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Sports supplements survey - kids up intake

One million American young people between the ages 12 to 17 have taken potentially harmful performance-enhancing supplements and drugs, even though the majority were aware...

Ingredient X - Black Tea anti-cancer agent discovered

Many studies have implied that the regular consumption of black tea can protect against a range of human cancers. Now scientists think they know why,...

Aarhus releases Maritex capital

Danish food and pharmaceuticals firm Aarhus Oliefabrik signed an agreement this week with Norwegian dairy company Tine Biomarin AS to increase the capital in Maritex,...

Herbal Association refutes recent ginkgo study

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) have heavily criticised the findings of a new study that attributes the...

Ginkgo compound may harm placenta

Researchers have found the potentially harmful compound colchicine in the placental blood of women taking the popular herbal medicine Gingko biloba. Previous research has indicated...

Nutrigenomics - the future of health

Our burgeoning knowledge of the interaction between genes and nutrition is leading to a greater understanding of favourable and adverse effects of diet on specific...

Australian organics aims for $1bln sales target

The Australian organic industry aims to quadruple production in the next five years reaching $1 billion in domestic and export sales by 2006, reports IndustrySearch...

Hot lemon tea as skin cancer prevention

Drinking hot tea with citrus peel could protect the body against skin cancer, US scientists say. The researchers studied 450 people, half of whom had...

Quitting coffee improves heart conditions

A new study from Norway has found that coffee drinkers who quit drinking caffeinated filtered coffee cut their blood levels of cholesterol and the protein...

Drink milk, not soft drink

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women are drinking soft drinks in record amounts and this daily habit...

GM monitoring preferred - study suggests

According to a new Canadian federal study, a chief safety officer should be appointed to oversee the safety of genetically modified (GM) foods in Canada,...

Vit. B fortified foods improves public health

According to a new report, fortifying foods with B vitamins and giving additional supplements to people with heart disease, and those at risk, could save...

Nestlé reports H1 results

Nestlé delivers strong sales and earnings per share growthDuring the first six months of 2001, the Nestlé Group continued last year's performance. Consolidated sales growth...

Soy diet beneficial to healthy persons too

A new study in Australia has found that even healthy men can benefit from increased amounts of soy foods in their diets. One hundred and...

Meeting over new Chinese GMO rules

According to an industry official, leaders of the American soybean industry will hold talks with government officials in China this week to clear the air...

Low dose of carotenoids has no effect on immune system

According to British researchers, people over the age of 65 who are taking the dietary supplements lycopene or beta-carotene with the hope that they are...

GM soybean: no evidence of health risk

On August 20, the European Commission said that it had no scientific evidence of health risks from a brand of genetically modified soybeans that the...

Vitamins to protect skin

Experts have now learned that other factors beyond genetics account for aging discrepancies, and these may be diet and vitamin-related. "With the proper care, you...

Supplements - a danger to sports?

Chicago Tribune journalists Julie Deardorff and Geoff Dougherty this week questioned the flexible regulations surrounding the dietary supplement trade and the potential danger posed to...

Low dosage liquorice affects blood pressure

A few mouthfuls of liquorice may raise blood-pressure levels, according to researchers from Iceland. Scientists have known for some time that liquorice raises blood pressure...

Trend in bottled water reduces fluoride consumption

US federal health officials warned last week that 100 million Americans risk dental disease due to a lack of fluoride in their drinking water. The...

Tomato growers fear 'FMD of horticulture'

Tomato growers fear the "foot and mouth of horticulture" will enter New Zealand because of more imports from Australia, the New Zealand Herald newspaper writes...

Junk food and AMD link revealed

Snack fats may damage the eyes but omega 3 can help beat blindness, new research suggests. Previous research has revealed that people who eat more...

Tighter rules for health claims?

British food producers say they would have serious reservations about any move by Brussels to subject claims they make about their products to tighter scrutiny,...

Moderate consumption of alcohol may be good for health

Among alcoholic drinks, wine has been widely considered the beverage of good health. But a new study out of Spain suggests that, in moderation, any...

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