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Spices may boost breast health: Study

Compounds found in spices may reduce the risk of breast cancer formation by stopping the growth of the stem cells that spawn the tumours, says a new study.

French supplements industry to act over adverse reporting scheme

Synadiet, the French Dietary and Food Supplements Manufacturers Association, said it is to begin a mainstream media campaign to counter the negative stories that followed the launch of a monitoring...

Leatherhead chief backs health claim process

Leatherhead Food Research chief executive, Dr Paul Berryman, tells Shane Starling that despite a swathe of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) health claim rejections, the positive opinions that have come...

Soy may slash breast cancer mortality: Study

Increased intakes of soy and soy products may reduce the risk of death and breast cancer recurrence, says a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Frutarom launches slimming campaign

Flavour and ingredients company Frutarom has launched a slimming campaign based on what it describes as “highly effective but natural and clean label slimming products.”

Special Edition: Cranberries

Regulation: Making claims on cranberry's future

For a fruit that has had more science conducted on it than most, it is surprising to some that France remains the only country to have approved a long-standing cranberry...

Only one day to go: NutraIngredients Health Claims 2010 conference

The countdown is on – only one day remains before the NutraIngredients Health Claims 2010 conference unpicks the problematic and controversial regulation.

Asian appeal still strong as sterol juice launches in region

The penetration of Asian markets by functional ingredients manufacturers continues apace with the launch of a juice containing cholesterol lowering plant sterols and stanols in the Philippines.

NHS “functional foods” dietician faces incompetence charge

British National Health Service dietician, Katie Peck is facing a disciplinary hearing conducted by the Health Professions Council (HPC) after recommending functional foods and allegedly displaying lack of competence.

Soy waste compound may protect against inflammation

A compound often discarded as waste in soy-processing plants may stop inflammation, and protect against chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, says new research.

Special edition: Cranberries

Science: The pick of cranberry’s health benefits

In the third part of our special series on cranberries, NutraIngredients looks at the science behind the reported health benefits of the little red berry.


Counting the human cost of recession

Return to profitability. It’s a phrase that businesses have been yearning for, but as more of them are starting to use it, it’s time to ask: At what cost?...

Irish group questions EFSA's reliance on 'gold standard'

The Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA) claims the scientific approach taken by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in its assessment of health claims for nutrients is seriously flawed.

India calls for Indian probiotic studies and strains

India is developing guidelines that may mean probiotic strains will have to be backed by clinical trials conducted on Indian populations if they are to gain market approval.

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Chromium picolinate gets EU approval and distribution deal

Following approval as an ingredient allowed to be used in food supplements in the EU, Nutrition 21 has announced a distribution agreement for chromium picolinate.

Magnesium benefits male hearts, but not women: Review

Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in men, but the evidence is lacking for women, says a new review.

Special edition: Cranberries

Supply: Cranberries, from bog to cereal bar

In the second part of our special on cranberries, NutraIngredients looks at the supply for the berry, and asks ‘what issues are bogging down cranberry supply?’

UK high dose supplement campaign seeks PM intervention

The campaign to ensure higher potency food supplements can remain on the UK market is stepping up a gear with a motion tabled in the UK Parliament seeking the prime...

Roadmaps to EU health claim success

As the European Union health claims climate evolves, companies are learning just what is required to demonstrate the benefits of healthy foods and supplements.

Dark chocolate may protect DNA from damage: Study

Consumption of polyphenol-rich dark chocolate may protect DNA from oxidative damage, preventing artery hardening and heart disease, says a new study.

Scots debut whey-omega-3 blend

Scottish omega-3 supplier, Equateq, has added to its range by blending a high-dose EPA omega-3 form with whey in a debut targeting the sports market.

Special Edition: Cranberries

Markets: cranberry goes mainstream

In the first of a four part special edition focused on cranberries, NutraIngredients looks at the market for the berry, with its entrance into the indulgence sectors an indication perhaps...

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Provexis turns in six month results

UK biotech firm Provexis has released six month results for the period ending September 30 that reveal up to €7.8m in raised capital.

Pine bark extract may boost diabetic eye health

Supplements of French maritime pine bark extract may improve the flow of blood in the tiny blood vessels of the retina, and enhance sight in diabetics with early stage eye...

Maternal folic acid may slash heart problems in children

Folic acid supplements during pregnancy may not only reduce the risk of birth defects but also protect the children from congenital heart defects, says a new study from the Netherlands.