A meta-analysis of 68 randomised trials with antioxidant
supplements has reported that vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene
may increase mortality risk by up to 16 per cent, but vitamin C did
not have an effect on mortality and the...
The European Botanical Forum has proposed a model for assessing the
safety of botanicals for use in food supplements – including a
'negative list' of botanics that should not be used due to safety
concerns – which it hopes...
The regulatory status of supplements sold out of the Channel
Islands is under the spotlight in the UK, as a House of Commons
motion urges a strategy to address unfair and illegal competition
to protect consumers and responsible businesses.
Dairy remains the most popular category for new probiotic,
prebiotic and synbiotic product launches in Europe, but
manufacturers of baby foods, snacks and beverages are latching on
to the concept, indicates data from Mintel.
Pure fruit and vegetable juices are generally regarded as healthy,
despite containing less fibre than the whole fruit. A review of
studies into their potential to reduce risk of chronic disease may
serve to validate the popular perception...
Young children may be at risk of iron and zinc deficiencies as they
are weaned off milk or formula, according to two reports that may
highlight opportunities in products formulated to meet the
nutritional needs of older infants.
EFSA's scientific panel has an opinion that the use of polyethylene
glycol as film coating for food supplements at six grades would not
present a risk at proposed levels, which will be used to inform the
EC's decision on...
A combination of catechins, caffeine, capsaicin and tyrosine were
found to boost heat generation and energy expenditure without any
adverse effects on blood pressure or heart rate, says a new study