Israeli flavours group Frutarom has signed a letter of intent to
buy the European fruit preparations business of US-based
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a move which will
significantly boost Frutarom's pretensions...
Probiotic bacteria appear to tackle the HIV virus and may even stop
it from being transferred from a mother to her children, said
researchers at the American Society for Microbiology general
meeting this week.
Makers of the leading multivtamin brand Centrum is launching a new
variant targeting people on a low-carb diet, who may be cutting
their intake of key vitamins and minerals as they avoid breads,
pasta and starchy vegetables.
The highly purified green tea extract Teavigo has been shown to
significantly inhibit the process that promotes fat cell formation
in mice, and may help prevent overweight in people, says
manufacturer DSM Nutritional Products.
More than one third of US adults use complementary and alternative
medicine, according to a new nationwide government survey, with
almost 20 per cent of these taking natural products, such as herbs
or other botanicals.
Pregnant women with asthma who eat oily fish, such as salmon or
trout, may help protect their children against developing asthma,
according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in
Sales of weight loss products made by California firm Naturade
during the first quarter were hit by a labor strike at stores in
the mass market channel, reported the company this week. Margins
also declined as it increased its range...