The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a Q&A (question and answer) in advance of its stakeholders meeting in Brussels on June 15, to help industry better understand the nutrition and health claims process.
Apparently conflicting results from randomized clinical trials and observational studies abound in the scientific literature. In the third part of a four-part series on antioxidants, NutraIngredients looks to get behind the contradictions.
A population-based study reporting concerns over beta-carotene and other carotenoids and lung cancer in smokers was based on invalid methodology, questionable statistical evaluations, and speculative explanations, says a German professor.
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...
Every extra of fruit or vegetable consumed daily could cut the risk
of heart disease by four percent, says a meta-analysis of almost a
quarter of a million people, giving people even more reason to seek
out the nutrient-rich foods.
A new epidemiological study has presented evidence that consumption
of fatty fish can help prevent the most common form of kidney
cancer in women, potentially providing yet another healthy point on
which to leverage sales of omega-3...
Coverage of the New Scientist article questioning the benefits of
antioxidant supplements has generated a flurry of feedback from
industry and health care practioners, in agreement with and
disputing the arguments.
A review of 18 studies has led researchers to claim that soy
products may protect against breast cancer, but that consumers
should be wary of high-dose supplements - conclusions that have
been questioned by an industry association.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned
that the lower incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) amongst
moderate drinkers, compared with heavy- or non-drinkers, may be
attributable to factors other than...
Eating beans or lentils at least twice a week may reduce a woman's
risk of developing breast cancer, according to research designed to
investigate the benefits of the plant compounds flavonols,writes
Increased fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with a
decreased risk of cardiovascular disease but not cancer, according
to a new study that suggests the cancer-protective effect may have
In the largest study of its kind, researchers have shown that
diabetes can cause chronic liver disease and cancer of the liver,
increasing the threat posed by growing incidence of the disease
around the world.
A new Internet-based health information campaign, to be launched by
the World Health Organisation (WHO), is aiming to change people's
attitudes to healthy eating and help to prevent some of the chronic
disease, said to burden...