Iron supplements to help coughs
Iron supplements may be a simple remedy for the common dry cough
associated with ACE inhibitor drugs.
Nutrigenomics - the future of health
Our burgeoning knowledge of the interaction between genes and
nutrition has led to a greater understanding of diet on specific
health conditions, or to put it another way, nutrigenomics.
GRAS status for DMV Lactoferrin
DMV International announced this week that the American FDA has
given its milk derived Lactoferrin Generally Recognized as Safe
Australian organics aims for $1bln sales target
The Australian organic industry aims to quadruple production in the
next five years reaching $1 billion in domestic and export sales by
2006, reports IndustrySearch this week.
Hot lemon tea as skin cancer prevention
According to a new study by American scientists, drinking hot tea
with citrus peel could protect the body against skin cancer.
Quitting coffee improves heart conditions
A new study from Norway has found that coffee drinkers who quit
drinking caffeinated filtered coffee cut their blood levels of
cholesterol and the protein homocysteine, which are known risk
factors for heart disease.
Drink milk, not soft drink
According to a new study published in the American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition, women are drinking soft drinks in record
amounts and this daily habit may be wreaking havoc on their bones.
GM monitoring preferred - study suggests
According to a new Canadian federal study, a chief safety officer
should be appointed to oversee the safety of genetically modified
(GM) foods in Canada.
Find the antioxidants
The orange and red plant pigments beta-carotene and lycopene score
high as antioxidants in the test tube. But their antioxidant
capacity seemed to disappear in human blood.
Vit. B fortified foods improves public health
According to a new report, fortifying foods with B vitamins and
giving additional supplements to people with heart disease, and
those at risk, could save lives and money.
Take charge of your nutrition and include soy
According to a Cornell University medical director, it is essential
for people to be pro-active about nutrition and urges more soy in
diets to help prevent illness and disease.
NZ goes forward on GMOs
The New Zealand Royal Commission on Genetic Modification has
recommended that research on GM crops and animals proceed with
Nestlé reports H1 results
Nestlé delivers strong sales and earnings per share growthDuring
the first six months of 2001, the group continued last year's
Soy diet beneficial to healthy persons too
A new study in Australia has found that even healthy men can
benefit from increased amounts of soy foods in their diets.
Meeting over new Chinese GMO rules
Leaders of the American soybean industry will hold talks with
government officials in China this week to clear the air over
Beijing's new rules for GMOs.
Low dose of carotenoids has no effect on immune system
According to British researchers, people over 65 and taking
lycopene or beta-carotene supplements with the hope that they are
bolstering their immune systems may be wasting their time and
Metal-absorbing plants as source of new nutraceuticals
Metal-loving plants that store large amounts of micronutrients in
their tissues could be the source of new nutraceuticals.
GM soybean: no evidence of health risk
The EC said that it had no scientific evidence of health risks from
a brand of genetically modified soybeans that the environmental
group Greenpeace wants banned.
Vitamins to protect skin
Experts have now learned that other factors beyond genetics account
for aging discrepancies, and these may be diet and vitamin-related.
7-Eleven expand functional food line
A new line in own-brand nutritional bars is to hit 7-Eleven
supermarket stores in the US.
Supplements - a danger to sports?
Chicago Tribune journalists Julie Deardorff and Geoff Dougherty
this week questioned the flexible regulations surrounding the
dietary supplement trade and the potential danger posed to
Low dosage liquorice affects blood pressure
A few mouthfuls of liquorice may raise blood-pressure levels,
according to researchers from Iceland.
Halal certification board for Philippines
In a bid to improve the Philippine "halal" industry President
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has started steps to develop a local
"halal" food industry.
Trend in bottled water reduces fluoride consumption
US federal health officials warned last week that 100 million
Americans risk dental disease due to a lack of fluoride in their
Tomato growers fear 'FMD of horticulture'
Tomato growers fear the "foot and mouth of horticulture" will enter
New Zealand because of more imports from Australia.
