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Meta-analysis backs sea buckthorn for cholesterol & heart health

Supplementation with sea buckthorn could significantly reduce heart disease risk by improving blood cholesterol and blood lipid profiles, finds a pooled analysis of previous RCTs.

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I-nutrition: This time it’s personal

Personalised nutrition is emerging fast – as technologies like gene mapping and smartphones offer the potential for people to optimise nutrition, live healthier lives and reduce the burden of chronic disease like obesity and diabetes.

Research highlights red yeast rice reactions over 14 years

A food supplement with a similar composition to cholesterol-lowering statins may increase the risk of muscle and liver injuries, a study has found. 

'Highly frequent' energy drink consumption associated with mental health problems for teens

A new study indicates that Korean teenagers who regularly consume energy drinks are at “great risk” of mental health problems, particularly when consumed in combination with junk food, researchers claim.

Perfetti Van Melle fined for dental health messages on chewing gum

Mentos maker Perfetti Van Melle must pay a €180,000 ($192,000) fine for suggesting its chewing gum had equivalent dental health effects to brushing teeth.

Berry compounds’ heart health benefits linked to impact on platelets

The potential cardiovascular benefits of anthocyanins may be associated with their ability to influence the expression of chemicals by platelets in the blood, says new data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.