British vegetarians and vegans have lower but stable plasma
concentrations of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) compared to
their meat-eating compatriots, and the length of time a consumer
adheres to a vegetarian diet has no impact...
Trans fat concerns hit Australia with consumer groups calling for
trans fat to be highlighted on food labels after more than a third
of 50 food products tested had levels 'well above what is
considered safe by many experts',...
French food watchdog recommends slashing trans fat levels in a wide
range of bakery products, including biscuits and cakes, following
findings from a new report released this week, reports Lindsey
A diet of rapeseed oil fed to dairy cows can produce healthier milk
and butter to beat their artery-clogging equivalents, find British
scientists, signalling future gains for suppliers of ingredients to
the animal feed industry.
Heart-friendlier products may be one of the benefits from new corn
varieties developed by US scientists at the US department of
agriculture's chief scientific research agency and Iowa State
University (ISU). The 14 new lines...
Fat can function as a signal substance in the body and activate a
receptor in the cells of organs like the heart and liver, say
Swedish researchers from Lund. They maintain that this research
offers new opportunities for understanding...
Chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as ME) may be caused by a
chemical imbalance in the brain, find doctors, who suggest that
taking daily fish oil supplements may help to alleviate some of the
symptoms associated with the condition
Researchers at the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and German
company B. Braun Melsungen recently compared the effects of a lipid
emulsion containing medium-chain triglycerides, supplemented with
alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E) to a...
Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides L.) berries have been
used traditionally in both food and medicines in China and animal
experiments. The berries are rich in lipophilic nutrients in both
the seeds and the soft parts (pulp/peel)...
The laboratories of Danish speciality vegetable fats and oils
company Aarhus Olie are busy developing new products for the food
manufacturer. At the Food Ingredients Europe 2001 FoodNavigator.com
discussed the latest additions to...
According to an expert on dietary fats and oils, pregnant and
nursing women must maintain diets rich in essential fatty acids to
help avoid certain emotional and physical health problems for
themselves and their babies.