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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.

HK scientists find probiotic mix's benefits in liver cancer treatment

Hong Kong researchers have developed a novel probiotic mixture that may have potential therapeutic effects on liver cancer.

Tech solutions to show health effects in real time seen as new hope in supplement investment picture

Having the right team to execute on an idea is the key to attracting investment capital, experts say. But finding the right idea, that’s a bit more of a stretch...

Novel bitter melon extract show metabolic and anti-obesity effects: Study

Oil extracts from the seeds of bitter melon (Momordica charantia) may help reduce body weight, suggests a new study from China.

Long-term multivitamin use linked to fewer heart problems: Harvard study

A daily multivitamin may protect men from cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in the long-term, says a new study.

Eating black raspberries may decrease heart disease risk: Study

An extract found in black raspberries can significantly lower arterial stiffness, a key measure of cardiovascular disease, according to data from a Korean study.

Vitamin Angels boosts efforts in Indonesia with MOU

Vitamin Angels has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Muhammadiyah, among the largest and oldest charitable organizations in Indonesia, to collaborate on alleviating micronutrient deficiency among children under age 5.

Plant-derived bacteria shows anti-obesity effects: RCT

Heat-killed Pediococcus pentosaceus LP28 derived from the longan fruit may help trim waist lines and reduce body fat, say results from a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.

Australians still exceed sugar guidance, though trends are improving

More than half of Australians regularly exceed official recommendations on the consumption of sugar, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Study shows Calanus oil may benefit blood pressure and heart health

Supplements containing Calanus oil may support cardiovascular health via anti-inflammatory effects in blood vessel walls, says a new study.

North Korea faces increased food uncertainty as production dwindles

Food security is expected to worsen in North Korea, where total production of cereals, soybeans and potatoes is estimated to have fallen in 2015—the first drop since 2010.

Observers say Harvard anti-supplements article so poorly done as to be 'embarrassing'

A recent Harvard publication blasting supplements as ‘suspect’ and ‘useless’ was criticized by industry observers as ‘unbalanced’ and even ‘embarrassing.’

Whey is clear answer in sports nutrition, expert asserts

You can say what you like about the benefits of mixing protein sources, but for sports nutrition expert Chris Lockwood, PhD, there’s only one way to the answer the cost...

Digestive issues attributed to lactose intolerance may be caused by A1 beta-casein protein, suggests study funded by a2 Milk

New clinical research – funded by the a2 Milk Company – lends credence to its claims that many consumers who believe they can’t tolerate lactose (milk sugar) should really be...

Food Vision Asia 2016

David seeks Goliath to make nutrient-rich yeast protein for the poor

In a country where more than 120m malnourished children depend on a school lunch programme for their nutrition, India would benefit most from a form of protein which is dirt...

Long-term RCT supports magnesium supplements for cardiovascular health

Twenty-four weeks of supplementation with a magnesium citrate complex may reduce the stiffness of arteries in overweight and obese adults, says a new study from The Netherlands.

From science to shelves: the development of MacuView

Study says MacuView helps with eye health and AMD

A recent study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology has shown the benefits of consuming a dairy drink, MacuView, containing lutein-, zeaxanthin- and DHA-enriched egg yolk.

Enhanced curcumin shows endothelial benefits for healthy people: Study

Supplements of curcumin with enhanced bioavailability may improve the vascular health in healthy people, says a new study with OmniActive Health Technologies’ CurcuWIN ingredient.

Study shows curcumin/fenugreek combo helps relieve work-related stress

A new study shows a curcumin/fenugreek combination boosted the quality of life index in a study population suffering from work-related stress.

Maple syrup polyphenols may protect against neurodegenerative effects: Study

Polyphenols found in maple syrup exert a neuroprotective effect that could protect the structure and function of motor neurons, a study in worms has found.

Aspire Food Group: Right now, our goal is simply to make eating insects – in any form – ‘normal’

If the edible insect movement is to meaningfully impact the protein market (and the planet) by displacing less sustainable animal-derived protein sources (beef, poultry, dairy), cricket companies will have to...

Bet on black: Blackcurrant nutrient content trumps its varieties

Anthocyanin and flavonol content of the blackcurrant beats its red, green and white varieties as a wide nutrient range was found between each type in a Finnish study.

Carotenoids shown to increase bone density in high concentrations

The consumption of serum carotenoids in high concentrations has been found to be linked to higher bone mineral density in middle-aged and elderly Chinese adults, according to a large cross-sectional...

“Truly exciting”: Probiotic may increase muscle mass, energy & performance

Supplements of Lactobacillus plantarum TWK10 may increase muscle mass, boost energy, counter fatigue, and improve physical performance, says a new study with lab mice.

Broccoli could counter obesity related liver disease: Mouse data

Adding broccoli to an unhealthy diet could help stave of obesity-related liver disease and cancer, say researchers backed by the US National Cancer Institute.

Type 2 diabetes is reversible - study findings mark ‘paradigm shift’

Significant weight loss through an extreme low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, the first findings of a five-year study has found.

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