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WhiteWave seeks to patent ‘light milk’

WhiteWave Services Inc. has filed a patent application for ‘light milk,’ a lower-calorie alternative to skim milk without a watered-down flavor and mouthfeel.

Winning the rat race: Rodents drink Champagne for better brain health

Kings and royalty swear by it as an expensive luxury and now rats do too, as scientists suggest Champagne may combat memory loss linked to aging and brain disorders like...

Cherry linked to exercise recovery

Sports scientists at Northumbria University are a step closer to a breakthrough in their bid to discover if antioxidants found in Montmorency tart cherry juice can aid post-exercise recovery and...

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AB InBev opens Budweiser ‘lab’ in Illinois

Anheuser-Busch InBev is opening a ‘Bud Lab’ at the University of Illinois that will focus on data analytics, data research and innovation.

Maple water as ‘a great candidate for functional beverage applications’: Study shows processing has no effect on chemical and nutrition components

Sterilization and pasteurization have no effects on the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of maple sap, says a new study that supports it as a ‘great candidate for functional beverage...

Whole fruits linked to lower diabetes risk, while fruit juices may increase risks: Harvard study

Eating more whole fruit may help to lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while increased consumption of fruit juices may be linked to higher risks, according to new research.

Adolescent alcohol drinking linked to 13% higher breast cancer risk

New research associates drinking an average of one bottle of beer, glass of wine or liquor shot between early adolescence and the first full-term pregnancy to a 13% higher risk...

Monell research bursts the bubble on carbonated drink perception

The characteristic bubbles of a carbonated beverage are not necessary to experience the sensory ‘bite’ of the drinks, according to new research from Monell.

‘Urban’ pop songs glamorize underage drinking and big alcohol brands

Many US pop songs glamorize underage drinking as a consequence-free fun part of youth lifestyle, while Patron Tequila, Hennessey Cognac, Grey Goose and Jack Daniel’s dominate music mentions.

Harvard meta-analysis provides more evidence that ‘1st line of defense against weight gain is to reduce or stop drinking sugary drinks’

Data from over 200,000 adults and children ‘provides evidence’ that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages promotes weight gain, says a new meta-analysis from heavyweight Harvard researchers.

Coca-Cola ramps up bio-packaging tech

A materials developer has opened a facility to help bring bio-based packaging for clients like Coca-Cola to reality.

Coffee bioactives backed for cancer benefit: Study

Consumption of more than four cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of prostate cancer recurrence and progression, suggest researchers.

ABA slams study linking soda consumption to 'negative' childhood behavior

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo representative, the American Beverage Association (ABA), has slammed research linking soda consumption to aggressive childhood behavior - claiming that the “science does not support the conclusion.”

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Budweiser, Colt 45 among most popular alcohol brands with ER patients, finds study

Budweiser and Colt 45 are among the most popular alcohol brands consumed by US emergency room (ER) patients, a year-long study by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY)...

Australian scientists serve cyclists healthier ‘hydrating’ beer

Australian scientists have created a healthier more hydrating beer by adding electrolytes and lowering the alcohol content to reduce the dangers of drinking.

Scientists suggest young people avoid heavy coffee consumption

Drinking four cups of coffee a day may increase the risk of mortality for people under 55 according to a new US study but the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is...

Greek coffee drinking linked to longer island lives on Ikaria

Greek scientists suggest that drinking their native coffee boiled could result in better cardiovascular health and help explain the long lives enjoyed by residents on the island of Ikaria.

Caffeine traffic light kit gives you a 'stop' sign for drinks

Singapore and Korea-based researchers have developed a caffeine detector and a detection kit that glows like a traffic light to indicate caffeine levels in different drinks.

Pungent coffee ground spirit has 'remarkable coffee aroma'

Scientists create 'pleasant' alcoholic drink using spent coffee grounds

Scientists have invented a novel alcoholic drink made using spent coffee grounds and say tasters consider the spirit a 'pleasant beverage' with the smell and taste of coffee.

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Harvard scientists link coffee drinking to 45% lower suicide risk

Harvard scientists say their new study supports an association between drinking two to three cups of coffee daily and a 45% lower risk of suicide.

Watermelon juice soothes sore cycling muscles

Watermelon juice has ‘excellent’ potential as a functional drink to relieve sore muscles in athletes due to high levels of amino acid L-Citrulluine, a new Spanish study testing cyclists reports.

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Is the clamour for publicity making a mockery of real scientific progress?

The need for scientific celebrity seems to have spread like wildfire in recent years, and it’s making a mockery of real scientific progress.

Singapore scientist devises water purification system through peels

A PhD candidate at the National University of Singapore has devised a way to purify water using the peels of apples and tomatoes. This is the first time that the...

Sweet snacks and fizzy drinks linked to colorectal cancer: Study

Consumption of high-energy snack foods and sugar sweetened sodas may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to new research.

'Mine's a pint!' Beer brings heart health cheer, Greek study suggests

Moderate beer consumption has a measurable acute beneficial effect on several important cardiovascular disease biomarkers according to a new study from Greek researchers.