Kraft introduces new products for South Beach Diet
The leading US food maker Kraft Foods is putting its weight behind
the increasingly popular South Beach diet, launching a new line of
foods for people following the regime, reports Lorraine
Grape extract process taps the health drinks sector
A patented grape seed extraction process shows how mainstream
beverage makers can increasingly take advantage of the growing
niche market for health drinks, writes Anthony Fletcher.
DNA test tackles deadly cereal disease
A new DNA-based test could make the identification of fungi that
cause Fusarium head blight (FHB) in cereal grains far easier to
US consumers get to grips with probiotics
The message about the gut health benefit probiotics can deliver is
finally getting through to US consumers, according to a new report
on the state of the functional foods sub-category.
Detroit 'fat tax' unworkable, claims food industry
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's plans to place a tax on fast food
has been dismissed as a cosmetic exercise to help cover the city's
budget deficit, writes Anthony Fletcher.
Cargill forwards health role for functional foods
Cargill argues that food and beverage manufacturers in the U.S. can
positively impact today's rising healthcare costs by developing
products that address specific health and lifestyle issues.
Occasional drink raises cancer risk in postmenopausal women?
Postmenopausal women who consume even moderate amounts of alcohol
may face an increased risk of breast cancer, say US researchers,
particularly if their cancer is fuelled by the hormones estrogen or
Genome sequencing promises better crop protection
The genome sequencing of a disease-fighting fungus used to protect
crops could have cost-saving implications for the food ingredients
High salt diet reduces bone density in girls
White adolescent and African-American girls assimilate salt and
calcium differently, say researchers, claiming this may explain why
races have different rates of high blood pressure and osteoporosis.
Fat in diet boosts metabolism
Fat consumption in the diet can lead to healthy blood levels of
sugar and cholesterol, say researchers.
Kraft puts money into flavor research
Kraft Foods is helping to finance a seat at the Monell Chemical
Senses Center, which should help scientists - and food companies -
to learn more about the intensity and quality of flavors.
Low-fat dairy cuts diabetes risk in men
Dairy food makers looking to drill further into the health benefits
of their primary foodstuffs will welcome new findings that suggest
two servings of low-fat dairy foods a day could reduce men's risk
of developing type 2 diabetes.
Leptin replacement therapy to fight obesity?
Shedding new light on leptin, US researchers find doses of this
appetite-regulating hormone could cut the numbers of obese.
Ice cream makes you happy, say Unilever scientists
After the dank summer and sales of 2004, ice cream makers looking
to boost 2005 figures will find comfort in new research that claims
ice cream actually 'makes you happy', reports Lindsey
Med diet with exercise reduces risk markers
Health benefits of the Mediterranean diet continue to gain credence
with yet another study showing a diet rich in fruit, vegetables and
olive oil could reduce the risk of heart disease.