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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 BeverageDaily.com.

New Zealand

Kiwi scientist finds way to counter mealybug threat

The New Zealand wine industry is now better equipped to battle a devastating plant pathogen thanks to new research carried out in the country.

INDUSTRY VOICES: ADOMAS PRANEVICIUS, MYDRINK BEVERAGES/DRINKPRENEUR

Bottling that blockbuster beverage: How to choose the right contract manufacturer

Adomas Pranevicius, general manager of MyDrink Beverages tells BeverageDaily.com readers how to choose the right contract manufacturer for their product – and why it's vital to assess everything from capabilities...

PepsiCo, Heineken, Diageo trend up in 2013 global FMCG league but Tingyi steals show

PepsiCo, Heineken, Diageo and SAB Miller are all risers in the OC&C league table of Global Top 50 FMCG players in 2013, but China's Tingyi Holdings was the rising beverage...

Should Argentina's Messi have ditched the sports drink in the second half? Study casts doubt on soccer blood sugar effect

Drinking a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage before and during a match did not help UK Championship trainee soccer players maintain blood sugar concentrations during the second half according to a new study.

NIU's functional foods forum: Sports nutriton, snacks, beverages seen as hottest categories

Functional foods and beverages are the thin edge of the innovation wedge and are growing by leaps and bounds. Panelists in a recent online forum hosted by NutraIngredients-USA laid out...

HPP shows 'greatest promise' among modern beverage processing techniques: Study

High pressure processing (HPP) may offer the “greatest promise” for delivering on consumer demands for safety and nutrition in fruit juice and other food and beverage products, US scientists believe.

Milk digestion findings 'blueprint' for specialty dairy, drug developments

Fresh scientific findings on the structure of milk during digestion could lead to the development of more advanced weight loss drinks, formula for premature babies, and a new form of...

Physiological responses to caffeine may increase with age: Study

The potentially negative effects of caffeine consumption on the heart significantly increase as young people reach adolescence, research has suggested. 

Black tea shows cholesterol-busting potential: Meta-analysis

Regular consumption of black tea may reduce LDL cholesterol levels, but has no effect on HDL cholesterol, according to a new meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

A metropolitan detox: Broccoli could be 'frugal, simple and safe' way of reducing risks of air pollution

Daily consumption of half a cup of a broccoli sprout beverage increased participants' ability to excrete the carcinogen benzene and lung irritant acrolein, according to research in China.

Guest article

Brain-enhancing drinks: Green tea should be vehicle of choice

Green tea can drive brain-health drinks to new levels, writes Euromonitor International senior health and wellness analyst, Diana Cowland, in this guest article.

Could coffee protect DNA from damage?

Regular consumption of coffee may reduce DNA damage and reduce energy intake and body fat, according to two new studies from Europe.

Investment from Swire, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA

Avantium closes $50m deal to create 100% PEF bottle

Avantium has closed a financing round of $50m from a consortium including Swire Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company, DANONE, ALPLA, and existing shareholders to advancing PEF packaging material.

Nestlé claims credit for ‘major advance’ in beverage powder solubility

Nestlé says its scientists played a central role in developing a new physical mechanism that it is already using to improve the nutritional quality and pleasantness of powdered beverages.

Study supports diet soda’s potential for weight management

Consuming diet sodas along with a weight loss program may lead to shedding more pounds than when water alone is consumed along with the weight loss program, says a new...

New Zealand

Study finding water fluoridation does not lower IQ sparks fierce row

Adding fluoride to water does not lower one’s IQ, according to controversial new research from Otago University in New Zealand.

Red Coke wins the rat race, doesn’t damage rodent testicles

Male rats who drank Coca-Cola for six months experienced no changes in testosterone production and intake did not damage their testes, says a study that also reveals a rodent preference...

Sucrose vs. artificial sweeteners: examining energy intake & expenditure

The steady climb in worldwide obesity rates is often dually attributed to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and the energy content of modern diets, with a growing body of research linking...

The Appliance of Beverage Science: BeverageDaily.com’s Top 2013/14 Stories

We take a look at the research stories that sparked the most interest among readers in 2013/14. Gastric bezoar suffers should grab a Coke, and cyclists a bottle of watermelon juice...

Bacchus is back! Moderate wine worship could help kidneys

Moderate wine consumption could help keep the kidneys healthy and may protect the heart in patients with kidney disease, according to University of Colorado researchers.

'One and a half more cups of coffee for the non-diabetic road'

One and a half cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 11% according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.

dispatches from Analytica 2014

Taking the temperature of quality control

Refrigerated and heating circulators are vital tools in quality control in the food industry, according to Julabo.  

The Philosopher Fizz? Study suggests thinking men prefer Pepsi to Coke

Japanese academics say that students in a taste test comparing the world’s two bitter cola rivals were more likely to prefer Pepsi to Coke when asked to give reasons why....

Sweetened beverages again linked to stroke risk, and effects could be dose-related, says new study

Increased intakes of sweetened beverages may increase the risk of stroke, says a new study from Sweden.

Scientists SUGGEST USING COFFEE AS 'THERAPEUTIC AGENT'

Two cups of coffee a day keep deadly liver cirrhosis at bay

Scientists say coffee could be used to treat liver cirrhosis, after finding that drinking two or more cups per day cut death risk by 66% among Chinese subjects when the...

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