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Fruit antioxidants shown to lower cancer risk

Eating sufficient fruit and vegetables to maintain antioxidant vitamin and mineral levels could reduce the risk of cancer and mortality in men, report researchers from...

Rhodia tackles Australia

Rhodia Food, a subsidiary of French company Rhodia, has strengthened its position in Australia with the signature of a distribution agreement with Australian chemical giant...

Theaflavin-enriched tea appears to lower cholesterol

A theaflavin-enriched green tea extract significantly reduced LDL cholesterol in patients with raised cholesterol levels, report researchers this week. They say that the supplement could...

Isoflavones appear to work best on initial hot flashes

Soyfoods and soybean isoflavone supplements seem to be most effective at alleviating the hot flashes experienced during menopause when initially most frequent, report researchers in...

DNA changes to reduce caffeine fix

As the debate hots up over genetically modified foodstuffs, a report published in the latest issue of Nature suggests that, thanks to the tinkering of...

Beware of vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is much more frequent among African American children and adults than previously thought, according to researchers speaking at a recent meeting. In...

Flavours to drive oleoresin growth

The innovative world of flavours is experiencing more rapid growth than the overall food industry, giving fresh momentum to the essential oils and oleoresins market,...

Natural phytosterols reduce cholesterol absorption too

The phytosterols in certain plant foods may have important effects on cholesterol absorption and metabolism, suggests a recent study. Researchers from Washington University in St...

WHO consults global food industry

Talks on solutions to combat the growing global incidence of chronic disease continued this week when officials from the World Health Organisation (WHO) met in...

New speciality fats range from Loders

Taste, texture, and stability in confectionery fillings can all be achieved with a new range of filling fats from Loders Croklaan , the Dutch-based company recently...

Folic acid supplements may not reduce heart attacks in at-risk patients

Folic acid did not prevent heart attacks in heart disease patients receiving supplements of the vitamin over a two-year period, report researchers in the Netherlands....

Isoflavones in foods may reduce breast cancer risk

Eating foods rich in isoflavones may reduce the risk of breast cancer, especially in postmenopausal women, suggests Japanese research. Frequent consumption of soy-rich miso soup...

Stollwerck squeeze-out on hold

Swiss-based cocoa processor, Barry Callebaut, said this week that it had suspended efforts to take full control of chocolate maker Stollwerck after minority shareholders in...

Fitting alternative to controversial GM foods?

Low-saturated fat foods, enhanced flavours, foods without allergens - all this is possible without any tampering of DNA material. US company Anawah has received several...

ADA meeting reveals promising chromium picolinate research

The novel combination of chromium picolinate and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) increased muscle glycogen levels, a measure of the body's ability to process stored glucose,...

Cherries challenge gout

A small study supports the reputed anti-gout efficacy of cherries, write researchers in the Journal of Nutrition this month. The team found that the plasma...

Humble fruit and veg help to cut healthcare costs

As if we needed any further reason to adopt a healthier diet, a new report finds that a healthy diet now can lower health care...

Liquorice plant may offer SARS treatment

A compound found in the root of the liquorice plant could be more effective at treating the SARS virus than currently used drugs, reported researchers...

Diabetes continues to rise

One in three Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes, according to a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report presented last week....

GMO compliance to enter global stage

A UN agreement to protect biodiversity and human health moved one step further on Friday when Environment Ministers in the EU formally adopted the regulation...

Antioxidant review 'old news'?

Antioxidant vitamins are not effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, concludes a meta-analysis of randomised trials in tomorrow's issue of the Lancet. The...

ADM oil boosts fat breakdown

The Enova brand cooking oil, produced jointly by ADM and Japan's Kao, has been shown to increase the body's ability to burn fat and may...

UK gives green light for new sweetener

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced this week that new regulations giving a two-year temporary national authorisation to market a new sweetener - 'salt...

Coffee gets the global touch

In our second flavour news of the day, Danish ingredients giant Danisco reports on the two new flavour concepts it developed for the Specialty Coffee...

Cargill steps up grapefruit supplies

In a bid to encourage a closer collaboration between citrus growers and juice manufacturing customers, Cargill Citro Pure - a joint venture between Cargill Citro-America,...

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