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January 8, 2014

Older patients at high risk for heart disease who follow a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil do not need to restrict calories, increase exercise or lose weight to prevent diabetes, according to an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine that was released Monday.

PHILADELPHIA — Older patients at high risk for heart disease who follow a Mediterranean diet rich in extra-virgin olive oil do not need to restrict calories, increase exercise or lose weight to prevent diabetes, according to an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine that was released Monday. 

January 7, 2014

U.S. News & World Report released its Best Diets 2014, featuring rankings and information on 32 diet plans.

WASHINGTON — U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its Best Diets 2014, featuring rankings and information on 32 diet plans. The DASH diet was recognized as one of the Best Diets Overall, while Weight Watchers continues to hold the No. 1 spot for Best Weight-Loss Diets. 

October 29, 2013

Generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a gout drug, prompting a lawsuit from the maker of the branded version, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Generic drug maker Amneal Pharmaceuticals is seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a gout drug, prompting a lawsuit from the maker of the branded version, according to published reports.

Law360 reported that Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA had sued Amneal in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware over the drug Colcrys (colchicine), used to treat gout and familial Mediterranean fever.

June 14, 2013

The Kellogg Company announced numerous new snack options across the company's various brand groups, including Cheez-It, Kashi, Keebler, Special-K and more.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Kellogg Company announced on Thursday numerous new snack options across the company's various brand groups, including Cheez-It, Kashi, Keebler, Special-K and more.

The Cheez-It brand is launching new Zingz crackers made with corn masa in two flavors: chipotle cheddar and queso fundido. The Pringles brand is introducing a new spicy variety as well — fiery sweet barbecue.

May 28, 2013

Kashi, a natural food and lifestyle company, announced the addition of two new Steam Meal varieties: Kashi Three Cheese Ravioli and Kashi Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Kashi, a natural food and lifestyle company, today announced the addition of two new Steam Meal varieties: Kashi Three Cheese Ravioli and Kashi Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto. Made with the signature Kashi seven whole grain blend and tasty flavor combinations, the new vegetarian Steam Meals offer two servings per bag and provide a convenient and nourishing alternative when a from-scratch meal isn't an option.

May 16, 2013

MorningStar Farms, a Kellogg Company brand, today announced the addition of a Mediterranean-style veggie burger to the company's line of meatless burgers.

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — MorningStar Farms, a Kellogg Company brand, today announced the addition of a Mediterranean-style veggie burger to the company's line of meatless burgers.

 

February 25, 2013

The alleged health benefits of a Mediterranean diet have been touted for years, but a new study adds weight to the claims.

NEW YORK — The alleged health benefits of a Mediterranean diet have been touted for years, but a new study adds weight to the claims.

The study, published online Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that a traditional Mediterranean diet — characterized as rich in extra-virgin olive oil, nuts, fruits and vegetables and including moderate wine consumption, as well as low intake of dairy products, red meat, processed meats and sweets — reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease.

November 14, 2012

Giovanni Eco Chic Cosmetics is helping beauty mavens battle dry, damaged hair with its new 2chic Avocado and Olive Oil Ultra-Moist collection, which brings two restorative ingredients together in an exclusive Dual Moisture Complex.

NEW YORK — Giovanni Eco Chic Cosmetics is helping beauty mavens battle dry, damaged hair with its new 2chic Avocado and Olive Oil Ultra-Moist collection, which brings two restorative ingredients together in an exclusive Dual Moisture Complex.

These nourishing, Mediterranean-inspired formulas are designed to bring dry, dehydrated hair back to life. Key ingredients include avocado oil and olive oil.

September 6, 2012

Fever-Tree has expanded its lineup of premium mixers.

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Fever-Tree has expanded its lineup of premium mixers.

Naturally light ginger beer and sparkling lemon join the brand's portfolio, which currently includes such flavors as Indian tonic water, naturally light tonic Water, Mediterranean tonic water, club soda, bitter lemon, ginger ale and ginger beer.

March 9, 2012

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods showed the biggest gains in the last three years in the ethnic food category.

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods showed the biggest gains in the last three years in the ethnic food category. Sales of ethnic food products grew in food, drug and mass outlets by 3.5% in 2011, reaching nearly $3 billion by year’s end, according to a recent report from Mintel. That rate is the slowest measured in the past five years, according to Mintel.

January 4, 2012

The U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday named the top five "easiest" diets New Year's resolutionists should follow — Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Mediterranean Diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics — out of a total field of 25 diet plans.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday named the top five "easiest" diets New Year's resolutionists should follow — Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Mediterranean Diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics — out of a total field of 25 diet plans.

