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GMA puts weight behind obesity fight

The world's largest association of food, beverage and consumer product companies, the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), yesterday highlighted three new initiatives to support national...

Expansion for textured wheat proteins

Growth is ahead of schedule for wheat-based ingredients supplier MGP Ingredients with the Kansas-based company moving expansion of its textured wheat proteins to phase two...

Diabetes risk revised upwards

The number of adults who have pre-diabetes, a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes, is expected to rise by roughly 20 per cent...

Soy isoflavones may protect bones in older women

Soy isoflavones could help women with low bone mineral content prevent hip fractures in postmenopause years, suggest Chinese researchers in this month's Journal of Clinical...

Lycopene may help recovery from prostate surgery

The tomato-derived antioxidant lycopene could help the recovery of patients who have been treated for advanced prostate cancer, say researchers reporting on a small trial....

Soy protein may protect against diabetes damage

Soy protein, widely consumed as a meat alternative or in sports nutrition products, could help diabetes patients protect their hearts and kidneys from damage caused...

Japanese diet offers promise for Western women

Women could significantly reduce menopause symptoms within 12 weeks by changing to a Japanese diet and exercise plan, suggests a new study. Previous research has...

The fat get fatter, new study

The problem of overweight in the American population may be even greater than previously suspected. A new study in the Archives of Internal Medicine reveals...

Heinz to promote lycopene benefits

Making the most of the latest research on lycopene, H.J. Heinz is to discuss the health benefits of the tomato-derived nutrient at this month's American...

Smucker in a jam?

Labelling issues have come to the fore for US jam maker JM Smucker with a Californian woman suing the company over 'Simply 100 Per Cent...

Starch rises hit the market

The pressure of rising raw material prices continues to challenge ingredients companies with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) subsidiary National Starch this week announcing a hike...

Chromium picolinate may provide relief for PCOS sufferers

Daily supplementation with 1,000 mcg of chromium could present a new nutritional therapy option for polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), according to results of a new...

Mixed results fuel GM Nation? debate

This week findings from the long-awaited and widest ever study in the UK on the impact of GM crops were made known. The focus may...

Oregano oil zaps free radicals

Manufacturers on the health wagon will welcome the news this week that food scientists have designed free radical beating crisps. Building on current evidence that...

Breast feeding offers no protection against obesity

Breast feeding does not protect against overweight and obesity in later life, as previously believed, suggest researchers in two studies in this week's British Medical...

WTO investigates protected products

Global tugs of war continue in the trade zone with the the WTO agreeing to demands from the US and Australia to examine Europe's rules...

Sustainable cocoa agreement enters into force

The sixth International Cocoa Agreement in three decades came into force at the beginning of October, heralding a break from the past with the exclusion...

Researchers wake up to coffee antioxidant

Drinking coffee may help prevent colon cancer, say German researchers, who have identified a potent antioxidant compound in the popular beverage that increased protection against...

More fuel for carb debate

A new study has further fuelled the debate between Atkins fans and nutritionists who follow the traditional practice of limiting calories to reduce weight. The...

Avebe in starch agreement

The Benelux operation of Fiske Food Ingredients, a distribution business belonging to €4bn Dutch industrial chemicals group Univar, has linked up with starch ingredients company...

Danisco forges ahead with xanthan gums

Building on the one-stop-supplier philosophy, the new kid on the xanthan gum block Danisco has made inroads into the market this week, linking up with...

Price soars for soy

A recent round up from Goldman Sachs reveals that agriculture returns fell 0.7 per cent in September led by wheat and corn, and soybeans face...

Overweight children, walking 'timebombs'

Nearly a third of African-American and Latino children are overweight and most of these have at least one risk factor for type 2 diabetes or...

Charity sets goal to wipe out vitamin A deficiency

The nonprofit organisation Vitamin Angel Alliance, is launching a new campaign this fall with the ambitious goal of eliminating vitamin A deficiency-related blindness in children...

Sales stable but not soaring for Givaudan

As US International Flavours and Fragrances and Swiss company Givaudan continue to fight it out for the number one global flavours and fragrance spot, the...