Immune System

TRACE looked at the impact of sleep deprivation and exercise on allergy attacks

Stress makes allergic reactions worse

By Rick Pendrous

Sleep deprivation and exercise can make peanut allergy sufferers vulnerable to more severe life-threatening anaphylaxis attacks, according to the latest results of a research project, which have yet to be published.

Vitamin D link: the study found that supplements can reduce the risk of cold and flu

Vitamin D cold and flu study link divides scientists

By Noli Dinkovski

A study that suggests vitamin D can play an important role in preventing colds and flu has received a mixed response from scientists and industry bodies, with Public Health England (PHE) claiming it “does not provide sufficient evidence” to support a...

Jam and honey will fuel the growth in the spreads and syrups market

Jammy growth for spreads market

By Laurence Gibbons

The syrups and spreads market is expected to grow by 22.5% in the UK, fuelled by the popularity of jam and honey, according to research agency Canadean.

An online Ribena brand has been banned for misleading consumers

Ribena advert banned for misleading health claims

By Laurence Gibbons

An online Ribena advert has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making exaggerated and misleading health claims about the benefits of the drink.

Beyond the gut: probiotics

Beyond the gut: probiotics

By Anne Bruce

The benefits of probiotics for digestion is well publicised, but research on their other strengths is growing, as Anne Bruce reports

Probiotic health claims: Reasons to be cheerful?

Probiotic health claims: Reasons to be cheerful?

By Rick Pendrous

Last week's meeting between industry stakeholders and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on gut health claims has left Danisco feeling 'slightly more positive', although many firms were left feeling disappointed by the lack of specific...

Gut reaction

Gut reaction

To build trust in the lucrative probiotics sector, health claims must be based on solid evidence.

Pentagon's immune-booster

Pentagon's immune-booster

By Elaine Watson

Experts say there may be a case for mandatory fortification of foods with the ingredient


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