolate?

New research from the US claims that new, high-yielding selections of Theobroma cacao, may offer new hope to the world's cacao growers - and to...

Not so 'potty' solutions to iron problems

Cooking with iron pots could play a significant role in preventing iron deficiency, a major nutritional problem in the developing world, according to a recent...

Britain urged to throw off the yolk of egg myths

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) is urging consumers in the UK to forget the old wives' tales about eggs and listen instead to the...

'Friendly' bacteria to get the genome treatment

Three dozen scientists from across the US will meet later this month to examine the genomes of lactic acid bacteria, the so-called 'friendly' bacteria which...