Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?
<<12345678910>> Total results:5057 References Per Page:

Study Shows One Formulation Of Curcumin Has Medicinal Potential

February 16, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Turmeric, the root spice that gives curry its yellow color, has long been used in Chinese and Indian cuisine, and in herbal medicines. Western science has verified that turmeric has antioxidant, anti-cancer, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-diabetic properties. It contains natural polyphenols called curcuminoids, of which curcumin is the main component. Using curcumin as a medicine is problematic, however, because it is not readily absorbed into the intestines, and is quickly metabolized and eliminated from the body as waste. In this clinical study involving 12 people, American and Australian scientists tested four different formulations of curcumin. They found that one – “CW8” – significantly improves absorption of curcumin into the bloodstream, making it a strong candidate for medicinal use.
Martin Purpura et al., "Analysis of Different Innovative Formulations of Curcumin for Improved Relative Oral Bioavailability in Human Subjects", European Journal of Nutrition, February 16, 2017, © Purpura et al.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Immunity
Pills & Supplements
Cancer & Cancer Prevention
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
Asia-Pacific
United States of America
Australia

“Guilt Free” Maybe, But Are Those PepsiCo Drinks And Snacks Healthful?

February 15, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
After PepsiCo reported that last quarter sales rose three percent for snacks and one percent for beverages, CEO Indra Nooyi told securities analysts that the company is betting that "positive" ingredients such as grains, fruits and vegetables will drive growth. The company calls foods with these ingredients “guilt free,” despite other questionable additives. Salty baked Lay’s potato chips are dubbed guilt free, as are Naked beverages, some of which are packed with sugary, fruit-based calories. Quaker’s 180-calorie "breakfast cookie" is loaded with fat and sugar along with the oats. Nooyi said 45 percent of PepsiCo’s revenues come from products designated “guilt free.” And despite pledges from Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper in 2014 to cut the number of calories from drinks by 20 percent by 2024, beverage-based calories declined by only 0.2 percent in 2015 – less than in previous years. [ Breakfast Cookie; image credit: © Quaker Oats Co. ]
Candice Choi, "Pepsico Sees Growth From "Guilt-Free" Items Like Baked Lay's", Associated Press, February 15, 2017, © The Associated Press
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Dieting & Weight Control
Low-Carb
Other Food & Nutrition
Diabetes
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

America’s Need To Boost Fruit Consumption Is An Opportunity For Snack Makers

February 15, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
The attitudes of American consumers toward their snacks are constantly evolving. Fading away are the days when snacks needed only to satisfy a sugar, salt or savory craving. A recent survey showed that 52 percent of respondents not only wanted nutritional benefits from snacks, they wanted health benefits beyond nutrition, including antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fruits and vegetables. Seventy-six percent of the U.S. population does not eat the recommended amount of fruits each day, a fact that suggests a market opportunity. Snacks can provide the benefits of fruit consumption: natural sugar, fiber, antioxidants, appealing flavors and attractive visuals. They can take advantage of the trends in unique or exotic fruits – for example heirloom apples and coffee fruit, a nutrient-rich byproduct of coffee production.
Maxine Weber, "Consumers Desire More Than Just Nutrition in Snacks", Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, February 15, 2017, © BNP Media
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

N.J. Bakery Features Allergen-Free Treats

February 8, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A New Jersey bakery that features allergen-free baked treats has opened its flagship shop in Denville, announcing retail distribution arrangements with Whole Foods Market and ShopRite. Mo’Pweeze Bakery and Café says that its baked goods are free of the FDA’s top 8 allergens: milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans. The products are also sesame free and vegan.
Sarah Griesemer, "Allergen Free Bakery Opening in Denville", Daily Record, February 08, 2017, © www.dailyrecord.com
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Other Food & Nutrition
Asthma & Allergies
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Green America Asks Mars To Do More Than Just Label GMO Products

February 8, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
An organization focused on a “green economy” is mobilizing its supporters to pressure candy maker Mars through an email campaign (GMO Inside) to remove genetically modified organisms (GMOs) from its human and pet foods. In 2016, Mars said it would remove artificial colors and begin listing GMO ingredients on human food packages. Green America congratulated Mars on these moves, but is now asking the company to do more than simply label GMOs. The organization maintains a chocolate scorecard on its website that shows which chocolate products are free of GMOs.  [ Image credit: © Evan-Amos, Wikimedia  ]
Max Karlin, "For Valentine's Day, Green America Urges Mars to Dump GMOs and Related Toxins", News release, Green America, February 08, 2017, © Green America
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Genetically Modified Foods
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Athletes Who Crave Sugar Can Now Enjoy Protein-Packed Decadence

February 8, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A sports and fitness food company has developed protein-rich snack cakes that also satisfy an athlete’s sweet tooth. Optimum Nutrition, known mainly for its protein powders, says its Cake Bites come in three flavors and provide 20 grams of whipped protein and five grams of sugar frosting, but only 250 calories. The snack cakes come in three flavors: birthday cake, red velvet and chocolate dipped cherry. [ Image credit: © Optimum Nutrition ]
"Have Your Cake And Protein Too: Optimum Nutrition Introduces Cake Bites", News release, Optimum Nutrition, February 08, 2017, © Optimum Nutrition
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Fitness & Exercise
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
United States of America
Europe
United Kingdom

Europe’s Soft Drink Makers To Lower Sugar Content Another Ten Percent

February 7, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Responding to evolving consumer preferences regarding sugar consumption, European soft drink manufacturers have agreed to cut sugar levels another ten percent within three years. The decision is also a response to pressure from Member States and the European Commission for coordinated product reformulation. UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe, which represents European makers of nonalcoholic drinks such as carbonates, fruit-based beverages and dilutables, announced the decision. UNESDA members say they will try various approaches to achieving the goal, including innovation, reformulation, using smaller pack sizes and encouraging consumers to choose low- and no-calorie drinks. UNESDA represents 80 percent of the European soft drinks industry by value.
Robin Wyers, "European Soft Drinks Sector Commits to Reduce Added Sugars by a Further 10%", Food Ingredients 1st, February 07, 2017, © CNS Media BV
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Dieting & Weight Control
Low-Carb
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe

