NutraIngredients big hitters for 2009

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On our last publishing day of the year, NutraIngredients presents those stories that have had the biggest impact on you, our readers.

From our unparalleled and highly popular reportage of emerging nutrition science, Stephen Daniells’ coverage of research indicating the ability of vitamin E to combat male baldness was the most read story on the site.

Stephen’s multi-part focus on antioxidants from March also won a wide readership as it explored the science, marketing and markets for the dynamic nutrient.

Another of Stephen’s stories from March highlighting the increased need for vitamin D in winter was the third most popular story on the site.

Shane Starling’s report on a UK professor questioning the merits of probiotics came in next, as the probiotics industry took issue with his comments.

Stephen’s report on vitamin D being linked with weight loss in conjunction with a calorie restricted diet, was another popular story with NutraIngredients readers.

Stephen’s review of a scientific review that found 500mg of omega-3 was required per day to deliver heart benefits interested the burgeoning omega-3 industry and beyond.

Another story on vitamin D published by Stephen in May looked at links between consumption of the vitamin and increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

More from the science field with Stephen’s report on the link between omega-3’s and inflammation.

Lorraine Heller and Shane’s report on Danone’s changing EU probiotic health claim status was the ninth most popular story.

Rounding out the top 10 was Lorraine’s coverage of a study linking green tea and weight loss.

We hope you’ll find our stories equally as interesting in 2010!

Happy festive period,

The NutraIngredients team

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