Tag Archives | Paul Finglas

New analysis of how we metabolise folic acid risks overexposure

A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables. This can lead to unprocessed folic acid circulating in the blood stream, with unknown [...]

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Beneficial effects of dietary bioactive peptides and polyphenols on cardiovascular health in humans (BACCHUS)

Paul Kroon and Paul Finglas from the Institute of Food Research are leading a new collaborative project called BACCHUS, funded by the European Commission, that will help small businesses develop robust scientific evidence to back up health claims for new, innovative food and drink products that will help improve cardiovascular health. In past years, we have [...]

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Independent researchers find nutritional improvements in eggs

British eggs contain double the selenium of 30 years ago, according to a new study led by the Institute of Food Research’s Food Databanks National Capability. They also contain 75% more vitamin D, 20% less fat and more than 10% less cholesterol compared with data from previous surveys. “Eggs are a valuable component of a [...]

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TDS-Exposure kick-off meeting

EU project to harmonise total diet studies for risk assessment and health monitoring

IFR is contributing to a new EU project, TDS-Exposure,  that is aiming to improve and standardise the monitoring of our exposure to contaminants and other food components in our diet. These will be based on Total Diet Studies, which assess the contamination of food in the diet as a whole, rather than of raw ingredients, and [...]

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Plant Food Supplement science and regulation meet up in Brussels

Regulators from 19 European countries, plus China and the US, recently met with partners from an EU project which is aiming to foster the safe use of plant-derived food supplements. The meeting with the project partners of PlantLIBRA (PLANT food supplements: Levels of Intake, Benefit and Risk Assessment) covered outcomes and strategies to tackle priorities in [...]

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