Junk food and AMD link revealed
New research suggests that snack fats may damage the eyes but omega
3 can help beat blindness.
Pomegranate seed may cause breast cancer cells to self-destruct
Israeli researchers have found that pomegranates could have
important implications for breast cancer treatment and the safety
of oestrogen replacement therapy.
Tighter rules for health claims?
British food producers have serious reservations about any move by
Brussels to subject claims they make about their products to
H1 results for Degussa
Despite difficult economic conditions, Degussa stands firm and does
not forecast changes for the full year 2001.
Moderate consumption of alcohol may be good for health
According to a new study out of Spain, any form of alcohol can
bestow health benefits.
Lowest level of salmonella contamination
About one in two chickens in UK supermarkets were infected with
common form of food poisoning bacteria.
UGO (Unidentified Gene Organism) found in soybeans
Belgian scientists found alien gene fragments in soybeans grown
from seed developed by the American biotechnology giant Monsanto
Alternative oestrogen products - not always what it seems
On August 16, ConsumerLab.com, released the results of its
Phyto-oestrogen Product Review.
Q1 results for Galaxy Nutritional Foods
Galaxy Nutritional Foods announced results for its first quarter
ended June 30, 2001.
Fats are good for you
Despite a negative publicity, not all oils and fats are harmful. In
fact, oils and fats are basic elements of the human food supply.
Calcium fortification kills salmonella
Orange juice fortified with calcium lactate/tricalcium phosphate
may affect the survival rate of salmonella whereas calcium citrate
malate and calcium citrate fortifications have little effect.
Increasing use of unregulated supplements
Almost 60% of US college athletes use nutritional supplements that
are unregulated and may contain banned substances such as
ephedrine, survey reports.
Cornmeal violates JAS law
11 of 59 soybean and corn-processed products subject to a Japanese
government investigation were found to contain ingredients with
High fatty acid levels increase heart attack risk
Healthy middle-aged men with high blood levels of "free" fatty
acids may be 70 per cent more likely to experience sudden cardiac
death than their peers with lower levels of the compounds.
Higher vitamin-C RDA for women, study suggests
US government researchers suggest that the RDA of vitamin C for
healthy young women should be increased from 75 mg to 90 mg.
Exotics and health - new trends in NPD
According to Datamonitor, health angles and exotic flavours are
increasingly used by manufacturers to position new confectionery
and alcoholic products.
Sports drinks, the battle continues
Coca-Cola Co. said its relaunched Powerade sports drink was gaining
momentum and braced to better challenge Gatorade
Folate may alleviate drug side-effects
According to researchers, patients taking a drug usually prescribed
for rheumatoid arthritis can lower their risk for drug-related
liver damage by taking folate supplements.
Soy Symposium for November
The Fourth International Symposium on the Role of Soy in Preventing
and Treating Chronic Disease is to take place in San Diego on 4-7
Milk protein hope for PKU sufferers
A dairy scientist in the US has developed a milk protein powder
that aims to dramatically expand the food choices for people with
phenylketonuria - more commonly known as PKU - a genetic disorder.
Consumer ingredient branding - first Solae product out
The American science group DuPont unveiled a program to position
its healthy food ingredients under the brand Solae.
Eat soy, live longer - study suggests
According to a report in a Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
publication, diets containing soyfoods have contributed to the
longevity of people of Okinawa.
EC clears acquisition in the dairy market
The EC has approved the proposed acquisition of Nutricia Dairy and
Drinks Group (NDDG) by Friesland Coberco Dairy Foods Holding N.V.
GM crop sites will be revealed
The location of GM crop trials in Australia will be published on
the Internet after a regulator on August 10 rejected applications
to keep the sites secret from anti-GM activists.
First GM cookbook out soon
The world's first cookbook featuring only GM ingredients will soon
be on the shelves.