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Pallone puts pressure on health secretary

"I am concerned that continuing promises have been made without results," Congressman Frank Pallone said in a letter to the Secretary for Health Tommy Thompson...

Overweight children fail to meet govt targets

More than 20 per cent of Los Angeles school children are overweight, according to a study presented at the national meeting of the American College...

New clinical trial for weight-loss formula

Humanetics Corporation announced today that it has completed a clinical study that evaluated the weight loss effect of a new dietary supplement formulation that includes...

Fruity youth can help curb cancer

A childhood diet rich in fruit may protect against the development of certain cancers in later life, according to the findings of a long term...

Potential cure for coeliac disease

Results from a new study may lead to the first medical treatment for coeliac disease, a hereditary digestive disease that can damage the small intestine...

Mediterranean diet rules!

A Mediterranean diet significantly lessens the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, shows a small Swedish study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. But it takes...

How sweet is your coffee?

The sweetening system used in hot tea and coffee can have an influence on the overall taste profile of the drink, according to new research....

Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories gets 'superior' rating

Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International, a preservative and nutraceutical products company, today announced that its NuPreserv manufacturing facility has received a 'superior' rating from the American...

Are you a 'supertaster'?

"Tell me what you eat, and I shall tell you what you are," wrote French gastronome Brillat-Savarin, in his 19th century tome, The Physiology of...

Cargill moves base

The European business centre for the amalgamated Cargill/Cerestar starch, sweetener and derivatives operations is to move from Paris to Mechelen in Brussels. The move follows...

Ginseng shows memory-boosting potential

A small study found that a ginseng compound improved the memory scores of people suffering from stroke-induced dementia, Chinese researchers reported last week. A ginseng...

Obesity - the most important cause of diabetes?

Elderly men and women with normal body weight still may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes if they have large amounts of muscle...

Soya could be harmful to infants

Eating soya during pregnancy may damage the sexual development of unborn infants, say researchers in a report this week. Researchers in the US found that...

Fat intake could be link to diabetes

Intake of animal fat may be linked to the outcome of type 2 diabetes, according to researches studying subjects from a Mediterranean population. A team...

Red meat, desserts linked to colon cancer

Women who eat a typical 'Western diet', high in red meats, sweets, fried food and refined grains, have a 50 per cent greater risk of...

Five-a-day message may not be hitting home

Despite constant media reports of the growing public health problems, including an 'obesity epidemic', a new study suggests many Americans may not even be eating...

Celiac disease more prevalent than thought

One out of every 133 Americans may have celiac disease, according to results from one of the largest studies ever on the disease, now found...

Calorie restriction shows further disease-fighting potential

Decreasing meal frequency and caloric intake protects nerve cells from genetically induced damage, delays the onset of Huntington's disease-like symptoms in mice and prolongs the...

Melatonin - time for a full review

UK scientists claim that funding should be provided to back proper testing of the supplement melatonin, used to relieve jet lag symptoms, so that it...

Battling biology for a thinner population

Eating 100 fewer calories a day could help prevent weight gain in the average individual, say scientists in the US. A wider look at genetics...

Confectionery: sugar free, innovation to drive sales

The International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) held last month in Cologne, Germany, clearly illustrated the key confectionery trends, write market analysts Euromonitor. Particularly evident,...

Vitamin A derivative could restore smokers' health

Use of a Vitamin A derivative could protect against lung cancer development in former smokers by restoring production of a crucial protein, claim researchers in...

Selenium supplements stay prostate cancer progression

Dogs fed a diet supplemented with selenium show a lower level of DNA damage in their prostates compared with dogs fed a normal (unsupplemented) diet,...

Food agency calls for banana diversity

Responding to recent media reports that bananas may be extinct within ten years, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has urged producers to promote...

Australia clears Burns bid, but delays from NZ

The Burns Philp - Goodman Fielder saga continues with the news today that the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has cleared the hostile bid from...

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