Studies comparing the differing anti-obesity effects of Asian and American ginseng are urgently needed, it has been claimed, not least because they are thought to have opposite medical effects in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Long-term supplementation with low-dose nobiletin can protect against high-fat diet induced inflammation, insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia and liver disease, despite not contributing to weight loss, a study by Korean and Japanese academics found.
Ageing consumers, more feminine products and ‘natural’ functional foods will lead the market in the coming years, analysts from Euromonitor International told attendees of our recent online event on Sports Nutrition.
A review of over 200 studies has revealed a substantial connection between obesity and 11 different types of cancer, prompting calls for further research and tougher efforts to tackle the obesity crisis.
Nutrition labels do not seem to be adapted to battling public health issues such as obesity, the French food safety agency ANSES has concluded – but this is because they should not be used alone, say campaigners.
FDF: 'It's an interesting concept and worth exploring'
'Exericise labels' that say how much physical activity is needed to burn off the calories in food are significantly more effective in encouraging healthy eating than standard nutrition information, according to a new study.
Omija fruit ethanol extract may be helpful to fight obesity and related metabolic disorders such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, dyslipidaemia, and insulin resistance, according to the results of a new study on mice fed a high-fat diet.
Rapid post-diet weight gain, often referred to as yo-yo dieting, could be a result of obesogenic gut bacteria which remain even after weight loss, say researchers who hope their findings could help to stop weight gain after dieting.
Researchers found that consumption of Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. Lactis 420, with or without a prebiotic fiber, reduced body fat mass, trunk fat mass, waist circumference, and energy intake in 224 overweight adults, compared to a placebo.
Protein pacing and calorie restriction can result in significant short-term fat loss, and compared to a 'heart-healthy' low cholesterol diet can significantly improve longer term weight management, a study suggests.
There is “strong evidence” for the effectiveness of a personalised nutrition approach, researchers from the EU-funded Food4me project have found, but there is “no evidence” that adding phenotypic and genotypic information improves the success of these...
Researchers have found the metabolic effects of supplementation with the polyphenols epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and resveratrol don’t lead to improved insulin sensitivity in overweight men and women, adding to conflicting data around the effects...