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Lactating women should restrict flaxseed intake: Researchers

Flaxseed intake during lactation should be limited as it may change maternal adrenal function, research in rats has suggested. 

Maternal flaxseed intake may also programme the adrenal function of the offspring

Vitamin K2 shown to reduce arterial calcification in kidney disease model

A new study has found the vitamin K2 supplementation suppresses calcification and resultant muscle damage in rats in a kidney disease model. The result helps bolster the vitamin’s bone and cardiovascular health benefits, according to Norwegian company NattoPharma, which supplied the study material.

Botanicals giant refines fruit & veg extracts range for food supplements

French botanicals leader Naturex has emphasised its ambition to be the “world leader in the specialty fruit & vegetable category” by launching an extract range targeting food supplements including gummies.

Blueberry extracts may offer oral health benefits: Study

Polyphenol-rich extracts from lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) may inhibit specific bacteria in the mouth and reduce periodontitis, Canadian scientists report.

Which food and drink companies use social media well – and which don't?

We take a look at which food and drink companies come out top for using social media to their advantage – and which ones need a little more practice.

Arla's protein-rich cake mix takes advantage of snackification trend

Arla Foods Ingredients is showcasing a new high-protein snack cake mix that the company hopes can take advantage of the 'snackification' trend.

Vitamin D and eye health: Study links sunshine vitamin to AMD risk

Low blood levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration, says a new study.

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