Scientists Find Dangerous, Illegal Substances In Herbal Supplements

February 7, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A British chemist and a team of scientists who have been examining ways to detect illegal ingredients in herbal supplements have come up with some disturbing findings. Many over-the-counter supplements labeled as fully herbal often include potentially dangerous pharmaceutical ingredients not listed on the label. For example, the scientists found that weight loss supplements often contain sibutramine (once sold as Reductil). The substance was taken off the market in 2010 in Europe and the U.S. because of an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Another example: tadalfil and sulfoaildenafil were frequently found, but not listed on the label, in herbal supplements for erectile dysfunction. When taken with other medicines containing nitrates, they can lower blood pressure drastically and cause serious health problems.  
Michael J Walker et al., "A Review of Methods for the Simultaneous Detection of Illegal Ingredients in Food Supplements", The Journal of the Association of Public Analysts, February 07, 2017, © Association of Public Analysts
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Men's Health
Erectile dysfunction
Alternative Therapies
Dieting & Weight Control
Pills & Supplements
Safety
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

Online Weight Loss Support Forums Help Dieters Keep Up Their Spirits

February 7, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A Norwegian researcher who studied the diary of an online weight loss forum has determined that participants who are active in such groups, actually “confessing” to their diet failures, receive a form of “forgiveness” from other forum participants. In other words, the “self-blaming posts elicited absolutional replies.” The encouraging replies to reports of “challenges, problems and failures” seem to make the long and stressful road to shedding pounds a little easier to follow. In many cases, a dieter’s confessional post elicits a large number of responses because users support each other, and hope to get support when they need it. Researcher Ingeborg Grønning says: “Losing weight is a long process, you have to work hard and persistently to succeed. Encouragement from others helps keep spirits up.” [ Image credit: © BreakingMuscle.com ]
"Online Weight-Loss Groups Can Be Beneficial", Nutrition Insight, February 07, 2017, © CNS Media BV
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Dieting & Weight Control
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
Norway

Study Throws Cold Water On Assumptions About Exercise And Weight Gain

February 7, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Regular exercise offers many health benefits – reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer and improved mental health and mood – but preventing weight gain or boosting weight loss are not among them, according to a new U.S. study that collected data from the U.S. and four other countries. The study among young adults of African descent also found that sedentary time was not associated with weight gain. At the first visit, Ghana participants had the lowest average weights, and were also fitter than Americans. Ghanaians were more likely to get at least 2.5 hours of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week (U.S. guidelines). The researchers were surprised to find, however, that total weight gain in every country over two years was actually greater among participants who met the physical activity guidelines.   [ Image credit: © Public Domain ]
Lara R. Dugas et al., "Accelerometer-measured physical activity is not associated with two-year weight change in African-origin adults from five diverse populations. ", PeerJ, February 07, 2017, © Dugas et al.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Dieting & Weight Control
Fitness & Exercise
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
United States of America
Middle East- Africa
Ghana
Seychelles
South Africa

Probiotic Findings Could Have Major Economic Benefits

February 7, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Japanese researchers have found that fermented milk containing a probiotic strain could help prevent the common cold in healthy middle-aged office workers. The 12-week study focused on upper respiratory tract infections (URTI). Participants who consumed Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota showed improvements in both immunological parameters and stress markers that are characteristic of the pressure of office work. The findings could have significant economic benefits: the Centers for Disease Control says that 22 million school days and 20 million workdays in adults are lost each year due to the common cold in the U.S. [ Image credit: Public domain, Pixabay ]
Stephen Daniells, "Probiotic May Reduce the Risk of Common Cold: Yakult Study", NUTRAingredients-USA.com, February 07, 2017, © William Reed Business Media SAS
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Digestive
Immunity
Preventative Care
Other Conditions
Geographies
Worldwide
Asia-Pacific
Japan

A Pasta-Rich Mediterranean Diet Is A Healthful Diet

February 7, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A pasta-rich diet is an indicator of a more healthful diet generally, according to a study presented at a recent scientific meeting. Pasta eaters tend to consume more minerals and nutrients like folate, iron, magnesium, and dietary fiber. All of these help reduce blood cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease and stroke, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Because it is a low glycemic index food, pasta, a major component of the Mediterranean diet, also helps to manage blood sugar levels. Pasta consumption is also associated with less intake of saturated fat and sugar that adds calories but no essential nutrients.  [ Image credit: © Travis K. Witt, Wikimedia  ]
"Here's Why You Should Eat More Pasta", The Express Tribune, February 07, 2017, © The Express Tribune
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Heart & Cardiovascular
Other Food & Nutrition
Diabetes
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Foods Rich In Resistant Starch Offer Several Health Benefits

February 7, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Resistant starch, found in bananas, potatoes, grains, and legumes, is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a form of dietary fiber. Over the last decade, resistant starch has been the subject of numerous studies showing it has a significant impact on post-meal blood sugar metabolism, satiety, and intestinal health. This new comprehensive review of these studies summarizes the effects of resistant starch consumption and looks at potential mechanisms of action that underpin them. One possible conclusion is that resistant starch foods may be particularly useful for managing diabetes. However, the British researchers found no evidence of an impact on other metabolic markers, such as blood pressure and blood lipids.  [ Peruvian potatoes, image credit: © Wikipedia ]
S. Lockyer et al., "Health effects of resistant starch. ", Nutrition Bulletin, February 07, 2017, © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Digestive
Immunity
Other Food & Nutrition
Whole Grains
Diabetes
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

