Taking fish oil supplements appears to significantly reduce the
severity in elite athletes of a condition which reduces lung
function after exercise and narrows the airways, report researchers
from universities in the US and Cardiff,...
A soy-based infant formula, linked to the deaths of three babies
and hospitalisation of several others in Israel in recent months,
was recalled from shelves this weekend, prompting widespread media
Taking supplements of lycopene, the tomato-derived carotenoid
making growing sales in the supplement market, may not be
sufficient to fight against the onset of prostate cancer, say
researchers in a new lab study. Whole tomato powder...
Pregnant women and children should take vitamin D supplements to
prevent a resurgence of rickets, say researchers in a seminar
published in tomorrow's issue of The Lancet. Experts have
been warning of rising cases of the bone...
A major trial on European children is to examine whether
reformulating the contents of infant foods, particularly the amount
of protein, could help reduce the risk of obesity in later life.
The EU-funded study is expected to confirm...
US fatty acids manufacturer Martek Biosciences is to distribute its
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to European dietary supplement makers
through an agreement with Dutch firm Vegetable Seed Oil Products
The campaign against the new EU food supplements directive is
gathering pace as the Alliance for Natural Health announces it will
also take legal proceedings to see the directive declared invalid
under European law.
The use of herbal medicines entails risks, but probably fewer than
with synthetic drugs, argues a British Medicial Journal
editorial out tomorrow. And failing to fund further studies on
herbals represents the biggest risk to consumers,...
A probiotic cheese and products with high CLA levels are among the
foods being developed at a new €16 million functional food research
centre, recently opened in Ireland. One of its goals is to boost
the competitive advantage of Irish...