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Balchem aims for modest earnings growth

Balchem reported a small rise in net sales, up 3 per cent overall during the first quarter of 2003, but said it was pleased with...

Calcium retention unaffected by high-protein diet

A high-protein diet containing mostly meat does not have adverse effects on women's ability to retain calcium, according to a study . About 200 million...

Sanmark to market high concentration GLA

Chinese company Sanmark Limited will launch high purity gamma linolenic acid (GLA) products, derived from borage oil, at SupplySide East next week. The firm's GLA...

Vanson HaloSource launches new trial into weight-loss product

Washington-based Vanson HaloSource is to carry out a second human study on LipoSan Ultra, its chitosan-based, ephedra-free weight management product. The study is designed to...

Forbes clears record on Reducol manufacture

Canadian firm Forbes Medi-Tech issued a release yesterday to saying that the Australian contract manufacturer Pan Pharmaceuticals, which this week had its manufacturing license suspended...

Sesame oil to lower blood pressure

Cooking with sesame oil in place of other edible oils appears to help reduce high blood pressure and lower the amount of medication needed to...

Fewer meals may help prevent diabetes

A new mouse study suggests fasting every other day can help fend off diabetes and protect brain neurons as well as or better than either...

Nutrition 21 takes InterHealth to court

Chromium supplement maker Nutrition 21 announced this week that it has filed an action for damages for false and misleading advertising against InterHealth Nutraceuticals in...

Zone Perfect maintains sales growth

Cereal bar maker ZonePerfect Nutrition reported another leap in gross sales revenues for the third quarter, up 89 per cent on last year's same period...

FDA clarifies antioxidant vitamin health claim

Manufacturers can now use a health claim linking antioxidant vitamins to a reduced risk of cancer when used with certain disclaimers set out by the...

Weight directly linked to cancer deaths

Body weight is directly associated with mortality from cancer, according to a study carried out in the US. The researchers at the American Cancer Society...

Creatine supplement found ineffective

Creatine serum supplements seem to have no effect on muscle ATP or creatine stores, despite claims by one US manufacturer, say researchers. At a recent...

Potent antioxidant reaches customers

US food ingredients company Applied Food Sciences announced last week that it has begun shipments of its green coffee bean extract product - Green Coffee...

Fatty acids, the new 2 per cent rule

From the beginning of June this year Denmark will become the first country in the world to introduce restrictions on the use of industrially produced...

Nutrition levels linked to pre-term births

Even modest restrictions in maternal nutrition around the time of conception can lead to premature births and long-term adverse health effects for offspring, suggests new...

ChampionLyte gears up for first shipments

ChampionLyte Beverages said it has signed a co-packing agreement with Island Beverage to produce the first production run of the newly reformulated ChampionLyte sports drink....

Gathering evidence for chromium picolinate

A recent conference on chromium picolinate highlighted the evidence backing the use of chromium in glucose control for people with type 2 diabetes and insulin...

ADM fails to lift profits

Operating profit at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) dropped further in the third-quarter, down 5 per cent from last year's quarter to $242,000,000, despite improved results...

Nautilus launches silver-enhanced water

Nautilus Mineral Waters of America has introduced a beverage for tourists to help ward off traveler's diarrhea. Nautilus' Mile High Natural Spring Water contains colloidal...

New B vitamin discovered in Japan

Japanese researchers have discovered a new vitamin that has an important role in immune response and fertility in mice. The chemical, pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), may...

Tough quarter for flavour company

Lower sales volumes and higher selling expenses resulted in a drop in net sales for the first quarter ended 31 March 2003 for US company...

Acrylamide, one year on

Risk assessors from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) repeated their call for the levels of acrylamide in foods to be reduced as...

Folic acid may play role in prevention of Down's syndrome

An adequate intake of folic acid during pregnancy, believed to protect against neural tube defects (NTDs) in babies, may also help prevent Down's syndrome, researchers...

NBTY to continue aggressive expansion strategy

Marketer of nutritional supplements NBTY, which has boosted its wholesale business with recent acquisitions, reported a 10 per cent rise in sales for the second...

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