“Clean Food” Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

February 6, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
There are numerous definitions of the terms “clean food” and “clean label,” depending on who’s doing the defining. Bakery-cafe chain Panera Bread recently said all of its food is clean – meaning, no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or preservatives. But Clean Eating magazine says clean foods are more natural foods, in other words vegetables, whole grains, filtered water, sustainable lean meats and wild seafood. Taboo foods include refined foods like pasta and bread, preservatives, stabilizers, trans fats, certain vegetable oils, artificial sweeteners like aspartame, and food dyes. Industry research finds two-thirds of grocery shoppers want foods with fewer and simpler ingredients, which amounts to yet another definition of “clean label,” the biggest food trend of 2017, according to Innova.  [ Image credit: © 
Tara Duggan, "The "Clean Food" Trend — Defining it Gets Messy", The San Francisco Chronicle, February 06, 2017, © Hearst Corporation
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Organic & Natural
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

How Reckitt Benckeiser’s Startling Bid For Mead Johnson Could Pay Off

February 6, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Health and hygiene products marketer Reckitt Benckeiser’s bid for baby formula company Mead Johnson may be surprising, but it could also be a clever and potentially lucrative acquisition. RB already has a foot in the door of the nutrition business: in 2012 it purchased Schiff Nutrition (marketer of vitamin brands like MegaRed). And, according to U.K.-based investment firm Dividend Drive, there just aren’t any juicy acquisitions to be made in over-the-counter consumer healthcare. But the primary attraction of Mead Johnson is the fact that both companies have a strong presence in developing markets, particularly Asia and Latin America. Mead Johnson’s specialty – baby formula – is positioned for strong growth in Asia.
Dividend Drive, "Mead Johnson And Reckitt Benckiser: A Surprising Yet Inspired Bid From The British Consumer Giant?", Seeking Alpha, February 06, 2017, © Seeking Alpha
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Kid's Health
Babies
Vitamins
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
Asia-Pacific
Latin America
United States of America
Europe
China
United Kingdom

Government Food Consumption Report Shows Shifting Patterns Since The ‘70s

February 2, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A new USDA report based on U.S. food availability data (adjusted for food loss) shows that Americans are eating more of the major food groups today than in the 1970s. But within that broad conclusion are some interesting shifts and new patterns. The avocado supply, for example, is up by a whopping 1,342 percent and the lime supply is up 1,654 percent. How about a margarita with your guacamole? Mango consumption is up 3,200 percent, but grapefruit, oranges, peaches, and plums are down. (Apples, melons, and bananas are constant.) Broccoli and mushrooms are way up, though potatoes, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce are constant. Lastly, people are eating more fat, but less animal fat (lard and butter). Salad and cooking oils like canola and olive are up 248 percent. [ Image credit: © Wikipedia ]
Julia Belluz, "Americans are Eating Way More Fat. But it’s Not Butter.", Vox Media, February 02, 2017, © Vox Media, Inc.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Saving Time Is Not The Only Reason Parents Buy Frozen Meals

February 2, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Prepackaged, processed frozen meals are popular among parents, despite the fact that they are high in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat. A U.S. study has found that the main reason for their popularity is that they save time for busy moms and dads: 57 percent indicated that in a survey. But that wasn’t the only reason. Forty-nine percent of parents surveyed said they bought the frozen meals because their families liked them. One-third chose them because children could help prepare them, and 27 percent liked the cost savings. The findings, however, raise some concerns among nutritionists. Cooking frozen packaged meals means choosing fewer fruits and vegetables and fewer nutritious foods generally. It also means people are not developing cooking and meal-planning skills. 
Melissa L. Horning et al., "Reasons Parents Buy Prepackaged, Processed Meals: It Is More Complicated Than “I Don't Have Time”. ", Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, February 02, 2017, © Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Dieting & Weight Control
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Fast-Food Packaging Is Loaded With Harmful Chemicals

February 1, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study that analyzed more than 400 samples of food packaging from 27fast-food restaurants found that much of the paper used was treated with chemicals used in stain-resistant products, firefighting materials, and nonstick cookware. Perfluorinated chemicals (PFC) were found in hamburger and sandwich wrappers, pastry bags, beverage cups and French fry containers. Fluorinated compounds called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were found in 56 percent of dessert and bread wrappers, 38 percent of sandwich and burger wrappers and 20 percent of paperboard. According to the researchers, PFC and PFAS get in the bloodstream, stay there and accumulate. “There are diseases that correlate to it, so we really don't want this class of chemicals out there," one scientist said. [ Image credit: © tom.arthur  ]
Laurel A. Schaider et al., "Fluorinated Compounds in U.S. Fast Food Packaging. ", Environmental Science & Technology Letters, February 01, 2017, © American Chemical Society
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Safety
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

The Use Of Fiber In Future Foods, Including Beverages, Bakery And Confectionary

January 31, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Formulators of new foods, especially foods with higher levels of fiber, are facing several hurdles, as shown in a recent survey. First, consumers are fairly ignorant of how to get more fiber into their diets (25 percent), though they know they need more. They associate fiber with whole grains. They often assume that high-fiber foods don’t taste good (10 percent). The president of fiber supplier Beneo says formulators who choose the right fiber can enrich baked goods, dairy, cereals, confections and beverages, without sacrificing taste or texture. Fibers that will be increasingly used in the future include: resistant glucan (RG), hydrogenated resistant glucan (HRG), combinations of seaweed and starch, and chitosan, a polysaccharide derived from the chitin shells of shrimp and other crustaceans. [ Image credit: © U.S. FDA ]
Todd Runestad, "Designer Fibers will Expand the Market to New Categories", New Hope Network, January 31, 2017, © Penton
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Better For You
Other Food & Nutrition
Whole Grains
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Cauliflower-Based Pizzas: The Beginning Of The Reign Of Cauliflower In Processed Foods?

