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Longer trial finds ginkgo supplements improves memory

New evidence showing that supplements of the ginkgo biloba herb can improve memory was presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for...

Healthy and at-risk populations benefit from omega-3

Taking supplements of DHA omega-3 fatty acids results in a significant cardioprotective benefit both for patients at risk of developing cardiovascular disease and in healthy...

Vitamin supplements could halt thousands of cases of blindness

Daily supplements of antioxidant vitamins and zinc could help more than 300,000 people at risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration avoid vision loss over the...

Green tea agent fights HIV infection

The main active agent in green tea, EGCG, prevents the first step in HIV infection and could one day be used as a new anti-HIV...

Probiotics, potential in conventional treatment

Mounting scientific evidence for the therapeutic use of probiotics suggests that these products should be incorporated into conventional medical practices, concluded a recent meeting of...

Vitamin C reduces stroke risk, especially in smokers

Dietary intake of the antioxidant vitamin C may be associated with reduced risk for stroke, especially in people who smoke, report Dutch scientists in a...

Antioxidants may boost aging brains

Eating an antioxidant-rich diet may help protect cognitive skills from deterioration during old age, according to new research presented at a meeting of neuroscientists in...

Plant and marine omega-3 benefit diabetes patients

Research to be presented today suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, from either plant or marine sources, can have significant benefits in reducing risk of heart...

Soybean prices peak in October

The impact of higher commodity prices on ingredients manufacturers continues to impact margins. In October, figures show that soybean prices peaked at their highest levels...

Chewing the GM cud

If nothing else, the opening decade of the 21st century will go down in the annals of time as the period the world went to war over GMOs. When it...

Calcium, weight loss link explored in new study

US researchers are investigating whether calcium intake, previously linked to lower weight in girls, could help prevent women from gaining too much weight when pregnant....

Herbal labeling depends on brand, not benchmarks

Different brands of the same herbal products available to US consumers may vary substantially in recommended dose and listed ingredients, researchers report in a new...

MGP Ingredients reaps rewards of strategy

Sales for speciality ingredients set first quarter results soaring for US company MGP Ingredients, offsetting a downturn in figures for commodity ingredients and in the...

Cocoa beats wine and tea for antioxidants

Researchers at Cornell University have shown that the hot beverage cocoa contains more antioxidants per cup than a similar serving of red wine or tea...

Canada seeks plant remedy secrets from Cree nation

Canada's Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) is backing a project to research the use of herbal medicines for diabetes by the Cree nation. The NHPD...

Parliament calls for sweetener safety review

The European Parliament has cleared amendments to the sweetener directive, but only after setting up a trail of conditions - including a closer monitoring of...

Lycopene or whole tomato?

Taking supplements of lycopene, the tomato-derived carotenoid making growing sales in the supplement market, may not be sufficient to fight against the onset of prostate...

Food intake not linked to heart disease?

Calorie intake may not be a major factor in causing death by heart disease, according to a study, which questions the efficacy of low-calorie foods...

New milk, low in saturated fat

Scientists have developed a new cattle-feed supplement, which dramatically boosts the content of unsaturated fatty acids over saturated fats in cows' milk. The new supplement,...

Südzucker ups stakes in Raffinerie Tirlemontoise

Europe's largest sugar producer, Südzucker, has closed a five-year convertible bond of €250 million, the proceeds from which will be used to lift its stake...

Need for regulation in nutrigenomics?

New research designed to help consumers create customised diets based on their genetic make-up will create ethical and legal challenges with serious implications for the...

Food industry unprepared for new FDA rules

The food industry is not ready for new rules on bioterrorism in the US rapidly created and cleared after the events of September 11, 2001,...

Chr Hansen expands in China

Western ingredients companies continue to make inroads into the massive Chinese food market with Danish company Chr Hansen cutting the ribbon yesterday on new facilities...

Chinese herb fights prostate tumors

The Chinese herb Scutellaria barbata has been found to slow progression of prostate tumors in mice, suggesting potential chemopreventive effects in humans. The herb, a...

Canadian minister welcomes US mad cow decision

At the end of last week the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a proposed rule aimed at ending the ban on imports of Canadian...