August 8, 2011

Tribe Mediterranean Foods is launching four new flavors to its hummus line, the company said.

TAUNTON, Mass. — Tribe Mediterranean Foods is launching four new flavors to its hummus line, the company said.

The new hummus flavors include Cilantro Chimichurri, which includes cilantro and spices and is inspired by South American cuisine; Olive Tapenade, with chopped Mediterranean olives and herbs; Savory Mushroom, described as "earthy and flavorful with a rich assortment of spices"; and Mediterranean Style, with olive oil and paprika.

May 23, 2011

Spice consumption is at an all-time high as consumers’ changing palates are craving more flavor. During the 1950s, Americans stocked less than 10 spices in their pantries. Today, the average American’s pantry includes up to 40 different and diverse spices, according to research from McCormick & Co.


Spice consumption is at an all-time high as consumers’ changing palates are craving more flavor. During the 1950s, Americans stocked less than 10 spices in their pantries. Today, the average American’s pantry includes up to 40 different and diverse spices, according to research from McCormick & Co.


May 20, 2011

Kronos is expanding its bread products line with its acquisition of Pita King's commercial baking assets.

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. — Kronos is expanding its bread products line with its acquisition of Pita King's commercial baking assets.

The acquisition marks Kronos' foray into flatbread production. The company, which currently markets such items as Mediterranean Chef gyro family meal kit and Kronos Fillo Classics, now will market Pita King's authentic Middle Eastern pocket breads in a variety of sizes and formulations, including white and whole wheat.

May 11, 2011

NBTY on Monday identified Marilyn Hatch of Sugar City, Ind., as the grand prize winner of the “Ester-C 24/7 Mom Contest.” Hatch was awarded an eight-day/seven-night cruise for two to the Mediterranean.

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. — NBTY on Monday identified Marilyn Hatch of Sugar City, Ind., as the grand prize winner of the “Ester-C 24/7 Mom Contest.” Hatch was awarded an eight-day/seven-night cruise for two to the Mediterranean.

“The response to the Ester-C 24/7 Mom Contest was overwhelming,” stated Ester-C brand spokeswoman, Stacia Park. “We would like to thank all our entrants and wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day.”

May 3, 2011

Nair is enhancing the hair-removal experience with new products.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Nair is enhancing the hair-removal experience with new products.

New to the Nair lineup are milk and honey roll-on wax, cool gel and Nair for Men Shower Power.

Inspired by the beauty ritual of Mediterranean women, the milk and honey roll-on wax is an easy-to-use microwavable wax for legs and body that provides long-lasting smoothness, Nair said.

As the brand's first translucent depilatory gel, Nair cool gel removes hair from legs and the body using advanced technology, while offering a unique cooling sensation and fresh, clean scent.

February 2, 2011

Wish-Bone is introducing four new salad dressing flavors.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Wish-Bone is introducing four new salad dressing flavors.

In an effort to promote eating healthy this year, Wish-Bone said its new Greek vinaigrette, Bruschetta Italian, Superfruit Berry vinaigrette and Mediterranean Italian dressings are sure to make every salad tasty.

The new Wish-Bone dressings come in a 16-oz. size — Greek vinaigrette also is available in an 8-oz. size — and will hit store shelves nationwide this month. Each flavor will carry a suggested retail price of $2.89.

October 14, 2010

New research has found a Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of developing Type 2...

REUS, Spain New research has found a Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by 50% in nondiabetics with high cardiovascular risk.

The study was conducted by Jordi Salas-Salvado and colleagues and published online in the Oct. 7 edition of Diabetes Care. This is the first randomized clinical trial to look specifically at use of the Mediterranean diet for the prevention of diabetes, the investigators said.

September 16, 2010

A new brand of Mediterranean olive oil that features a pop-up pourer has hit store...

ROME, N.Y. A new brand of Mediterranean olive oil that features a pop-up pourer has hit store shelves.

Olivari premium olive oils are ideal for cooking, offering a subtle, fruity aroma and fresh flavor that reflects the authentic Mediterranean diet and provides a perfect substitute for butter, margarine, cooking fats and high-calorie dressings.

 

September 15, 2010

Milk drinkers are more likely to lose weight than those who skip drinking milk when...

WASHINGTON Milk drinkers are more likely to lose weight than those who skip drinking milk when on a diet, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested.

August 5, 2010

Morton Salt is taking its new products to the sea....