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Should vegetarians take supplements of EPA and DHA omega-3s?

Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Should vegans and vegetarians take supplements of EPA and DHA omega-3s?

By Elaine WATSON

If they don’t eat fish, vegans and vegetarians get very little EPA and DHA, the long chain omega-3 fatty acids we are told are key for maintaining cardiovascular and cognitive health. But is this a problem that needs to be fixed? And are algal omega-3...

Environmental footprint of vegetarian diets 30% lower, say researchers

Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Environmental footprint of vegan and vegetarian diets 30% lower than non-vegetarian diets, say researchers: ‘We have to drastically cut consumption of meat and dairy’

By Elaine Watson, Loma Linda, California

If the evidence that plant-based diets are better for human health is compelling, the evidence that they are better for the planet is indisputable, delegates at the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition were told.

Is 2013 the year that CLA breaks through in foods and beverages in the US?

Special edition: New trends in weight management

Is 2013 the year that CLA breaks through in foods and beverages in the US?

By Stephen DANIELLS

After years of relative success in the supplement zone, and a couple of small scale food and beverage launches, 2013 promises to be a ‘breakthrough’ year for CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)  in the US food & beverage sector.

Dr David Jacobs: “It seems that the presence of more phytochemical-rich plant foods rather than the complete absence of animal foods is what makes a vegetarian diet so successful.”

Dispatches from the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition

Veg congress day one: The fact vegetarians are healthier than meat-eaters is ‘one of the most consistent findings of nutritional epidemiology’

By Elaine Watson, Loma Linda, California

People on a plant-based diet are consistently slimmer and healthier than meat eaters, with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, according to research unveiled at the 6th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition (ICVN).

The number of new product reports in Datamonitor’s Product Launch Analytics database featuring the word ‘diet’ in the brand or product name continues to drop

Special edition: New trends in weight management

Datamonitor: ‘Marketers are avoiding the word ‘diet’ like the plague’

By Elaine WATSON

While obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions, manufacturers seeking to help us battle the bulge are avoiding the word ‘diet’ like the plague; cutting sugar, fat and salt by stealth; and instead promoting more positive messages about food...

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