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Don’t rub it in, drink it up: UVO sun protective drink

After spending years researching alternative forms of sun protection, dermatologist Bobby Awadalla has launched an orange and peach flavored 'sun protective drink' called UVO.

Light to moderate alcohol consumption associated with lower risk of heart failure: Study

People who drink alcoholic beverages regularly, in moderation, could have a lower risk of heart failure than those who never drink, according to Norwegian research.  

Feature: Will 2016 be the year of nitro beers?

‘You can’t just put any beer on nitro!’ Samuel Adams on developing nitro beers and educating consumers

Samuel Adams believes its new nitro styles will help build awareness and excitement in the category. But there’s still work to be done in educating consumers and encouraging them to...

Green tea compound may form basis for future arthritis therapy

A compound found in green tea, may prove effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis, as its anti-inflammatory action is expressed without blocking other critical cellular functions, US researchers have shown.

Concord grape juice may boost memory and performance, says Welch study

Daily consumption of Concord grape juice for three months may boost spatial memory and driving performance in working moms, says a new study funded by Welch Foods.

‘Exploring natural sweeteners is our number one R&D priority’: Coca-Cola South Pacific

Australia looks to ‘next generation’ of Coca-Cola Life

Coca-Cola South Pacific and Coca-Cola Amatil are exploring the ‘next generation’ of Coca-Cola Life, further reducing calories in the beverage. 

Next generation innovation: Start-up incubator launches in Switzerland

Describing itself as the most "start-up friendly accelerator on the planet," MassChallenge is expanding to Switzerland under the auspices of Nestlé and Givaudan after helping 218 start-ups in the UK and...

Two studies suggest energy drinks can have negative effects on heart, cardiovascular system

Scientists have found evidence of negative effects on the heart and cardiovascular system from energy drinks in two recent studies.

Coffee consumption may help curb cirrhosis: Study

Consuming a greater amount of coffee may help “substantially” diminish the risk of cirrhosis of the liver, according to a recent study.

Health warnings on sugary beverages may improve understanding of health risks: Study

Placing a health warning label on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) may help parents better understand what overconsumption of these beverages may mean for their children, a recent study found.

Wine and tea may decrease risk of erectile dysfunction: Study

Wine, tea and other flavonoid-rich beverages and foods may help reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a recent study.

Coffee does not cause rapid heartbeat: Study

Regular consumption of caffeine does not cause additional, rapid heartbeats, according to a recent study from the University of California-San Francisco.

Driving consumer health via better front-of-package labels: Study

Improved labeling on beverages may help consumers make healthier choices, according to a recent Australian study.

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Orchard process provides cool solution to heat stressed vines

Evaporative cooling systems are being used in South Australian vineyards as part of a project to protect grapes during heat waves ahead of harvest.

Samuel Adams nitro beers launch across US

Three Samuel Adams nitro beers have been launched, with the brand promising more are to follow in the future. 

‘The beer space is due for disruption’: BrewPublik eyes nationwide craft beer delivery expansion

The world of craft beer has become increasingly expansive and complex, in both flavor and variety. A North Carolina-based startup wants to make the world simpler for the average consumer.

News in brief

Probiotics hit the cold brew coffee category

Brooklyn-based cold-pressed juice firm JÙS by Julie has scored an industry-first with the launch of a new cold brew coffee infused with probiotics in original and vanilla flavors.

Asarasi: New carbonated water uses maple trees to filter

To be clear, Asarasi isn’t maple water (sap) and doesn’t claim to be. “Our mission is to redefine sources of pure water from renewable and sustainable resources,” a spokesperson said....

Sugar-sweetened beverages increase visceral belly fat, diet drinks don’t: Study

A daily intake of sugary drinks can lead to high levels of visceral belly fat, according to a recent study from the American Heart Association.

Habitual tea consumption may help reduce arterial stiffness

A recent study has found that habitual consumption of tea may help reduce arterial stiffness.

Entries close Friday January 15th

5-day count down: Last chance to enter the NutraIngredients Awards

It’s not too late to show the nutrition industry what you're made of by entering NutraIngredients’ 2016 Awards. But hurry, entries close Friday January 15th.

Winemaking waste shows antioxidant and anti-cholesterol benefits: Study

Researchers say polyphenols from winemaking by-product red grape pomice has potential as a functional ingredient in nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. 

Researchers develop phone app to assess scale of vineyard disease

An iPhone app has been designed to help grape growers make informed decisions over the quality and price of their grapes.

Manufacturers throw weight behind obesity app that displays food & drink sugar levels

A smartphone app that enables consumers to scan the bar code on products to determine their sugar content has been backed by some manufacturers and major UK retailers.

Study: High dose omega-3 protein juice shows muscle wasting benefits

An omega-3, protein and vitamin juice formulated by Norwegian biotech firm Smartfish has become the first nutrition product to demonstrate a positive effect on the disease related wasting syndrome cachexia.

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