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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...

Folate linked to depressive episodes

A team of US and Norwegian investigators claim to have found for the first time a link between nutrition and depression vulnerability. Martha Morris and...

Coffee drinking poses little risk to foetus

New research backs previous studies that show that pregnant women can drink a moderate amount of coffee without harming their babies. Researchers from Yale University...

Food crops protected against contamination?

In a bid to limit the contamination of food crops by pharmaceutical plants the US Department of Agriculture has issued a new guidance to tighten...

Hope for peanut allergy sufferers

With legislators across the world currently discussing the issue of food allergens and labelling, scientists are busy in the labs investigating solutions to this increasing...

Tea boosts success of colon cancer drugs

Evidence continues to mount in favour of the consumption of white and green tea with the publication of findings from a new study that suggest...

Foods to fight off diabetes

Scientists are hoping to find new compounds in foods that can help reduce risk of insulin resistance, a disorder which often leads to type 2...

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