January 31, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A food company tightly focused on boosting the profile of cauliflower has launched a line of ready-to-cook, cauliflower-based frozen pizzas, available now at Whole Foods Market, Amazon.com, and Bristol Farms. According to Caulipower, the pizzas are made with real cauliflower, are nutrient-rich and gluten-free, and contain less sodium and sugar, and fewer calories than conventional pizzas. Cauliflower pizzas are the brainchild of CEO Gail Becker, whose two children were diagnosed with celiac disease. She was frustrated by the poor quality of available gluten-free pizzas. Caulipower pizzas come in four varieties: three-cheese, veggie, margherita and plain crust. [ Image credit: © Caulipower, Amazon.com ]
"Caulipower Launches First Nationally Available Line of Ready-to-Cook Cauliflower-Based Foods", News release, Caulipower, January 31, 2017, © Caulipower
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Other Food & Nutrition
Asthma & Allergies
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Nestle Changes Ingredients, And Marketing, Of An Iconic Beverage

January 27, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
The latest evidence of Nestlé SA’s corporate makeover is a major change in the ingredients of its signature chocolate drink, coupled with a new marketing strategy. Evolving consumer tastes and preferences – away from sugary beverages, for example – have buffeted the company’s sales. It hasn’t met its six-percent annual sales growth target in years. So it is flexing its product research and marketing muscle to change directions for some brands. The company has significantly lowered the sugar content of Nesquik while boosting market share. In addition, the company reduced the size of the Nesquik bunny that appears on packages, and broadened its marketing focus beyond kids to athletes. [ Image credit: © Nestlé ]
Brian Blackstone, "Nestlé Seeks to Sweeten Nesquik Sales by Cutting Back on Sugar", The Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2017, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Kid's Health
Pre-School/School
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
United States of America
Europe
United Kingdom
France
Switzerland

Cooking Some Foods At High Temps Can Be Dangerous

January 23, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Though studies in humans have been inconclusive, animal research has  provided enough evidence to prompt the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to caution that foods such as toast, biscuits, and pizza crusts, should not be cooked at high temperatures because of a cancer risk. Cooking such foods at temperatures higher than 120° C (248° F) creates a chemical compound called acrylamide. Mouse studies have shown that high levels of the compound can cause neurological damage and cancer. Also on the list of risky foods are chips, crackers, crisps, breakfast cereals, coffee, black olives, cereal-based baby foods, and root vegetables, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, turnips, swedes and parsnips that have been fried until dark brown or crispy.
"Eating Burnt Toast 'May Increase Cancer Risk'", Sky News, January 23, 2017, © Sky UK
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Other Food & Nutrition
Safety
Cancer & Cancer Prevention
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
United States of America
Europe
United Kingdom

Fructose Seems To Be The Sweetener That Increases Health Risks

January 19, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Glucose may deliver more calories than fructose, but fructose contributes more to weight gain and other health problems, according to a study in lab animals by Spanish scientists.Animals that were fed fructose in addition to their regular diet showed more markers of vascular disease and liver damage than the glucose group (and the control group). These markers included high triglycerides, increased liver weight, decreased fat burning in the liver (contributing to fatty liver disease) and impaired relaxation of the aorta, which affects blood pressure. The findings suggest that increased calories from sweeteners isn’t the only factor in long-term health risks. The type of sweetener may be more important in increasing risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.  [ Image credit: © Fritzs  ]
Gemma Sangüesa et al., "Type Of Supplemented Simple Sugar, Not Merely Calorie Intake, Determines Adverse Effects On Metabolism And Aortic Function In Female Rats. ", American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, January 19, 2017, © American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Dieting & Weight Control
Heart & Cardiovascular
Other Food & Nutrition
Diabetes
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
Spain

Cookies Containing Galactagogues Have Become Big Business

January 19, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A first-time mother who was struggling to produce enough breast milk to feed her newborn was advised to eat cookies that contained extra galactagogues (i.e., ingredients that increase milk flow). The functional cookies worked, but weren’t particularly palatable, and that gave Jennifer Acuna a business idea. Several years later, the business she launched has been successful enough to move from her kitchen table near Harrisburg, Pa., to a 2,400 square-foot bakery. Lactation cookies, brownies, and granola laced with galactagogues have become serious business. Buy Buy Baby and Babies 'R' Us sell bake-at-home mixes. Common galactagogues include oats, flax meal, fenugreek, and brewer's yeast.
Matthew Wright, "Cookies and Milk: Meet the Kitchen Table 'Momtrepreneurs' Who Used Their Own Breastfeeding Woes to Corner the 'Lactation' Foods Market", Mail Online, January 19, 2017, © Associated Newspapers Ltd
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Kid's Health
Women's Health
Babies
Breasts
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
Asia-Pacific
United States of America
Australia
Japan

Big Food Continues To Invest In Successful Avant Garde Startups

January 18, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
The venture capital unit of General Mills led a $6 million Series D financing round that was closed by plant-based snack startup Rhythm Superfoods. 301 Inc. participated with other venture capital firms in an earlier funding round that raised $3 million. Rhythm, which makes nutrient-dense kale, beet, and broccoli chips, is benefiting from a trend among big food companies to set up venture capital units to invest in young companies that have succeeded in cultivating new food trends. 301 Inc. has also invested in plant-based food maker Beyond Meat; nut, milk, cheese, and yogurt seller Kite Hill; and cottage cheese maker Good Culture. [ Image credit: ©  Rhythm Superfoods ]
John Kell, "General Mills Boosts Investment in Kale Chip Startup", Fortune, January 18, 2017, © Time Inc.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Chewing Gum Relieves Post-Operative Nausea – Study

January 13, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A clinical study conducted by an Australian researcher found that chewing gum significantly reduced nausea and vomiting among patients recovering from surgery. The group of 94 women post-surgery was evenly divided into two groups. Fifteen of the 47 women in the first group experienced nausea and were given spearmint chewing gum. Twelve chewed the gum while the rest were either too sleepy or did not want the gum. Nine of the 12 said their nausea went away within 10 minutes. Thirteen patients with nausea in the second group were given the drug ondansetron intravenously. Only five said the drug eased the nausea. The researcher said it was most likely the chewing action rather than the peppermint flavor of the chewing gum that relieved the nausea. [ Image credit: © Wrigley.com ]
"Chewing Gum is Highly Effective in Treating Post-Surgery Nausea", Science World Report, January 13, 2017, © Science World Report
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Digestive
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Asia-Pacific
Australia

