A meta-analysis of walnuts by Harvard scientists has found diets rich in walnuts can significantly reduce cholesterol levels, supporting growing evidence to suggest these popular nuts can improve healthy blood lipid ratios.
American researchers have found red yeast rice to be effective in treating hyperlipidemia – the elevation of potentially damaging lipids in the blood – but who cannot tolerate statin treatment.
Green tea’s anti-prostate cancer potential gains support
Consuming green tea may reduce levels of compounds linked to prostate cancer progression, according to findings of a small study with 26 men with prostate cancer.
Burgundy launches spinach extract
French supplier Burgundy has developed a spinach extract it says has a higher antioxidant payload than vitamin E and which trades for about the same price as its standardized grape seed extract.
Lycopene-enriched hamburgers pass taste test
Tomato peel may enhance the nutritional profile of hamburgers with a dose of 4.9 mg of lycopene per 100 g of cooked hamburger achievable, report Spanish researchers.
Red Bull confirms energy drink is cocaine-free
Under-fire Red Bull has moved to clear up some of the confusion surrounding traces of cocaine being found by German authorities in one of its brands.
Tetley red-carded over UK green tea ad
The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told Tetley Tea to amend advertising for a green tea product that implied antioxidant-derived energy and health benefits.
The European Botanical Forum (EBF) says the European Union nutrition and health claims process cannot “credibly proceed” in a climate where about half of the 4000+ health claims received by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have been returned...
Daily consumption of stanol-enriched yoghurt may reduce cholesterol and triacylglycerol levels, according to new study from The Netherlands.
Australian regulator attacked over Ginkgo quality
The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has come under attack for failing to pull contaminated versions of the herb, ginkgo biloba, from the market.
Tate & Lyle enters high-dose green tea extract market
Tate & Lyle has continued its push into the health and wellness area by linking with a Canadian coffee and tea specialist to distribute a green tea extract in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Potent 30 per cent PAC cranberry extract launched
Lallemand Health Ingredients and Decas Botanical Synergies have debuted a cranberry extract with 30 per cent proanthocyanidins (PACs), a level they say is the highest in the world.
An extract from the Middle Eastern herb Nigella sativa may not only stop the growth of pancreatic cancer, but inhibit the development of the tumours, suggest new results from the US.
Ocean Spray to sell concentrates eBay-style
Ocean Spray's Ingredient Technology Group is to hold online auctions for its cranberry concentrate, which it claims will help customers ensure supply and protect against commodity fluctuations.
Curcumin’s immune-boosting powers pin-pointed
The health boosting activity of curcumin may be due to the molecule’s ability to stabilise cell membranes and increase the cell’s resistance to infection, suggests a new study.