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Growing revenue source for probiotics

European suppliers of probiotics could see a growing channel for sales as UK scientists discover a new way to combat food poisoning, by targeting it in living animals using beneficial...

Folate eases the mind

Evidence continues to mount suggesting a link between various stages of depression and low blood levels of the B vitamin folate, according to research funded by the Agricultural Research Service...

The ABC to nutrition...

Aiming to demystify the nutritional information on food labels researchers have developed a new tool to help consumers in their understanding. Education is also the key to lifing sales.

Milk formulations for space provide NPD

A link up between US space technologists and the leading Swedish-Danish dairy firm Arla Foods could lead to new knowledge about how to provide humans with calcium and yoghurt bacteria.

Enzymes for better digestion, new research

Taking supplements of enzymes appears to improve digestion and the absorption of nutrients suggests new research, commissioned by the US-based National Enzyme Company.

Lutein improves eyesight for AMD patients, suggests study

Lutein supplements can reverse some of the damage done by 'dry' age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most prevalent form of the disease, according to a study out yesterday.

Redefining wholegrains to improve consumer understanding

A group of cereal scientists is looking to rewrite the definition of a wholegrain to help consumers identify the healthy ingredient in foods and lift their intake of wholegrains.

Zinc appears to improve ADHD treatment

Zinc supplements could increase the effectiveness of stimulants used to treat children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most common childhood behavioural disorder that affects around one in every...

Easter treat good for baby too

Eating chocolate during pregnancy could make your baby happier and livelier, according to Finnish researchers, who suggest that chocolate's mood altering chemicals could be passed on to the baby in...

Coffee could fight disease, colon cancer

Coffee contains similar levels of antioxidants to black tea and can be just as beneficial to health, according to Scottish scientists that have found coffee's antioxidants are highly absorbable by...

Cinnamon boosts brain activity

The commonly used spice cinnamon could see new applications in functional foods as findings from the US suggest that chewing cinnamon-flavoured gum could help the memory, reports Lindsey Partos.

Soy protein impacts cholesterol make-up, helps heart health

Soy protein appears to lower risk of heart disease by increasing the size of LDL cholesterol particles and reducing dangerous cholesterol, shows a new study that further examines the mechanism...

Weight loss supplements largely unconvincing, finds review

Most dietary supplements do not have sufficient evidence to support claims for weight loss, according to two UK experts, who reviewed the evidence for a number of natural products including...

Consumers ignorant of obesity dangers

Only 3 per cent of Britons are aware that being overweight increases their chance of developing cancer, according to a new survey commissioned by the cancer charity Cancer Research UK.

Grape seed extract for weight loss?

Grape seed extract could be a useful weight management supplement, suggests a small study, the first to test the effects of the extract on calorie intake in people.

B12 supplements needed in those at high risk for Alzheimer's

Low levels of vitamin B12 are associated with poorer memory in older people with high risk for Alzheimer's, according to a large Swedish study, thought to be one of the...

Higher protein levels could strengthen bones

High protein diets may in fact boost bone health, shows new research, that contradicts fears by nutritionists that increasing protein intake could lead to calcium losses.

Zinc speeds recovery from pneumonia in boys

Zinc appears to significantly reduce the duration of fever and severity of illness in boys with pneumonia and other serious lower respiratory infections, according to new research.

Green tea may fight leukaemia

The active component in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), already shown to fight several types of cancer, also appears to kill cells of the most common form of leukaemia, reports a...

Fungus offers new source for carotenoids

US government scientists said this week that a genetically modified fungus that can manufacture the potent antioxidant lycopene from corn fibre could be a cheaper alternative to sourcing the carotenoid...

Eating soy may stop prostate cancer, male baldness

A little-known molecule created in the intestine when soy is digested is a powerful blocker of a potent male hormone involved in prostate cancer and male pattern baldness, shows a...

Lycopene mechanism against cancer, new findings

The tomato-derived carotenoid lycopene may reduce risk of cancer by activating special cancer preventive enzymes, according to a new lab study by an Israeli team.

Fruit and veg intake may prevent breast cancer in some women

Fruit and vegetables may work better in preventing breast cancer in people with a certain genetic make-up, say researchers, which could explain why the evidence between fruit and veg and...

Daily spoon of honey supplements antioxidant intake

Honey appears to be a good source of protective antioxidant compounds, according to researchers who conducted what is believed to be the first study of daily honey consumption in humans.

Walnuts protect the heart

Walnuts could help protect the heart against coronary disease, the western world's number one killer, report Spanish scientists.

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