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Med-style diet may battle depression
Consuming a Mediterranean-style diet, rich in vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil, and legumes, may prevent depression, according to a new study from Spain... Read

Fibre may replace trans-fats for snack formulations
Inulin can replace trans-fatty acids in snack food formulations, turning it into a healthy snack with good consumer acceptance, says a new study from Brazil... Read

Stevia-sweetened strawberries point to low-cal fruit potential
Replacing the sugar in strawberries with the natural sweetener stevia could lead to a new range of low-calorie dried fruit products, says a new study from the Americas... Read

Chilli extract may prevent obesity complications: Study
Dietary intakes of capsaicin, the compound that gives red pepper its heat, may prevent the development of diabetes-like symptoms in obese people, says a new study with mice... Read

Lecithin may boost fruit juice, sauce quality: Study
Formulating processed fruit and vegetable products with soy lecithin may enhance not only the physico-chemical properties, but also the nutritional profile, says a new study... Read

Meta-analysis supports safety of soy, red clover
Phytoestrogens like soy and red clover isoflavones pose no safety issues with regards to heart health and breast cancer risk, according to a new meta-analysis from Austria... Read

Enzymes could enhance oat-based gluten-free breads
Specific enzymes could lead to better quality oat-based bread for the burgeoning gluten-free market, says a new study from Ireland... Read

Longer shelf life for some RTE foods contributes to Listeria rise, expert
An industry expert has raised concerns about the lengthy shelf-life of some listeria-prone ready-to-eat foods (RTE) in come countries as the EU said it would help fund a pan-regional study on the issue... Read

Food insecurity increases US children's risk of obesity, says study
New research from the American Dietetic Association has found a"paradoxical correlation" between obesity and food insecurity – defined as lack of access to food, or nutritionally adequate food – in young American children... Read

Could sweets every day as kids make adults aggressive?
As new study suggests that eating sweets every day in childhood could make adults more aggressive, the food industry warns against trivialising of complex social issues... Read

Naturex builds sports case for Powergrape
Supplements containing a Naturex grape extract may improve the performance of elite athletes during competition, according to a new study... Read

Dairy industry backs science on rbST
The US-based International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has said it backs scientific opinion that the growth hormone recombinant bovine somatropin (rbST) poses no health risk... Read

Nanotech research launched by US and EU
The US Government and the European Union have announced separate plans to launch studies into the possible health effects and business implications for nanotechnology... Read

Food prices could triple with climate change: Report
Food prices could more than triple by 2050 as the climate changes, according to a new report from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)... Read

Researchers seek to improve soy tocopherol concentration
Scientists have investigated the concentration of tocopherols among various soybean genotypes in different environments to ultimately improve the quality of functional food ingredients... Read

Omega-3 may protect diabetics from heart failure
Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may protect diabetics from heart failure, according to a new study from the Netherlands... Read

Omega-3 cheese: All the benefits of fish without the smell
Encapsulating omega-3 fatty acids in milk proteins may protect the fish-derived ingredients from oxidation, and cover the 'fishy' flavour in cheese, says a new study... Read

Growth hormone rbST safe and green, claims study
Milk from cows given the growth hormone recombinant bovine somatropin (rbST) poses no human health threat and is identical to other milk, a review sponsored by hormone producer Elanco has said... Read

Probiotics may protect against gum disease: Yakult study
A daily shot of a probiotic milk drink may reduce inflammation and bleeding in the mouth linked to gingivitis and gum disease, says a new study from Germany... Read

Prebiotics may protect against travellers' diarrhoea: Study
Supplements of a prebiotic galactooligosaccharide mixture may reduce the incidence of travellers' diarrhoea by about 34 per cent, says a new study from the UK... Read

Chocolate passes clinical trial test for artery and heart health
Daily supplements of a flavonoid-rich chocolate may reduce biochemical markers of arterial hardening and boost heart health, say results of a randomized controlled trial... Read

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

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