• Soy Protein to Support Health Concerns of Aging

    December 11, 2012
    A recent survey by Solae, St. Louis, MO, shows that among adults ages 35-65, heart health is their top concern, followed by maintaining an active lifestyle and a healthy weight. While a variety of conditions can affect adults as they age, the three m…

  • Soy is Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors

    December 11, 2012
    A new report from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), Washington, D.C., affirms that soy is safe for breast cancer patients and survivors. Soy consumption does not lead to increased estrogen levels in humans and may have potential bene…

  • Saffr’activ's New Website

    December 11, 2012
    Nutraceuticals International Group, Paramus, NJ and France-based Green Plants Extracts have re-launched the Saffr’activ website. The new site aims to present information on Saffr’activ, an all-natural botanical extract used for str…

  • SODA-LO Salt Microspheres Honored by NuW Excellence Awards

    December 6, 2012
    London-based Tate & Lyle’s new salt-reduction ingredient, SODA-LO Salt Microspheres, was named the "Heart Health and Circulatory Innovation of the Year" and as the overall "Most Innovative Health Ingredient of the Year"…

  • Reckitt Outbids Bayer to Acquire Schiff for $1.4 Billion

    December 5, 2012
    Reckitt Benckiser Group has signed a merger agreement to acquire Schiff Nutrition International for $1.4 billion. Reckitt Benckiser will finance the transaction with cash and existing credit facilities. The transaction is expected to be immediately a…

  • FDA Investigating Energy Drinks

    December 5, 2012
    FDA is keeping a close eye on mounting fatality reports linked to energy beverage consumption. In comments provided to Nutraceuticals World, FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess said, “FDA is continuing to investigate reports of illness, injury or de…

  • Functional Foods & Drinks See Strong Growth

    December 5, 2012
    The global market for functional foods and drinks is projected to reach $149 billion by 2018, driven by rising income levels, changing lifestyles, increasing health awareness and a rapidly aging world population, according to a new report from Global…

  • DSM Acquires Fortitech, Cargill’s Cultures and Enzymes Business

    December 5, 2012
    Royal DSM, a global life and material sciences company, has acquired Fortitech, Inc., a Schenectady, NY-based ingredient blend provider, for $634 million. The transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close before the end of t…

  • BASF Bids to Acquire Pronova BioPharma

    December 5, 2012
    BASF plans to acquire Pronova BioPharma ASA, Lysaker, Norway, a pioneer in the field of research, development and manufacturing of omega 3 fatty acids. BASF has reached an agreement with Pronova to make a recommended voluntary public takeover offer t…

  • Trends to Watch in 2013

    December 5, 2012
    Innova Market Insights identifies top market drivers.

  • Study to Determine If Omega 3s Can Impact Solider Suicide Rate

    December 5, 2012
    A $10 million, three-year study will investigate whether or not a specially formulated omega 3 smoothie can influence U.S. military suicide rates. The multi-organizational study, funded by the Military Operational Medicine Joint Program Committee (JP…

  • Dietary Supplements Seized From Confidence, Inc.

    December 5, 2012
    At FDA’s request, U.S. Marshals recently seized dietary supplements and unapproved drugs from Confidence, Inc., of Port Washington, NY. The products seized included Dr. Brain, pH Balance, Fe-Mon-9, Glucosamine Plus and Prostate-7 (all dietary s…

  • Low Carb, Low Sugar Diet Reduces Cognitive Impairment Risk

    December 5, 2012
    Those with the highest carbohydrate intake were 3.6 times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment.

  • Consumers Go Gaga for Greek Yogurt

    December 5, 2012
    A new market report from Innova Market Insights has found that Greek yogurt and Greek-style options represented 8% of all global yogurt launches in the 12 months to the end of June 2012, up from less than 2% in the previous five years, with actual la…

  • CRN Urges FDA to Reverse Synthetic Botanicals Position

    December 5, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has called on FDA to reverse its current position that synthetic constituents of botanicals cannot be dietary ingredients. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, CRN said t…

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