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Fine wine discovery

US scientists have identified a new compound in red wine which could be just as important as the antioxidant resveratrol, in fighting cholesterol, they claim....

Taking out trans fats

People are eating less trans-fatty acids than they were two decades ago, finds a new study, which comes shortly after the Food and Drug Administration's...

Time to take tea seriously?

Researchers are developing a new cream composed of compounds found in tea, which they claim will help fight skin cancer, the most common type of...

Cranberry treatment for stroke patients

Cranberries may reduce brain cell damage associated with stroke, researchers claimed at a meeting yesterday. In laboratory studies using rat brain cells exposed to simulated...

Natural sleep aid could worsen asthma symptoms

People with asthma should consider limiting the use of melatonin as a sleep aid, according to researchers in the US, who report that higher levels...

NCCAM searching for new fellow

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced the creation of a new NCCAM...

Herb acts safely on hot flashes, suggests study

The herb black cohosh may reduce hot flashes by acting on body temperature regulation, rather than through its estrogen-like effects, report researchers, who suggest the...

Cutting costs on supplement oil tests

US researchers have discovered a faster, cheaper method for testing the quality and purity of oils, such as flaxseed, used in dietary supplements. With pressure...

Better blood sugar control with chromium picolinate

A small trial on the supplement chromium picolinate could help determine effective doses for better treating type 2 diabetes, according to researchers in the Netherlands...

Fischler boosts the troops before WTO

"We want to make the Doha Development Agenda a success." For Agriculture European Commissioner Franz Fischler this is Europe's number one objective for the upcoming...

Calcium supplements to target diarrhea

People who eat a lot of dairy foods may be at lower risk of traveller's diarrhea, according to scientists in the Netherlands, who have shown...

Givaudan cuts flavour production costs

An industry link-up to find cheaper production methods for flavours is already bearing fruit as Swiss flavours giant Givaudan announces 'key milestone' in research on...

Vitamin E offers no benefit to heart disease patients, long-term trial

Taking vitamin E will not prevent heart attacks or cancer, researchers said this week, news that could dent the current boom of one of the...

Human body may contain hidden obesity treatment

Two different chemicals produced naturally by the body could be used in the future to stem the dangerous rise in obesity, according to new studies...

Alcohol linked to lower risk of metabolic syndrome

Regular alcohol intake, thought to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, is associated with lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome, reported Greek researchers at the European...

Dispute panel looks into EU GM rules

The World Trade Organisation has given the go ahead for a dispute panel to be set up under its aegis to investigate a complaint by...

Roche signs up for new food ingredients tech

Invest in Denmark, part of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reports this week that fledgling Danish biotech company Up Front Chromatography, the patent holder...

Cutting calories could cut risk of disease

Agricultural Research Service scientists have found that people with high cholesterol levels who followed a low-fat and low-calorie diet not only lost weight, but also...

Wise up to sage benefits

The kitchen herb sage can improve memory, finds new research which could have significant implications for treatments for Alzheimer's disease, suggest the UK-based researchers. The...

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...