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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,...

Fish fatty acids to be marketed as antidepressant

Evidence for the benefits of fatty acids from fish is so strong that the chemical is to be used by pharmaceutical companies to develop anti-depressant...

More wholegrains for a lower risk of diabetes

Overweight adults with a diet rich in wholegrains could significantly reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at...

New technique promises faster detection of food poisoning bacteria

A new method that establishes genetic markers for bacteria in water, food, and biological and medical samples could be used to detect terrorist contamination, or...

Tea helps prevent second heart attack

Regular tea consumption may help those who have suffered from a heart attack survive longer than those patients who are not tea drinkers, finds a...

Folate intake inversely proportional to stroke risk

Folate-rich diets could help to prevent strokes, finds the results of an American survey which compiled nutritional information from almost 10,000 adults. Reuters Health reports...

Indian cholesterol drug discovered by West

A compound used as a dietary supplement for centuries in India but which is not well known in the West has been shown to have...

Black raspberries to beat cancer

Black raspberries are rich in antioxidants, and could be a powerful new tool in the fight against cancer. Gary Stoner, professor of public health at...

Study refutes organic health benefits

The controversial debate surrounding supposed added health benefits attributed to organic food looks set to continue this week as the results of a comprehensive review...

Human lactoferrin 'grown' in rice plants?

Genetically modified (GM) rice carrying a protein from human breast milk could be used to enhance infant formula, or so researchers hope, reports the latest...

Dream easy with milk draught

Milk which producers say may help people sleep better at night is set to hit the supermarket shelves, claims a report by Ananova.com. UK company...

Oats to combat high blood pressure, more evidence

Eating wholegrain oat cereal every day could help cut blood pressure or reduce the need for blood pressure medication, according to researchers from the US....

Acrylamide advice issued

Food authorities and governments responding to the release of unpublished research which links frequently consumed carbohydrate foods to a cancer-causing chemical, have been seeking to...

Red berry extracts good for heart health

Red berry fruits such as elderberry, chokeberry and bilberry have been used for centuries to cure a wide range of problems such as dysentery, stomach...

Almonds revalued

Growing evidence of the nutritional benefits from eating almonds has been highlighted by six different studies presented this week at the 2002 Experimental Biology (EB)...

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