Breaking News on Supplements, Health & Nutrition - Europe US edition | APAC edition

News > Research

Timing is key for muscle mass supplements, suggests study

Taking creatine monohydrate and whey protein supplements just before load-bearing exercise improves muscle gain and strength than taking at other times of the day, says Australian research that has implications...

Weekly Comment

Some home-eating truths

As food manufacturers inch closer to the holy grail of low-calorie, trans-fat free flavor-fantastic products one has to ask how we veered so far from the common sense of fresh...

Antioxidant-rich cider under the microscope

British researchers are starting a small trial to investigate if the antioxidant benefits of apples are passed on to cider drinkers, and could possibly lead to "functional" ciders.

Pomegranate juice shows possible diabetes benefits

A new Israeli study suggests that pomegranate juice could offer health benefits for diabetics, despite the juice containing significant sugar concentrations.

Do antioxidants make tea healthier than water?

The antioxidant content of tea could mean that drinking three or more cups a day could reduce the risk of a wide range of health problems, ranging from cancer to...

Vitamin D could cut falls in the elderly, suggests study

Increasing the vitamin D intake, from supplements, diet or sun exposure, could cut the risk of falls in the elderly, says a cohort study from the Netherlands.

Toxic weed could boost omega-3 from fish

Researchers in Australia have reported that salmon fed oil made from one of the country's most damaging noxious weeds could produce more omega-3 for human consumption.

Olive oil compound may boost antioxidant defences, says study

Tyrosol, the most abundant biophenol in olive oil, could boost a cell's antioxidant defences, despite only being a weak antioxidant itself, says new research from Italy.

Flavonoid-rich GM tomatoes could boost heart health

Tomatoes genetically modified to have high flavonoid content could reduce the levels of a protein in a mouse that is associated with inflammation, diabetes and heart disease in humans, says...

DNA used for cheese quality stamp

Scientists are using DNA extraction to build a quality 'ID card' for Andalusian goat's cheese, potentially offering a new way of proving the safety and quality of speciality products.

Form of isoflavone affects bioavailability from soymilk

Isoflavones in the their aglycone form are absorbed faster and in bigger amounts from soy milk than the glucoside form, reports a new study from Yakult.

CLA could cut 'weight creep' during holidays, ageing

Supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) could prevent weight and fat gain at times of the year when people are most susceptible, as well as during the natural ageing process,...

Phytosterols/stanols work in real populations, says study

Using phytosterol and stanol enriched margarines in everyday life stabilises cholesterol levels in a free living population, and can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, says a post-launch monitoring study...

Review reports kava anxiety efficacy, but safety questions remain

A review of studies using the herb kava to combat anxiety has reported some positive results and only mild adverse events, giving a much-needed boost to the herb's record despite...

Antioxidants could help healthy ageing

Consuming antioxidant-enriched foods on a regular basis could improve immune function, and might ultimately help people live longer, if the results of a new animal study also apply to humans.

Sweet possibilities for honey

Different types of honey have similar glycaemic indexes, and because of its potential health benefits ranging from prebiotic to antioxidant it could be substituted for sugar, says a new study...

Tomatoes better than pure lycopene for health, says review

The science supporting the health benefits of tomatoes, particularly processed tomato products and extracts, is much stronger than that behind pure lycopene, says a new review.

Ginseng linked to improved breast cancer outcomes

Ginseng, one of the most well known traditional herbals, may improve survival rates and quality of life for breast cancer patients, suggests a study based in China, but experts have...

Coffee could slow mental decline in old men

Three cups of coffee a day could slow the loss of mental function in men, says a European study.

More support for lutein, zeaxanthin protection from AMD

A stable intake of the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin, could reduce the risk of age related macular degeneration by 43 per cent in women under 75, says a new cohort study.

Too much 'bad' fat plus copper may lead to mental decline

A diet high in saturated and trans fats combined with high copper intake could lead to an accelerated rate of decline in mental function, suggests a study from Chicago.

'Edible paint' has food applications, claim scientists

Scientists at Cornell University have created an environmentally friendly, non-toxic, removable, edible paint that could be used in candy and dietary supplements.

CLA continues to promise benefits for diabetics

Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) are showing promise improving insulin action, and decreasing circulating glucose levels, with rat and human studies both reporting significant benefits.

Different omega-3s offer varied heart benefits

Eating a diet rich in the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), may positively affect 'bad' cholesterol levels in the elderly, says a study from the Netherlands.

Ancient dye source studied for anti-cancer compounds

The anti-cancer action of compounds found in broccoli has been much studied, but new research suggests that purer active compounds could be obtained from woad, an ancient source of blue...

Key Industry Events


Access all events listing

Our events, Shows & Conferences...