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Gatorade challenges choc milk health claims

Gatorade has challenged a recent advertising campaign that claims that chocolate milk helps athletes to work out longer than conventional sports drinks.

Vitamin D, calcium supplements could reduce falls in women, not men

A daily supplement of vitamin D and calcium cut the rate of falls in elderly women by 50 per cent, but not men, reports a new study.

Vitamin E market in turmoil

A new report says that the market for vitamin E supplements is in turmoil as consumers become confused by conflicting media messages, but despite this the cosmetics and toiletries industry...

Cocoa flavonols linked to low blood pressure

Regular eating of flavonol-rich chocolate can cut the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by half, reports a long-term study of elderly men.

AHPA starts fifth herbal harvest survey

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has initiated its fifth survey in order to quantify annual harvests of selected North American herbs used as ingredients in herbal products.

Weekly Comment

The bad research debate

The dust is settling on the WHI trial. First came the news that low-fat diets didn't reduce the risk of breast or colorectal cancer or cardiovascular disease, then came news...

New Zealand aims to put kiwi supplement on global market

Seeka Kiwifruit Industries, New Zealand's largest kiwifuit supply company, says it is to extend its business portfolio into the nutraceutical world by investing further in health supplements business Vital Foods.

Soft drinks industry pledges to tackle benzene in drinks

America's soft drinks association said it would have to look again at benzene in drinks, after new tests revealed to suggest it and food safety authorities failed to stamp...

The supplements - bird flu debate: selenium

Following last week's claims and counter claims that dietary supplements may offer protection from avian flu, Stephen Daniells looks into statements that selenium supplements may offer protection.

FDA seizes more ephedra supplements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seized around $3m worth of dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids in a move to "protect the public health."

Zeaxanthin on the eye health map

As Prevent Blindness America observes AMD/Low Vision Awareness month in February, Jess Halliday speaks to Manuel Pavon of Chrysantis about the emerging role of zeaxanthin in eye health.

Melatonin could help tinnitus, improve sleep

A daily supplement of melatonin could improve tinnitus and sleep, a result that offers hope to the estimated 15m Americans who consider their tinnitus to be a serious problem.

Southeast Asia offers opportunities for nutraceuticals

The nutraceuticals market in Southeast Asia has high growth potential but companies must invest heavily in advertising to help consumers understand the health benefits, says new strategic analysis from Frost...

Australian olive leaf extract moves into Canada

Canadian based C.K. Foods Inc. has entered into an exclusive agreement with Olive Products Australia, the world's largest specialized olive leaf grower, to distribute its Fresh Olive Leaf Complex.

Mental health: a global supplement trend

Supplement-makers on both sides of the Atlantic, and in other parts of the world, too, are tapping into consumer anxiety to become, or remain the brightest button in the box,...

Martek DHA could bring eye health claim to soymilk

Natural oils maker Martek Biosciences yesterday announced that its key product, the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, is to be used in a new soymilk product, which could allow the manufacturers...

Vitamin C helps smokers maintain vitamin E levels

A daily supplement of vitamin C can help preserve vitamin E levels in smokers, a group at risk of low vitamin E levels due to higher oxidative stress, by 45...

B vitamin may protect against fetal alcohol syndrome

A form of vitamin B3, nicotinamide, could reverse the brain defects due to maternal drinking, suggests a mice study from Cornell University.

NutraCea to triple capacity with Louisiana agreement

NutraCea has entered into a raw rice supply agreement with the Louisiana Rice Mill LLC (LRM) that could see the company's Stabilized Rice Bran capacity tripled.

Isoflavone and phytosterols supplements could ease CVD risk

A low glycemic index (GI) diet with a supplement of soy proteins and phytosterols for 12 weeks cut the risk of death from heart problems by 17 per cent compared...

Ingredients for innovation: New Zealand

Joint health from sheeps' wool, kiwi fruit crossed with berries and calcium-boosting bone extract… innovative ingredients from a small Pacific archipelago are starting to make a disproportionately big impact in...

Latin America health focus for new sterol, tocopherol supplier

Advanced Organic Materials, the new sterol and tocopherol supplier on the Latin American scene, is aiming to bring the benefits of healthy ingredients to a local market that has previously...

Green tea may reduce, but black tea may increase breast cancer risk

Drinking five cups of green tea a day can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 22 per cent, claims a meta-analysis of previous studies, the same studies that the...

Eastern Europe leads global sports drink growth

The global sports drinks market grew by 10 per cent in 2005 to 9,700 million litres, with the fastest growth recorded in Eastern Europe.

Cargill continues patent battle for high oleic canola oils

US agribusiness firm Cargill on Friday filed an appeal of a judge's ruling in December that prevents the company from enforcing patents for high oleic oils.

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