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Creatine supplement found ineffective

Creatine serum supplements seem to have no effect on muscle ATP or creatine stores, despite claims by one US manufacturer, say researchers. At a recent...

Fatty acids, the new 2 per cent rule

From the beginning of June this year Denmark will become the first country in the world to introduce restrictions on the use of industrially produced...

Nutrition levels linked to pre-term births

Even modest restrictions in maternal nutrition around the time of conception can lead to premature births and long-term adverse health effects for offspring, suggests new...

Gathering evidence for chromium picolinate

A recent conference on chromium picolinate highlighted the evidence backing the use of chromium in glucose control for people with type 2 diabetes and insulin...

New B vitamin discovered in Japan

Japanese researchers have discovered a new vitamin that has an important role in immune response and fertility in mice. The chemical, pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), may...

Tough quarter for flavour company

Lower sales volumes and higher selling expenses resulted in a drop in net sales for the first quarter ended 31 March 2003 for US company...

Green tea may contain potent skin healing properties

Compounds in green tea may one day be able to treat common skin diseases and wounds, reports a researcher in the US. A team at...

Acrylamide, one year on

Risk assessors from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) repeated their call for the levels of acrylamide in foods to be reduced as...

Folic acid may play role in prevention of Down's syndrome

An adequate intake of folic acid during pregnancy, believed to protect against neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies, may also help prevent Down's syndrome, researchers...

DASH diet to control blood pressure

Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products, known as the DASH diet, is one of the most effective ways of controlling...

WHO report defies sugar industry attack

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have released a controversial report on diet and its impact on disease...

Tea shown to fight infection

Drinking tea appears to prime the immune system to fight infection and chronic disease, according to US researchers. There is already a significant body of...

Ginkgo supplements not what they seem

The quality of the active ingredient in ginkgo supplements appears to have dropped significantly in the last three years, according to tests done by ConsumerLab.com....

ABF: steady growth but food not immune

Despite tougher trading conditions UK food and food ingredients business Associated British Foods (AB Foods) reported on Tuesday that operating profit had risen 14 per cent for the first 24...

Scientists question RDA of B vitamin

Low levels of vitamin B6 in smokers may raise their risk of cancer, according to researchers in the US, who found that even moderate smokers...

Bovine serum used to fight SARS-related disease

Proliant sister company American Protein Corporation (APC) says that a study has shown its bovine serum proteins to protect against coronavirus in an animal model....

New model predicts cheese damage

Researchers at a Dutch university claim to have developed a model that predicts how cheese will change when a force is applied to it. The...

Chromium deficiency behind obesity problems?

Americans may not be consuming enough of the mineral chromium, an essential mineral thought to enhance insulin sensitivity, according to research presented yesterday. The study,...

Red grape juice may have anti-hypertensive effect

A daily glass of red grape juice may help men with hypertension lower their blood pressure, according to results from a preliminary study presented in...

Up the calcium to boost weight loss?

Girls who consume more calcium tend to weigh less and have lower body fat than those with low calcium consumption, suggest new findings presented at...

The B vitamin painkiller

A combination of B vitamins has been found to reduce the severity of chronic pain in rats. The new research suggests that relief from chronic...

Bunge completes Cereol purchase

Following hot on the heels of last week's announcement that net income for the first quarter is set to exceed projections, privately owned US agribusiness...

IFF's breath of fresh air for flavour industry

International Flavours & Fragrances (IFF) is to launch CoolTek, a high-intensity cooling technology claimed to impart a "unique taste sensation for a clean, refreshing, energising...

Folate necessary to fight cancer risk

Individuals who are especially susceptible to genetic damage and who do not eat enough dietary folate are almost three times as likely to develop bladder...

Green tea treatment appears to reduce heart disease risk factors

A derivative of the green tea leaf may help reduce risk factors for heart disease, including bad cholesterol and high blood pressure, report researchers. A...

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