Almost 60% of US college athletes use nutritional supplements that
are unregulated and may contain banned substances such as
ephedrine, survey reports.
11 of 59 soybean and corn-processed products subject to a Japanese
government investigation were found to contain ingredients with
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.
US government researchers suggest that the RDA of vitamin C for
healthy young women should be increased from 75 mg to 90 mg.
According to Datamonitor, health angles and exotic flavours are
increasingly used by manufacturers to position new confectionery
and alcoholic products.
Coca-Cola Co. said its relaunched Powerade sports drink was gaining
momentum and braced to better challenge Gatorade
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.
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
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.
According to a report in a Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
publication, diets containing soyfoods have contributed to the
longevity of people of Okinawa.
The EC has approved the proposed acquisition of Nutricia Dairy and
Drinks Group (NDDG) by Friesland Coberco Dairy Foods Holding N.V.
The American science group DuPont unveiled a program to position
its healthy food ingredients under the brand Solae.
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.
The world's first cookbook featuring only GM ingredients will soon
be on the shelves.
According to researchers, supplementing the diet with antioxidant
vitamins and minerals appears to blunt the beneficial effects of
certain cholesterol-lowering drugs.