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Deal to develop microbiome analysis for clinical nutrition

Day Two link with Johnson & Johnson on personalised microbiome analysis for diabetes nutrition

Gut microbiome analysis firm DayTwo will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson on personalised clinical nutrition for diabetes, and plans to open up its nutrition recommendation platform to new partners.

What next for Health Canada’s proposed NHP changes?

Health Canada has received over 3,500 written comments in response to its proposed changes to how natural health products and dietary supplements are regulated.

Polyphenols for blood sugar management: ‘Sometimes you need to anchor the novel ingredient with the time-tested,’ says expert

A combination of strawberry and cranberry polyphenols may improve insulin sensitivity in overweight and non-diabetic, insulin-resistant adults, according to a new study. 

Curcumin-pepper combination shows antioxidant benefits for diabetics: RCT

Supplements formulated with Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex and BioPerine may reduce oxidative stress in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, according to results of a randomized controlled trial.

Data from Nielsen's Global Health and Ingredient Sentiment Survey

'Consumers want to eat more healthfully, but they can’t do it alone': Nielsen expert

Around 70% of consumers around the globe (60% of Americans) said they actively make dietary choices to help prevent health conditions, such as obesity, diabetes, and high cholesterol, according to a Nielsen report published last September.

Fibre supplement boosts weight loss and lowers blood sugar in obese adults: Study

Fibre supplementation helped to boost weight loss and lower blood sugar in overweight and obese adults, according to a new Australian study.

What do acceptable claims in the blood sugar management category look like?

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States, and accounts for around $245 billion in medical costs and lost productivity each year, according to data from The State of Obesity, which drew information from CDC's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, encompassing telephone interviews with more than 400,000 Americans each year.

Brazilian ironwood seed extracts may decrease blood sugar levels, for rats at least

Galcatomannan from seeds of Brazilian ironwood (Caesalpinia ferrea), when administered at doses of 10 mg/kg body weight to Wistar rats with induced diabetes, was effective to control hyperglycemia and to promote recovering of insulin sensitivity in adipose tissue, researchers found.

What’s on NutraIngredients-USA's 2017 Editorial Calendar?

From immune support to deep dives into sports nutrition, personalized nutrition, botanicals, omega-3s, probiotics, pet supplements, and more, Nutraingredients-USA’s 2016 editorial calendar of special editions spans the hottest trends in the industry.

Resveratrol may improve glucose homeostasis in obese mice, study finds

Researchers found that the supplemented mice experienced changes in their gut microbiota that “may contribute to resveratrol’s anti-diabetic effects.”

Can a Registry Build Trust?

Trust is a fickle thing. Just ask the political candidates in the recent election. It’s built over time and can be squandered overnight.

Meta-Analysis: Fenugreek may lower blood glucose levels and cholesterol

After comparing 10 different articles that looked at fenugreek’s effects on hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia, researchers at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China found that fenugreek has some hypoglycemic and total cholesterol-lowering benefits.

Ginseng berry extract may improve glucose metabolism, says new RCT

Supplementation with ginseng berry extract could significantly decrease serum concentration of fasting glucose and postprandial glucose at 60 minutes in those with impaired glucose levels, compared to placebo.

Chia leads the ancient grain field as new forms drive innovation

Omega-3s, fiber, antioxidants, clean label, non-GMO, gluten-free, and plant-based: Chia ticks many of the hot button boxes for 21st Century consumers, so it is perhaps unsurprising that it is turning up in more new products than any other ancient grain.

Kyowa Hakko's study supports L-arginine boosting activity of L-arginine/L-citrulline combo

A patented L-citrulline/L-arginine ingredient is more effective in boosting plasma L-arginine levels than the individual amino acids alone, says a new study.

Artificial Intelligence: BASF partner with Nuritas on 'next gen' functional peptides

Ingredients giant BASF will collaborate with Irish start-up Nuritas on the discovery and commercialisation of novel functional peptides using DNA analysis and artificial intelligence (AI).

Review explores blueberry bioactive compounds for blood sugar management

Blueberries may regulate glucose, lipid metabolism, and improvement of inflammation, according to evidence discovered by Australian researchers from Victoria University in a new review.

Rose hip supplements may increase energy expenditure, weight management

Daily supplements containing rose hip powder may prevent weight gain in lab mice, compared to mice eating a high fat diet only, says a new study from Sweden.

Blue maize extract may lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels

Blue maize antioxidants may help protect against metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and diabetes raising possibilities of using blue maize as a nutraceutical and functional food component.

Office of Dietary Supplements outlines five-year strategic plan

Creating and disseminating analytic tools for biomarkers, seeking to better understand the microbiome, and enhancing consumer to the Dietary Supplement Label Database are just some of the new directions outlined by the Office of Dietary Supplements for 2017-2021.

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