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...
US-based Solgar Vitamin and Herb company has announced the
introduction of a new range of supplements for children in the UK
called Kangavites. The minerals in the supplements have been
specially coated in order to disguise the normally...
In utero undernourishment is believed to alter the body's
metabolic programmming, increasing the risk of adult diseases in
offspring. But supplementing the diet with fish oil during
pregnancy can reduce the risk, according to...
Contrary to previous research findings, a new study in the US has
found that selenium supplements not only did not reduce the risk of
recurrence for previous sufferers of nonmelanoma skin cancer but
may even increase the risk of certain...
Members of the UK's herbal industry have proposed an overhaul of
current legislation to ensure stricter standards and safety for
those products not regulated by the new European Traditional
Medicinal Herbals directive.
Britain's Federation of Bakers will next month be hoping to improve
the image of bread, still one of the nation's favourite staple
foods but suffering from the growing popularity of the US-imported
A new European project will examine the safety and efficacy of iron
supplementation in pregnant women. Treating anaemia in pregnancy
raises concerns about overloading with iron, which can interact
with other nutrients affecting metabolism.