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Cranberry extract near match for antibiotic UTI potential - study

A cranberry extract may play some role in supplementing use of the antibiotic Trimethoprim for prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in older women, according to a new study.

A Nutra eye on 2009

As we wind down the online printing presses here at NutraIngredients for 2008, it seems appropriate to cast our eyes forward and locate those trends that are likely to...

Diet Coke Plus earns FDA labeling minus

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has told Coca-Cola to change the labeling of its vitamin and mineral-fortified diet cola, Diet Coke Plus.

News in brief

Dietary fiber modified for frozen functionality

The frozen food market is the latest target for a dietary fiber ingredient that its manufacturer claims can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

MillerCoors' brand falls in US caffeine crackdown

MillerCoors has become the latest brewer to bow to pressure from authorities after voluntarily agreeing to reformulate its caffeinated beer products amidst wider national crackdowns on stimulant beverages.


Obesity: A taxing solution

Benjamin Franklin once said that nothing is certain in life but death and taxes, conveniently forgetting the human race’s desire to avoid both inconveniences at any cost.

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Benecol buys into Thailand

Finnish group Raisio has entered Thailand- its third Asian market - following a deal with a Thai-based company that will see its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol ingredient featuring in a beverage...

Proanthocyanidins battle blood vessel degradation: study

New research has shown the ability of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) to protect blood vessels against degradation caused by the likes of ageing and smoking.

2008 round-up: The year’s most clicked video and audio podcasts

NutraIngredients-USA is reviewing the year and recapping on which articles generated the most interest amongst you, the readers. Today we look at the video and audio podcasts that sparked the...

BASF announces vitamin plant closure

High raw material costs are being blamed by material supplier BASF for the closure of one of the group’s Us-based vitamin manufacturing sites in North Carolina.

Soybean oil prices tumble on petroleum fall

Falling petroleum prices and an abundance of other vegetable oils has brought soybean oil prices a new low – but other oils are eating away at market share.

Video season's greetings from Decision News Media

The Decision News Media team would like to bring you its seasonal greetings in person and show you around the offices.

2008 round-up: US regulation

NutraIngredients-USA’s ongoing review of the articles that sparked most interest in you the readers continues today with the most viewed pieces in the regulatory area.

Calls to reverse FDA action over stevia sweetener

More stevia sweetened products are lining up for launch but campaigners are calling for the FDA decision that signaled that the sweetener could be used in food and beverages to...

The plant-sourced fish oil files

BASF pursues EPA-rich rapeseed oil

German biotech giant BASF continues to progress with the development of EPA-rich vegetable oils, according to one of the company’s scientists.

The plant-sourced fish oil files

Monsanto reports safety of SDA-rich soybean oil

Genetically modified soybeans containing stearidonic acid (SDA) could be commercially available within a couple of years, after positive safety results from Monsanto.

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Sharing broccoli’s goodness with other plants

Everyone knows that broccoli is good for you, and advances in transgenic plant engineering by Danish researchers may soon see that goodness replicated in other plants.

2008 round-up: This year’s most read articles about probiotics

NutraIngredients is reviewing the year and recapping on which articles generated the most interest amongst you, the readers. Today we look the most read articles about probiotics.

Ganeden wins probiotics gong

Ohio-based probiotics specialist, Ganeden Biotech, has won a Frost & Sullivan award probiotic innovation for its GanedenBC30 probiotic strain.

Obama nominates next US secretary of agriculture

President-Elect Barack Obama has nominated the former Iowa governor Tom Vilsack to be the 30th Secretary of Agriculture.

Stevia sweetener gets US FDA go-ahead

The FDA has given the long-awaited green light for Reb A, the sweetener made from the stevia leaf, to be used in food and beverages - opening the flood gates...

Omega-3 EPA triumphs over in DHA for anti-asthma potential: Study

The omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is a more potent inflammation inhibitor than DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), says a new Anglo-American study.

2008 round-up: The hottest omega-3 articles

NutraIngredients-USA is reviewing the year and recapping on which articles generated the most interest amongst you, the readers. Today we look the most read articles about omega-3.

AHPA promotes heavy metal references for botanicals

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has put forward its own heavy metal standards as reference guides for the influential third party product certifier and tester, US Pharmacopeia (USP).

Girls lick boys on taste sensations: Study

There may be a shred of truth to sisters telling their brothers that they have better taste than them but we’re not talking about fashion or music, according to...

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