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Chr Hansen profits up despite Eurozone slowdown

Shares jumped more than 3% to just over €24.05 this morning in Danish enzymes, colours and cultures company Chr Hansen as its yearly revenue hit €699m. Profits improved 10.7% to...

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Resveratrol study results don’t tell the whole story on benefits: Expert

A new study that concluded resveratrol does not have metabolic benefits in relatively healthy middle-aged women is "flawed" and "tells us very little about the benefits or non-benefits of resveratrol",...

Curcumin may match exercise for heart health benefits: RCT data

Daily supplements of curcumin may benefit cardiovascular health to the same extent as exercise for postmenopausal women, says new data from a clinical trial from Japan.

Thick and creamy sensory cues increase satiety of low calorie foods: Study

Manipulating the texture and flavour of foods and drinks – to give them a thicker and creamier taste – could help to increase the feelings of fullness from low calorie...

Resveratrol may not have heart health benefits, says study

The red wine compound resveratrol may not have the metabolic benefits that previous research has suggested it may possess, according to new research data.

Bayer “absolutely open” to further acquisitions after $1.2bn Schiff shop

The consumer arm of German pharma giant Bayer Healthcare is to pay $1.2bn (€920m) for US food supplements company Schiff Nutrition International, a move that will make it one of...

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Nestlé unites Nutrition and Health Sciences divisions under single leadership

Nestlé is combining its Nestlé Nutrition and Nestlé Health Science arms under the leadership of Luis Cantarell after the departure of Kurt Schmidt, the deputy executive vice president in charge...

UK tells black cohosh makers to add warnings and backs THMPD

The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has warned manufacturers of black cohosh products that the herbal supplements must contain warnings about potential liver problems.

DHA omega-3 may lower anxiety risk

Increased intakes of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are associated with a reduced risk of anxiety, a study from Australia has reported for the first time.

Omega-3 may boost working memory in healthy young adults: Study

Increasing intakes of omega-3 may improve the working memory of young adults who are at the peak of their cognitive abilities, according to new data.

Regulation required for Vietnam's skyrocketing supplements

It is vital for Vietnam to manage its production and distribution of dietary supplements if it plans to prevent potential threats to consumers, according to a senior government food health...

Bean extracts show blood sugar management potential

Supplements containing extracts from beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) with a meal may improve glucose and insulin levels, according to results of a clinical trial from Indena.

Vitamin price drops but BASF nutrition sees 4% sales growth

BASF’s nutrition and health unit (N&H) earned €492m in Q3 – 4% more for the quarter than in 2011 when it had sales of €471m – despite falling prices for...

EU-backed beta glucan trial explores immunity benefits

An EU-backed, 240-person trial is underway to investigate the ability of a range of beta-glucans to boost immune systems, with European Union health claim learnings firmly in mind.

Spruce extract could be ‘untapped’ prebiotic

An extract from spruce (Picea abies) may selectively enhance the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and offer a novel prebiotic for the nutritional products, says a new study.

German concerns rise over food supplement regulation rethink

A revision of German food supplement laws will strip products from shelves and “could be a disaster” for consumers and practitioners, according a pan-European lobby group.

Legume consumption helps glycemic control and lowers heart risk: Study

Higher consumption of legumes may help to improve glycemic control and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to new research.

Higher dairy intake lowers semen quality – Harvard study

Young men with a high daily intake of full-fat dairy may be risking their chance of having children, US researchers have claimed.

Updated: Will CoQ10 prices increase as Mitsubishi quits the market?

CoQ10 supply to the nutraceutical market could be set to tighten as Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company announces it will withdraw from the manufacture and sale of the ingredient.

Nestlé invests $17m in medical nutrition down under

The world’s biggest food player, Nestlé, is investing A$17m (€13.6m) to renovate an Australian facility so it can produce medical foods for its Health Science division.

Arla launches “most sophisticated” recovery whey protein

The sports nutrition sector will appreciate a “finely chopped” whey that can deliver better recovery performance, says the ingredients arm of Danish dairy, Arla.

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Lucozade blows whistle on UK soccer sponsorship to focus on research

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) brand Lucozade Sport has ended its 20-year sponsorship of UK Premier League soccer as it shifts more funds towards R&D into sports nutrition products, according to Brand Republic....

Echinacea extract may help prevent common cold: Study

Daily consumption of echinacea herbal remedies could help to stave off the common cold, according to new research.

Study backs multispecies probiotic for constipation

Consumption of a multispecies probiotic mixture is effective in reducing constipation during pregnancy, suggests new research.

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Barry Callebaut appoints new chief innovation officer

Barry Callebaut has appointed ex-Unilever man Peter Boone as its new chief innovation officer.

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