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The red wine compound resveratrol could help to extend life and may even help to battle obesity by 'moderating' food consumption, according to new research ... in bees.
Italian food supplements trade group FederSalus has brought an action against the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) in European Union courts.
A daily glass of cloudy apple juice may decrease body fat in obese people, compared to a control beverage, with greater effects noted in individuals with certain genetic profiles.
Food giant PepsiCo has joined a private-public research project in the Netherlands that is investigating how nutrition affects muscle function in athletes and the elderly.
Intestinal enzymes responsible for breaking down starchy foods could soon be ‘toggled’ to be on or off, leading to foods that might help battle obesity and diabetes by better controlling blood...
New Zealand authorities have begun action to stop unlawful exports of infant formula to China, after trade bodies blamed these for severely undermining the southern nation’s reputation for food safety....
Growth in DSM’s human and animal nutrition cluster is set to continue after the company this morning indicated an ongoing commitment to broadening its portfolio and did not rule out...
Major changes to the profile of our gut bacteria ecosystem are associated with the development of type two diabetes, according to ‘exciting’ new meta-genomic data published in Nature.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected two health claims dossiers for food supplements that claim to ‘improve transit’ and ‘reduction of vaginal dryness’.
A daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with added herbal ingredients may boost performance accuracy and enhance neural efficiency in older women, suggest data from a randomized controlled trial from Australia.
The problem of oxidation of phospholipids in krill being investigated by an €800,000 tri-party Norway government-backed project that seeks to reveal ways around a problem that affects taste, smell and...
Extracts from hops (Humulus lupulus L.) may help manage weight and increase ‘metabolic flexibility’ in mice fed a high fat diet, researchers report.
A new EU project aims to tackle how consumers interpret health claims and symbols on food products in the hope of developing future guidelines on how such claims can be...
Health claims are not the be-all and end-all when it comes to marketing health food products, says Alan Ruth, CEO of the Irish Health Trade Association, in this guest article.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is reviewing its infant formula regulations, covering a range of issue including composition, labeling and advertising.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has given strength to EU health claim laws by backing health claims of “temporary or fleeting effects”.
UK start-up Clasado Limited says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) failed to follow its own prebiotic guidelines in rejecting the firm’s gut health claims.
A diet rich in buckwheat products would provide a daily dose of the sugar d-fagomine linked to benefits in the range of the active dose seen in supplemental studies, says...
Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with a ‘markedly higher’ risk of heart attack and early death, according to new research.
Consuming fish at least once a month, and increased blood levels of ALA and DPA, may reduce the risk of heart failure, says a new study that adds to the...
Use of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis could help soothe babies suffering from a common condition known as colic, according to new research.
Chocolate biscuits containing probiotics could help to preserve microorganisms in the gut that decline with age and cause constipation and diarrhea, according to a study.
A diet rich in antioxidants could significantly reduce the risk of myocardial infarction in women, according to new research.
The way women eat before pregnancy could play a larger than previously thought role in the healthy development of children, according to new animal data.
Regular consumption of low-calorie cranberry juice could help to control blood pressure, according to new research.
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