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'Vigorous' RCT debunks blood type diet

By Nikki Hancocks

A newly published intervention study has added weight to those debunking the celeb-lauded 'blood type diet', concluding that blood type is not associated with the effects of a plant-based diet on body weight, body fat, plasma lipid concentrations,...

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Pilot study: Larger omega-3 doses needed to provide brain benefits

By Nikki Hancocks

People at a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's may require a higher dose of Omega-3 than originally realised as the levels in the blood and the brain vary significantly, according to a new pilot study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC,...

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Quercetin supplements may have exercise benefits: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with quercetin, a polyphenol found in food like apples and onions, may boost antioxidant defenses and protect against exercise-induced oxidative damage, says a new study from Italy.

The novel food application was forwarded onto EFSA after member states expressed concern about the ingredient's long-term impact on blood coagulation. ©iStock/somersault18:24

‘Anti-blood clot’ fermented soybean extract safe, says EFSA

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

A fermented soybean extract that claims to help prevent blood clots is safe for use in food supplements, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded following a novel food application from a Japanese company that sparked member state concerns.

Players in the heart health market are eager to boost the profile of established and emerging nutritional ingredients. (© iStock.com)

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2016

The heart health market: All in the same vein?

By Will Chu

Those that visited this year’s Vitafoods conference in Geneva would not have failed to notice the growing range of products claiming to support cardiovascular health, in one shape or another.

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.

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.

Berry pigments show heart health benefits

Berry pigments show heart health benefits

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intakes of anthocyanins – antioxidant pigments from fruit and vegetables – may reduce blood vessel hardening and improve overall heart health, says a new study.

Provexis tomato extract claim approved by EC

Provexis tomato extract claim approved by EC

By Shane Starling

More than six months after receiving a positive health claim opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) linking its tomato extract to blood circulation benefits, UK biotech firm Provexis has been handed final claim wording by the European...

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