Recent studies have revealed a link between the preventive effect
of naturally occurring dietary plant polyphenols on cancer
formation and how the compounds could protect us against harmful
reactions in human cells. A three year project...
Higher cholesterol levels are not only bad for the heart and blood
vessels, they increase the risk of cognitive impairment, the
precursor to Alzheimer's disease, according to a study of elderly
women by UCSF researchers.
Spectrum Organic Products, a US organic ingredients manufacturer,
has reported a net operating cash flow of $705,000 (€798,000) for
the fourth quarter of 2001, compared to a negative EBITDA of
$108,000 for the previous year.
Safety fears over Chinese herbal medicines increased this week
after potentially toxic substances were found in a slimming remedy
sold in the UK. Two people had to be treated for severe
side-effects after taking a cocktail of remedies.
The Minute Maid Company has introduced what it claims is the first
national brand of vitamin D-fortified juice. Minute Maid vitamin D
and calcium-fortified juices will be launched in the US in April,
to a chilled orange juice market...
Dramatic growth in the nutraceuticals market is set to be the
biggest driver in the development of the flavonoids and isoflavones
markets in Europe in the next six years, according to a report by
market analysts Frost and Sullivan.
German chemicals group BASF said it performed well last year and is
confident of further growth in 2002 despite difficult trading
conditions. All of the company's divisions performed well, despite
high raw material prices and...
It appears that the research is true - giving vitamins to children
can help improve their performance at school. This at least is the
claim of The Healthy Foundation, which runs a vitamin
supplementation programme called Vitamin Relief...
People who have a parent or sibling with colon cancer can markedly
reduce their own chances of developing the disease by taking a
daily multivitamin that includes folic acid and limiting their
intake of alcohol, according to a new...
Folic acid has received a lot of positive press in recent weeks,
and the benefits of the B vitamin continue to hit the headlines. In
Canada, the government has just launched a major campaign promoting
its effects in combating birth...