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Chromium conference

Experts on chromium are to gather next month to discuss the research backing its use as a treatment for diabetes. The research summit, sponsored by...

Melatonin may reduce stroke damage

Researchers in Hong Kong report that the hormone melatonin, more commonly used to reduce the effects of jetlag, could protect the brain from the effects...

Kraft powder up for sale?

US food company Kraft Foods has put its powdered soft drink concentrate plant in Hyderabad, India up for sale, reports the Indian paper Financial Express....

Low carbs not equal to low energy

Energy bars with low or moderate levels of carbohydrates may not actually help dieters lose weight as they promise, as overall energy contents are similar...

New vitamins for skincare products

Vitamins are increasingly recognised for their role in skin health, according to experts speaking at an American Academy of Dermatology meeting this week. Both vitamin...

Popular supplement fails clinical trial

Taking supplements of creatine to slow the muscular disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may be a waste of time and money, conclude the authors of...

Cranberry juice may help fight heart disease

There's more good news about cranberry juice: researchers have found that drinking three glasses a day significantly raises levels of 'good cholesterol' in the blood...

Herbal often missing from echinacea supplements

Echinacea products sold in retail stores often do not contain what the labels claim, according to researchers whose findings prove just how vulnerable consumers are...

US ingredients for CSM

Dutch ingredients company CSM completes the acquisition of Carpro, increasing its market penetration in North America. The acquisition of Carpro - a US manufacturer of...

Formulation changes for FMBs

The US Department of the Treasury and its Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau this week published proposed new regulations on the formulation, labelling...

Evaluating St John's wort

A Government-funded study will compare the safety and effectiveness of St John's wort, a common herbal supplement, and citalopram, a standard antidepressant, in the treatment...

Researchers gather evidence on fruit, veg role in fighting cancer

Confirming findings of a recent study by Japanese researchers, the WHO's cancer research agency also reported recently on the strong evidence that eating fruits and...

Beat dementia with 'moderate' drinking

Adults at least 65 years old, who consume between one and six alcoholic drinks each week, have a lower risk of dementia than those who...

Popular supplement may cause genetic mutations

The popular dietary supplement chromium picolinate, often taken to speed up weight loss, may cause severe DNA damage, finds a new study. The dietary supplement...

Enzymatic changes - new concepts for food sector

Could enzymatic changes in complex carbohydrates improve the nutrient content of food and animal feed? New knowledge from a group of European researchers working on...

Curcumin may prevent alcohol-related liver disease

A team from the US, Finland and Hong Kong have found that curcumin, found in the Indian spice turmeric, prevents activation of a genetic factor...

Body building supplements undermined by lack of science

Those who seek a well-chiselled body can start clearing out their medicine cabinets. A US study reveals that of the more than 250 dietary products...

Finding the GMOs

Testimony to the increasing use of GMO detection equipment, four laboratories across the world have licensed Genetic ID's proprietary technology to detect genetically modified organisms...

New evidence of curcumin's potent health benefits

Curcumin, found in the Indian spice turmeric, may be able to slow down and stop the blood cancer multiple myeloma, suggest researchers, confirming previous health...

US takes the biscuit...

Confirming reports from the European Commission yesterday that the European consumer is sceptical about food-related biotechnologies, are the findings of a joint UK-US study into...

1.7 billion - the numbers of obese worldwide

Calls for urgent action to treat obesity are again in the headlines, following a new assessment that up to 1.7 billion people worldwide could be...

B vitamins slow Alzheimer's progress

High doses of three common vitamins - folic acid, B12 and B6 - may be able to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, if the...

Reference on flavonoids

A food composition database for the plant compounds flavonoids has been launched by the Agricultural Research Service, part of the US Department of Agriculture. The...

Fish oil could be answer to lupus symptoms

Fish oil has been found to greatly reduce the symptoms of lupus disease, offering hope to millions of sufferers with little alternative to steroid treatment....

Vegetarians live longer, says study

Vegetarians may have a significantly lower risk of mortality than people who eat lots of meat, according to a study at the German Cancer Research...