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Spinach extracts show potential to reduce ’hedonic hunger’ and aid weight management

Spinach extracts show potential to reduce ’hedonic hunger’ and aid weight management

Supplements containing a patented spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids may reduce measures of ‘hedonic hunger’ by up to 95%, says a new study.

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Nutrigenomics, GMP compliance, and the future of the supplement industry: Our picks from SSW's education sessions

With the world’s largest natural products supply just over a month away, NutraIngredients-USA trawls through the education program and gives you our top picks for Las Vegas.

Probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei shows oral health benefits: Study

The bacterial strain Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei NTU 101 may protect against caries by reducing oral levels of Streptococcus mutans, the main bacteria associated with tooth decay, suggest data from a study with rats.

Huge 40-year, 180,000 woman cohort shows flavanols can reduce ovarian cancer risk

Regular consumption of flavanols and flavanone bioactive compounds, found in tea, citrus fruits and fruit juices, can lower the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 21%, according to a cohort study involving nearly 180,000 women and begun in 1976.

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'We are looking to be more disruptive at retail'

Vita Coco CEO on ‘owning the coconut’, staying independent, and class action lawsuits: ‘Things have got totally out of hand’ from FoodNavigator-USA.com

When Coca-Cola & PepsiCo invested in Zico and O.N.E. in 2009; Vita Coco CEO and co-founder Michael Kirban admits he became a little nervous as pundits predicted he’d get sidelined as the world’s biggest beverage companies slugged it out for supremacy in the burgeoning coconut water market.

French issue red yeast rice warning after 25 adverse events in 5 years from NutraIngredients.com

The French food agency (ANSES) has issued a warning against EU-backed cholesterol-managing nutrient red yeast rice after last year raising a red flag due to 25 illness since 2009.

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Animal nutrition and welfare on Maple Leaf Foods' radar from FeedNavigator.com

Canadian firm Maple Leaf Foods has appointed Dr Stephanie Cottee as leader, animal wellness.

Porcine plasma shows promise for growth and FCR in broiler chicks from FeedNavigator.com

A recently completed trial shows spray-dried porcine plasma improves both weight gain and feed conversion ratio (FCR) in broiler chicks.

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Twinlab can 'look to the future' now that recapitalization is complete

Twinlab can 'look to the future' now that recapitalization is complete

The restructuring of Twinlab is complete, as the entity Twinlab Consolidation Corporation has concluded its first deal,...

New trade organization forms with mission to define what 'natural' means

New trade organization forms with mission to define what 'natural' means

A new trade organization has formed with the mission to define what 'natural' means.  The nascent Organic...

CRN, NPA submit comments on FDA's proposed changes to food, supplement labels

CRN, NPA submit comments on FDA's proposed changes to food, supplement labels

Both the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Natural Products Association have submitted a comments on FDA’s...

‘Specific strategies are needed to boost omega-3 intakes,’ says Pharmavite study. ‘We have a campaign to change the conversation,’ says GOED

‘Specific strategies are needed to boost omega-3 intakes,’ says Pharmavite study. ‘We have a campaign to change the conversation,’ says GOED

With a large percentage of American adults not meeting recommendations for omega-3 consumption, the Global Organization for...

'Fermentation revolution' transforming amino acid market, supplier says

'Fermentation revolution' transforming amino acid market, supplier says

The ongoing ‘fermentation revolution’ in the supply of amino acids continues to affect the production and potentially...

Review: Multivitamin and mineral supplements have possible modest benefits and ‘minimal, if any, risk’

Review: Multivitamin and mineral supplements have possible modest benefits and ‘minimal, if any, risk’

With many Americans failing to meet recommended intakes of select nutrients, multivitamin and mineral supplements could be...

Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

A new meta-analysis has found that current evidence does not support the notion that calcium supplements increase...

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

Daily supplements containing resveratrol may boost memory performance in association with improved glucose metabolism in older adults,...

Evidence of gut/brain connection piles up, but actual products are a ways off, researcher says
Special edition: Cognitive Health

Evidence of gut/brain connection piles up, but actual products are a ways off, researcher says

The gut is teeming with bacteria, good and bad, and these organisms and their cousins living elsewhere...