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The double edged sword: High doses of polyphenols may damage DNA

Researchers have warned manufacturers of functional foods and supplements to keep polyphenol doses low, following conclusions that low concentrations protect but high concentrations may damage DNA. 

'A beneficial effect at low concentrations changes to a detrimental effect at higher concentrations, and this tendency is clear in many of the reports described,' say researchers. ©iStock/Hywards

Food makers have opportunity to address elderly micronutrient needs

Most older adults do not know whether they are consuming enough vitamins and minerals, opening up new opportunities for the food and nutrition industry to address this shortcoming, according to a survey.

Study confirms reproductive safety of fenugreek seed extract

A study funded by Indus Biotech provides further evidence that the company’s Fenu-FG supplement is safe to take during pregnancy, following previous reports linking fenugreek seeds to potentially toxic effects. 

Collagen claims only skin deep: UK ad body

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has told a company selling collagen supplements to change its efficacy health claims about cosmetic effects on hair, skin and nails.

Macular carotenoid supplements may improve recovery from ‘disability glare’: Study

Supplements of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers may improve recovery from photostress and disability glare, says a new study using OmniActive’s Lutemax 2020 product.

Alt-protein: Movement answers the call for more protein choice

With worldwide demand for protein set to reach new heights, what protein alternatives are robust and innovative enough to satisfy consumer appetite?  

Is a satiating, decadent dairy dessert for weight management possible? Spanish researchers find out

Food scientists at the Polytechnic University of Valencia found that adding whey protein to a panna cotta with low fat content had the highest satiety effects.