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‘Encouraging’: Tart cherries may protect marathon runners from upper respiratory tract symptoms

Juice made from Montmorency cherries may reduce the development of upper respiratory tract symptoms (URTS) after running a marathon, suggests data from a pilot study.

Protein World ad did not ‘shame women’: ASA

Protein World’s controversial ‘Are you Beach Body Ready?’ advert was not irresponsible, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.

Omega-3s show ‘positive effects’ for athletic endurance and muscle function

Supplements of omega-3s may improve neuromuscular function and aspects of fatigue for athletes, says a new study from the University of Toronto.

"The vote was repeated electronically and the amendment was adopted"

Chaotic show of hands: Parliament JURI committee voted to scrap nutrient profiles

The European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) voted to scrap nutrient profiles last month – contrary to what media and industry understood at the time.

This week Down Under

Rosacea trials show significant improvement after Kiwi honey treatment

Rosacea trials show significant improvement after honey treatment

June: Which supplements were blocked at the EU borders this month?

Salmonella in your infant nutrition, hormones in your supplements and lead in your detox. These were just some of the nasties included in this month’s round up of supplements blocked at...

Increased potassium reduces blood pressure in hypertensive people: Nestlé meta-analysis

Increasing potassium intake via whole food or fortification reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients not on drugs, Nestlé scientists have concluded in a 15-paper meta-analysis.

Olive leaf extract backed for ‘positive effect’ on inflammation and heart health markers

Supplementation with olive leaf extract could improve vascular functions and reduce inflammatory cytokines linked to heart disease, according to new human trial data.

News in brief

Oceania ADO warns athletes off food supplements

As the Pacific Games approaches in July the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (ORADO) has warned athletes not to take food supplements.

“The criminal networks behind many of the illicit websites are passing themselves off as legitimate pharmacies.”

Irish police seize DNP products

Irish police have seized products containing the toxic fat burner dinitrophenol (DNP), the Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has said.

patent watch

Nestlé files patent for pregnancy probiotic

Nestlé has filed a patent for probiotics to be taken during pregnancy and lactation, which it says help reduce the risk of allergies for the infant. 

News in brief

Spanish supplier wins GMP certification

Spanish supplier Biosearch Life has won GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) approval from local authorities for its botanical line of nutrients.

Irish man dies after taking toxic DNP slimming tablets

A young Irish man has died after apparently taking slimming tablets bought online that contained the toxic fat burner dinitrophenol (DNP), the Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has said.

News in brief

Tereos Syral applies for sucrose fibre and intestinal regularity claim

Tereos Syral has applied for a health claim for short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides from sucrose and ‘normal intestinal regularity’.

How effective is fortifying flour at reducing anaemia?

Fortifying flour with micronutrients is effective in decreasing national prevalence of anaemia, say researchers who looked at 32 different countries.

Ex-education director takes DG SANTE top spot

Xavier Prats Monne is to become the new general director of the European Commission’s health and food safety unit, DG SANTE, a position he takes on after the resignation of Paola Testori...

Tangerine tomatoes beat red variety for lycopene bioavailability

Lycopene from tangerine tomato juice is about 8.5 times more bioavailable than lycopene from red tomato juice, says a new study from The Ohio State University.

Probiota Americas

New gut models facilitating microbiome research

The understanding of what happens within the human digestive system has always been hampered by the inability to observe that system in action, leave alone the imperfect understanding of one...

Science and market build for spinach extract for weight management

A new spinach-based dietary supplement may cut hunger and increase the feeling of fullness, says a new study using the Appethyl-branded ingredient.

Zinc supplements reduce pregnancy complications & new-born infections: Study

Zinc supplementation of zinc-deficient women reduces pregnancy complications and new born infection, say Egyptian researchers. 

Microbiome changes may be key to better metabolic health in obesity

The gut microbe Akkermansia muciniphila may hold the key to better metabolic health and healthier body fat distribution in people who are overweight or obese, say researchers.

Too much time in front of a screen? Omega-3s may ease computer-related dry eye

Daily omega-3 supplements may improve symptoms of dry eye associated with prolonged exposure to computer screens, says a new study from India.

Special edition: Immunity

Pre- & Probiotics market snap-shot; ban to cost €1.5bn by 2020 in EU6

The EU’s ban on prebiotics and probiotics as marketing tools has cost the market €500m and will cost a further €1bn by 2020 according to Euromonitor International data – and...

Special edition: Immune support

Nutrition and immunity: Better understanding and biomarkers still needed

A greater understanding of how nutrition and immunity are intrinsically linked, and how different biomarkers reflect states of illness and good health is vital to nutrition and public health research.

Special edition: Immune support

The key market data and ingredients in the immune health sector

Immune supplement sales were valued at an impressive $2.3 billion in 2013 (Nutrition Business Journal), and in this gallery we look at the key market trends and ingredients for this...

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