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Gatorade signs long-term marketing deal

The PepsiCo sports beverage unit Gatorade has signed a marketing agreement with International Speedway, a US promoter of motorsports activities, which will run to 2008....

Evidence backs new soy protein

US soy processor Central Soya reported that a study carried out by researchers at the University of Massachusetts shows that consumption of Alpha protein, a...

St Johns Wort receives pharmacists' attention

A new information sheet for pharmacists entitled, 'Herb-medicines interactions: St John's Wort(Hypericum perforatum)' has been published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain this...

North Carolina experts take on US medicinal products market

A conference to discuss how North Carolina's agricultural communities can tap into the $40 -50 billion US natural medicinal products market is taking place at...

ZonePerfect introduces new flavours at Expo East

ZonePerfect Nutrition Company is to introduce five new nutrition bar flavours at the Natural Products Expo East Show taking place from 3 - 6 October...

US allergen bill passes latest test

Americans who suffer from food allergies are one step closer to having common allergens clearly identified in plain English on food labels after proposed new...

Weider reports 1Q results

Weider Nutrition, the US maker of vitamins, supplements and sports nutrition products, said that net sales for the 2003 first quarter, ended 31 August 2002,...

New flavours boost milk drinking

A recent study in US schools shows that students' milk consumption and nutrition status can be significantly improved by increasing the range and quality of...

Let's talk about nutrition

A new study finds that just one in four American women initiate conversations with their doctors about nutrition, despite growing evidence of its role in...

Whole Living to enter 50 new markets

Vestrio, a subsidiary of wholefoods marketer Whole Living, is to launch in fifty new countries, the company announced this week. Whole Living said Vestrio's expansion...

Food science provides the answers

Arguably, consumer preferences are currently moving towards easily prepared food, less severely processed food (vitamins and nutrients preserved), natural food (without preservatives and other artificial...

Discovery of celiac cause, and possible treatment by supplements

A team of investigators led by Stanford University researchers have discovered the cause and a potential treatment for celiac sprue, an autoimmune disease that leads...

China adds value to soy sauce

Chinese nutritionists have fortified soy sauce with iron in order to combat anaemia caused by deficiency of the mineral, reported China's Xinhua news agency. Daily...

Soy and HRT - links to heart disease inconclusive

Both soy supplements and hormone replacement therapy appear to improve risk factors for heart disease in women with diabetes, according to a report by USA...

Healthy berries - new evidence

More evidence to suggest the health benefits of cranberry juice were revealed this week by researchers in Germany. Setting out to evaluate the influence of...

World Heart Day highlights extent of global health crisis

Cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, is on the rise and has become a true pandemic that "respects no borders," according to an...

Vitamin C may reduce severity of common cold

A survey published in the latest issue of Advances in Therapy indicates that Ester-C vitamin supplements may reduce the severity of symptoms and shorten the...

Energy drink boosts Leading Brands 2Q

Leading Brands, the Canadian maker of the Trek energy drink, has reported a revenue increase of 41 per cent for the second quarter of its...

Seafood benefits hurt by mercury contamination

Eating too much seafood, which can contain high levels of the toxic substance mercury, could be linked to an increased risk of infertility in men...

AMD awareness remains low

Survey results released this week by the AMD Alliance, an international coalition of eye care charities and organisations, revealed that GPs feel 'left in the...

Sexual enhancement products don't live up to claims

US-based provider of supplement assessments ConsumerLab.com said today that nearly 60 per cent of sexual enhancement products marketed in the US failed to pass its...

Better nutrition advice urgently needed

Nutrition counselling can make a difference in the health of high-risk patients, yet it takes place in a minority of primary care visits, according to...

Daisy could hold secret remedy for psoriasis

A tropical daisy could be the answer for patients with skin disorders, according to research presented at the British Pharmaceutical Conference in Manchester, England this...

Ginger honey remedy counters morning sickness

A new study suggests that Ginger Honey Tonic, a potency-assured formulation manufactured by New Chapter, is a safe and effective way to treat nausea and...

High cholesterol link to altered metabolisms and child obesity

Overweight children could be eating their way into problems - no news there. But an increasing body of scientific literature suggests that obesity precedes the...

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