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Asia Pacific: One-stop shop at Vitafoods Asia 2016, food-personal care synergies

Vitafoods Asia 2016 will open its doors to the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries in Hong Kong from September 1...

Americas: Optimal maternal folate levels may reduce child obesity risk

Proper maternal folate levels during pregnancy may protect children from a future risk of obesity, especially those born to obese mothers, according to a...

Americas: Healthy diet after pregnancy lowers high blood pressure risk

Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational)...

Americas: Bananas can help prevent blindness, say researchers

Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health. In a study published in American...

Americas: Nutrient slowed cancer cell growth in early-stage breast cancer

One of the first clinical studies to look at the effect of sulforaphane on breast tissues of women diagnosed with breast cancer showed that...

Americas: Study finds zinc supplement boosts immunity in the elderly

The immune system weakens as the body ages, making older adults more susceptible to infections. Low levels of zinc impair immunity, particularly in older...

Europe: Conference hosts 4 EU project presentations

Results from four major European Union (EU)-funded nutrition projects exploring weight management, heart disease and healthy ageing are to be presented at Vitafoods Europe...

Europe: Working mothers’ brain health boosts with Concord grape juice, finds research

Drinking Concord grape juice daily can benefit certain aspects of memory and everyday tasks in people with stressful lifestyles – specifically working mothers according...

Asia Pacific: NZ research backs belief that tomatoes can be a gout trigger

A group of Otago Department of Biochemistry researchers noticed that a large number of gout sufferers believe tomatoes to be one of these gout...

Americas: Calcium supplement intake does not harm the heart, says researcher

Contrary to recent reports, consuming calcium supplements is not likely to cause heart problems or heart attacks, according to a study from Purdue University. "Our...

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