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Asia/Middle East: Vitamin E may lower risk of acute kidney injury, researchers say

Acute kidney injury is quite a common adverse effect that associates with coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary interventions. Vitamin E may decrease the risk...

Americas: Food claims do not indicate nutritional levels well, research finds

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that simply making a low-content food claim on the label...

Asia Pacific: Rare sugars can help to regulate glucose levels, finds research

Preliminary animal studies have suggested that allulose and other low-calorie, natural rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels. Now, researchers are investigating how they...

Americas: More have snacks for meals, report

Health consciousness, more solo households, and convenience are why more US consumers, particularly young adults, are eating snack foods as part of their main...

Europe: More companies are innovating, finds report

Most companies plan to focus innovation on range extension and developing entirely new products over the next two years, according to a survey by...

Asia Pacific: More Asians drink coffee, report

Three out of the five fastest growing retail coffee markets are in Asia, as Indonesia is currently the fastest growing packaged retail coffee market...

Americas: Jackfruit seeds as viable substitutes for cocoa

Compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use...

Asia Pacific: Cater to the local demand, Tetra Pak tells FNI of new plant...

Tetra Pak will be building a new plant at its Rayong site in Thailand, dedicated to producing closures for carton packaging. The €24 million (US$25.38...

Asia Pacific: Culture affects healthy eating outlook, FNI finds

Consumers in Asia are far more likely to be interested in healthy eating than those in the western world, according to a survey commissioned...

Americas: Eating whole grains improves gut microbiota, research finds

In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota...

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