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A boost for bone health

A conference organised by British research organisation Leatherhead Food International is to address the increasing concerns related to bone health and the role of the...

Indena studies support Soyselect

Italian plant extract company Indena reported that studies to explore the effectiveness of its soy extract, Soyselect, showed that it may be a safe and...

The power of blue foods

Early results of a study by neuroscientist James Joseph, of the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, indicate that blueberries may...

Black cohosh - a safe alternative to HRT

A study published in the current issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment suggests that the black cohosh supplement RemiFemin Menopause can safely relieve menopausal...

Research spotlight on 'friendly' bacteria

Three dozen scientists from across the US will meet later this month to examine the genomes of lactic acid bacteria, the so-called 'friendly' bacteria which...

SAM-e supplement, just as effective as depression drugs

The over-the-counter dietary supplement SAM-e ("SAMMY") shows promise as an alternative treatment to prescription drugs for depression and osteoarthritis and may help some chronic liver...

Childhood obesity at 'staggering' levels

Childhood obesity rates have reached staggering levels and obesity has nearly surpassed smoking as the leading cause of preventable death among Americans, according to a...

Chinese medicine, hope for hepatitis B treatment

Using Chinese herbal medicine alongside standard therapy may be a more effective treatment of chronic hepatitis B than the therapy alone, researchers from University of...

Further evidence for booming AHCC supplement

A nine-year study on AHCC, the popular nutraceutical developed from different species of mushrooms cultivated in Japan, has found that it has a positive influence...

Antioxidant reduces brain damage in stroke model

New research shows that a synthetic antioxidant can reduce brain damage by more than 40 per cent in lab animals when given seven and a...

EFSA names executive director

The European Food Safety Agency has appointed Geoffrey Podger as its executive director, a major step forward in the process of finalising the management team...

Vitamin D holds key to osteoporosis treatment

A novel form of vitamin D has been shown to grow bone in the lab and in experimental animals, a result that holds promise for...

Boosting nutrition increases flu vaccine efficiency

Two recent studies suggest that the flu vaccine, currently around 50 to 60 per cent effective in preventing illness in older people, might be even...

Calcium-fortified foods - the risks

Studies presented at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology, suggest that calcium-fortified foods may hinder...

Evidence backs new soy protein

US soy processor Central Soya reported that a study carried out by researchers at the University of Massachusetts shows that consumption of Alpha protein, a...

North Carolina experts take on US medicinal products market

A conference to discuss how North Carolina's agricultural communities can tap into the $40 -50 billion US natural medicinal products market is taking place at...

New flavours boost milk drinking

A recent study in US schools shows that students' milk consumption and nutrition status can be significantly improved by increasing the range and quality of...

Let's talk about nutrition

A new study finds that just one in four American women initiate conversations with their doctors about nutrition, despite growing evidence of its role in...

ADM shakes hands in Cuba

Archer Daniels Midland became the first US company on Thursday to sign contracts with Cuban food importer Alimport as an unprecedented US agricultural trade show...

Food science provides the answers

Arguably, consumer preferences are currently moving towards easily prepared food, less severely processed food (vitamins and nutrients preserved), natural food (without preservatives and other artificial...

Discovery of celiac cause, and possible treatment by supplements

A team of investigators led by Stanford University researchers have discovered the cause and a potential treatment for celiac sprue, an autoimmune disease that leads...

China adds value to soy sauce

Chinese nutritionists have fortified soy sauce with iron in order to combat anaemia caused by deficiency of the mineral, reported China's Xinhua news agency. Daily...

Soy and HRT - links to heart disease inconclusive

Both soy supplements and hormone replacement therapy appear to improve risk factors for heart disease in women with diabetes, according to a report by USA...

Healthy berries - new evidence

More evidence to suggest the health benefits of cranberry juice were revealed this week by researchers in Germany. Setting out to evaluate the influence of...

World Heart Day highlights extent of global health crisis

Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, is on the rise and has become a true pandemic that "respects no borders," according to an...