Europeans are more optimistic about biotechnology than ever before, but this acceptance does not extend to their view of genetically modified foods, according to a new survey. The Eurobarometer report, which is the sixth in a series of surveys conducted since 1991, reveals that although...

Supplements of lutein, long-reported to have benefits for eye health, may also protect against the detrimental effects of long-term computer display light exposure, says a new study from China. Improvements in the sensitivity to contrast on a computer screen were observed following 12 weeks of supplementation...

"Best Business carrier"  has been finalist in the category " Better Trajectory empresarial" in the prizes that ANCES (National Association of European Centers of Spanish Companies of Innovation) between the companies grants that have the mark Company of Innovation and Base Tecnológica (EIBT) in nationwide....

Fortifying fermented milk with lutein may be a suitable vehicle to boost intakes of the compound, according to a new study from Spain. The fortified milk product could raise blood levels of lutein to the top end of the reference ranges in the US and European...

Phytosterol-enriched foods are efficacious for reducing levels of LDL cholesterol, with no differences between stanols and sterols, or delivery in fat or non fat foods, says a new review. By reviewing 84 trials, researchers from Unilever R&D and Wageningen University report that the science supports the...

Daily consumption of 1.7g of phytosterols by the millions of adults aged 55 and over in the EU with severe hypercholesterolemia could provide healthcare savings of €5.3 billion per year and prevent more than 170.000 hospitalisations. Patrick Coppens director of regulatory and scientific affairs at Food...

A dietary supplement rich in isoflavones may improve the function of arteries in stroke patients, according to new research from Hong Kong. The study is said to be the first randomised controlled trial investigating the effects of isoflavone supplements on improving the blood flow in...

The science supporting lutein and zeaxanthin for eye health is strong, but how the compounds move from the blood stream to the eye was not clear. American scientists have gained an insight, according to new research. A protein called SR-B1, or scavenger receptor class B,...

An increased intake of vitamin E supplements may improve the survival of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, researchers report. "Vitamin E has previously been shown to delay the progression of moderately severe Alzheimer's disease. Now, we've been able to show that vitamin E appears to...