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Three-quarters of Indian supplements are fake (as market doubles)

India’s nutraceuticals market size is set to double in the next five years, though up to seven in 10 dietary supplements are fake.

China’s rural kids left behind in nutrition as parents seek fortune

Tens of millions of children from China’s rural provinces are at risk from increased fat and reduced protein in their diets as their parents move to the country’s booming cities,...

Pomegranates and endurance: Study shows juice benefits for athletes

Consumption of pomegranate juice may reduce biochemical markers of damage caused by exercise, according to findings from a small study from Spain.

EU injects €1m into ‘social cognition’ supplement research

A €1m EU-backed joint project between academia and industry is investigating the potential of probiotics and amino acids to boost brain performance among Europe’s increasingly ageing population.

Seaweeds could boost heart health potential of supplements, foods, researchers say

Edible seaweed could have significant promise in boosting the heart health attributes of foods and supplements when used as a functional food ingredient, according to a recent review article in...

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ADM strengthens natural vitamin E range with first ever succinate offering

ADM has added two sunflower-sourced, non-GMO versions to its vitamin E portfolio targeting foods, drinks and food supplements and the “world’s first commercially available sunflower-based succinate form of vitamin E.”...

Study highlights heart health benefits of red wine extract of onion

A red wine extract of onion may offer more heart health benefits than red wine alone, says a new study from Taiwan.

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Patient figures show sharp rise in Korea’s obesity rate

Data taken from over 1bn doctor’s visits has found an alarming surge in the number of obese Koreans, the National Health Insurance Service’s obesity control committee has revealed.

Kiwi obesity campaigner to bow out in frustration

A New Zealand obesity campaigner has admitted defeat after watching the country’s diabetes rate skyrocket.

Researchers begin trial to assess sailuotong’s dementia benefits

Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine will begin a clinical trial on a Chinese herbal medicine which pilot studies show to be effective in treating cognitive impairment associated with vascular...

Ashwagandha root extract shows sports nutrition potential

Supplements of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract may improve muscle strength, size, and recovery, say results of a new randomized, prospective, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study.

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Obesity not just the domain of India’s wealthy classes, report finds

One-third of Indians suffer from potbelly abdominal obesity, with the condition no longer limited to the affluent classes, according to a new figures.

Analysis reveals big costs savings for DHA supplements during pregnancy

Supplementing pregnant mothers with DHA omega-3 could lead to significant costs savings for patients and healthcare systems, according to a new analysis from Australia.

Could kimchi reduce the risk of eczema?

Increased intakes of fermented foods like kimchi and beer are associated with significantly reduced risks of atopic dermatitis (eczema), says a new study from Korea.

Brown seaweed extract battles cancer

Health evidence for fucoidan stacks up as a new Australian study finds that the seaweed polysaccharide has potential to battle Helictobacter pylori-related diseases and gastric cancer through an anti-adhesion mechanism....

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China’s youth obesity rate worsens

Youth obesity continues to rise in China, according to a national fitness survey that blames the trend on lack of exercise. 

This paves the way for mass personalised nutrition, say researchers

What’s better for blood glucose levels, sushi or ice cream? It depends who you are, say researchers

Blood glucose levels vary widely across individuals even for the same food, say researchers who have developed an algorithm to calculate the ‘right’ diet – paving the way for mass...

Nicotinamide could halve Australia’s healthcare costs for skin cancers

A new health economics analysis paper has been presented to Australian lawmakers at Parliament House to show how nicotinamide could double the cost benefits of its use.

Olive oil may protect against damages of air pollution: EPA study

Dietary supplementation with olive oil may protect blood vessels from the deleterious effects of air pollution, suggests a new study from the US Environment Protection Agency.

Add seaweed to food to improve heart health, Danish researchers urge industry

Food manufacturers should add seaweed to help combat cardiovascular disease and related conditions, according to researchers.

Could a black raspberry extract help manage blood pressure?

Supplements containing a dried powder extract from black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) may improve blood pressure and help support cardiovascular health, says a new study.

Pollution partly to blame for India’s low vitamin D status

High levels of environmental pollution have been blamed for being among the causes for elevated vitamin D deficiency in India after a study found that three-quarters of the population did...

Soya milk better with phytosterols & inulin for LDL cholesterol: Study

Phytosterols and inulin added to soya milk has a more beneficial effect on low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol than soya milk alone, according to a study. 

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Strong pulse: UN’s International Year of Pulses targets trade boost

The United Nations (UN) is promoting the nutritional benefits of pulses through a year-long initiative.

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