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Bisphenol A: Hearts versus minds

Forget GMO and nanotechnology - the biggest food safety issue of our times is bisphenol A (BPA).

Carbery finds bodybuilders embracing health

Whey protein supplier Carbery says new bodybuilding supplements should become more than just fuel for muscle growth and offer added nutritional value to consumers.

Special edition: Market insights

Datamonitor: New horizons for omega-3

Most European consumers identify omega-3 as essentially healthy, but there is a “significant knowledge shortcoming” about specific health benefits, Datamonitor tells NutraIngredients as part of a special series revealing insights...

Industry hits back at anti-supplements professor

The UK Health Food Manufacturers' Association (HFMA) has defended its members against a UK professor who last week poured scorn on the food supplements industry by slamming many supplements as...

Special Edition: Resveratrol

Science: Resveratrol’s miraculous promise

In the final part of a special series on resveratrol, NutraIngredients looks at the science behind the ingredient. Is there nothing it cannot do?

Could soy isoflavones extend life?

Soy isoflavones may activate anti-ageing proteins and lead to an extension of life, suggests preliminary research from Newcastle University in the UK.

Australia adopts mandatory folic acid fortification

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced that as of Sunday, Australian bread makers must use folic acid-enriched flour to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) in...

Martek settles second omega-3 patent dispute in a week

Capsugel France has agreed to purchase all its algal DHA omega-3 exclusively from Martek Bioscience Corporation in the second patent dispute Martek has settled in a week.

EFSA issues long-awaited herbal product safety guidelines

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued long-awaited safety guidance for botanicals use in food supplements that proposes a lenient approach toward non-clinical and history-of-use data.

UK professor says supplements are a waste of time

The likes of vitamin A and vitamin C are a waste of money for most people and can even be detrimental to health, a UK-based nutrition professor has told the...

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Bifodan launches vaginal health probiotics website

Probiotics specialist, Bifodan, is launching a new website to promote probiotic products targeted at women suffering from vaginal infections.

Onion compound may protect colon from cancer: Study

Increased intakes of the compound quercetin, found in onions and apples, may reduce the risk of developing cancer of the colon by 50 per cent, says a new study.

Omega-3 demand not depleting fish stocks, says industry

An association representing marine sourced Omega-3 suppliers and food manufacturers has refuted claims that higher demand for the fatty acids is eating into fish stocks.

Callebaut-Natra chocolate plan turns sour

Barry Callebaut has confirmed it has ended negotiations with Spanish chocolate producer Natra over the integration of its European consumer chocolate business, citing differences over valuation.

Study raises concerns over CoQ10 for cognitive health

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) may not benefit mental function, and at high doses equivalent to 1700 mg per day may even be damaging, say findings from a mouse study.

Special Edition: Resveratrol

Supply: Resveratrol, from grape to grateful consumer

In the second part of a special series on resveratrol, NutraIngredients looks at the ingredient’s supply. What is it extracted from, how much resveratrol does it contain, and who is...

Menopausal herb wins EU herbal registration

UK start-up, Bio-Health, has won its second herbal products registration in a year for a sage product that reduces excessive sweating in post-menopausal women.

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Danisco backs low-carbon future

Danish supplier, Danisco, has signed the Copenhagen Communiqué on Climate Change, an international measure to coordinate green measures such as carbon cutting.

Omega-3 boom eats into fish stocks, says study

Growing demand for long-chain Omega-3 oils is eating into fish stocks creating a need to regulate and reduce use of fatty acid-rich wild fish in the feed of farmed varieties,...

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European Union health claims: where to now?

By this time next year, one of the central ambitions of Europe’s brand-spanking new nutrition and health claims system may well be in place – a centralised list of approved...

Special edition: Resveratrol

Markets: A global break-down for resveratrol

In the first part of a special series on resveratrol, NutraIngredients looks at the state of the market for the heart-health ingredient. What has driven growth so far, and what...

Health claims focus

Inside Europe’s health claim conundrum

In the third part of this European health claims series we examine some of the key decisions to see where companies have got it wrong – and right.

Researchers partner up to improve health ingredients service

Bio2com and Sagacious have struck up a partnership to prepare new market reports and services that draw on their respective expertise in health ingredients and intellectual property.

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Acrylamide: The consumer health scare that isn’t

Consumers love to get their teeth into a good health scare. So how is it that acrylamide has slipped under the radar?

Central and eastern European OTC market grows by 26 per cent

Over-the-counter products are booming in eastern and central Europe (CEE), as consumers increasingly seek non-prescription cold and flu and digestive remedies.