The future of research into the potential health benefits of cocoa
should focus on the mechanisms and active compounds, with well
defined clinical trials key to this burgeoning segment, says a new
review by Nestlé.
Choline, a nutrient found in meat, eggs and dairy products, has
been linked to a possible increase in the risk of colorectal cancer
in women, reveals a study published in the Journal of the
National Cancer Institute.
The publication of a new animal study on aspartame last month has -
as expected -sparked yet another bout of head butting from the two
opposing sides of the debate. But it also highlights a bigger
issue: one of transparency.
France's Danone and Japan's Yakult will continue their strategic
alliance involving closer cooperation on R&D and entry into new
markets, maintaining their positions as leaders in the probiotics
Growing use of natural ingredients in the UK food and drink
industry took on greater importance this week in anticipation of a
new study again linking widely used additives to behavioural
problems in children.