Illegally produced supplements rife in China
More than a quarter of China's health supplements are on sale
illegally and contain false claims on their packaging, found a
survey released last week.
Black cohosh has no benefit on hot flushes, says US team
Black cohosh does not reduce hot flushes in women any better than a
placebo, said US researchers yesterday.
Dairy protein maker offers soy as alternative to pricy caseinates
French dairy ingredients firm Armor Proteines has added a
US-produced soy protein isolate to its range to give customers an
alternative to the increasingly expensive caseinates, reports
Nutritional advice encourages growth in infants
The quality and extent of nutritional advice given to families in
developing countries should be improved to reduce stunted growth in
infants, said The Lancet today.
Use supplements not sunbeds to lift vitamin D levels
Supplements, and not increased exposure to either natural or
artificial ultraviolet (UV) light, should be the preferred way of
topping up vitamin D levels, stress medical experts in a journal
Preterm infants may benefit from fatty acids
Feeding formulas containing fatty acids such as docosahexanoic acid
(DHA) and arachidonic acid (ARA) may improve the development of
Blue California sterilizes botanicals with ozone
Blue California is changing the ingredient purification process at
its China manufacturing facility from gamma-rays to ozone, in order
to meet regulatory standards in international markets.
Indena to present glucose level supplement
Italian company Indena plans to present its dietary supplement
Madeglucyl, designed to maintain normal glucose levels, at
Vitafoods next month.
Danone, Yakult choose India to expand jointly
Danone and Yakult have chosen India as the next market to target
with their probiotic products, setting up a joint venture in the
Nestlé's cereals go whole grain in UK
Nestlé UK has followed the lead of General Mills across the
Atlantic, announcing today that from June 2005 every box of Nestlé
breakfast cereals will be made with whole grains.
Dairy calcium has 'no effect' on weight
A study into whether increased intake of dairy calcium reduces
weight and fat mass, as previous research had suggested, concluded
Potassium-rich foods just as good as supplements for BP
Eating foods high in potassium is likely to have the same effect on
blood pressure as taking potassium chloride supplements, suggests
Probiotic helps reduce eczema in allergic infants
Adding the probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus GG (LGG) to the daily
diet of children with a food allergy helped to reduce eczema
symptoms, report researchers this month.
Denmark promotes vitamin D supplements
Danish food and health authorities have launched a campaign to
promote the use of vitamin D supplements by the elderly and
dark-skinned immigrants, both groups prone to deficiency, writes
Vitamin D bread raises bone mineral density in elderly
A bread fortified with very high levels of vitamin D appeared to be
much better at protecting bone health in elderly people than
bone-building drugs, according to a study presented this week.