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Do drink makers have stomach for anti-obesity fight?

Bravo! The beverage industry has responded enthusiastically to Mrs. Obama’s campaign to tackle childhood obesity - but there’d better be more than froth behind that sparkling rhetoric.

IADSA to focus on advocacy and emerging markets regulation

Regulatory harmonisation in Asian and Latin American countries coupled with tight monitoring of media content on dietary supplements to offset negative opinion will continue to be the focus of the...

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Provexis and DSM close to global rights deal

UK-based start-up Provexis has signed a Letter of Intent with its biggest shareholder, DSM, that will give the nutritional products division of the Dutch company exclusive global rights to Provexis’s...

Magnesium supplements may boost lung health for asthmatics

Daily supplements of magnesium may improve lung function in asthmatics, and improve their quality of life, says a new study from America.

Seaweed extract shows joint health promise

An extract from brown seaweed may reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis by up to 52 per cent, suggests results from phase I and II clinical trials from Australia.

New EU omega-3 labeling rules to boost product launches: GOED

New European Union omega-3 labelling rules will help consumers understand the role the fatty acids can play in the diet and boost product launches, according to the global omega-3 trade...

Gut microflora and diabetes: Study suggests role for pro-, pre-biotics

Bacterial populations in the gut of diabetics differ from non-diabetics, says a new study from Denmark that may open up a potential role for modify gut microflora with probiotics and...

Biotech firm awaits EU move as lilac extract gets US patent

Italian biotechnology company, IRB, said a European patent is pending on the preparation and use of cell line cultures from the lilac-based extract that was awarded a patent in the...

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RSSL improves B12 analysis for food

A new method for vitamin B12 analysis has been developed by RSSL, claimed to be quicker and more sensitive than other methods.

Rye beats laxatives for constipation relief: Study

Consumption of fibre-rich rye bread may ease constipation and perform commercial laxatives, according to a new study from Finland.

Raisio sees huge growth in healthy snacking

The growth potential in the premium functional snack category on the heels of increased consumer and regulatory demand for healthy snacking is the driver behind Finnish company Raisio’s bid to...

Study adds to 'compelling' CLA safety evidence

Daily intake of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) does not affect kidney and liver function, says a new study with humans that adds compelling support to the safety of the ingredient.

Squid's in: Norwegians push new omega-3 source

Norwegian start-up Pharma Marine Group has launched a branded version of the squid-sourced omega-3 form it is marketing on its green credentials.

Prebiotic-soy combination may boost heart health: Study

Combining prebiotics and soy protein may lower cholesterol levels and boost heart health, effects not seen when prebiotic or soy were taken separately, says new research from Canada.

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DHA omega-3 set for London celebration

Omega-3 pioneers from across the globe will meet in London in May to celebrate 40 years of research on the fatty acids, and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in particular.

DHA omega-3 may improve chemotherapy outcomes: Study

Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may improve outcomes for breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, says a new study from France.

UK intake of omega-3s and iron still too low, survey

A new national diet nutrition survey (NDNS) in the UK has found that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids and fibre is still below the recommended amounts, and iron intake among...

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UK ASA slams ‘herbal viagra’ ads

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has deemed that ads for a “herbal Viagra” product should not appear again, after the claims were deemed misleading and in breach of advertising...

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Red Bull reacts to German opinion on energy shots

Energy shots are safe if used according to instructions, says Red Bull, as the German risk assessor BfR calls for a ban on energy shots because consumers could not be...

Hansen revels in probiotic female niche

Danish supplier Chr Hansen says the two probiotic-strain combination it has been promoting for more than a year to target women’s vaginal problems is now present in products in more...

Tea science stacks up for weight management, but concerns continue for extracts

Leaf through the scientific literature and the benefits of tea, green and black, for weight managements garner much support, but more research is needed before the beverage and its extracts...

Boomers recession proofing functional foods, report

Health conscious boomers, in particular mature Italians, are embracing functional foods such as cholesterol lowering dairy products and digestive health brands to retain their youthful health, according to an industry...

Flavonols may slash stroke risk in women: Study

Increased intakes of flavonol-rich foods may reduce a woman’s risk of stroke by 20 per cent, according to a new meta-analysis involving over 110,000 people.

NutraIngredients Antioxidants 2010 Conference

Antioxidants are big business. The term resonates with consumers but what does the future hold for antioxidants? The NutraIngredients Antioxidants 2010 Conference lifts the lid on current successes, ongoing challenges,...

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Bruce Ames: Vitamin insufficiency boosting age-related diseases

It is literally all about living for today. By understanding that nature favours survival today over tomorrow, a theory that vitamin inadequacy is behind the rise in chronic diseases “makes...

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