Report pinpoints functional food niche with most potential
Foods and drinks developed to address the specific health needs of
consumers are expected to exceed category growth in the US
functional food segment, according to a new report.
Soy isoflavones linked to easier breathing
Four weeks of supplementation with genistein, an isoflavone from
soy, may suppress the inflammatory process and ease breathing and
explain previous reports linking the isoflavone to reduced asthma
severity, suggests a new pilot study.
Dietary fibre linked to better lung function
Increased intake of dietary fibre, from both cereal and fruit
sources, could boost lung health, and may reduce the risk of
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggests a new study.
Honey beats medicine at curing coughs
New research from the US suggests that naturally occurring honey
may ease coughs and respiratory illnesses in children more
effectively than over the counter medicines.
BLIS raises funds for global probiotic roll-out
New Zealand oral probiotics developer BLIS Technologies is to issue
new shares to fund an expansion of its business into new
international markets and to boost development efforts.
Probiotics have a role in paediatrics, say experts
Experts at a Nestle-sponsored symposium on probiotics and
children's health have urged paediatricians to pay attention to
emerging research on so-called good bacteria, although more
research is needed on the mechanisms behind...
Low zinc levels may raise pneumonia risk in the elderly
Low blood levels of zinc may be linked to an increased risk of
pneumonia amongst the elderly, suggesting the benefits of
supplements for this at risk population, says new research.
100 apples a day keeps URTI away
A flavonoid found in fruit, such as apples and berries, could help
reduce illnesses in people who have carried out extensive exercise.
Fish and 'fruity vegetables' may reduce asthma and allergies
A diet rich in vegetables, such as tomatoes and aubergines, and
fish can help cut asthma and allergy incidence in children, a study
Fishy, fruity diet may cut asthma risk - study
A diet rich in fruit, vitamins C and E, and omega-3 fatty acids may
reduce the risk of respiratory conditions like asthma, chronic
bronchitic symptoms, and wheeze says a new study.
Apple juice, bananas may lower childhood asthma
Increased consumption of apple juice or bananas may prevent
childhood asthma, says new research from England that adds to an
ever-growing body of science linking easy breathing to apples.
Mediterranean diet linked to low lung disease risk
Consuming a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in fruit, vegetables and
fish, may reduce the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD) by 50 per cent, says new research from Harvard.
Apples, fish during pregnancy may reduce kids asthma
Eating apples and fish during pregnancy may reduce the risk of
asthma and allergic diseases in children, suggests a new study from
Med diet helps kids breathe easier - study
Getting children to consume a Mediterranean-style diet may reduce
their risk of asthma by up to 80 per cent, suggests new research.
Nestle to investigate BLIS probiotic for respiratory health
Nestle Nutrition has signed an agreement with BLIS Technologies to
investigate the use of probiotics to combat upper respiratory tract
infections in infants, for which there is said to be no effective
prevention at present.