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Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories buys wholesalers

US Nutraceutical Clinical Laboratories International, Inc. announced this week that negotiations have been completed for the acquisition of Health Care Direct Services (HCDS), a nutraceutical...

A dollop of tomato sauce may benefit prostate cells

A component of tomato sauce may help reduce DNA damage in the prostate, a new study suggests. This may have implications for the prevention or...

DASH diet plus dietary sodium lowers blood pressure

The DASH diet, a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and low-fat dairy foods, combined with reduced dietary sodium, lowers blood pressure for all persons, according...

New safety information on kava released by botanical council

Following recent controversy surrounding the popular herb kava the American Botanical Council (ABC) is suggesting that consumers follow additional precautions when using the herb, used...

Revenue boost for nutraceutical maker

PanGeo Pharma Inc. a manufacturer of specialty nutraceuticals, this week reported an increase in revenues for the third quarter ending October 31, 2001. Third quarter...

Study links heavy meat intake to colon cancer

People who eat a meat-laden diet have more than triple the average risk of esophageal cancer and double the risk of stomach cancer, U.S. researchers...

Raw material strategic alliance formed

CPB International Inc. has formed a strategic alliance with Pharmed Medicaire Ltd., a manufacturer of raw materials such as: Lactopure™(Probiotic), Nemosil™(Natural Antibacterial), Lutipure™(Antioxidant) and Kitopure™(Chitosan)....

Leptin levels linked to heart attack risk

Leptin, a protein secreted by fat cells, may be an independent risk factor for heart disease in humans, according to an article published this week...

Vitamin C, E and zinc to combat AMD

Supplements of vitamin C and vitamin E are recommended by ophthalmologists for patients at risk of macular degeneration, the health column "People's Pharmacy'' reports in...

Patent for preparing new nutritional supplements

A new invention has received a patent that relates to nutritional supplements to the human diet used to increase levels of HDL, and decrease levels...

Forbes acquires Reducol rights from Novartis Consumer Health

Health science company Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. announced this week that it has reached an agreement with Novartis Consumer Health SA to acquire the licensing and...

Vitamin C a weapon against cancer, new evidence

Further evidence to suggest that vitamin C intake may reduce the risk of some cancers and other chronic diseases was released this week by US...

Degussa showcases R&D developments

At the "Degussa Meets Science" event held in Dusseldorf, Germany last week, Degussa AG, of which Degussa Health & Nutrition generated sales of € 1,1...

Nutraceutical and functional foods conference

Increasing awareness of the relationship between diet and health, modern day lifestyles, increasing life expectancy and the vast expense of healthcare are some of the...

GarliPure™ selected for study

Natrol Inc, a developer and marketer of nutritional products, reported this week that its GarliPure™ brand of garlic was selected for a recent study conducted...

Breathe easy with apples

New research suggests that eating the proverbial apple a day could reduce the risk of developing asthma. Researchers from London's King's College and the UK...

House debates tax deductible dietary supplements

A new bill in the US that could give tax breaks to employees who purchase dietary supplements and medicinal foods has been referred to the...

Fatty fish diet to protect the heart, new evidence

A diet rich in fatty fish may protect the heart and blood vessels by reducing inflammation, according to researchers, Reuters reports this week. The investigators...

Dietary supplement to promote brain function

Melatonin, a widely used naturally occurring hormone used to treat insomnia and jet lag, reverses the formation of a protein complex that is a hallmark...

A look at performance-enhancing products

The US Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is to hold a conference, "The Science and Policy of Performance-Enhancing Products" in January at the Natcher Centre,...

Competition and cranberry glut harm Northland Cranberries

Northland Cranberries, Inc., a US manufacturer of cranberry juice and related products, this week reported a loss in fourth quarter earnings. For the three-month period...

Stricter controls for imports into EU

Stricter controls are being introduced on imports of organic products from third countries into the EU, Organicts.com reports this week. From next July 1st (not...

Baby boomers boost nutraceutical market

Health-conscious baby boomers are eating their way to a better life, fuelling a sharp rise in demand for functional foods or "nutraceuticals", according to a...

Cornstarch bar to help diabetics

A medical food product containing uncooked cornstarch could help type 2 diabetics manage their blood glucose levels and decrease the incidence of nighttime and morning...

Supplement company extends forbearance period

Nutritional supplement manufacturer Leiner Health Products Inc. announced this week that it has reached an agreement in principle with its lenders to extend its previously...

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