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Advitech aims for psoriasis deal by year-end

Advitech is embroiled in discussions with potential partners to bring its XP-828L product to market, targeting sufferers of mild to moderate psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases.

CGMPs 'expected within 90 days'

The dietary supplements industry is bracing itself for the long-awaited final rule on current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), which has now been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget...

Jury still out on probiotics for IBS

The role of probiotics in alleviating the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) came under the spotlight at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology this weekend. The...

Rice ingredient launched as nutritional dairy replacer

A new ingredient made from rice could allow ice cream, yoghurt and protein bar manufacturers to make grain claims on their products, say scientists at food research company CRM.

SierraSil study suggests osteoarthritis relief

A combination of natural minerals from the Sierra Mountains shows promise in reducing the pain of arthritis, according to a study published in the Journal of Inflammation.

Milky skin - DMV targets cosmeceutical market

A dairy peptide shown to protect liver health is also an effective cosmeceutical ingredient, says innovative ingredients firm DMV International, which is exploiting milk fractions to build a new skincare...

Monsanto, Solae to create new soy protein line

Biotech giant Monsanto and soy ingredients supplier Solae are to develop a new line of soy proteins that they claim will have a better taste and higher level of solubility...

Calcium may reduce hypertension risk - qualified health claim

Makers of calcium supplements can make a qualified health claim for their possible reduction of high blood pressure, after the Food and Drug Administration concluded that there is some evidence...

DSM sets up new vitamins j-v with Chinese partner

Leading vitamin maker DSM has signed a new deal with Chinese partner NCPC as it looks to improve earnings from its nutrition business.

Acatris looking to drive consumer awareness of flax lignans

Health ingredients firm Acatris is launching a consumer education program about its flax lignans in response to competition from lignans from other sources.

ConAgra ties fortunes to rising nutritional awareness

ConAgra's attempt to inextricably link itself with current health trends is evident in the launch of its latest range of products under the "Eat Well, Live Well, Choose Well" slogan....

Reducing GI does not boost effects of low-calorie diet

A low-glycaemic index diet may not be any help for obese people trying to lose weight, contrary to growing popular belief, suggests a new study out of the US.

Middle-aged people more likely to use alternative medicine

Middle-age people are more likely than younger or older adults to use complementary and alternative medicine, shows new research on Americans.

McDonald's to offer more info on nutritional content

Fast food giant McDonald's said yesterday that it will add information on the fat, salt and calorie content to packaging of its products from the first half of next year.

Vitamin E tocotrienol shows brain protection promise

The natural vitamin E alpha-tocotrienol (TCT) may protect the brain against stroke- and glutamate-induced degeneration, according to researchers in a new animal study.

Ginseng extract prevents colds, reduces symptoms, finds new study

Taking ginseng supplements through the winter appears to help the immune system fight off colds, report Canadian researchers today.

FDA crushes cherry claims

The FDA is unconvinced that cherries pack as much of a health punch as some marketers of cherry-based products are claiming. It has issued warning letters to 29 companies, telling...

Cardinal has capacity for larger MSM lots

Cardinal Nutrition has completed a year-long program of plant expansions and process improvements, which has resulted in it being able to offer continuously distilled MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) in larger lots.

Phenolics, flavonoids rank amongst significant research

For the first time, papers on phenolics and flavonoids have been included in the Office of Dietary Supplements' (ODS) Annual Bibliography of Significant Advances in Dietary Supplement Research, indicating heightened...

Weekly Comment

Putting a premium on substance over style

Food producers are flogging the term 'premium' for all it's worth, threatening to flood a market that relies on exclusivity for its success with well-packaged tat.

Perrigo and SCOLR team up for controlled nutrition

Perrigo is planning to develop and market store brand nutritional products using SCOLR Pharma's proprietary controlled delivery technology (CDT) drug delivery platform.

Fish not always associated with brain health

Americans may not be making the connection between brain health and foods that are believed to promote it, suggests a survey conducted on behalf of omega-3 oil producer Martek Biosciences.

Fire disrupts production at Ocean Nutrition's Arcadia plant

Production has been disrupted at Ocean Nutrition Canada's (ONC) new Arcadia plant following a fire on Friday morning.

CalciTech creates high purity calcium carbonate for food industry

A new UK-listed company that has developed a way of producing high purity calcium carbonate is targetting food and supplement makers concerned by growing regulatory pressure on heavy metal contamination.

Vitamin intake may protect against bowel cancer

A diet rich in vitamin C and B vitamins appears to protect against adenomas in the bowel, even in smokers, report French researchers.

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