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Grape-wine extract combination shows BP management potential: Unilever study

A combination of extracts from grape juice and wine may help reduce blood pressure in people with untreated, mildly hypertensive people, says a new study from Unilever.

Coffee by-products may have prebiotic, antimicrobial and antioxidant potential

More than 2 billion tons of coffee by-products that are currently thrown away could have applications in the food and nutrition sector, say researchers.

Inulin prebiotic may improve appetite regulation & decrease food intake in obese kids

Daily supplements of Beneo’s Orafti Synergy1 chicory root fiber may support healthy weight management in overweight and obese kids by improving appetite regulation and decreasing food intake, says a study...

Chinese breast milk discovery strengthens case for probiotics in infant formula: Chr Hansen

Chr Hansen has confirmed the presence of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in breast milk from Chinese mothers - a discovery it claims strengthens the case for adding probiotics to infant formula.

Nanoparticles in consumer products significantly alter normal gut bacteria

Exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles at levels that could be present in foods and drinking water could lead to measurable changes in the gut microbiota, say researchers.

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Omega-3s may boost performance for cyclists: Study

Supplements containing omega-3s may increase concentrations of NO and boost blood flow, thereby enhancing exercise performance in cyclists, says a new study from Poland.

Pine bark extract may boost endothelial function in at-risk people

Daily supplements of extracts from French Maritime Pine bark may strengthen metabolic parameters, reduce LDL cholesterol and curb oxidative stress in people with an increased risk of coronary artery disease...

Scientists develop low-allergen soybean

A new low-allergen variety of soy bean has been developed using conventional methods.

Meta-analysis supports cholesterol-lowering potential of beta-glucan

Consuming beta-glucan may help slash total and LDL cholesterol levels for people with elevated levels, says a new meta-analysis of 17 RCTs.

Resveratrol may boost mitochondrial function for diabetics: Pre-clinical data

Supplements of resveratrol, an antioxidant compound from red wine, may protect blood vessels from the detrimental effects of high blood sugar, says a new study.

Coffee antioxidants: From bean to brew

Australian researchers have tracked the anti-radical and antioxidant properties of coffee from bean to brew.

Dietary carotenoids linked to lower type 2 diabetes risks in healthy adults

High dietary intakes of alpha- and beta-carotene are associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk in generally healthy adults, says data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Netherlands (EPIC-NL).

Cranberry juice may slash cardiometabolic risk factors: RCT study

Daily consumption of a low-calorie cranberry juice may improve certain risk factors of heart disease, including blood pressure and triglycerides, says a new study from the Agricultural Research Service at...

Blackcurrant extract triggers same process as statin drugs

Polyphenol-rich blackcurrant extract may prevent metabolic dysfunctions induced by diets high in fat and cholesterol, according to research in mice.

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Herbal blend shows body fat reduction potential: Study

A botanical blend has been shown to reduce body fat by 5% compared to placebo in a study published in the Journal of Functional Foods.

Probiotic ice cream may boost oral health for kids

Consuming a functional ice cream formulated with Bifidobacterium lactis Bb-12 and Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5 may cut levels of caries-causing bacteria in the mouth, says a new study from India....

New analytical method could help clean up yohimbe adulteration, developer says

A new analytical method for products featuring yohimbe bark extracts developed and tested by Flora Research Labs promises to speed the detection of adulteration in this ingredient, according to lab...

Study: L-arginine/L-citrulline combo outperforms either amino acid in isolation for NO activity

An animal study conducted by Kyowa Hakko has shown that the company’s patented L-citrulline/L-arginine ingredient is effective in boosting plasma L-arginine levels enhancing nitric oxide bioavailability post supplementation.

Fish-liver oil when younger may reduce heart disease risk when older

Consuming fish-liver oil three times weekly in adolescence or midlife may reduce a woman’s chances of coronary heart disease later in life, say Icelandic researchers.

Omega-3-supplemented formula leads to bigger children: Study

Feeding infants an omega-3-supplemented formula led to longer and heavier children, compared to a control formula, says a study funded by Mead Johnson Nutrition and the National Institutes of Health....

What do 36 countries say about folate and folic acid pre-conception?

Five countries recommend folate and folic acid consumption around conception above and beyond World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, while five others dismiss supplementation as unnecessary, report finds. 

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Functional formulation: The latest science on nutrient delivery in foods and drinks

Coming up with that killer idea for a cool functional food or drink that consumers will love may be a tough ask. But designing it to deliver can be even...

Maple syrup polyphenols show antibiotic potential

Maple syrup polyphenols may work in synergy with antibiotics by weakening bacteria, and significantly increasing antibiotic efficacy.

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Novel marine ingredients: Functional is better where it is wetter

Marine resources provide a 'rich reservoir' of bioactives and nutraceuticals, say researchers looking into novel marine functional ingredients. 

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Is there a media bias or is Flat Earth News the new normal for the dietary supplements industry?

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