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The risk of dying from heart disease increased exponentially with the amount of added sugars consumed

Sugar consumption linked to heart disease death risk

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Excessive consumption of added sugars in drinks, snacks and sweets is associated with an increased risk of dying from heart disease, according to a major US review published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Super Bowl XLVIII: Who won the battle of the brands?

Super Bowl XLVIII: Who won the battle of the brands?

By Elaine WATSON

UPDATED: As the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos squared up at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, the nation’s biggest food and beverage firms battled for supremacy during the commercial breaks. We know who won the game, but who won the...

Callebaut: More specific cocoa flavanol content claims will increase

Special Edition: Polyphenols

Callebaut: More specific cocoa flavanol content claims will increase

By Maggie Hennessy

Despite the growing body of research extolling the health benefits of flavanols found in cocoa, chocolate product manufacturers have yet to fully embrace front-of-pack claims calling out these compounds—with many still opting for more general “antioxidant”...

Hershey said the deal would bring new distribution channels for its products

Hershey to acquire iconic Chinese confectionery firm

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Hershey Netherlands B.V. has signed an agreement to acquire an 80% stake in Chinese confectionery and snack firm Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Company (SGM) - and the remaining 20% in 2015.

Hershey places new requirements on its palm oil suppliers

Hershey ups palm oil pledge but Greenpeace wants more

By Oliver Nieburg

Hershey has committed to purchasing 100% traceable and sustainably-sourced palm oil by the end of 2014. Greenpeace has welcomed the move, but has reservations about timelines and terminology.

Sugar limits should be halved to protect teeth: Study

Sugar limits should be halved to protect teeth: Study

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations for added sugar intake should be halved to protect teeth from dental caries, suggests a review published in the Journal of Dental Research.

Thanksgiving: The perfect day to order takeout?

Thanksgiving: The perfect day to order takeout?

By Elaine WATSON

While Thanksgiving is traditionally a time for family meals (and arguments), it’s also a time for, well, ordering takeout; especially if you’re spending the week in Vegas…

Pulses hit mainstream with improved nutrition gluten-free applications

Pulses hit mainstream with improved nutrition gluten-free applications

By Maggie Hennessy

Rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants and vitamins, gluten-free, allergen-averse, low in fat, price competitive and sustainably grown, it’s no surprise that pulses are working their way beyond soups and dips and into mainstream food production in the US. 

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