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Folic acid supplements may not reduce heart attacks in at-risk patients

Folic acid did not prevent heart attacks in heart disease patients receiving supplements of the vitamin over a two-year period, report researchers in the Netherlands....

Isoflavones in foods may reduce breast cancer risk

Eating foods rich in isoflavones may reduce the risk of breast cancer, especially in postmenopausal women, suggests Japanese research. Frequent consumption of soy-rich miso soup...

Stollwerck squeeze-out on hold

Swiss-based cocoa processor, Barry Callebaut, said this week that it had suspended efforts to take full control of chocolate maker Stollwerck after minority shareholders in...

Fitting alternative to controversial GM foods?

Low-saturated fat foods, enhanced flavours, foods without allergens - all this is possible without any tampering of DNA material. US company Anawah has received several...

ADA meeting reveals promising chromium picolinate research

The novel combination of chromium picolinate and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) increased muscle glycogen levels, a measure of the body's ability to process stored glucose,...

Cherries challenge gout

A small study supports the reputed anti-gout efficacy of cherries, write researchers in the Journal of Nutrition this month. The team found that the plasma...

Humble fruit and veg help to cut healthcare costs

As if we needed any further reason to adopt a healthier diet, a new report finds that a healthy diet now can lower health care...

Liquorice plant may offer SARS treatment

A compound found in the root of the liquorice plant could be more effective at treating the SARS virus than currently used drugs, reported researchers...

Diabetes continues to rise

One in three Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report presented last week....

GMO compliance to enter global stage

A UN agreement to protect biodiversity and human health moved one step further on Friday when Environment Ministers in the EU formally adopted the regulation...

Antioxidant review 'old news'?

Antioxidant vitamins are not effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, concludes a meta-analysis of randomised trials in tomorrow's issue of the Lancet. The...

ADM oil boosts fat breakdown

The Enova brand cooking oil, produced jointly by ADM and Japan's Kao, has been shown to increase the body's ability to burn fat and may...

UK gives green light for new sweetener

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced this week that new regulations giving a two-year temporary national authorisation to market a new sweetener - 'salt...

Coffee gets the global touch

In our second flavour news of the day, Danish ingredients giant Danisco reports on the two new flavour concepts it developed for the Specialty Coffee...

Cargill steps up grapefruit supplies

In a bid to encourage a closer collaboration between citrus growers and juice manufacturing customers, Cargill Citro Pure - a joint venture between Cargill Citro-America,...

Tea drinkers get five-a-day benefits

A recommendation to drink tea would be consistent with dietary guidelines on foods to reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a researcher speaking...

Almonds offer energy and cholesterol reduction

The more nuts you eat, the lower your cholesterol, a new study appears to suggest. Researchers at the Lorna Linda University in California found that...

Israeli team develop nutraceutical 'nanovehicles'

Two researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry have received the university's Kaye Innovation Awards for their development of 'nanovehicles'...

Ingredients to reduce trans fat

As consumer groups in Europe and the US call on food manufacturers to cut the quantity of trans fats in food products, Swedish vegetable oils...

The dynamics of Listeria

A variety of factors play a role in whether food-borne bacteria actually make people sick, and a better understanding of the infection process from food-borne...

Two teas for summer time

Specialty tea company Celestial Seasonings has launched two new flavors under its wellness range, designed to help slimmers in the summer season. Metabo Partner and...

Allergic impact on asthmatic kids

A team of researchers in the UK claim for the first time that there is a link between food allergies and life-threatening asthma attacks in...

CIAA backs reform

With a production value of over €600 billion, the responsibility of up to 3 million employees, and the main user of Community agricultural produce, the...

Chinese alternative for dementia treatment

A herb used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine could treat some of the dementia resulting from stroke just as effectively as conventional drugs prescribed...

High iron intake linked to Parkinson's risk

A high intake of iron, especially in combination with high manganese intake, may be related to risk for Parkinson's disease, report scientists in the US....

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