Martek Biosciences last week announced its year-end results, noting
increased revenues and "robust growth" due primarily to higher
sales of nutritional products to the company's infant formula
The controversial issue of nutritional profiles will remain one of
the biggest hurdles for EU legislation on health claims but recent
reports suggest that Germany may be ready to concede some elements
of profiling, reports Dominique...
A major EU research programme, under discussion at a meeting in
Brussels today, could help food manufacturers target the
increasingly affluent, elderly consumer with products designed to
make their lives longer and more comfortable.
Danone is entering the UK market this month with its first product
containing plant sterols. Joining another industry heavyweight
Unilever, the move underlines the potential of the
cholesterol-lowering category and also signals increasing...
Women who reported eating diets rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)
had a lower risk of dying from heart disease and sudden cardiac
death than those whose diets are low in the plant-derived fatty
acid, researchers reported this week.
A diet rich in alpha-linolenic acid from walnuts, walnut oil and
flaxseed oil not only lowered bad cholesterol but also decreased
markers for blood vessel inflammation in men and women at risk of
heart disease, report researchers.