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NIH grant could raise profile of chromium picolinate

The NIH is to fund research evaluating the use of chromium picolinate in people with type 2 diabetes. The findings could significantly boost chromium specialist...

Food supply top priority after 9/11

Two years ago to the day terrorist attacks in the United States struck a nation, leaving it shocked, angry and vulnerable. As the country continues...

FDA warning on star anise teas

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning advising consumers to avoid consuming herbal teas containing star anise, following reports that at least...

Fortifying with flavonoids

Adding heart healthy flavonoids to food during processing can improve the taste of some products, despite their bitter profile, claims a US scientist. Increased consumption...

Cancun, interpreting trade distortion

"We have fundamentally reformed our farm policy," and with these words Dr. Franz Fischler, European Commissioner for Agriculture kicked-off his first speech at the WTO...

New building blocks for nutritional pyramid

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to revise daily food intake guidelines, which form the basis for the Food Guide Pyramid, in an effort...

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...

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