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After a recent boost in French walnut production, combined with the growing popularity of the nut among consumers, producers should be celebrating - but bad news came this week in...
Drinking three glasses of fruit or vegetable juice a week could cut the risk of Alzheimer's disease by a whopping 75 per cent, according to a population based study from...
British kids of Asian origin are eight times more likely than their white counterparts to be vitamin D deficient, says a new study that is leading calls for vitamin D...
Raisio is set to implement further cost-saving measures following the Finnish group's 'unsatisfactory' performance last year.
Dietary intake of salicylic acid from spices, herbs, vegetables and fruit, could reduce the pain of headaches and reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, says a review from Scotland.
Leatherhead Food International (LFI) is launching a new service for industry to study in vitro the activity of potential and established prebiotics.
Compound Solutions has entered into an exclusive agreement for distribution of Chinese-sourced CoQ10 - potentially further relieving tight supply of while generating more competition between Chinese and Japanese sources.
The heart health benefits associated with soy isoflavones may be due to an affect on platelet aggregation, rather than improving classical cardiovascular risk factors, says a new study from Chile.
A UK food company has found a unique way to target the growing functional confectionery market, mixing aromatherapy with chocolate.
Aging populations and a growing demand for homecare are driving opportunities for the European enteral nutrition market, ranging from functional foods to microencapsulation.
A high daily intake of vitamin K1, found in green leafy vegetables, could reduce the risk of fatal coronary heart disease by 19 per cent, says a new study.
A new UK government report into obesity has reignited the debate over who should take responsibility for the growing epidemic.
Scientists have called on Britain's food safety authorities to recognise the superior health qualities of organic milk, after a new study showed it contained higher levels of omega-3 than conventional...
Taking creatine monohydrate and whey protein supplements just before load-bearing exercise improves muscle gain and strength than taking at other times of the day, says Australian research that has implications...
As food manufacturers inch closer to the holy grail of low-calorie, trans-fat free flavor-fantastic products one has to ask how we veered so far from the common sense of fresh...
British researchers are starting a small trial to investigate if the antioxidant benefits of apples are passed on to cider drinkers, and could possibly lead to "functional" ciders.
A new Israeli study suggests that pomegranate juice could offer health benefits for diabetics, despite the juice containing significant sugar concentrations.
Leatherhead-based British supplement manufactuer, Wassen International, is reported to have acquired Yorkshire-based omega-3 company Efamol, in a move that will boost Wassen's presence in the UK's omega-3 market.
The antioxidant content of tea could mean that drinking three or more cups a day could reduce the risk of a wide range of health problems, ranging from cancer to...
Norway's Epax has announced it has gained approval from Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to provide high concentration omega-3 to the Australian market.
The world's foremost chewing gum producer, the Wm Wrigley Jr Company, is set to make inroads into the growing functional confectionery market with a new gum to combat bad breath.
Increasing the vitamin D intake, from supplements, diet or sun exposure, could cut the risk of falls in the elderly, says a cohort study from the Netherlands.
Sales of yoghurt in the UK are set to increase by 40 per cent over the next five years, and smash the £2bn barrier by 2011, with surging functional yoghurt...
Researchers in Australia have reported that salmon fed oil made from one of the country's most damaging noxious weeds could produce more omega-3 for human consumption.
Australian health ingredients business Clover said sales of its omega-3 oil and powders increased 21 per cent during the year on higher demand from the supplement and infant nutrition sectors.
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