Trends: How Bakeries Can Keep Bread The No. 1 Bakery Product, And Maybe Spark Sales

January 13, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
How can industrial and commercial bakeries take advantage of current consumer health and wellness – not to mention flavor – trends to boost the appeal, and sales, of bread? A baking trade publication interviewed several company managers of innovation, consumer insights, sales and marketing, and other experts to find out what trends may boost sales of fresh bread, which is a $13-billion-dollar business and still the largest bakery category, though sales have been lackluster. Among these hopeful trends/strategies: artisan breads, variety in flavor and provenance, clean label; super-premium, organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and nutritional supplementation; better-for-you in general, whole grains and seeds, both in and on loaves; upgrading of sandwich breads; gourmet burger buns (brioche and pretzels); and gourmet buns and rolls for sandwiches. [ Image credit: © Artisan bread ]
Douglas J. Peckenpaugh, "Strategies to Build Appeal into Breads, Buns and Rolls", Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, January 13, 2017, © BNP Media
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Genetically Modified Foods
Whole Grains
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Restaurants React To Demand For Gluten-Free Menus

January 13, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
The demand for gluten-free foods continues to rise in the restaurant sector and, in fact, is spreading to segments like quick-service sandwich and other fast casual eateries. Demand is driven by the increase in the number of people diagnosed with gluten-related disorders. It is expected that gluten-free menu items among U.S. restaurants will double over the next three years to $24 billion, up from $1 billion in 2006 and $11.6 billion in 2015. Also of note: the gluten-free trend has spawned some interesting innovation, for example, the growth of rice and potato flour producers. Smart Flour Foods has used food history to find and produce food sources for gluten-free doughs sing ancient grains, such as teff.  [ Image credit: © Wikimedia Commons  ]
Shelly Whitehead, "Why Gluten-Free isn't a Dying Trend", Fast Casual, January 13, 2017, © Networld Media Group, LLC
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Digestive
Other Food & Nutrition
Asthma & Allergies
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

New Urine Test Accurately Profiles A Person’s Diet

January 12, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
British scientists have developed a five-minute urine test that can determine accurately whether a person is eating a nutritious diet or junk food. The test measures hundreds of biomarkers known as metabolites that appear in urine when red meat, chicken, fish, fruit and vegetables are digested. It measures how much fat, sugar, fiber and protein a person has eaten. The test was applied to urine samples in 291 participants from a previous study and found to accurately predict diet. The scientists say that the test will help dieters – whose food diaries are often inaccurate – properly record intake of unhealthy food as well as fruits and vegetables. Studies have shown that about 60 percent of people misreport what they eat to some extent.  [ Image credit: © Grook Da Oger  ]
Isabel Garcia-Perez et al., "Objective assessment of dietary patterns by use of metabolic phenotyping: a randomized, controlled, crossover trial.", The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, January 12, 2017, © Elsevier Limited
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Dieting & Weight Control
Other Food & Nutrition
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

Body’s “Natural Cannabis” System May Be Why Western Diet Leads To Obesity

January 11, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. Scientists have long known it was mainly because their Western diet is rich in sugar and fat. Now new U.S. research shows that a Western diet leads to overeating and obesity because of elevated "peripheral endocannabinoid signaling." The endocannabinoid system – a sort of “natural cannabis” consisting of lipid signaling molecules called endocannabinoids – is found in the brain and all peripheral organs. It helps control food intake, energy balance, and reward. Endocannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors on body cells. The researchers believe that targeting cannabinoid receptors with pharmacological inhibitors could be a safe way to treat overeating and diet-induced obesity, 
Donovan A. Argueta, Nicholas V. DiPatrizio., "Peripheral endocannabinoid signaling controls hyperphagia in western diet-induced obesity. ", Physiology & Behavior, January 11, 2017, © Elsevier Inc.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Dieting & Weight Control
Diabetes
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

L'Oréal To Buy Three Skincare Brands From Valeant

January 10, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
L'Oréal is continuing its run of acquisitions into 2017, signing an agreement to acquire three US-based skincare brands from Valeant for US$1.3 billion. Founded in 20015, CeraVe is a fast-growing skincare brand that offers skin cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens, and baby products through drug stores, mass and beauty retailers, as well as online. AcneFree offers over-the-counter treatments for acne. Ambi’s skincare products treat dark spots and brighten skin. Combined sales are some US$170 million. L'Oréal USA says that the three brands are founded on relationships with health professionals and will nearly double sales for the Active Cosmetics Division.
"L'Oreal signs agreement with Valeant to acquire CeraVe and two other brands", L'Oréal, January 10, 2017, © L'Oréal
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Skin
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

New DNA Editing Technology Is Sneaking Into The Food Chain

January 9, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Several companies are using a technology known as “gene editing” to tinker with DNA at exact locations and create crops that are more nutritious or more resistant to spoiling. Gene editing is not the same as genetic modification, so it is not covered by the federal law passed last year requiring labeling of food products containing GMO ingredients. The USDA has approved edited crops if the companies creating them show they do not introduce foreign genes from plant pests. The result is that hundreds of acres of gene-edited crops have already been grown in several states, without oversight or regulation. Companies active in plant gene editing technology include DuPont Pioneer and Calyxt, a subsidiary of Cellectis. Another company, Recombinetics, is applying the technology in farm animals. [Gene-edited soybeans; image credit: ©  Calyxt]
Kenneth Chang, "These Foods Aren’t Genetically Modified but They Are ‘Edited’", The New York Times, January 09, 2017, © The New York Times Company
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Genetically Modified Foods
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

