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Simple supplements beat multi-vits in pregnancy

Simple folic acid-iron supplements taken during pregnancy may be more effective than multiple vitamins in reducing the risk of low birth weight babies, according to...

Take two functional foods...

New research from UK-based Institute of Food Research reveals that two food components recognised for their ability to fight cancer are up to 13 times...

Fish oils reduce heart disease risk in diabetic women

Eating fish regularly reduced the risk of heart disease in diabetic women by as much as 64 per cent, according to an American study out...

Fishing for health

Moves to further investigate the impact of fish consumption on heart health have been undertaken in a new study by Edinburgh university in Scotland. The...

Our amazing internal world

New insights about the foundations of our health could soon be revealed thanks to the recent completion of the genome sequence of one of the...

Natural peptide may reduce damage from brain injury

Biopharmaceutical company Zengen announced this week that its researchers have discovered supplements of a naturally occurring hormone may be able to help patients with brain...

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...

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