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No bone benefit for high-dose vitamin D3

By Joseph James Whitworth

Daily supplementation with vitamin D3 at three times the standard dose provides no additional bone strength benefits in healthy infants, a clinical trial has found.

Ayurvedic extract shows joint mobility and comfort improvement in study

Ayurvedic extract shows joint mobility and comfort improvement in study

By Hank Schultz

A new study on Natreon’s AyuFlex botanical ingredient shows decreased joint pain and increased mobility among a study population of overweight adults. It’s part of the company’s strategy to support entry into new markets with hard data on its ingredients.

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Could coffee curb cognitive disorders?

By David Anderson

Drinking between one and two cups of coffee per day could help prevent cognitive disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers.

The view at Vitafoods suggested CROs’ role was transitioning from a traditional support role to one that was setting the research agenda. ©iStock/shironosov

VITAFOODS 2017

CROs in the driving seat when outlining research direction

By Will Chu

The need for robust research to validate health claims for a food ingredient has never been in doubt.  But with regulations becoming ever more stringent the role of Contract Research Organisations (CROs) appears to be changing. 

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