Recent years have seen an upsurge in supplement use. Products that were only available in specialist health food stores have gone mainstream, available alongside groceries in the supermarket and online.
US site Bodybuilding.com has opened its first UK distribution centre to better cater to its customer base in Europe - part of a community that includes 25 million unique visitors to its websites each month.
As consumer demand for exotic superfruits increases, so will the
impact of transport on the environment. But as policy makers and
green campaigners devise more ways of monitoring greenhouse gases,
who will win the environmental tug...
Pure fruit and vegetable juices are generally regarded as healthy,
despite containing less fibre than the whole fruit. A review of
studies into their potential to reduce risk of chronic disease may
serve to validate the popular perception...
The setting of maximum vitamin and mineral levels across the EU is
still a hot topic in the UK House of Commons, with a new motion put
down this week calling on ministers to do all they can to protect
the natural health products industry...
Dairy research and development in the UK has been systematically
destroyed, warn two senior ex-officials, seriously damaging the
potential for the country's industry to compete against foreign
The UK has made public its response to the EC discussion document
on vitamin and mineral levels, in which it adheres strongly to the
approach of its Export Group on Vitamins and Minerals (EMV) and
recommends it be applied to the EU...
The board of the UK's Food Standards Agency yesterday agreed the
draft response to the EC discussion document on vitamin and mineral
levels with only minor changes, paving the way to approval of the
final response by government...
UK consumers are embracing sports nutrition as they aim to lead
healthier lifestyles - even though they may not need the cocktail
of nutrients intended for the pros. But as the market develops,
manufacturers are advised to ensure...
The UK's Food Standards Agency is springing into action to
formulate a response to the EC discussion document on maximum
vitamin and mineral levels, which failed to take into account the
country's proposed two-tier systems.
The health benefits of eating plenty of fish have been seen in a
wealth of scientific studies, but data from a historical cohort
study has led to a surprising observation - that high fish intake
in childhood may be linked to eventual...
The glycaemic index (GI) is emerging as a new weight loss regime,
despite the belief of some nutritionists that there is not enough
science to demonstrate it can effectively control weight, writes
The first wave of low-carb foods to compete with the Atkins brand
reached the UK market last month but not all global food makers are
confident of the trend's longevity in the European marketplace,
writes Dominique Patton.
Atkins Nutritionals, the US-based company behind the trendy
low-carb diet, has hired a turnaround specialist to shake up its
business in the wake of increasing competition and waning consumer
interest in low-carb diets, it said this...
An industry drive to push the nutritional benefits of flour could
lead to increased sales for the £3 billion UK bread market.
Farmer's in the UK last week met with the National Association of
British and Irish Millers (NABIM)...
Much of the flour that goes into breads, pasta, cakes,
breakfastcereals and other foods comes from so-called 'winter
wheats', planted in autumn and harvested in spring. New research
has identified the key gene involved in...
The market for functional foods is being driven by a greater
responsibility for personal health care amongst Europeans,
according to a new report by market research company, Mintel.The
research shows that the European functional foods...
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.