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Fruit and veg benefits proven again

Even moderate consumption of fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart attacks and other coronary events, researchers said yesterday, confirming the need for...

Nutrition 21 gains momentum with chromium research

A supplement containing chromium picolinate and biotin significantly reduced elevated blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes after only twelve weeks, reported researchers...

Wine compounds could counter smoking damage

Certain constituents in red wine may be able to reverse some of the damage caused by cigarettes, suggests a new study presented at the European...

Food science in 3D

Giant three-dimensional moving molecules roving before the eyes could help scientists understand molecular behaviour in a matter of minutes - instead of the more typical...

US consumer ambivalent over GM foods

As Europe and the United States square themselves for the battle of the GM at the upcoming WTO trade talks in Cancun, Mexico next week,...

Frutarom integrates flavour purchase

Tel Aviv stock exchange-listed Frutarom Industries has welcomed a new company into its stable - Frutarom Switzerland - previously known as Emil Flachsmann, and by...

Ginseng quality looking better

The quality of ginseng supplements has improved in the last two years, although some products on the market still present considerable risks to consumers, according...

Red wine prolongs yeast life

Scientists could be closer to understanding why red wine quaffing Mediterraneans live to a handsome age thanks to a new study that found an ingredient...

Cargill storms FiE

As US agribusiness Cargill reaches further into Europe, the upcoming Food Ingredients Europe 2003 exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany bears witness to the company's growing presence....

State-of-the-art labs for nutrition research

The US Department of Agriculture this week unveiled two new multi-million dollar buildings to house research on the role of food and its components in...

Curry spice key to treating IBD

Traditional curry spice curcumin may provide an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - Crohn's and ulcerative colitis - report researchers....

Womb experience dictates 'couch potato' syndrome?

Could your child be preordained to be an overweight couch potato? New Zealand physiologists are proposing that the well-known association between obesity, metabolic syndrome, sedentary...

Fruit and veg appeal still lacking

Cardiac rehabilitation patients may "just say no" not only to obviously harmful dietary fat but also to beneficial fruits and vegetables, claims a small study...

Novel ingredient approval for milk?

The food safety agency of Australia and New Zealand has opened the way for public comment on a number of possible changes to its recently...

Tagatose hits the marketplace, at last

Putting the pressure on its licensee MD Foods to bring tagatose to the marketplace may well have worked for the low cal sweetener patent holder...

Size matters, understanding the French paradox

The "French paradox" - the intriguing phenomenon that pitches France's rich cuisine against a slender population - can be explained in part by portions that...

UK nutrition group slams EU health claim proposals

Pragmatism with a hint of cynicism permeates the British Nutrition Foundation's analysis of the European Commission's proposal for a regulation on nutrition and health claims...

Carrots crack colon cancer

Colon cancer is a major cause of premature death in Europe, accounting for approximately 75,000 deaths each year. Could the answer lie in a glass...

Can obesity increase risk of breast cancer?

Science has already suggested that obesity is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, but a new study now explains why....

Moves to improve kid's diet

It's back-to-school time and time for parents to think about what their kids are eating. Over 16 per cent of children in the US are...

US calls for GM dispute panel

The United States, Argentina and Canada have asked the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to set up a dispute settlement panel to decide whether or not...

Heart-healthy chocolate

Dark chocolate could potentially reduce both cardiovascular and thromboembolic disease, due to its high flavonoid-rich cocoa content, suggests new research on chocolate consumption that compared...

The rise, and fall, of diabetes

The increase in the prevalence of diabetes may be due to better detection and people surviving longer with the disease not an increase in new...

Corn oil to cut cholesterol

Heart-friendlier products may be one of the benefits from new corn varieties developed by US scientists at the US department of agriculture's chief scientific research...

Green tea could halt bladder cancer

The active ingredient in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), has been found to block the growth of bladder tumours in rats. EGCG is increasingly regarded as...