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In 1975, 19% of Brazilian men and 29% of women were overweight: In 2014, those numbers had risen to 54% and 48%, respectively. Image: © Getty Images / Ljupco

Myrtaceae fruit extracts show anti-obesity potential: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Polyphenol extracts from four Myrtaceae species native to Brazil may exert potential anti-obesity effects and protect against obesity-related complications, according to scientists at the University of São Paulo.

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Naturex hopes to double LATAM business by 2020

By Kacey Culliney

Naturex has expanded its regional application network with two laboratories in Latin America that it hopes will spur growth and deepen presence in the region.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BRAZIL: ‘Big CPG brands are changing their mindset’

By Elaine Watson

With unemployment rates approaching 14% after two years of recession, Brazil’s economy is projected to grow by less than 0.5% in 2017, while the president has become embroiled in a corruption scandal some commentators fear could endanger an economic recovery....