Compounds from the vegetable broccoli, already shown to halt the
growth of breast, prostate, colon and stomach cancer cells, also
appear to slow the progress of bladder cancer, writes Dominique
Increasing vitamin C intake could help people with severe asthma,
report researchers today, who call for further investigation of the
vitamin's role in protecting against the disease, writes
Increasing consumer concern about high blood pressure will increase
demand for foods with active ingredients to control BP levels,
according to the market development manager at dairy ingredients
firm DMV, Daniella Witte.
Echinacea's reputation for chasing off the common cold has made it
one of the most widely used herbal products on the market, but a
study published today casts doubt on its efficacy. Jess
Halliday discusses the merits and shortfalls...
Swiss fine chemicals group Lonza said yesterday that it saw strong
demand for its nutrition products during the first half but high
raw material and energy costs continued to erode margins, writes
New milk drinks fortified with vitamins are to be sold by Britain's
third biggest supermarket, Sainsbury's, as functional dairy
continues to break into the UK's mainstream food sector, writes
Nutratech is reassuring the industry that its bitter-orange based
ingredient Advantra Z does not contain meta-synephrine, an isomer
that has the potential to raise blood pressure, following testing
at an independent laboratory.
Awareness of the GI diet remains much higher in the AsiaPacific
region compared with other countries, finds a recent survey, which
confirms that most of the world's consumers are still more
interested in fat, calories and sugar...
Dutch chemicals group DSM reported better than expected second
quarter results today, as higher selling prices in its industrial
chemicals unit and lower fixed costs boosted margins, writes