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Doctors support live yoghurt

The majority of general practitioners do believe in the health benefits of "live"yoghurt, a new survey from the US reports this week. The "Live Active...

Soy research forges ahead

The old news, says the University of California at Berkeley's Wellness Letter, is that soybeans are "just another item on the commodities exchange." The latest...

Loss narrows for herbal extracts company

Hauser, Inc., a supplier of herbal extracts and nutritional supplements, this reported its financial results for the fiscal 2002 second quarter ended September 30, 2001....

Online diet web site in the black

eDiets.com, Inc., an online diet services website, on Thursday announced that it expects to report its first full year of profitability for the year ending...

Divisions in German organic food market investigated

The German organic food industry appears to be taking the lead in Europe with Renate Künaste, the agricultural minister, pushing for changes in agricultural policy...

Top US selling nutrition bar beats the giants

A nutrition bar for women, manufactured by a small, private food company, is now the top-selling brand in the energy/nutrition bar category in US grocery...

Health database acquired by EBSCO

AltHealthWatch, a database of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness, has been purchased by EBSCO Publishing. With this recent acquisition, EBSCO...

New technologies and health concerns drive flavour dairy market

New technologies in extending shelf life together with increased consumer awareness of the health benefits of dairy drinks, are driving the market in flavoured dairy...

Food stamps exchanged for vitamins

Americans who benefit from food stamps could soon be exchanging coupons for vitamins, the Associated Press reports this week. According to the report, food stamp...

Chlorophyllin supplements to combat cancer, new evidence

A study conducted by US researchers shows that taking chlorophyllin could greatly reduce the levels of aflatoxin-DNA damage byproducts in the body, indicators of exposure...

Chelated zinc product may help cold symptoms

US company Improvita Health Products, Inc. announced recently the completion of a double-blind scientific pilot study on its cold cure product, Runny Rhino Cold Relief...

Scientists suggest allergen link to cot deaths

Allergens such as cow's milk, or other allergens in infant formula, may be responsible for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), UK researchers...

New starch for intestinal health

Paris-based starch company Cerestar recently launched a new starch to aid intestinal health at the FiEurope exhibition in London this month. C*Actistar, which acts as...

Hopes pinned on new organic law in Poland

A new law on organic farming in Poland promises to step up the development of eco-friendly farming and boost exports of Polish organic food to...

Energy from food boosts the memory

All types of food energy, not just carbohydrates, appear to enhance memory performance in healthy older adults, says a study published in the November issue...

Funding to assess benefits of omega-3 fatty acid consumption

The US Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has monitored two spending bills for the dietary supplement industry: the Labour, Health and Human Services, Education, and...

Medical centre launches patent nutritional supplement ingredient

Baylor University Medical Centre has applied for a European patent for a fatty acid. According to the applicant, a seven-carbon fatty acid, n-heptanoic acid, has...

Opposition to Norwegian functional ingredients patent

Norwegian functional foods company Nutri Pharma ASA announced recently the filing in the European Patent Office (EPO) of an opposition to its granted European patent,...

Health concerns continue to drive functional food growth

New evidence confirms the motivations behind the functional foods market. A report released recently from UK market analysts Key Note states that the market is...

Complex supplement feeds the eyes

Neurochemical Research Corp., a marketer of Condition-specific dietary supplements company Neurochemical Research Corp., this week revealed new evidence to support its latest product for the...

Fat production rates linked to obesity

Scientists may have found a reason why some women have a tendancy to put on weight very easily, the BBC reports this week. They have...

Microalgae ingredients company sells stable isotope business

US company Martek Biosciences Corporation that develops, manufactures and sells products from microalgae for nutritional foods, announced recently that it has sold the assets of...

Drop in revenue for nutritional supplements company

Natural Alternatives International, Inc., US formulator and manufacturer of customised nutritional supplements, reported a drop in net revenues for the first quarter 2002, compared to...

Thai government to stop Jasmine rice patent

The Thai government has hired two US lawyers to represent the country in a lawsuit aimed at preventing American rice breeder Chris Deren from patenting...

Deadline extended for energy drink producer

French food group Danone on Thursday extended by two weeks the deadline on its takeover offer for New Zealand drinks firm Frucor Beverages Group Ltd...

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