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2008-09-21 03:00:22

By Anonymous Ask any mom and she'll tell you that milk has inherent health properties. Beverage companies are taking that healthful base and adding functionality with products designed to appeal to kids and adults alike. As consumer comprehension of omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and plant sterols has grown, beverage companies have found dairy drinks to be an ideal way to incorporate those ingredients. One of the newest ways U.S. consumers are using dairy is the nutrition "shot" format....

2008-09-21 03:00:12

By Unal, Robert R Probiotics and their associated health benefits, have been internationally known and consumed for decades. However, it is only in recent times Americans have begun to embrace the bacteria culture. In only a matter of a couple years, the number of commercially available products, probiotic and prebiotic, has grown exponentially. The first probiotic product was based on Eastern philosophy and a proactive approach to health. In the 1930s, a medical microbiologist in Japan...

2008-07-25 09:01:02

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ef92ae/japan_food_and_dri) has announced the addition of the "Japan Food and Drink Report Q3 2008" report to their offering. This Japanese Food and Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Japan's food and drink industry. In BMI's Food and Drink Business Environment Ratings, which ranks 14 key markets in the Asia Pacific region, Japan is placed joint fourth (alongside Thailand). While...

2008-05-01 09:01:05

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cutting-edge science on the potential for probiotics in geriatric health and disease was presented at The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Meeting in a symposium, "Probiotics: Impact on Health and Quality of Life in Older People." Leading scientists and physicians shared the newest science on probiotics and how they relate to immune function, intestinal disorders, inflammation, and cancer in older adults. Probiotics are "friendly" bacteria, like...

2007-07-30 12:14:10

By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune Jul. 29--Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about probiotics. QUESTION: Which probiotic strain do I want? ANSWER: "If you have a specific health concern, see if any products on the market have been specifically tested for that condition," said industry expert Mary Ellen Sanders, co-founder and executive director of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics. "For mild irritable bowel...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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