EFSA Safety Ruling Could Help Jumpstart Sales Of Antioxidant Compound

January 6, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
A vitamin-like antioxidant compound found naturally in mushrooms and some beans and cereals has been approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for use in dietary supplements and fortified foods. The agency ruled that l-ergothioneine, also called EGT, is safe at dose levels of 30 mg a day for adults, and 20 mg a day for children, in food supplements, non-alcoholic drinks, cereal bars, milk, fresh dairy and chocolate. The ruling dispelled fears that the ingredient might increase susceptibility to diabetes mellitus, Crohn's disease or rheumatoid arthritis. Scientists say studies have shown that EGT is a powerful antioxidant that could have a major impact on extension of lifespan. With the EFSA safety ruling, EGT suppliers expect sales to pick up in 2017. [ Image credit: ©  Miranova Labs ]
Hank Schultz, "L-Ergothioneine Poised for Breakthrough in 2017, Experts Say", NUTRAingredients-USA.com, January 06, 2017, © William Reed Business Media SAS
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Aging
Other Food & Nutrition
Vitamins
Diabetes
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
United States of America
Europe
France

Even Guys Are Getting Into Veganism

January 4, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Food and restaurant industry observers have noticed an upsurge in the number of men eating vegan. For example, the lunch crowd at a Philadelphia eatery that offers vegan alternatives to fast-foods like burgers and chicken sandwiches is mostly guys in suits. Male food bloggers, cookbook authors, and food personalities praise nutritional yeast and beet pepperoni, signaling some kind of culture shift. Lastly, the journal Appetite in 2015 published a study whose participants said they did not associate veganism with low levels of masculinity. Veganism is, in short, becoming a mainstream diet option for all.
Elisa Ludwig, "Vegan eating: More men are going animal-free", The Inquirer (Philadelphia), January 04, 2017, © Philadelphia Media Network (Digital), LLC
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Dieting & Weight Control
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Consumer Magazine Assesses Current Food And Drink Trends

January 1, 2017: 12:00 AM EST
Food and nutrition experts at Consumer Reports evaluated food trends and advised on which should become a part of a healthy diet and which can be ignored. A few dark chocolate chips, for example, added to oatmeal or yogurt for breakfast once or twice a week could boost memory and concentration. But consumers should avoid calorie-packed chocolate cake, cookies, and brownies for breakfast. Jackfruit’s texture is similar to shredded meat. As a meat alternative, it is low in sugar but also very low in protein, And the ”pulled-pork” sandwiches made with jackfruit come with sugary sauces. The magazine looked at other food and beverage trends, including: plant waters (maple, artichoke, cactus, and cucumber); riced cauliflower; alternative pastas (chickpeas, lentils, other legumes); savory yogurts; fermented foods, “ugly produce;” purple foods; and power bowls. [ Image credit: ©  The Jackfruit Company ]
Trisha Calvo, "Eat This! The Healthiest Food Trends for 2017", Consumer Reports, January 01, 2017, © Consumer Reports
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Brain
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Green Beauty Provides Brands With New Opportunities, And Challenges

December 28, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A blog post from Euromonitor International says that developments in digital social communication allow consumers to get better information on the health impact of beauty product ingredients and also their social and environmental impact. This provides new opportunities for new product formulations, positioning and benefits.’ Green beauty’ has many social and environmental perspectives, but consumer preference for ingredients that are derived naturally is still a key driver. ‘Healthy beauty’ is getting a broader remit, with beauty brands extending into fitness and relaxation. ‘Clean labeling’ is another food and beverage trend with relevance for beauty, and beauty brands are seeking a simpler, more back-to-basics approach: fewer and more natural ingredients. The focus on ingredients also provides opportunities for brands looking to conform to certain religious values, and the demand for halal-certified beauty products has seen steady growth in some markets with affluent Muslim populations. The impact of environmental pollution on skin is opening up opportunities for beauty products that address these concerns, but proving efficacy in this respect remains a challenge for brands. In a broader operational sense, consumers want to know that brands are also serious about corporate and social responsibility, and brands are looking, for example, to develop affordable alternatives for ingredients used in regions where water is scarce. ‘Green beauty’ faces many difficult challenges, but demand will be there for green beauty products that can meet the requirements of the more conscious consumer, but without compromising on performance.
Ildiko Szalai, "The Broadening Meaning of ‘Green’ Beauty Opens New Growth Platforms", Euromonitor International, December 28, 2016, © Euromonitor
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Skin
Geographies
Worldwide
Europe

Hygge Concept Opens Opportunities For BPC Brands In The UK

December 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
According to Mintel, the UK is embracing “hygge”, a Danish concept that combines relaxation, fun and comfort, and Mintel suggests that this could present opportunities for beauty and personal care brands. Hygge can be an individual or informal group activity, typically at home and involving food and drink. Mintel mentioned the August 2016 launch of Sanctuary Spa’s #LetGo campaign, aimed at encouraging consumers to relax, and 58 Lifestyle has launched the Hygge Kit, which includes candles, bath oil and a room mist. Mintel also expects the hygge trend to provide opportunities too for the subscription box market.
Charlotte Libby, "Beauty Spot: Hygge", Mintel, December 22, 2016, © Mintel Group Ltd.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Mind
Happiness & Contentment
Sleep & Relaxation
Stress Management
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

L'Oréal To Benefit From Global Cosmeceutical Market Growth

December 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Highlighting a recent report from Research and Markets that projects global cosmeceutical market CAGR of 5.95% over the next five years, industry analysts Trefis outline how L’Oréal is well placed to take advantage. Market growth is expected to be driven by consumer trust in physician recommendations, the aging global population, the growth in demand for premium products, and growth in the global beauty and personal care industry as a whole. Trefis expects L’Orêal’s Active Cosmetics division, the company’s fastest-growing segment, to gain from this growth, helped by its partnerships with healthcare professionals, which supports innovation in this area, and the company’s distribution framework - a multi-channel approach incorporating digital tools. L’Oréal also sells products in this category through dermacenters, e-commerce and travel retail.  
"Here’s How L’Oreal Stands To Gain From The Growing Cosmeceuticals Market", Trefis, December 22, 2016, © Insight Guru Inc.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Aging
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
Asia-Pacific
Latin America
United States of America
China
India
Japan
Brazil

Is The Contrary Consumer Simply Frustrated With Marketers?

