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.
Researchers say a pilot project with Nairobi schoolchildren shows that a chewing gum with vitamin A could help fight malnutrition. The gum was developed by Danish company Gumlink in cooperation with the Kenya Medical Research Institute.
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.