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Further support for fortifying formula with fatty acids

Infant formula supplemented with iron and the fatty acids DHA and ARA helps to significantly improve the visual development of infants compared to non-supplemented formula,...

Dean Foods buys up leading organic brand

Dairy foods producer Dean Foods is to buy the remaining 87 per cent share in organic milk leader Horizon Organic for around $216 million in...

Omega-3 fatty acids linked to depression in elderly

Fatty acids may have a significant impact on mood in the elderly, say researchers in the Netherlands, showing that it is not just new mothers...

Milking it...

Republican senator Mitch McConnell put forward a bill last week that would not only drive up milk consumption in schools, but also ensure sales figures...

CFSAN expands nutrition team

The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) has appointed a new member to the senior management team to respond faster to the issues...

Price hike for CP Kelco xanthan gum

World leader in high-end hydrocolloid products CP Kelco has lifted the price of xanthan gum in response to market conditions. Starting from August 2003, the...

Soda consumption increasing vitamin deficiency?

Sodas and sugary drinks are helping to push up the figures of obese children, suggests a small study in the US, and also result in...

CAP: dilution or development?

The beginning of a new era? An historic moment? Or a plain old compromise? All have been used to describe yesterday's agreement by EU farm...

Passive smokers low in folate

Exposure to cigarette smoke may sap blood levels of folate, the B vitamin thought to protect against birth defects and reduce risk of some cancers,...

Highly bioavailable folate from Source Naturals

Supplement maker Source Naturals has introduced a folate supplement which it claims is more readily absorbed by the body. The product is designed for people...

Carbolite cereal bars change texture and taste

Carbolite Foods has introduced sugar-free, low-carbohydrate cereal bars, said to be lighter and tastier than the first generation nutrition bars. The company is positioning the...

Arginine may help treat pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell patients

Supplements of oral arginine reduced pulmonary hypertension by 15 per cent after five days of therapy in sickle cell patients, report researchers in a journal...

RiceX builds manufacturing facility in Central America

The RiceX Company is to manufacture a nutrition drink for children from a new facility in Central America. The plant will be funded by a...

Leading scientist fights back over GM claims

A leading UK scientist yesterday fought back criticisms from former environment minister over the safety of genetically modified organisms. In an article for the UK...

Pan warning reaches Canada

Metagenics is withdrawing a fatty acid supplement made by Pan Pharmaceuticals, the Australian firm involved in a major recall last month due to major safety...

QBI introduces 'safe' weight-loss herbal

New Jersey-based Quality Botanical Ingredients has introduced an ephedra alternative, said to mimic the thermogenic effects of the controversial weight-loss herbal. Tri-Xanthine combines three thermogenic...

Boosting botanicals at SupplySide West

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are to provide scientific presentations on botanicals as dietary supplements as part of the expanded seminar...

Bio-One readies for acquisitions acceleration

Florida-based Bio-One Corporation has renewed its agreement with industry mergers and acquisitions advisor Health Business Partners to assist with its planned acquisition of nutritional supplement...

Fruit antioxidants shown to lower cancer risk

Eating sufficient fruit and vegetables to maintain antioxidant vitamin and mineral levels could reduce the risk of cancer and mortality in men, report researchers from...

AHPA prepares cGMP comments

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has prepared a report summarizing input from recent meetings with the industry on the FDA proposals for cGMPs. The...

Theaflavin-enriched tea appears to lower cholesterol

A theaflavin-enriched green tea extract significantly reduced LDL cholesterol in patients with raised cholesterol levels, report researchers this week. They say that the supplement could...

Wisdom Herbs introduces fiber-boosting supplements

Wisdom Nutrition, a division of Wisdom Herbs, is to launch three new supplements - Fiber Wisdom, Joint Wisdom and Osteo Wisdom - at the National...

Isoflavones appear to work best on initial hot flashes

Soyfoods and soybean isoflavone supplements seem to be most effective at alleviating the hot flashes experienced during menopause when initially most frequent, report researchers in...

CRN sets out to educate Congress

Dietary supplement industry trade association the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) this week launched an advertising campaign to run in two Congress publications as part...

DNA changes to reduce caffeine fix

As the debate hots up over genetically modified foodstuffs, a report published in the latest issue of Nature suggests that, thanks to the tinkering of...

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