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Genetic research casts doubt on vitamin D's ability to prevent T2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to prevent the development of type-2 diabetes, according to a genetic study from the University of Cambridge.

Boston Therapeutics launches blood sugar management supplement

Boston Therapeutics (BTI) has entered the full commercialization phase of its Sugardown dietary supplement aimed at the healthy blood sugar management market.  The company is collaborating on the launch with Benchworks, a Maryland-based marketing firm.

Gene activators: Veggie micronutrients join the fight against diabetes and heart disease

Supplements containing the phytochemicals sulforaphane and quercetin are being trialled for their potential to decrease the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, on the back of new in vitro research at the University of Warwick.

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Phase 2 gets Canadian health claims for weight management and healthy glucose metabolism

New Jersey-based Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc., has received the thumbs up from Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate for two health claims for its Phase 2 Carb Controller.

Mangos may lower blood sugar in obese adults: Study

Consumption of freeze-dried mango may reduce blood glucose levels for obese individuals, according to researchers. 

Antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice may aid blood sugar management for diabetics: Human data

Daily consumption of pomegranate juice may help control blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetics, as well as improving the function of beta cells in the pancreas, say data from a human trial.

Tree nuts can improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetics: review

A review of 12 clinical trials found that daily intake of tree nuts improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. 

The whey to go? Morning protein drink may help T2 diabetes

Whey protein drinks may help people with type 2 diabetes control erratic glucose levels, according to research.

DSM reads 'fini' in green tea and leaves it to Japanese

Dutch-Swiss ingredients giant DSM Nutritional Products (DNP) has called ‘time’ on Teavigo, a decade after launching the proprietary, weight management-focused green tea extract.

Herbalife preempts Ackman's video attack on nutrition clubs

Multilevel marketing giant Herbalife launched a preemptive strike of sorts against the campaign waged by activist investor Bill Ackman, who has taken a short position on the company valued at as much as $1 billion.

Rat study shows insulin resistance benefits for Caralluma fimbriata

Ingredient supplier Gencor says a new study shows its Slimaluma ingredient has benefits in ameliorating insulin resistance.

Ashwagandha ingredient may counter endothelial dysfunction in diabetics: RCT

Daily supplements of an extract from ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) may improve the health of cells lining the blood vessels, and reduce levels of markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in type-2 diabatics, according to results of a randomized, double-blind, controlled study.

Curcumin bioavailability boosted 7x: Industry study

The bioavailability of micronutrients in a proprietary curcuminoid formulation is seven times more potent than 95% pure curcuminoids, say researchers from the Indian manufacturer Olive Lifesciences.

Calcium and vitamin D may improve metabolic profile of women with 'pregnancy diabetes'

Supplementation of vitamin D and calcium may reduce fasting plasma glucose and insulin, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce low-density lipoprotein 'bad' cholesterol while boosting 'good' cholesterol for women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), according to Iranian researchers.

‘Timely findings’: Canola oil offers blood sugar management potential for diabetics

Alpha-linolenic acid-rich canola oil, in combination with a low glycemic index diet, may help improve blood sugar control and other measures of heart health, says a new study from Canada.

Maqui berry extract shows blood sugar management potential by novel mechanism: Study

Supplements containing extracts from maqui berries may help manage blood sugar levels and lower insulin responses, according to data from humans and lab rats.

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.

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