December 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The job of marketing is being complicated by contradictory consumer behavior. Consumers say they want a slower life but make quick purchase choices, and that health and wellness is a key priority for them, yet sales of products with unhealthy ingredients are still growing. The author wonders if the consumer is simply cynical of the marketers’ messages, and maybe that’s just a part of a broader feeling of distrust of a range of institutions, including government. Promises are made, and then broken. Trends help create the assumptions on which marketers base their approach to reaching the consumer, but those assumptions are increasingly being questioned. They are too general, unsophisticated and often flawed. There have always been “contrary consumers”, but now there is also a growing band of consumers that don’t like to be told what to do and like.  
"The Contrarian Consumer", Adworld, December 22, 2016, © Adworld Ventures Limited
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Geographies
Worldwide

Functional Dietary Supplement Markets Are Thriving, With One Exception

December 22, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
An analysis of functional dietary supplements found some interesting sales and product trends. Sales of bone and joint supplements to baby boomers and post-menopausal women are expected to hit $9 billion globally this year, even though the numbers on established products like glucosamine and chondroitin are falling. Filling the void are alternative ingredients, including MSM, 5-Loxin, collagen, and plant-derived glucosamine. Except in Western Europe and Asia, where “beauty-from-within” products are on the rise, anti-aging supplements represent mostly an opportunity in the U.S. Sports nutrition has gone mainstream, becoming a $7.4 billion market dominated (72 percent of sales) by protein powder, Probiotic functional foods will be worth $50 billion by 2021, and probiotic dietary supplements are growing even faster and should hit $5 billion by 2021. [ Image credit: ©  Wikipedia.]
Adi Menayang, "Bone & Joint Health, Anti-Aging, Sports Nutrition, Pre- & Probiotics: Lessons from 2016’s Special Edition", NUTRAingredients-USA.com, December 22, 2016, © William Reed Business Media SAS
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Aging
Alternative Therapies
Bones & Joints
Digestive
Pills & Supplements
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
EMEA
Asia-Pacific
United States of America
Europe

FDA Now Says Fresh Fruits, Vegetables Are Good For The Heart

December 16, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Four years after the American Heart Association asked for a change in a rule governing health claims for raw fruits and vegetables, the FDA has expanded the rule saying those foods can claim to be good for the heart. Under the old rule, some fruits and vegetables couldn’t use the claim because they did not meet requirements for containing a minimum amount of certain nutrients or did not meet the definition of a “low fat” food. For example, grapes and plums do not contain enough vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, protein, or fiber. Avocados do not meet the requirement for “low fat.” The interim final rule – which does not apply to frozen or canned produce – allows raw fruits and vegetables to claim that they reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. [ Image credit: ©  ]
"FDA Issues Interim Final Rule Allowing More Raw Fruits and Vegetables to Bear Health Claims about Relationship between Dietary Saturated Fat and Cholesterol and the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease", News release, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, December 16, 2016, © FDA
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Food & Nutrition
Heart & Cardiovascular
Other Food & Nutrition
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood From China Is A Major World Health Problem

December 15, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Ninety percent of the antibiotics administered to pigs in China passes undegraded in urine and feces into ponds used to raise fish that are exported globally. Despite ten years of FDA testing and seizure of seafood tainted with antibiotics, it keeps arriving at U.S. ports, restaurants and grocery stores. It’s simply too difficult to police the dishonest seafood companies and distribution networks that move the dirty seafood around the world. Microbes increasingly resistant to antibiotics lead to the creation of “superbugs” for which there is no treatment. In fact, a year ago scientists discovered a colistin-resistant gene in China that can transform a dozen or more types of bacteria into superbugs. The gene has since been found in patients, food, and environmental samples in more than 20 countries, including the U.S. 
Jason Gale et al., "How Antibiotic-Tainted Seafood from China Ends Up on Your Table", Bloomberg Businessweek, December 15, 2016, © Bloomberg L.P.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Safety
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
Asia-Pacific
United States of America
China
Malaysia

Grain Consumption Up Since 1970, But Down Since 2000

December 13, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
According to an analysis of USDA data, Americans these days consume 29 percent more grains (122.1 pounds a year) – mostly breads, pastries and other baked goods – than in 1970. But that’s down from 2000, the year of “peak grain,” when yearly consumption was 137.6 pounds. While corn products are a somewhat bigger part of the average American diet (14 pounds a year, up from 4.9 pounds), wheat is still the country’s staple grain. Other findings from the Pew Research Center analysis: Americans now prefer chicken to beef, eating more than double the amount eaten in 1970, and a third less beef; Americans are drinking 42 percent less milk, but eating three times the cheese; and yogurt has experienced a 1,700 percent increase in consumption, from negligible in 1970 to 1.2 gallons a year. [Image credit: © Wikimedia Commons]
Marcy Kreiter, "Obesity In America: We're Eating A Lot More Of Almost Everything — Except Beef And Milk", International Business Times, December 13, 2016, © IBT Media Inc.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Other Food & Nutrition
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Kantar Takes A Look At Oral Health Trends In Europe

