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‘Risks outweigh benefits’ for calcium supplements: Meta-analysis

Regularly taking calcium supplements for osteoporosis may cause more heart attacks than the number of fractures they prevent, according to new research.

Industry : Calcium research “cherry picked” results

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FDA fails to appeal selenium ruling – but will it act?

The Food and Drug Administration must follow a district court ruling and alter existing qualified health claims for selenium or face contempt of court charges, according to the plaintiffs in...

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Toxicology study confirms safety of Artinia fiber ingredient

A fiber ingredient sold by Stratum Nutrition has been found to have no adverse effects in a new safety and toxicology report.

Study supports prostate cancer benefits of tocotrienols

The link between Vitamin E and cancer benefits has received extra backing from a new study, which found that a mix of different forms of the vitamin helped prevent prostate...

Study confirms rooibos antioxidant potential

Italian researchers have found that rooibos tea is able to boost plasma antioxidant defences in humans.

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UAS Laboratories set up new college endowment

The president of UAS Laboratories has set up a new endowment for the College of Nutrition and Food Science at the South Dakota State University (SDSU)

GAO uncovers fraudulent ‘personalized’ supplements

Dietary supplements are being fraudulently sold as part of misleading genetic tests, according to a report published this week by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Yogurt proteins could stabilize omega-3 enrichment

New research suggests that naturally occurring antioxidant peptides could be used to prevent oxidation of omega-3 in functional foods.

Alcohol may reduce arthritis risk and severity

New research suggests that drinking alcohol can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis - the first time such an effect has been observed in humans.

Study finds 'no overall benefits' of probiotic strains for eczema

A new study conducted with Danisco probiotics has yielded mixed results over their benefits for eczema in children, although researchers suggest that larger studies could help identify more definitive benefits.

Green tea maker battles “government’s speech or none at all”

Green tea manufacturer Fleminger is suing the Food and Drug Administration for restricting the use of approved health claims linking green tea and breast and prostate cancer.

Study shows king palm flour is high in dietary fibres and minerals

Brazilian research has found that king palm flour, obtained from heart-of-palm processing waste, exhibited higher levels of dietary fibre than cereals such as wheat, barley, rye and sorghum.

Capsaicin weight loss mechanism suggested

Researchers in Korea have published new evidence that suggests the mechanisms behind why capsaicin may aid weight loss.

Nestle signs food dehydration R&D deal

Nestle is to embark on a new research and development project involving an emerging food dehydration technology, following an agreement reached with the Canadian firm that developed the method.

Pollen spores could enhance omega-3 bioavailability

Hollowed-out pollen spores could be used to microencapsulate EPA omega-3 and make it more bioavailable, new research from the University of Hull suggests.

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Kraft plans to double whole grain in Nabisco crackers

Kraft Foods has announced plans to double the amount of whole grain in its Nabisco-brand crackers, as Americans continue to struggle to consume their recommended three servings of whole grain...

Medical journal editors urge energy drink rethink

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) has called for more regulation and initiative from industry to protect children from the potential health threat posed by energy drinks.


Nanotechnology in food: What’s the big idea?

Let's get talking about nanotech. The science of the very small has filled the food industry with big ideas – but industry is torn on how to present nanotechnology to...

Cashew seed extract shows anti-diabetes potential

Lab tests have indicated that cashew seed extract could help boost glucose uptake, earmarking it as a compound with potential anti-diabetic properties.

Innovation on the up, claims IFT

Food and beverage product launches increased by 15 percent in the last half of 2009 in the United States, indicating a move toward more product innovation, according to the Institute...

Tea polyphenols show antiglycation promise for diabetics

Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) could play a role in attenuating low density lipoprotein (LDL) and glycation in high-glucose, diabetes-like conditions, if the results of an in vitro trial hold true in vivo....

Coca-Cola fails to dismiss Vitaminwater lawsuit

Coca-Cola is to face a lawsuit challenging the health claims on its Vitaminwater drinks, after a US federal judge denied the firm’s request to have the lawsuit dismissed.

Nestle study to examine weight benefits of whole grains

Nestle is teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic research center to conduct what it says will be amongst the largest controlled studies on the benefits of whole grains.

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