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Mulberry extract suggests antioxidant and anti-diabetic effect: Rat study

Mulberry leaves could modify glucose metabolism in diabetic rats, but such effects may depend on the extraction process used, say researchers.

'One and a half more cups of coffee for the non-diabetic road'

One and a half cups of coffee a day reduces the risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by 11% according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.

Punching holes in pop-science theory: Whole grains may cut inflammatory biomarkers in obese kids

Consuming whole-grain-rich foods for six weeks may slash levels of inflammatory biomarkers in overweight children, according to findings published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research .

An effective strategy for public cardio-metabolic health promotion? Resistant starch shows blood lipid and body composition benefits

Using resistant starch-enriched flour in place of regular flour may reduce cholesterol levels in people with metabolic syndrome, report researchers from South Dakota State University.

Green tea extracts plus exercise may boost fat metabolism: Mouse data

Combining exercise with extracts from green tea may slash body mass by almost 30% and abdominal fat by almost 40%, according to a study with mice fed a high-fat diet.

Resveratrol’s blood sugar management potential supported by meta-analysis, but are benefits limited to diabetics?

Daily intake of resveratrol may improve glucose control and insulin sensitivity in people with diabetes, says a new meta-analysis of 11 studies.

Companies must walk fine line when bringing a supplement to market in US that is a drug elsewhere

A company known as PharmaRoth Labs had to absorb a setback recently when it announced that FDA had objected to a New Dietary Ingredient notification the company filed on its Sucanon ingredient. The incident points out the potential pitfalls of bringing to the US market a dietary supplement that is sold as a drug elsewhere.

'The first such patented drinks ever been made in the world': Hydro One CEO Sammy Nasrollahi

Diabetes busting cinnamon: Hydro One drinks score US patent triumph

Hydro One Beverages has won a US patent for healthy soft drinks line REVd that uses a special cinnamon extract to tackle problems associated with high blood sugar such as diabetes and hyperglycemia.

Gut microbiota ‘networks’ may play a role in autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes risk

The way in which our gut bacteria interact with each other may have vital implications for the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, according to new research.

Lozenges show potential as novel resveratrol delivery system: Study

Delivering resveratrol via a lozenge that dissolves in the mouth may increase the absorption of the red wine compound more than other dosage forms for absorption in the gut, according to new data.

Proposed changes to supplement labels could cause many products to be reformulated

The new levels of nutrients specified will be the prime impact of FDA’s proposed changes on the labels for foods and supplements for the dietary supplement industry, experts agree.

Research supports bergamot's benefit in fatty liver disease, manufacturer says

Natural Health Solutions says new research confirms the benefits of its BergaMet supplement, a highly concentrated extract of the Calabrian bergamot fruit, has benefits for consumers who show signs of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Data shows 'cobiotic' modulates glucose response in diabetic and pre diabetic subjects

Microbiome Therapeutics, a startup based in Broomfield, CO, has developed a technology that it says can significantly shift the makeup of the gut microflora in prediabetic patients and those with type 2 diabetes.  Prelimary data shows the company’s flaghsip product called NM504 improved blood glucose response in those patients.

Multi-platform automated program aims to help pre-diabetics manage conditions

A company based in Berkeley, CA has launched a new interactive program for mobile devices to help prediabetic patients avoid trending over into full-blown diabetes.  The program, called Alive PD, is the first of its kind to focus on diabetes prevention, according to the developers.

Bioactives American brings first GRAS-affirmed salacia oblonga extract to market

Bioactives American Corporation has brought to market what the company calls the first GRAS version of a salacia oblonga ingredient for blood sugar management.

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Literature supports fenugreek’s blood sugar management potential: Meta-analysis

Daily supplements of fenugreek may effectively help manage blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, according to a meta-analysis of 10 clinical trials.

Special edition: Polyphenols

Polyphenol science needs to catch up to better inform regulators and consumers, say experts

A paradigm shift is needed in the study of polyphenols to better understand the bioavailability, bio-activity, and the role of the gut microbiota in polyphenol metabolism and health benefits, say experts from academia and industry.

Special edition: Polyphenols

Nano emulsion system seeks to protect polyphenols from overly rapid alteration in liver

Bioavailability has always been the achilles heel of polyphenols.  Scientist felt they had a good handle on why these molecules exerted their health effects, but had a far less clear view of how to get them to the locations in the body where they could do the most good.  The answer for many years was a practice of putting in overages in formulations, an approach that was not very tidy, and potentially more expensive than it needed to be.

Special edition: Polyphenols

Global tea polyphenols market set to hit $368 million by 2020

Tea polyphenols are poised to enjoy strong growth over the next decade, with a new market report calling for the global market in the ingredients to hit $368 million by 2020.  That makes sense to observers, who say the popularity of tea, green tea in particular, boosts awareness of the ingredients derived from the plant.

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