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Huge 40-year, 180,000 woman cohort shows flavanols can reduce ovarian cancer risk

“To our knowledge, this is the first population-based study to suggest a chemopreventive effect for flavanones on ovarian cancer risk...

Regular consumption of flavanols and flavanone bioactive compounds, found in tea, citrus fruits and fruit juices, can lower the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 21%, according to a cohort study involving nearly 180,000 women and begun in 1976.

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French issue red yeast rice warning after 25 adverse events in 5 years

The French food agency (ANSES) has issued a warning against EU-backed cholesterol-managing nutrient red yeast rice after last year raising a red flag due to 25 illness since 2009.

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Sugar methylglyoxal may turn ‘good’ HDL cholesterol ‘bad’

Sugar-derived methylglyoxal may damage ‘good’ cholesterol which helps protect against heart disease but protective proteins could counter this, according to research from the UK’s University of Warwick.

Will Russian embargo impact whey and lactose prices?

While the impact of the Russian embargo on whey and lactose exports is “limited”, the price of these ingredients will likely be affected, says 3A Business Consulting. 

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Chocolatiers offered ‘some release’ as ICCO extends cocoa surplus from ConfectioneryNews.com

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has revised its estimate for the 2013/14 cocoa season and now expects a slightly larger supply surplus.

Algae as cheap cattle feed supplement: University of Queensland shows how it is done from FeedNavigator.com

Australian beef producers and feed companies can benefit from a University of Queensland (UQ) project that is demonstrating how microalgae derived feed can be produced cheaply and efficiently.

Will Russian embargo impact whey and lactose prices? from DairyReporter.com

While the impact of the Russian embargo on whey and lactose exports is “limited”, the price of these ingredients will likely be affected, says 3A Business Consulting. 

Consumers want organic versions of their favourite food, say sector specialists from FoodNavigator.com

Organic seeds, spicy ingredients as well as organic versions of everyday meals are key trends, according to the company EHL Ingredients and a food marketing expert.

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Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

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Energy category brushes up against toothpaste

Energy category brushes up against toothpaste

The rapidly broadening energy category has a new platform – energy toothpaste which has been launched in Russia.

GoodBelly CEO joins R&D and market research experts to talk digestive health
The NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum

GoodBelly CEO joins R&D and market research experts to talk digestive health

Leading minds from the world of digestive health will join NutraIngredients-USA’s Stephen Daniells for an hour-long discussion...

Holland & Barrett 'qualified to advise' on nutrition? Yes says regulator after challenge

Holland & Barrett 'qualified to advise' on nutrition? Yes says regulator after challenge

UK supplements and health food retailer Holland & Barrett (H&B) has had its staff training programmes vindicated...

Can the rise of medical foods tackle ‘unsustainable’ public healthcare costs?
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Can the rise of medical foods tackle ‘unsustainable’ public healthcare costs?

Pharmaceutical-reliant public healthcare systems are unsustainably expensive and governments around the world know it, but can medical...

Krill sustainability backed in 18 month review

Krill sustainability backed in 18 month review

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has backed the sustainability of Norwegian firm Aker Biomarine’s Antarctic krill fishing...

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