December 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Europeans tend to rely on daily brushing for their oral health regime, sometimes supplemented with mouthwash and interdental products. Kantar Worldpanel says Spanish consumers have the most diversified approach, using more than one product in 44 percent of occasions, whereas 82 percent of the French only brush their teeth. The main reason for brushing is breath freshening, but the Spanish use it primarily to prevent the build up of tartar and plaque. Whitening is not a major reason for using toothpaste in Europe, despite the proliferation of products claiming that benefit. Interdental products are used mainly to clean between teeth and for healthy gums. Sensitivity is a common problem with teeth that develops with age, linked to over-brushing and acidic drinks. Sustainable packaging is gaining more attention in Europe, with Colgate-Palmolive committing to 100% recyclable packaging. For toothbrushes, manual continues to be favored over electric, and Canadean found that just 10 percent of Europeans use digital tools to as part of the oral hygiene regimen.
Imogen Matthews, "Eurotrends: Is Oral Care Connectivity A Cure for Cavities?", Happi, December 01, 2016, © Rodman Media
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Oral
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe

Clorox, Sickweather Offer Flu Help To Parents Now That FluMist Is Out Of Favor

November 17, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Household products company Clorox, maker of EPA-registered Disinfecting Wipes, has partnered with Sickweather, an illness map of sickness and symptoms, to help battle apathy regarding flu season. A survey of physicians found that nearly half of parents are likely to skip flu shots for their children, largely because of the CDC’s recommendation that FluMist “nasal spray” vaccine should not be used during this flu season. To counter this trend, people can use the Sickweather app to find out where flu and FluFOMO (“fear of missing out because of the flu”) are prevalent so they can take prevention measures. Clorox, of course, recommends its Disinfecting Wipes as a first line of defense against the germs that cause the flu.
"Clorox and Sickweather Partner to Wipe Out FluFOMO", News release, Clorox, November 17, 2016, © The Clorox Company
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Immunity
Preventative Care
Other Conditions
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

More California Counties Create GMO-Free Zones

November 14, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Counties in California that have enacted “GMO-free” growing zones now total nearly 14,000 square miles out of about 67,000 square miles devoted to farming in the state. The bans on GMO farming in the zones, which are appearing across the U.S. on a county by county basis, are backed by organic dairies, natural food co-ops and heirloom seed companies. The latest ban, opposed by the local farm bureau, came in a ballot measure in the November election in Sonoma County, Calif. The bureau said the measure was vaguely worded and would bar farmers from using any appropriate technology to fight pests and disease.
Anna-Lisa Laca, "Calif. Ballot Measure Creates Largest GMO-Free Zone in U.S.", AG Web, November 14, 2016, © Farm Journal, Inc.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Genetically Modified Foods
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Daily Consumption Of Sugary Drinks Puts People At Great Risk Of Diabetes

November 10, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A 14-year U.S. study involving 1,685 middle-age adults found that those who regularly drank at least one can of sugary soda a day were 46 percent more likely to develop symptoms of prediabetes, including insulin resistance. Sugary beverages included colas and other carbonates, and non-carbonated fruit drinks (but not fruit juice) such as lemonade and fruit punch. The researchers said the risk of diabetes could be lowered substantially by a simple lifestyle change: replace sugary beverages with water or unsweetened coffee or tea.
Jintao Ma et al. , "Sugar-Sweetened Beverage but Not Diet Soda Consumption Is Positively Associated with Progression of Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes. ", Journal of Nutrition, November 10, 2016, © American Society for Nutrition
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Dieting & Weight Control
Digestive
Other Food & Nutrition
Diabetes
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Restricting Eating To Early In The Day Has Significant Metabolic Benefits

November 10, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study that followed eleven overweight men and women over four days of eating the same number of calories, but only between 8 am and 2 pm, found some significant benefits. Eating earlier in the day followed by 18 hours of fasting resulted in reduced daily hunger swings and increased fat burning during several hours at night. It also improved metabolic flexibility, which is the body's ability to switch between burning carbs and fats. The researchers said more research on early-time restricted feeding in humans is needed to create a more complete picture of whether it can help prevent and treat obesity.
Courtney Peterson et al., "Skip Dinner and Maybe Boost Your Metabolism", HealthDay (WebMD), November 10, 2016, © Peterson et al.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Dieting & Weight Control
Other Food & Nutrition
Diabetes
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America

Compound Produced By Protein Digestion Controls Appetite

November 10, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Hormones play a key role in regulating appetite and hunger. Ghrelin, for example, tells us when we are hungry, and GLP-1 tells us when we are sated and can stop eating. New British research in mice and rats has now found that phenylalanine, an end-product of protein digestion, increases levels of GLP-1 while decreasing ghrelin. In the experiments, a single-dose of phenylalanine reduced food intake by modulating the two hormones, and repeated administration caused weight loss in obese mice and spurred rats to move around more, which could further help weight loss.
Mariana Norton and Amin Alamshah, "How high protein diets cause weight loss", News release, study presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference, November 10, 2016, © Norton & Alamshah
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Body
Conditions
Food & Nutrition
Dieting & Weight Control
Digestive
Other Food & Nutrition
Diabetes
Obesity
Geographies
Worldwide
EMEA
Europe
United Kingdom

Which Ingredients In Popular Drink Soylent Are Making People Sick?

November 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Although the supplier of an algae-based ingredient insists it is safe, the makers of protein drink Soylent say they’re pretty sure that TerraVia’s algal flour is the component that has made a bunch of its customers sick. Manufacturer Roas Foods has decided to remove the suspect ingredient from Soylent, an instant powdered meal cherished by techies in Silicon Valley and beyond. The drink was riding a wave of popularity in the summer when reports of illness began to pop up. Rosa Foods recalled protein bars and drink mixes containing the algal flour. TerraVia, meanwhile, blamed the illnesses on other ingredients in Soylent, including “known irritants” soy protein isolate and glycerin.
Olivia Zaleski, "Soylent Thinks It Found What Was Making People Sick: Algae", Bloomberg Technology, November 07, 2016, © BLOOMBERG L.P.
Domains
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Food & Nutrition
Safety
Geographies
Worldwide
North America
United States of America
<<12345678910>> Total results:5057 References Per Page:
>> <<
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.