Inflammation

Cranberry juice may slash cardiometabolic risk factors: RCT study

Cranberry juice may slash cardiometabolic risk factors: RCT study

By Stephen DANIELLS

Daily consumption of a low-calorie cranberry juice may improve certain risk factors of heart disease, including blood pressure and triglycerides, says a new study from the Agricultural Research Service at the USDA and Ocean Spray Cranberries.

Probiotics are widely recommended by medical bodies in Europe and beyond, the International Yakult Symposium was told

Dispatches from the International Yakult Symposium

No health claims but probiotics remain on medical agenda

By Shane Starling from Berlin

Probiotics are yet to win a health claim in the European Union but they continue to receive backing by various bodies for gastrointestinal issues like diarrhoea.

Probi: “We see this collaboration as an important step in our future product development.”

Probiotic chief: “[Collaboration] could be part of the puzzle for health claim applications”

Swedish firm engages Wageningen to reveal probiotic mechanism of action

By Shane STARLING

A Swedish probiotic player has enlisted Wageningen University to research probiotic mechanisms of action in the area of inflammation – work Probi’s CEO told us could yield a sector-defining health claim.

Protein-free diet may alter immune development: Mice study

Protein-free diet may alter immune development: Mice study

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Mice fed a protein-free amino acid diet developed immature immune systems and were therefore unable to generate inflammatory and regulatory events like food allergy and oral tolerance, according to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

The ASA wants a word with pH Health about its claim-making

UK supplement firm flaunts banned claims

By Shane STARLING

UK supplement firm pH Health is flaunting a ruling that found its health claims for calcium, chlorophyll and other supplements were baseless.

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