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Study spotlights gut microbes for blood sugar control

By Olivia Brown

A new RCT notes that those with type 2 diabetes had significantly reduced average fasting blood glucose levels following intakes of a Lactobacillus and Oenococcus-containing kombucha drink, when compared to the control group.

News Round-Up July 2023

News roundup: July 2023

By Olivia Haslam

This month, the industry has encountered environmental campaign concerns, regulatory hinderance, nutrition recommendation improvements, and an abundance of research.

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Flavanols: A "valuable component" for gut barrier integrity

By Olivia Brown

Flavanols can protect and restore gut barrier integrity following exposure to stressors such as obesity, and gut-related disorders such as coeliac disease, but future research should look to reveal personalised differences in bioavailability.

July NPD Launchpad

July NPD Launchpad

By Olivia Brown

Mid-summer launches have seen substantial additions to the plant-based category, with supplements to support women’s and cardiovascular health, whilst the consumer demand for novel protein sources continues.

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Review: Hesperidin supplementation may support heart health

By Olivia Brown

A new systematic review states that supplementation with hesperidin, a flavonoid commonly found in oranges, significantly reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors including levels of serum triglyceride (TC), total cholesterol (TC), low-density...

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Study review suggests blueberries prevent skin ageing

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

A review of recent studies on the potential health benefits and ability of blueberries to protect against cutaneous (skin) environmental damage, indicates skin aging could be modulated with consistent dietary and topical application.

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RCT: Blueberries may alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal disorder

By Olivia Brown

A new randomised controlled trial reports that, in subjects suffering from functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), abdominal symptom relief was significantly greater following consumption of freeze-dried blueberries when compared to a control group....

Pomegranate extract may benefit eye health, study finds

Pomegranate extract may benefit eye health, study finds

By Olivia Brown

A new study suggests that Euromed S. A.’s pomegranate extract, Pomanox (PMX), may exhibit significant anti-inflammatory benefits within an in vitro model of human reconstituted corneal epithelial cells.

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Monteloeder’s metabolism-stimulating innovation claims award

By Olivia Brown

With a strong backing of nine published studies highlighting the efficacy of Monteloeder’s entry for the NutraIngredients awards 'weight management ingredient of the year' category, the team reflects on the importance of the win for exposure...

Start-up set to showcase sustainable carob fruit innovations

VITAFOODS PREVIEW

Start-up set to showcase sustainable carob fruit innovations

By Olivia Brown

Carobway plans to present both established and under development products utilising carob fruit at Vitafoods Europe next month, including low glycaemic index (GI) natural sweeteners and prebiotic fibres for use within foods and supplements.

Future foods programme: collaborating for functional food success

Insights from Positive Nutrition Summit

Future foods programme: collaborating for functional food success

By Olivia Brown

The leader of the Welsh government funded Future Foods programme at Aberystwyth University, discussed his mission to collaborate with brands to optimise food functionality, during the Positive Nutrition Summit last week (March 30th)

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How to critically inspect a study report?

By Nikki Hancocks

Reading scientific study reports is part and parcel of working in this industry but many have not come from a scientific background, making it difficult to confidently read reports and critically analyse how robust and impactful findings really are. This...

Suanfarma sets up new UK subsidiary

Suanfarma sets up new UK subsidiary

By Olivia Brown

Spanish life science partner in the pharmaceutical, veterinary and nutraceutical industries Suanfarma has created a new UK division, showcasing its commitment to expansion within the British market.

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