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A healthy glass of white

White wine can be just as healthy as red, according to researchers from the University of Montpellier in France who have made a Chardonnay with...

GM labelling: are there any winners?

'Impractical and unenforceable,' is how the European food and drink association, the CIAA, last week condemned the new EU legislation on the labelling of genetically...

Modern diet could be culprit behind acne

Eating too much refined bread and cereal may be one of the causes of teenage acne, according to a team of US scientists reports this...

Supplement to boost memory?

Researchers at Oregon Health Science University and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in the US are launching a clinical trial to determine whether...

Vegetarian diet may offer statin-free alternative

A study by researchers at the University of Toronto and St Michael's Hospital in Canada found that a diet including foods such as soy proteins,...

Peanut butter cuts diabetes risk

People who regularly eat peanut butter or nuts can significantly reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Harvard School...

Mercury in fish linked to heart attack

People who eat fish with a raised mercury content run a greater risk of coronary heart disease than previously thought, an international team of researchers...

Choosing the alternative

Herbal alternatives to hormone replacement therapy have mixed success, and most cannot be recommended to reduce menopausal symptoms, concludes a study published in this month's...

Honey fights infection in wounds

Honey could be successful in treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria which infects many wounds, report scientists from universities in Wales and New Zealand. In a report published...

Grape juice beats supplements

Drinking grape juice may be a better alternative to taking supplements, say researchers, who report that concord grape juice's powerful antioxidant effects may offer extra...

Blueberries for aging baby boomers

As an estimated 77 million baby boomers head toward retirement, foods reported to be high in powerful antioxidants are gaining growing interest. In a study...

Too sweet to resist

In the news again, US agri-giant Cargill reports that its Cargill Sweeteners North America business has formed a marketing alliance with the Southern Minnesota Beet...

Hands up for B vitamins!

Folic acid could dramatically reduce the risk of heart disease, deep vein thrombosis and stroke if levels of homocysteine (an amino acid) were reduced, according...

Chocolate keeps the heart healthy

Chocolate may actually be good for you, suggests new research which confirms previous studies showing the benefits of flavonols found in certain chocolates and cocoa...

Hydrocolloid expansion for Cargill

US agri-giant Cargill, the new owner of French starch company Cerestar, made further steps to increasing its texturiser business when the company announced this week...

Antioxidant levels under the microscope

US researchers reported findings this week from a vitamin E dose response and time course study which some believe may help supplement manufacturers to select...

Efficacy and safety of vitamins come under fire

Both hormone therapy and high dose antioxidant vitamins -either alone or in combination with hormones - do not reduce the risk of heart attacks, deaths,...

Research throws effects of caffeine into doubt

People who enjoy the occasional decaf latte may be getting more of a fix than they realise, report Swiss scientists in the journal of the...

A healthy myth

Nearly one in five American workers is grossly obese, smokes, drinks heavily and never exercises, yet believes he or she is in excellent health, according...

Measuring heart health - cholesterol or CRP?

Elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a blood-marker for inflammation, is a better predictor of risk for heart attacks than high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol...

Thanksgiving - a toast to health?

From the main course to dessert, the traditional Thanksgiving meal is stuffed with healthy food choices, particularly those rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, according to a...

Zeaxanthin-rich diet protects against AMD

Dietary zeaxanthin plays an essential role in protecting the retina from light damage, report researchers at the Schepens Eye Research Institute and Department of Ophthalmology,...

Coffee may prevent onset of diabetes

High coffee consumption could be associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, suggest Dutch researchers in a letter in the recent issue of...

Danisco targets women

The American arm of Danish ingredients company Danisco announced this week that in order to capitalise on the most influential segment of US shoppers in...

Food technology: vacuuming the trans fat

A new method for frying snacks is keen to tap into the current trend towards healthy eating. US company Harvest Bay has come up with...

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