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Do diet sodas spur weight gain or help lessen America's obesity epidemic? Does moderate wine consumption help the kidneys? Do thinking men prefer Pepsi to Coke? Stay up to date with all the latest beverage research in this section of

UK agency launches €13.5 m reformulation competition

The UK government is calling on businesses, scientists and agricultural producers to submit their proposals for salt, sugar, fat and fibre reformulation with the chance to win up to €13.5 m in...

More than half of consumers eat across a 15-hour span daily, study finds

Consumers end up eating for much longer stretches of the day than they had anticipated with over half of adults eating over a 15-hour span daily, says new research.

Arsenic and wine: US study looks at health risks and total diet

A study, published in the Journal of Environmental Health this month, tested 65 wines from California, Washington, New York and Oregon in an effort to quantify arsenic levels in wine.

Coffee not associated with onset of atrial fibrillation: study

Coffee does not cause atrial fibrillation, a kind of irregular heartbeat, according to research from a Swedish university.

Unhealthy rewards? Diet drinkers may ‘compensate’ by eating more unhealthy food

People who drink diet beverages may compensate for the absence of calories in the drinks by feasting on extra food that is loaded with high levels of sugar, salt and...

Reduce particle size for satiety-boosting emulsions

Changing the size of oil droplets in emulsions can boost satiety and reduce food intake – without a change in taste or mouth feel, say researchers.

Keurig, Campbell, unveil long-awaited soup in a K-Cup... but will it be a hit?

Keurig Green Mountain has unveiled its long-awaited ‘fresh-brewed’ soup in a K-Cup in partnership with Campbell Soup.

Weight loss water: Drinking before each meal aids weight reduction

Drinking 500 ml of water around 30 minutes before main meals could help obese and overweight people to lose more weight, according to new research.

Cutting out sugary drinks linked to improved levels of ‘good cholesterol’ in children

Lowering the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) by at least one serving per week could help to improve markers of cholesterol, according to new research in school children.

Blue Hill plans another industry first with move into drinkable savory yogurt

With its gourmet savory yogurts now gracing shelves at 800-900 stores in the US, Blue Hill is now looking to challenge the nation’s palate again, this time with a new...

Just one coffee affects glucose metabolism in overweight men: Study

Just one cup of coffee is enough to impair glucose metabolism, which can contribute to overweight and obesity, research has found.

‘Digestive health and tea are big markets; putting the two together just makes sense.’ Former Clipper Teas executives launch Daily Cultures

Tea offers a convenient and ‘everyday’ way to take probiotics, say two former Clipper Teas and Tropicana executives as they launch their Daily Cultures tea brand.

Coffee polyphenol may help manage blood sugar in healthy people: Study

Polyphenols from coffee may improve blood sugar levels and boost endothelial function in healthy men, says a new study from Japan.

What will we be eating and drinking in 2016? From banana water to vodka that tastes like birthday cake

Elaine Watson caught up with Anton Angelich, group VP marketing at New York-based flavor house Virginia Dare, to get the lowdown on new flavor trends and product concepts, from rooibos-based tea...

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‘The consumer has come a long way from vitamins and minerals’ HFactor launches hydrogen-rich water

Savvy consumers now look well beyond classic nutritional attributes such as vitamins and minerals, and are thirsty for functional beverages, says hydrogen-rich water HFactor.

Energy drinks up swimmer performance: Research

Moderate caffeine consumption may help athletes improve performance, finds research with swimmers.

How do you like your latte? People will pay more for coffee with latte art, suggests study

Latte art – the designs sprinkled on the froth of a milky coffee by baristas – influences people’s perceptions of the beverage and can even make them willing to pay...

Could beetroot juice help you exercise for longer?

Chronic consumption of beetroot juice may improve cardiovascular health and potentially delay the onset of fatigue in healthy people, says a new study.

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Oil and water do mix: FATwater launched by Bulletproof CEO for ‘extreme hydration’

FATwater, a beverage which fuses water with nanoparticles of oil, has been launched by Bulletproof Coffee creator Dave Asprey. 

Smart Wine Bottle tackles counterfeit in Chinese market

A ‘Smart Wine Bottle’ is being used to help a wine company ensure its authentic products are reaching consumers in China, rather than counterfeit goods.

You are what you drink: Researchers develop healthy beverage index to assess consumption

US researchers have created a ‘healthy beverage index’ – a scoring system designed to measure the quality of beverage intake and help prompt healthy drink choices.

Are low-calorie sweeteners helpful for weight loss? The answer may depend on study design…

Lack of media differentiation between different study designs has helped warp public perception of low- and no-calorie sweeteners, according to registered dietitian and diabetes educator Hope Warshaw.

Too much orange juice may raise skin cancer risk – but citrus virtues should not be forgotten

A US study has associated orange juice with the risk of melanoma, but the Florida Department of Citrus is urging caution over ‘careless coverage’ of the findings.

Study linking sugary drinks to high death tolls ‘cannot show cause and effect,’ say industry bodies

Industry bodies around the globe have slammed a US study which attributes 184,000 deaths a year to sugary drinks, saying its authors fail to show cause and effect or prove...

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