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Enzymatic changes - new concepts for food sector

Could enzymatic changes in complex carbohydrates improve the nutrient content of food and animal feed? New knowledge from a group of European researchers working on...

Curcumin may prevent alcohol-related liver disease

A team from the US, Finland and Hong Kong have found that curcumin, found in the Indian spice turmeric, prevents activation of a genetic factor...

Body building supplements undermined by lack of science

Those who seek a well-chiselled body can start clearing out their medicine cabinets. A US study reveals that of the more than 250 dietary products...

Finding the GMOs

Testimony to the increasing use of GMO detection equipment, four laboratories across the world have licensed Genetic ID's proprietary technology to detect genetically modified organisms...

New evidence of curcumin's potent health benefits

Curcumin, found in the Indian spice turmeric, may be able to slow down and stop the blood cancer multiple myeloma, suggest researchers, confirming previous health...

US takes the biscuit...

Confirming reports from the European Commission yesterday that the European consumer is sceptical about food-related biotechnologies, are the findings of a joint UK-US study into...

1.7 billion - the numbers of obese worldwide

Calls for urgent action to treat obesity are again in the headlines, following a new assessment that up to 1.7 billion people worldwide could be...

B vitamins slow Alzheimer's progress

High doses of three common vitamins - folic acid, B12 and B6 - may be able to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, if the...

Reference on flavonoids

A food composition database for the plant compounds flavonoids has been launched by the Agricultural Research Service, part of the US Department of Agriculture. The...

Fish oil could be answer to lupus symptoms

Fish oil has been found to greatly reduce the symptoms of lupus disease, offering hope to millions of sufferers with little alternative to steroid treatment....

Vegetarians live longer, says study

Vegetarians may have a significantly lower risk of mortality than people who eat lots of meat, according to a study at the German Cancer Research...

Folate linked to depressive episodes

A team of US and Norwegian investigators claim to have found for the first time a link between nutrition and depression vulnerability. Martha Morris and...

Coffee drinking poses little risk to foetus

New research backs previous studies that show that pregnant women can drink a moderate amount of coffee without harming their babies. Researchers from Yale University...

Food crops protected against contamination?

In a bid to limit the contamination of food crops by pharmaceutical plants the US Department of Agriculture has issued a new guidance to tighten...

Hope for peanut allergy sufferers

With legislators across the world currently discussing the issue of food allergens and labelling, scientists are busy in the labs investigating solutions to this increasing...

Tea boosts success of colon cancer drugs

Evidence continues to mount in favour of the consumption of white and green tea with the publication of findings from a new study that suggest...

Foods to fight off diabetes

Scientists are hoping to find new compounds in foods that can help reduce risk of insulin resistance, a disorder which often leads to type 2...

Flavours boost Givaudan

Swiss flavours and fragrance business saw sales from FIS, its newly acquired flavour business from Nestle, help the company to record overall sales of SF2.7...

Eating wholegrain cereal helps ward off stroke

Eating wholegrain cereals can reduce likelihood of death from heart disease, say researchers, but they stress that refined grain cereals had no effect on heart...

Whey to go...

US supplier of applied protein sciences Proliant and Trega Foods, latterly known as Weyauwega Milk Products, a manufacturer of cheese and dairy-based ingredients, this week...

Folate may reduce breast cancer risk raised by alcohol

A higher intake of folate and possibly vitamin B6 may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, report researchers in the US. The team from...

Vitamins could halve likelihood of infections

A daily multivitamin may reduce the chances of getting ill, say US researchers, who find that diabetics could gain significant benefits from a daily vitamin....

Green tea fails to help prostate cancer patients

Green tea is not an effective treatment for advanced prostate cancer, say researchers, although the plant has been associated with many other health benefits. Researchers...

DHA food increases gestation in pregnant mothers

Pregnant mothers who ate DHA-enriched eggs during the last three months of pregnancy had an increased length of gestation, report researchers. The team found that...

WHO report misleading on diet guidelines

The food industry has voiced its objections to the recently published draft WHO report on diet and nutrition and the prevention of diseases. The draft...