Adipose Tissue

Codium fragile (Dead Man's Fingers) is a source of siphonaxanthin

Carotenoid from green algae shows ‘potent’ anti-fat activity

By Stephen Daniells

A carotenoid from green algae called siphonaxanthin may inhibit the development of fat cells and the build-up of fat in fat tissue, suggests new research from Japan. The compound could be a novel ingredient for use in weight management supplements, said...

ASA: “In light of the possible limitations of the methodology used, we considered that the study was unlikely to be sufficiently robust to support any weight loss claims.

ASA ruling

UK sensors homeopathic weight loss claims

By Nicola Cottam

The UK’s advertising watchdog has lambasted Slenderiiz UK for making insufficiently robust medicinal and weight loss claims on its website for its herbal homeopathic supplements - Slenderiix Drops and Xceler8 Drops.

Resveratrol shows fat cell shrinking potential: Human data

Resveratrol shows fat cell shrinking potential: Human data

By Stephen DANIELLS

Thirty days of supplementation with resveratrol were associated with a reduction in the size of fat cells, with genetic tests showing various pathways for fat breakdown, researchers from the Netherlands report.

Polyphenol-rich apple juice shows obesity benefits

Polyphenol-rich apple juice shows obesity benefits

By Stephen Daniells

A daily glass of cloudy apple juice may decrease body fat in obese people, compared to a control beverage, with greater effects noted in individuals with certain genetic profiles.

French fat reduction firm to resubmit after EFSA health claim failure

French fat reduction firm to resubmit after EFSA health claim failure

By Shane Starling

Ceprodi KOT, the French diet firm that had an article 13.5, abdominal fat reduction health claim rejected by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in September, is already preparing a new submission that will focus on “cardiometabolic health”.

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