Although most people would never consider that the effects of their
morning coffee would have any similarities to those of cocaine
recent research reveals that the two stimulants similarly alter a
specific signalling activity in the...
A report by America's Institute of Medicine of the National Academy
of Sciences which claims that there is no known safe intake amount
of trans fatty acids in the diet could lead to new food labelling
guidelines in the US.
A low-fat, high-fibre diet rich in fruit and vegetables has no
preventive effect on prostate cancer, according to a study by
researchers at the US-based Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
However the team point out the study's...
Canadian company Forbes Medi -Tech yesterday reported profitable
second quarter and first half results, making significant
improvements on losses reported last year. The good news was a
result of the one-time C$6.1 million gain from...
Danish oils and fats company Aarhus Oliefabrik reported a drop in
operating income to DKK93m (€12.5m) for the first six months of
2002, down from DKK 125m (€16.8m) for the same period last year,
but still saw a slight improvement...
An independent committee of experts set up to advise Britain's Food
Standards Agency yesterday issued a consultation document on the
maximum levels of vitamins and minerals that are safe to consume.
The supplement industry said...
A chemical isolated from a weed that grows in the western United
States kills the cells of an aggressive brain cancer that affects
some children, researchers at John Hopkins have found. Further
developments could however be hindered...
Pomegranate producer, Pom Wonderful, claims that its brand of
pomegranate juice has higher free radical scavenging activity, and
greater polyphenol content than red wine, cranberry juice and green
In anticipation of final approval by the European Parliament of the
proposed Directive relating to food supplements, the European Union
Scientific Committee on Food (SCF) has issued its first opinions
regarding the tolerable upper...
Mothers who take vitamin supplements before and during pregnancy
may reduce the risk of their baby developing neuroblastoma, a type
of cancer which affects the nervous system, report US researchers
in September's Epidemiology.
Eating soy foods on a regular basis - especially during adolescence
- might lower the risk of breast cancer, according to preventive
medicine researchers at the University of Southern California.
Researchers are still seeking to understand...
A US subsidiary of German health ingredients business Degussa
BioActives said it has filed an order for prompt action on a case
it brought earlier this year against sports nutrition company
Muscle Marketing USA.