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Caffeine taken during training and even in small doses may boost sports performance: Researcher

Traditionally athletes were told to take caffeine before exercising, but new evidence shows brain is more susceptible to caffeine when fatigued, says sports performance nutritionist.

Already one of the most widely-used stimulants in sport, recent research suggests there may be greater scope for caffeine to be used in a wider range of sports as well as during exercise, says sports nutrition researcher and consultant in elite sport.

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Anti-doping lab now targeting Australian sports nutrition market

Now with backing from the Australian Institute of Sport, international anti-doping laboratory LGC is moving to test nutritional supplements for prohibited substances Down Under.

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Probiotics linked to liver fat reduction in rat study

Probiotic consumption for thirty days was associated with a reduction of fat accumulation in the liver of obese rats, say Spanish researchers.

Beetroot juice may boost aerobic fitness for swimmers

A daily glass of beetroot juice may boost the aerobic fitness of swimmers, reports a new study that supports the sports nutrition potential of beetroot previously reported for cycling, walking, and running.

From carbs to cancer: Gut bacteria linked to colorectal cancer mechanism

A carbohydrate-rich diet may be kick-starting certain gut microbes to produce chemical signalls that drive abnormal cell growth and increase the risk of cancer, according to new research in mice.

Age-related macular degeneration may start as early as 35: Cohort study

An early form of the eye condition age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can occur in people as young as 35, according to German researchers.

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High-salt diet could double threat of heart disease in people with diabetes: Study from FoodNavigator.com

People with type 2 diabetes who eat a diet high in salt may face twice the risk of developing cardiovascular disease as those who consume less sodium, according to new research.

Odwalla founder: Large companies have to buy innovation

Beverage Entrepreneurs Forum: This is the only business where you send a customer an invoice, and you end up owing them money! from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Launching a beverage brand is the easy part. The challenge is growing and sustaining it without running out of cash, steam or patience, delegates were told at the FoodNavigator-USA Beverage Entrepreneurs Forum.

Sri Lanka will 'set the pace' for India in milk yield and quality: Wellard from DairyReporter.com

Sri Lanka will soon "set the pace" for neighboring India in terms of milk quality and yield, Australia's largest livestock exporter, Wellard Rural Exports, has claimed.

Insects could be superfood – but don’t picture them from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Edible insects could be the next superfood, capable of delivering tasty, healthy and sustainable food – just don’t show consumers photos of the bugs, according to a study of 2,000 Britons conducted by research group Canadean.

Nutreco revenue up on mature markets and fish feed performance from FeedNavigator.com

Fish feed, on the back of recent investment, is boosting profits at Nutreco, with the Dutch group posting a 2.6% hike in turnover to €2.46 million ($3.31m) in the first six months of 2014.

‘There's no other tea to beat PG’: ASA backs Unilever’s PG Tips pyramid bag brag from FoodNavigator.com

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has rejected Tetley’s complaint over competitor PG Tips’ advert claim that its pyramid tea bag was more effective in diffusing tea than the round bags used by its rivals.

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Andean Grain chia seeds positive FSA novel opinion

Andean Grain gears up for chia cheer after EU approval

Andean Grain Products has received a positive draft novel food opinion from the UK’s Food Standards Agency...

Science still matters to Kemin and DSM as EFSA rejects lutein-eye benefits for fourth time
EFSA health claim opinion

Science still matters to Kemin and DSM as EFSA rejects lutein-eye benefits for fourth time

Two years ago lutein player Kemin said it was, “baffled and annoyed”  when EFSA rejected its eye health claim...

Fish oil linked to structural changes in the brain: Human data

Fish oil linked to structural changes in the brain: Human data

Fish oil supplements may produce beneficial structural changes in the brain, according to a new study from...

Does Unilever’s Slim-Fast fail signal the end of weight management as we know it?
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Does Unilever’s Slim-Fast fail signal the end of weight management as we know it?

Fourteen years after Unilever spent $2.3bn (€1.7bn) to buy Slim-Fast, it has sold up for an undisclosed...

Avocado assists vitamin A absorption: Study

Avocado assists vitamin A absorption: Study

Lipid-rich fresh avocado and beta-carotene rich foods improve bioavailability of the carotenoids from these foods and convert...

Irish 23% health tax hike: Herbals, glucosamine, coQ10, probiotics
IAHS: “VAT on health food supplements would be a tax on health.”

Irish 23% health tax hike: Herbals, glucosamine, coQ10, probiotics remain in firing line

Proposals to push VAT (value-added tax) on some health food supplements and teas to the maximum upper...

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