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Folic acid does not increase chances of twins

A Chinese population-based study provides strong evidence that women who take folic acid supplements during pregnancy do not have an increased likelihood of having a...

Hain expands snack range

Hain Pure Foods has launched a range of natural snack foods targeted at the whole family. The Hain PureSnax range comes in four varieties -...

Baywood introduces powder to oil joints

Baywood International has introduced Super Joints FIZZ to its powdered supplement range which also includes Cal-Mag FIZZ calcium and magnesium supplement. Super Joints FIZZ is...

Minute Maid plays up the health benefits

Minute Maid, the juice drink produced by The Coca-Cola Company, is already positioned as a healthy drink containing calcium, potassium and folate, among others, but...

Max your energy with guarana mints

Jo Mints has introduced two new energy mints, called Jo and M-60, designed to offer consumers a healthy way to boost energy levels in today's...

Focus for Lipid Sciences

A new strategic direction is in store for Lipid Sciences, so the biotechnology company announced Wednesday, with the application and development of its novel technology...

Plant-derived pharma: analysing growth

An estimated one-quarter of the prescription drugs sold in the United States, Canada and Europe contain active ingredients derived from plants, claims a new report...

Siberian tea: the next ginseng?

Nutritional supplements company Enzymatic Therapy has introduced Rhodiola Energy, a Rhodiola rosea extract based on the clinically studied herb. Is this the next ginseng? "I...

Rice bran treatment gets patent

Colorado-based nutraceuticals company NutraStar said this week it has been awarded a US patent (No. 10/012270) for its natural treatment for inflammation and pain in...

Vitamins buoy Wyeth healthcare results

Pharmaceutical company Wyeth, which makes the Centrum brand vitamins, today reported an overall increase in net revenue of 4 per cent for both the 2002...

Homocysteine research backs role of folic acid

People with a genetically determined, reduced breakdown of the amino acid homocysteine have an increased risk of coronary heart disease compared to healthy people, according...

Boost to casein levels for dairy manufacturers

News to delight dairy manufacturers and dismay opponents to genetically modified foods arrived this week with publication of a new study that reveals protein-rich milk...

Botanicals team search for new active compounds

The natural ingredients supplier Unigen Pharmaceuticals (UPI) said this week it is to collaborate with consultants Botanical Liaisons to discover new plants for use in...

Vitamin D, not calcium, key for postmenopausal women

Vitamin D rather than calcium intake is important in protecting postmenopausal women from fractures associated with osteoporosis, US researchers confirm. Researchers at the Brigham and...

Latin America hits IFF results

US flavours and fragrance giant International Flavors & Fragrances saw fourth quarter 2002 sales rise 5 per cent to $424.3 million (€391m) from $405.6 million...

NCLI targets beverage sector

Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International reported last week that tests have demonstrated that its preservative NuPreserv extends the shelf life of beverages. Paul Winniczuk, director of...

Bitter made better by Linguagen formula

Biotech company Linguagen has been awarded a patent for its 'bitter blockers' - compounds that inhibit the bitter taste response. The company claims this is...

FTC pulls up Slim Down Solution team

The Federal Trade Commission has charged Slim Down Solution, Maderia Management, and several related companies and individuals with using false claims in the marketing of...

Fortification review reveals the benefits

Food fortification with vitamins and minerals is one of the most effective methods to improve health and prevent nutritional deficiencies, say researchers in a new...

Nutrigenomics center gets go-ahead

A new National Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics has been set up to explore the links between diet, genes and diseases in minority populations....

Life sciences to increase food supply?

As agriculture and environment ministers at a European and national level discuss the potential impact of proposed changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) -...

Where does calcium come from?

Glanbia Nutritionals has launched a new website to inform consumers on the benefits of dairy calcium. The business, a new division of Irish dairy ingredients...

End of ephedra for EAS

Weight-loss products maker EAS has launched a new fat-burning supplement called ThermoDynamX, as it publicises its exit from the ephedra-based product sector. The new supplement...

NA impacts Chr. Hansen ingredients

Chr. Hansen - Food Ingredients saw net sales rising by five per cent in Europe, South America and Asia/Pacific for the first quarter ending 30...

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