A lack of sodium in the first two weeks of life can have a major
effect on the development of the brains of premature infants. These
are the findings of a recent study by doctors at Guy's Hospital in
London published in the March...
Algry Quimica, the Spanish company which claims to be the leading
European manufacturer of choline ingredients for nutraceuticals and
infant formulas, has said it is on the verge of launching its USP
choline bitartrate and USP choline...
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has been quick to
react to the announcement earlier this week by the FDA that
consumers should be wary of using the herbal supplement kava kava
because of possible liver damage. The...
The Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) yesterday
announced that the country's organic farmers would benefit from a
grant of £100,000 over two years from Scottish Enterprise. The
money will be used for a number of projects,...
Martek Biosciences Corporation is to buy docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
producer OmegaTech, giving it a further foothold in the growing
market for fortified foods. Martek said it would become the world
leader in fermentation-derived DHA...
The US market for energy supplements is estimated to be worth more
than $1.2 billion (€1.37bn) in retail sales in 2001, and while
young, male consumers are the target audience for most energy
supplement producers, market research...
Omega Protein Corporation, the leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil
and specialty fish meal products in the US, has reported net
profits of $3.9 million (€4.5m) for 2001, a welcome return to the
black after losses of $16.7 million...
After a year of discussion and deliberation, the Omega-3 Working
Group of the US-based Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has
approved a draft voluntary monograph for omega-3 EPA and DHA. The
document will now be circulated for...
A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition explored the connections between nutrition and the
risk of developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in a large
group of male health professionals. Benign...