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 Skinny Cow Facebook page has become the hub of marketing activity for the Nestlé ice cream brand in the U.K., with a theme of giving in to small indulgences. Features include a Cowculator app that helps users justify fashion purchases and a Collectable Cow stream with news and offers related to fashion, holidays and beauty.
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.
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.