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While plant sterol esters have a bigger effect on lowering cholesterol than oat beta-glucans, they can come with unwanted side effects including weight gain and microbiome disturbance, finds a new...
A recent rodent study indicated that a combination of probiotics may impair memory in healthy animals – conclusions that industry experts say go ‘a bit too far’, and are at...
A daily 3 gram dose of konjac glucomannan may reduce LDL cholesterol levels by an impressive 10%, according to data pooled from 12 randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
A higher total intake of legumes is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes by more than a third, the long-term PREDIMED trial had concluded.
DuPont will acquire FMC’s health and nutrition business and divest part of its crop chemical business in what it says is “a meaningful step forward” for the proposed DuPont and...
A compound identified in the leaves of the Ashwagandha herb may provide some welcome respite to those suffering from insomnia and other neuropsychiatric conditions.
Despite the emerging trend of blurring category lines in the functional beverage sector, many consumers still hesitate to believe the claims and attributes on pack, let alone make a purchase,...
Oslo’s government has announced plans to reduce its ambitious organic targets, sparking a backlash from the country's lead organic trade group who advise their government to 'Look to Sweden'.
Children deficient in vitamin B1 and vitamin B12 show lower cognitive and motor function skills, find two studies investigating the long-term effects of child development with incomplete vitamin profiles.
A daily supplement containing bovine colostrum may reduce markers of muscle damage and blunt inflammation after exercise, says a new study with soccer players.
Four years of supplementation with calcium and vitamin D did not produce any statistically significant reductions in the risk of cancer in older women with sufficient levels of the nutrients,...
The Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance (GRMA) has launched www.GRMAlliance.org to encourage participation in the ANSI standards development process, with its GMP standard for supplements expected soon.
Researchers in St Petersburg say the majority of Russians see a ‘proper meal’ primarily in terms of health and nutrition, but do not have regular access to it.
Waste blood from the meat industry has the potential to be collected and processed to generate high-added-value food ingredients, say researchers … who outline it’s ‘exceptional’ nutritive and functional properties.
The overlap between malnutrition and frailty is such that both conditions could benefit from combining oral nutritional supplements and physical activity, a review has concluded.
Natural products with functional claims such as honey continue to face a bright future as both a food and a therapeutic product, not least in China where demand is expected...
Greater vitamin and fibre intake are crucial factors in avoiding metabolic syndrome in colorectal cancer patients, a new Korean study revealed.
A functional food containing cannabidiol and hemp seed oil has been launched in the UK by Canadian hemp seed product manufacturer, HempCo, under the brand name PlanetHemp.
The potential cardiovascular effects of ellagitannins from pomegranate and walnuts may be either positive or negative depending on their gut microbiota, says a new study.
Consumption of tea is associated with increased bone mineral density (BMD), according to a meta-analysis of 16 studies combining data from 138,523 people.
What made a practicing doctor give up medicine to create and supply a high-fibre flour? “I saw an opportunity to be infinitely more effective in preventing disease in the first place. Fibre...
EU member states yesterday voted against the introduction and renewal of GM grains in Europe but failed to reach a binding majority, leaving the president of the Commission Jean-Claude Juncker...
Dutch researchers have found vegetable consumption can be increased dramatically using simple placement techniques in public places such as offices and hospitals.
A pan-European trial testing nutrition as a preventative strategy for depression could have ‘huge implications’ for future health policy, says one of the team behind the study.
High levels of iodine deficiency in school-age children and expectant mothers is posing a risk to health in Israel, warns the first national survey conducted in the country.
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