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EU backs bioactives to help Metabolic Syndrome

A multi-party, EU-funded project is investigating the potential of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA); β-glucan and anthocyanins to be used in ‘bioactive-enriched foods (BEF)’ that could help the range of maladies known as Metabolic Syndrome.

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Largest ever human clinical study using tocotrienols for neuroprotection

Vitamin E tocotrienols show brain health benefits

Daily supplements of a natural full spectrum palm mixed tocotrienol complex may protect against the progression of white matter lesions in human brains, says a new study from Malaysia and the UK.

Aussie rules football league criticised for its stance on supplements

The Australian Football League’s release last month of a new list of prohibited treatments has been criticised by the country’s main complementary healthcare body for its claim that supplements are unproven.

Merck signs food analytics deal in western Europe

Pharma giant Merck’s life sciences division, Merck Millipore, has inked a new deal with a Pennsylvania-based long-time partner in microbiology services for the European food and other sectors.

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The Philosopher Fizz? Study suggests thinking men prefer Pepsi to Coke from BeverageDaily.com

Japanese academics say that students in a taste test comparing the world’s two bitter cola rivals were more likely to prefer Pepsi to Coke when asked to give reasons why.

Sustainable palm oil shift is cheaper than bad publicity impact from FoodNavigator.com

The cost of moving towards traceable and sustainable palm oil is marginal compared to the long-term effects of negative publicity, says Euromonitor.

Nestlé see Q1 slowdown, but predicts growth in following quarters from FoodNavigator.com

Nestlé has reported its slowest first quarter growth since 2009, but predicts sales growth to pick up on the back of new product roll-outs.

Special Edition: The possibilities of chocolate with reduced cocoa butter

Price pressures: Will chocolate makers bite the bullet on cocoa butter alternatives? from ConfectioneryNews.com

Chocolate purists may turn to alternative vegetable fats amid escalating cocoa butter prices, but taste and regulatory stumbling blocks remain, according to an analyst.

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NICE to update heart health guidance; omega-3s and sterols-stanols considered

NICE to update heart health guidance; omega-3s and sterols-stanols considered

Guidance on the prevention of cardiovascular disease relating to sugar, salt and fats – including omega-3s –...

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Live updates from Food Vision in Cannes

The key quotes: #FoodVision in tweets

Global food and drink industry leaders at the Food Vision event in Cannes are aiming to tackle...

Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone
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Nutricia India at ‘risk of non-compliance’ with IMS Act: Danone

The Danone Group has acknowledged that its Nutricia India business is still at “risk of non-compliance” with the Infant...

BELFRIT leads Europe in botanicals harmonisation as Italy affirms 1000-strong list

BELFRIT leads Europe in botanicals harmonisation as Italy affirms 1000-strong list

Italy has legally adopted a harmonised list of about 1000 approved botanicals for use in food supplements,...

Lost in translation: Parlez-vous health claims?

Lost in translation: Parlez-vous health claims?

Cross-border communication must be provided to combat the confusion caused by the 24 subtly different language versions...

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