Daily Archives: February 11, 2011

New explanation for heart-healthy benefits of chocolate

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In time for the chocolate-giving and chocolate-noshing fest on Valentine’s Day, scientists are reporting discovery of how this treat boosts the body’s production of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) — the “good” form of cholesterol that protects against heart disease.

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EFSA to issue statement on two studies on safety of artificial sweeteners

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EFSA will issue a scientific statement on two recent studies on the safety of artificial sweeteners by the end of February 2011, responding to a request for technical assistance from the European Commission. Guided by the statement of the Panel on Food Additives and Nutrient Sources added to food (ANS) published today, EFSA’s scientific evaluation will be carried out in close co-operation with the French agency for food, environmental and occupational health safety, ANSES[1], and will help inform the Authority’s ongoing work on artificial sweeteners.

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