How to respond to a Cease & Desist Letter
Legal experts form Foley & Lardner suggest a strategy to
help nutraceuticals companies respond to an accusation of
infringing patent rights.
CRN to examine supplement science
Supplements for disease management and ensuring the integrity of
ingredients will be the focus of the forthcoming scientific
symposium organized by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN).
EAS publishes guide to EU nutritional market
A European consultancy group has published a new report designed to
help manufacturers of nutritional products successfully enter the
European Union market.
US women could be easing off supplements, says report
Women appear to be leaving the US dietary supplement category in
significant numbers, according to survey results released last
How consumers see functional foods
The new wave of functional foods need to be based on ingredients
already well-established in consumers' minds as inherently healthy,
according to the Hartman Group.
EFSA gears up for health claims avalanche
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is preparing
to "significantly" boost resources to deal with what
may be thousands of health claims passed to it for evaluation.
Report pinpoints functional food niche with most potential
Foods and drinks developed to address the specific health needs of
consumers are expected to exceed category growth in the US
functional food segment, according to a new report.
Fortitech moves in on African fortified food market
Fortitech has signed a new agreement to boost its presence in the
emerging African market for functional foods and beverages.
Soy linked to less belly fat in postmenopausal women
A daily soy supplement may prevent abdominal fat increases in
post-menopausal women, suggests a new study from the University of
Alabama at Birmingham.
Daidzein-rich supplement shows menopause potential
A dietary supplement rich in the soy isoflavone daidzein can reduce
the incidence of hot flushes by 52 per cent, suggests new research
from Harvard Medical School.
New cranberry breed could offer more antioxidants
A new variety of cranberry with a higher level of antioxidants and
more powerful antibacterial properties could soon be cultivated
commercially, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Study backs isoflavones safety rep for blood clotting
Isoflavones from soy, despite having weak oestrogenic activity, do
not adversely affect blood clotting function, says a new study from
Vitamin D dose study adds weight to intake increases
Doses of vitamin D3 of 2,000 International Units (IU) - the current
tolerable upper intake level (UL) in Europe and the US - are needed
to ensure blood levels of the vitamin amongst post-menopausal
African-American women, says a new...
Soy-equol study may lead to better ingredient selection
The bioavailability of the soy isoflavones genistein and daidzein,
and metabolism of the latter to form equol, is higher after soymilk
consumption than soy germ, says a new study.
Marine algae offer bioavailable, economic iron
Farming selected species of marine algae could provide an
economical, non-conventional source of iron to help boost intakes
around the globe, suggests a new study from Venezuela.