Food and health are intrinsically linked, but we still have much to learn about the precise effects of nutrients on humans as well as optimal intake, bioavailability, and appropriate delivery formats.
Australia’s natural health lobby has welcomed the latest data that shows Australian complementary medicines exports to Asia have more than doubled in the last year.
Supplements of chromium picolinate may help to control blood sugar levels in people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, says a new study from Brazil.
Vitamin D supplementation may cut the risk of asthma exacerbation in children but it does not impact respiratory infections in healthy children, a review has found.
Polyphenols from coffee may improve blood sugar levels and boost endothelial function in healthy men, says a new study from Japan.
One gram per day of EPA plus DHA omega-3s does not appear to slow normal age-related cognitive decline in people over 70, suggests data from the AREDS 2 eye study.
Supplementing obese teens with high doses of vitamin D may not have benefits on endothelial functions related to the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, say researchers.
Obesity has emerged as one of South Korea’s biggest threats to health, according to a study released by the National Health Insurance Service last week.
Food security is not just about hunger and poverty – it must move into the mainstream as the challenge of feeding nine billion people comes into sharper focus, according to...
An official study has shown that the instance of diabetes had more than doubled in Malaysia over the last four years.
Indian nutraceuticals market to touch $6bn by 2020
A surprise discovery in fat mice will lead to novel treatments for obesity and type-2 diabetes in humans, according to new research from South Australia.
Nattokinase, an enzyme extracted from fermented soy, has seen tremendous growth in recent years, with its foundation of science key to driving future marketing and consumer understanding, says Vincent Hackel,...
A high energy intake from total fat, saturated fat and monounsaturated fat in middle and older age increases the risk of malnutrition ten years later, say Swedish researchers.
Around two-thirds of Australians are obese and consume on average a quantity of chocolate each year equivalent to a passenger’s first-class baggage allowance on long-haul flights, Csiro, the country’s government...
Supplements of curcumin, the yellow pigment that gives turmeric its color, may reduce pain associated with exercise, and perhaps boost performance, says a new study.
There’s no shortage of children in India in need of cheap, high-quality and—crucially—vegetarian protein. Trouble is, there’s a chronic lack of companies wanting to produce it, and governments to promote...
A combination of tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol may help support endothelial function, but the effects were not observed when the tocotrienols were used alone, says a new study.
Two firms that generated a lot of buzz at the IFT show this year were Parabel and Hinoman, which are both selling brand new nutrient-packed ingredients from tiny aquatic plants....
A prebiotic-rich diet may shift the gut microbiota profiles of obese children to a more beneficial profile, regardless of whether the obesity was related to lifestyle or genetics, says a...
Chronic consumption of beetroot juice may improve cardiovascular health and potentially delay the onset of fatigue in healthy people, says a new study.
A big weekly dose of omega-3s may lead to greater omega-3 deposits in body tissues than smaller daily doses, says a new study from Australia.
Unhealthy Australia now one of the world’s biggest salt consumers
Diabetics who skip breakfast may be provoking hazardous blood sugar spikes by fasting until lunch, according to new research.
Heightened national risk assessment is seen as decisive in mitigating both existing and new hazards, said the two bodies behind a recent international feed risk analysis event in Rome.
Grandparents largely to blame for China’s spiking childhood obesity