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Five-flavoured omija berry boasts obesity-fighting potential

Omija fruit ethanol extract may be helpful to fight obesity and related metabolic disorders such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, dyslipidemia, and insulin resistance, according to the results of a...

Does caffeine keep you younger for longer? Stanford study thinks so

The anti-inflammatory properties of caffeine may be why coffee drinkers live longer, says a Nature study, in which its research team provide proof for the compound’s role in heart health....

Millions with MetS may benefit from improved vitamin E testing

People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, says a new DSM-backed study that finds current methods of testing for vitamin E deficiency can mask deficiencies in people with...

Fresh concerns over titanium dioxide safety as study prompts French re-evaluation

The French government has ordered a safety reassessment of white food colouring titanium dioxide after scientists say they have shown "for the first time" that nanoparticles in the food additive are spread around the body....

Fresh thinking: Industry leaders form coalition to unlock trillions through sustainable practices

The Food Reform for Sustainability and Health (FReSH) programme is aiming to bring private and public sector together to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals for 2030, an achievement that...

Guest article

Omega-3 supply shifts: The case for marine agriculture

Varying forces are rapidly shifting the omega-3 supply chain. In this guest article, veteran researcher professor Michael Crawford says a rapid upscale in sea farming can make a major contribution...

Post-exercise protein cuts later food intake: Study

Consuming a whey protein drink after exercise cuts later energy consumption and eating rate compared to consuming a carbohydrate drink among lean men, according to a study.

CoQ10, soy and taurine have potential to help boys with fatal muscle wasting disease

A number of nutraceuticals have clinical merit and the therapeutic potential to help boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), but more stringent and credible research is sorely needed, researchers say.

Herbalife facing investigation over anti-corruption compliance in China

Herbalife has confirmed that it is facing a probe from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding anti-corruption compliance in China. 

Boosting bioavailability: Can nutra follow pharma’s lead on delivery format innovation

From shots, to sweets, pills and bars; nutrients and functional ingredients can be delivered in a variety of ways. But can the nutrition industry learn a thing or three from...

More, please: Holland & Barrett sexes up London with ‘high concept’ store

Health products retailer Holland & Barrett opened its new flagship ‘More’ store on London’s Oxford Street, as the firm aims to make its stores “sexy” and widen its range of...

Cap winner? Reusable seals offer healthy beverage options

Cap-based nutrient delivery systems have been around for several years but have not won widespread uptake on-shelf. A reusable cap featured at the recent Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) trade show...

Mls over pills: Are drinks a tastier way to take your vitamins?

Move over large, bland multivitamin pills; energy juices and smoothies are becoming the preferred method of getting your daily quota in Asia, but is Europe following its lead?

Peed piper: Urine fine to define dietary kind

Researchers in Britain have developed a urine test which can distinguish between different diets, potentially allowing a person’s health to be assessed more effectively than through food surveys.

Special delivery: Nano’s nutrient gift presents huge potential

Is nanotechnology finally walking the talk when it comes to nutrient enhancement in food and supplements?

Fruit & veg flavonoids prevent unhealthy fat build-up: Twin study

Flavonoid-rich foods appear to alter body composition as UK researchers tie in a higher intake of anthocyanins, flavonols and proanthocyanidins with a lower body fat mass.

Asia growth: The main reason Nestle could be keen on Mead Johnson acquisition

The financial press is rife with chatter that Nestle is weighing up a bid for US infant formula firm Mead Johnson.

Rice bran cereals could get antioxidant boost from Assam tea fortification

Rice bran cereals can be fortified with Assam tea extract (ATE) to boost its antioxidant properties without sacrificing taste and texture, states a new study.

Football fuel: Everton renews partnership with The Protein Works

English Premier League club Everton has renewed its partnership with The Protein Works (TPW) - adding personalised nutritional bars to the existing deal.

Brexit nutrition impact survey launched

British PM Teresa May has indicated the nation will pursue a ‘hard Brexit’ – but what does that mean for the world of nutrition and food?

Artificial Intelligence: BASF partner with Nuritas on 'next gen' functional peptides

Ingredients giant BASF will collaborate with Irish start-up Nuritas on the discovery and commercialisation of novel functional peptides using DNA analysis and artificial intelligence (AI).

Omega 3 industry fights back: Study shows Australian and New Zealand supplements “clearly meet” label claims

Australian and New Zealand fish oil products meet omega-3 PUFA specifications, and are not oxidized, according to an industry-funded study.

Australian supplement body enthusiastic about higher level health claims plan

Australian trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has given its seal of approval to proposed new regulations that propose a ‘third health claim pathway’ for supplements.

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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...

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. 

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