A California Senate committee held a hearing on sugar-sweetened soft drinks as part of its plans to introduce a proposal geared toward curbing the consumption of the beverages to address the growing problem of obesity. Officials from Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association were among those who testified in the hearing.
The antioxidant level in cocoa and chocolate products remains stable for a year on the shelf, found researchers from the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition. The study mimicked the conditions of a retail store to test the products.
A study of 41 patients with pre-malignant mouth lesions found that green tea extract might help delay the progression of oral cancer. Further studies are needed to determine whether green tea can prevent cancer in the long term, the study's author said.
Gumlink Group, a Danish company, launched in Nairobi a sugar-free gum that contains the recommended daily dose of Vitamin A. The gum is designed to help fight childhood malnutrition in developing countries.