All news articles for September 2012

Pepsi backs Dutch muscle function project

Pepsi backs Dutch muscle function project

By Shane Starling

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.

Polyphenol-rich apple juice shows obesity benefits

Polyphenol-rich apple juice shows obesity benefits

By Stephen Daniells

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.

Multivitamin shows brain boosting activity for elderly women

Multivitamin shows brain boosting activity for elderly women

By Stephen Daniells

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.

Hop extract shows weight management potential

Hop extract shows weight management potential

By Stephen Daniells

Extracts from hops (Humulus lupulus L.) may help manage weight and increase ‘metabolic flexibility’ in mice fed a high fat diet, researchers report.

Marketing without health claims

Marketing without health claims

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.

EU project to test how well health claims are understood by consumers

EU project to test how well health claims are understood by consumers

By Nathan GRAY

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 used to strengthen informed choice, healthy eating and industrial competitiveness.

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