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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....

Seaweed contains natural antibiotic

Seaweed species have been found to defend themselves from specific pathogens with naturally occurring antibiotics, which could present oppportunities for future nutraceuticals, report US researchers....

US develops CoQ10 manufacturing method

CoQ10 supplements, currently manufactured by fermentation only in Japan, may eventually be synthesized in the United States thanks to research at the University of California,...

Raspberries with cream?

Raspberry extracts could soon become the basis of anti-aging creams, suggest researchers who have identified powerful chemicals in the fruit and other berries that can...

R&D focus for flavours at Danisco

Danish ingredients company Danisco will expand its flavour creation centres in The Netherlands and Belgium as part of the restructuring of the flavour research and...

Cut the acrylamide, a call to food companies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should require food manufacturers to limit the amount of the potential carcinogen acrylamide in their products, said the...

Fish warning, again

The warnings about methylmercury-contaminated fish seemed to be over with a recent study confirming there was no threat. However this week a study in Environmental...

Fruit supplement counteracts fatty diet

Supplements derived from mixtures of fruits, vegetables and berries can prevent the immediate adverse impact of a fatty meal, according to the manufacturers Natural Alternatives...

Bone health study focuses on SoyLife

A study of women's bone health to be carried out by the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, is to investigate the potential benefits...

Evidence for veggies

A well-planned vegetarian diet can be a healthy alternative to a regular meat-based diet for all age groups, says a statement from the American Dietetic...

Cooking oil takes on fat and cholesterol fight

A new 'functional' cooking oil made from a blend of tropical, olive, coconut and flaxseed oils, may soon offer relief to calorie-counters and cholesterol-watchers, according...

Fiber in infant formula could prevent infant diarrhea

The value of dietary fiber in the adult diet is now recognised as important but in a journal this month researchers suggest that babies may...

Galaxy teams up with European cheese maker

Maker of dairy alternatives Galaxy Nutritional Foods has entered into a distribution and licensing agreement with French cheese firm Fromageries Bel. The agreement gives Europe's...

Milk product for lactose intolerance?

Drinking fermented milk appeared to eliminate or drastically reduce symptoms related to lactose intolerance in people with the allergy, report researchers at Columbus University, Ohio....

Barley to beat high cholesterol?

Research continues into the potential benefits that oats and barley could have on our health with new findings from the US suggesting that diets high...

Kikkoman, far reaching investment in US

Japanese soy sauce giant Kikkoman is to forge ahead with plans to expand in the US with the announcement this week that it has earmarked...

Caramel, the plain option

A rich hue combined with a bland flavour profile is the latest caramel colour from US company Sethness. The 'Plain' caramel colour - SC105 -...

US loses Egypt support over GM foods

Attempts by the United States administration to challenge the EU's five-year-old moratorium on approval of new genetically modified crops before the World Trade Organisation suffered...

Government office urges new guidelines on omega-3 intake

The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this week urged the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) to revise dietary...

Probiotics build eczema resistance

Probiotics given to pregnant women and babies around the time of childbirth could protect children from atopic eczema for up to four years - two...

Common plant contains anti-herpes agent

An extract from the common herb known as 'self-heal' may prove to be a powerful new herpes treatment, researchers reported at the annual American Society...

Strong support for omega-3 intake

Eating oily fish like salmon, tuna or bluefish at least twice a week can prevent sudden cardiac death because fatty acids in the fish block...

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