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Vitamins save costs, says US researcher

Prescribing high doses of vitamin supplements to those with vision loss due to macular degeneration - the leading cause of blindness in patients over 50...

Bravo Foods Slammers milk available in 7-Eleven chain

Convenience retailer 7-Eleven is introducing Bravo! Foods Looney Tunes branded Slammers vitamin-fortified milk in up to 5,300 participating 7-Eleven stores this week. Retailing at a...

7UP flips upside down

The maker of 7 UP unveiled its new upside down version of the soft drink, an energy drink called dnL, at a visitor attraction in...

AHPA tackles new adverse events reporting system

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offering recommendations on how to make the agency's new...

Ross adds DHA to infant soy formula

The infant nutrition division of Abbott Laboratories, Ross Products, has launched a new soy infant formula supplemented with DHA and ARA, two fatty acids shown...

A stake in health

Mergers and acquisitions in the food industry continue this week with acquisitive Canadian company Stake technology taking over US ingredients company Opta Food Ingredients at...

Science to shape the energy foods to come

The energy food market will increase its dependence on science to help develop products that meet the specific needs of a wider variety of population...

Schiff introduces prostate health supplement

Leading US vitamins and supplement maker Weider Nutrition is launching a new supplement for prostate health under the company's Schiff brand. The dietary supplement contains...

Soy isoflavones have no effect on bone density in young women

Soy protein enriched with isoflavones appear to have no effect on bone mineral content and bone mineral density in young women, according to a new...

Japan's functional food market, upbeat for future

Analysts of the Japanese functional food market, Paul Yamaguchi and Associates, have recently released a report that sheds light on the $8.22 billion (€8.4bn) Japanese...

Forbes restructures

Canadian company Forbes Medi-Tech has announced several changes in the company'soperations and management structure. "In today's financial environment, it is important for us to retain...

Tea company told off for misleading health claims

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld two complaints against a leading British tea company for making misleading claims about the health benefits of...

Innovation round-up

Today marks the final time the doors of global food exhibition SIAL will open in 2002. As visitors continue to pour through the entrance of...

Research on fruit and veg/cancer link

In the second story today on the role played by genes on health and risk of disease, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is seeking...

Smoothies - a growing market

A report by America's Juice and Smoothie Association (JASA), shows that the juice and smoothie business has topped 1 billion in sales for the first...

Vitamin E could protect against Parkinson's risk

Increasing dietary intake of vitamin E could help reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to research published this month in the journal Neurology....

Balchem reports record 3Q

US firm Balchem, which specialises in encapsulated products for the health and feed industries, said it has achieved third quarter records in both sales and...

A not-so-sunny 3Q for Nature's Sunshine

Nature's Sunshine Products, the US-based manufacturer of encapsulated herbs and vitamins, reported a 5 per cent drop in sales revenue for the third quarter, which...

Fat intake and heart disease - all to do with genes

The link between dietary fat intake and heart disease is strongly linked to genes, according to research reported in today's rapid access issue of Circulation:...

Bravo Foods fortifies milk range

Bravo! Foods International, a marketing company that holds the Looney Tunes license to make and distribute flavoured milks, said it has introduced Slammers Reduced Fat...

Organic juice sales explode in Europe

A new strategic study by Organic Monitor finds that the European organic juices market has been expanding at over 20 per cent a year since...

Beverages or functional foods?

US maker of herbal and medicinal teas Flora is introducing Bija Healing Teas to the American market. Bija tea bags, made with the highest quality...

Obesity/poor health link explored

Researchers at the University of North Carolina have shown, for the first time, that shedding excess pounds decreases activity of a key enzyme known to...

Canada hands out price-fixing fines worth C$4m

The Federal Court of Canada last week fined four leading vitamin companies C$3.875 million (€2.5m) for a conspiracy to fix prices and allocate market shares...

US funds CAM research

The US' National Center for Complementary and AlternativeMedicine (NCCAM) is to fund an Institute of Medicine (IOM) study investigating the implications of complementary and alternative...

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