Coca-Cola has launched Sugar Free Full Throttle, a clear indication
of both the potential growth of the energy drink market and
increasing concerns over the links between soft drinks and bad
health, writes Anthony Fletcher.
There is evidence to support the putative link between consumption
of milk products and ovarian cancer risk, finds a new meta-analysis
of epidemiological studies, but the case is far from cut and dried.
A team of UK scientists will analyse and demonstrate how
bioinformatics could help food companies improve their products,
from pin-pointing allergy-causing proteins to identifying the cause
of batch spoilage.
The European Union is reportedly considering lowering the legal
levels of alkaline phosphates (ALP) in the dairy pasteurisation
process, presenting an opportunity for lab tech firms such as
Australia's food regulator, one of the toughest on fortification,
looks set to open up the market for calcium and vitamin-enriched
cereal beverages, and is also looking at sterols in juices,
writes Dominique Patton.
A high-fat diet may lead to over-consumption of tasty snacks, say
researchers involved in a rat study. They believe that regular
eating habits could affect sensitivity to a hormone that tells us
when to stop eating.