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First yeast-derived beta glucan approved as novel food in EU

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First yeast-derived beta glucan approved as novel food in EU

By Oliver Nieburg

Health ingredients firm Biothera has been granted novel foods approval in the EU for its immune health ingredient yeast beta glucan and said there were prospects for manufacturers in a variety of food formulations.

Cocoa compounds show joint health potential

Cocoa compounds show joint health potential

By Stephen Daniells

Flavonoid compounds in cocoa may reduce inflammation associated with arthritis in lab animals, says a new study with possible implications for joint health.

Cocoa and heart health: Not a reason to over-indulge

Nutrigenomics shows blood pressure benefits of cocoa

By Stephen Daniells

The potential of polyphenol compounds in cocoa to reduce blood pressure is related to genotype, suggests a new nutrigenomic study that deepens our understanding of the cardiovascular benefits of cocoa.

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