Botanical extract to ease obesity
Phytopharm, a developer of botanical pharmaceuticals, announced
this week the successful completion of the third and final stage of
a study to evaluate a product under development as an appetite
suppressant for the treatment of obesity...
Pungent garlic compound to protect the health
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel are
focusing on allicin, a pungent compound that is nature's way of
protecting garlic from insects, fungi and bacteria in the soil.
Infant formula dominates nutrition markets
The U.S. ethical nutrition market is divided into four very
distinct categories: the infant formula market, adult enteral
formula, parenteral formula and ethical nutrition supplies and
Salt levels in UK diet drop dramatically, thanks to bakers
Levels of salt in one of the UK's staple foods have dropped
significantly, boosting people's health outlook, according to a
study published today by the Food Standards Agency.
Cancer suspect in human milk
A food chemical known to cause cancer in rats has been discovered
in human breast milk, according to a group of Canadian researchers.
Ancient Chinese medical remedy offers promise for cancer patients
Two bioengineering researchers at the University of Washington have
discovered a promising potential treatment for cancer among the
ancient arts of Chinese folk medicine.
Parents concerned over misleading health claims for kids foods
Parents are concerned about misleading health claims made for foods
targeted at children, according to research commissioned by the UK
Food Standards Agency.
Doctors support live yoghurt
The majority of general practitioners do believe in the health
benefits of "live"yoghurt, a new survey from the US reports this
Soy research forges ahead
Nutritional research into soy has forged ahead so rapidly in recent
years that questions have been raised about "how to tell the
latest news from the old news," reports wellness newsletter.
Online diet web site in the black
eDiets.com, Inc., an online diet services website, on Thursday
announced that it expects to report its first full year of
profitability for the year ending December 31
New technologies and health concerns drive flavour dairy market
New technologies in extending shelf life together with increased
consumer awareness of the health benefits of dairy drinks, are
driving the market in flavoured dairy beverages, a new report this
Chlorophyllin supplements to combat cancer, new evidence
A study conducted by US researchers shows that taking chlorophyllin
could reduce the levels of aflatoxin-DNA damage byproducts in the
body and the risk of liver cancer.
Chelated zinc product may help cold symptoms
US company Improvita Health Products, Inc. announced recently the
completion of a double-blind scientific pilot study on its cold
cure product fortified with chelated zinc.
Scientists suggest allergen link to cot deaths
Allergens such as cow's milk, or other allergens in infant formula,
may be responsible for some cases of sudden infant death syndrome
(SIDS),UK researchers report recently.
New starch for intestinal health
Paris-based starch company Cerestar recently launched a new starch
to aid intestinal health at the FiEurope exhibition in London this