Health & Wellness

NBTY acquires Balance Bar Company

NBTY acquires Balance Bar Company

By Hank Schultz

NBTY Inc. has announced the acquisition of Balance Bar Company from Brynwood Partners, its private equity owner. Details of the deal were not announced.

To make Tagatose, Nutrilab NV hydrolyzes lactose from whey permeate into glucose and galactose. This is then followed by an isomerization process of galactose using an L-arabinose isomerase

Scientists report 'guidelines' for tagatose use in food and beverages

By Stephen Daniells

Using tagatose to sweeten food and drink products has taken a step forward as Korean scientists report the ‘first quantitative data on the relationship between the sweetness of tagatose and sucrose over a range of sweetness levels commonly encountered...

Dr Gail Kauwell specializes in research exploring the association between nutrient-gene interactions and health maintenance/chronic disease risk.

Dispatches from the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) 2012

DNA diets: 'They're just not ready for prime time', warn experts

By Elaine WATSON in Philadelphia

Commercial interest in the role genes play in our risk of developing chronic diseases - and whether we can modify that risk through diet - has never been higher. But firms offering personalised nutritional advice on the back of mail-order DNA tests are...

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