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Danisco buy-out fails to dent DuPont Q2 earnings

Dupont, which earlier in the year warned that its May $6.49bn acquisition of Danisco would dent its yearly profits, has defied expectations in second quarter results published today.

Sunshine vitamin under the spotlight

Sun, sun, and more sun: For many the summer months are about being outside and enjoying the sunshine. And this means vitamin D! As summer really kicks in, we look...

Zinc lozenges may shorten common cold duration

Zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of common cold episodes by up to 40 per cent, according to a new systematic review of the evidence.

Enzymotec USA notches up double-digit growth for krill oil

The US arm of Israeli biotech firm Enzymotec says it is confident of sustaining double-digit growth in sales of krill oil as awareness of its multiple benefits grows.

Antibiotics better for UTIs than cranberry, but may increase drug resistance, say researchers

Antibiotics may achieve better results at preventing recurrent urinary tract infections, but they also increase the risk of antibiotic resistance three-fold, according to new research.

Biotech firm launches mission to commercialize novel prebiotics

A New Orleans-based biotech firm on a mission to commercialize “novel evidence-based prebiotic products” is aiming to bring its first products to market next year.

Penthouse moves into dietary supplements market with ‘liquid libido’ shots

Adult entertainment giant Penthouse has branched out into the dietary supplements market with the launch of Penthouse Shots, liquid supplements claiming to “ignite sexual wellness”.

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Shaping Beauty: We are cooperating with the FDA

The attorney representing Shaping Beauty – the recipient of a recent FDA warning letter claiming multiple violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act – says her client is...

Doubling vitamin D levels most cost effective way to reduce global mortality rates, study

Increasing serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D is the "most cost-effective way to reduce global mortality rates", according to a new study.

Dormant antioxidant has ‘unparalleled’ benefits

A Beverly Hills-based biotech firm is planning to launch a series of supplements and functional foods containing ergothioneine, an antioxidant it claims has “unparalleled” benefits that has hidden its light...

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Kemin launches water-extracted green tea powder

Kemin Health has launched a green tea powder for the dietary supplements market it says retains the composition and antioxidant profile of brewed green tea and provides an alternative to...

Chia seeds may offer omega-3 heart and liver benefits: Study

Consumption of chia seeds as a source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) may bring about redistribution associated with heart and liver protection, according to new research in rats.

Attorney: Vitamin D qualified health claims petition still 'months away'

It could be several months before a qualified health claims petition about vitamin D is submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to the lawyer coordinating the application.

New entrant set to shake up algal omega-3 market

A new player is poised to enter the vegetarian omega-3 market with a production process it claims will enable it to make the long chain fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)...

Fortification drives consumer definition of ‘healthy’

Fortification and added healthy ingredients are stronger factors in driving purchases of foods perceived as healthy than absence of less healthy ingredients like sugar, saturated fat and sodium, according to...

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Biotab Nutraceuticals to pay $1.75m to settle lawsuit over ExtenZe

Dietary supplement manufacturer Biotab Nutraceuticals has agreed to pay a $1.75m fine for violating consumer protection laws by falsely advertising that its ExtenZe supplements increase penis size.

ChromaDex: We’ll do for nicotinamide riboside what we did for pterostilbene

Nicotinamide riboside (NR) - the latest addition to ChromaDex’s bioactive ingredients stable – will follow a similar development path to pterostilbene, a compound found in blueberries it has synthesized to...

Spanish researchers discover powerful new antioxidant

A novel and powerful natural antioxidant, which is it is 4.5 times more potent than vitamin E and 10 times more potent than vitamin C, has been discovered in tomato plants.

NutraJobs: People on the move July 2011

NutraIngredients-USA presents a photo gallery round up of movements in the nutra sector, including changes at Aker Biomarine, Cyvex, and BI Nutraceuticals.

Schiff Nutrition to step away from ‘crazy’ private label contracts

Schiff Nutrition will continue to play in the private label supplements market but will “step away” from “crazy” tenders and pump all available funds into its brands from MegaRed...

Vitamin D may slash diabetes risk: Meta-analysis

Increased intakes of vitamin D are associated with a 13 percent reduction in the risk of diabetes, says a new meta-analysis.

Seaweed may provide new source of functional ingredients

Seaweed and other macroalgae could rival milk products as sources of functional ingredients such as heart healthy bioactive peptides, according to a new study.

Special edition: Diabetes

Can dietary interventions treat diabetes' deathly global heathcare burdens?

As the previous three articles in this series have highlighted, dietary interventions that can combat the rise of diabetes and obesity are numerous and plentiful, as is the growing body...

Omega-3s may reduce diabetes risk: 3 studies compare plant & marine sources

Increased blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids from plant or marine sources are associated with reduced risk of type-2 diabetes, according to three new studies in the American Journal of...

‘No logic’ to FDA view on product-specific NDI notifications, says lawyer

There is “no logic” to the FDA’s insistence that NDI (new dietary ingredient) notifications are applicable only to the specific manufacturer that submits them, according to one leading food law...

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