A healthy diet packed with fruit, vegetables, and omega-3 rich fish could help to reduce the risk of pre-term babies, according to new research.
Evidence for the nutrtional benefits of bioactives is steadily accumulating, and the time has come engage regulators in a process of determining dietary reference intakes (DRIs) for the best-researched substances, said Jim Griffiths, vice president of scientific and reglatory affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition.
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.
Fiber-rich almonds and almond skin may selectively boost the populations of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in the gut, says a new study funded by the Almond Board of California.
Dark chocolate may help restore flexibility to arteries and prevent white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels, but increasing flavanol content will not affect these effects and may even put consumers off, say researchers.
The Canadian Natural Health Product Directorate (NHPD) has granted a Natural Product Number (NPN) for Naturex’s Svetol green coffee bean extract for its benefits on weight management and cardiovascular health.
Daily consumption of strawberries may improve blood lipid levels and platelet function in healthy subjects, says a new study from Italy that supports the heart health benefits of the fruit.
Old garlic bulbs that have grown ‘sprouts’ are often considered past their prime, however new research suggests these aging bulbs have higher levels of heart-healthy antioxidants than their fresh counterparts.
As consumers increasingly gravitate toward functional foods and beverages, HyPhyto Inc. has rolled out a phytosterol product differentiated by its effective dispersibility in liquids, making it ideal for functional beverages like juices, flavored waters and smoothies, though it also has pharmaceutical applications.
Supplementing a high-fat ‘Western’ diet with Chardonnay grape seed flour may significantly reduce cholesterol levels, abdominal fat and weight gain, compared to a high-fat diet alone, says a new study from California.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed a long awaited brief in POM Wonderful’s appeal of a false advertising case against the company. As expected, FTC contends that POM’s ads were deceptive, and the company lacked sufficient clinical data to back up its far-reaching claims on its products and that First Amendment protections do not apply.
Two polyphenol researchers have joined the chorus of criticism of a study that found resveratrol could mitigate exercise-derived heart benefits in healthy elderly men.
Despite the growing body of research extolling the health benefits of flavanols found in cocoa, chocolate product manufacturers have yet to fully embrace front-of-pack claims calling out these compounds—with many still opting for more general “antioxidant” claims. But global cocoa giant Barry Callebaut expects the industry to transition to more specific claims as more gain approval.
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.
The potential for identifying new and interesting foods and supplements from berries and other food plants found in regions of South America and Africa remains bountiful, according to one botanical expert.
With surging interest in the potential health benefits of polyphenols around the globe, experts suggest that there are still some major sticking points in the polyphenol success story.
Increased intakes of polyphenols may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by an impressive 46%, according to the results of the international PREDIMED (Prevencion con Dieta Mediterranea) study.
Polyphenols from apples may modify the bacterial populations in the gut, and reduce markers of inflammation, according a new study from the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited.
High consumption of flavonoid-rich foods may be associated with a lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by improving blood sugar management, say researchers.
Daily supplements with extracts from French Maritime Pine bark may boost endurance and reduce cramping by controlling oxidative stress, according to a new study.
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New Zealand Extracts Ltd introduces its Digesten® Kiwifruit Complex a freeze dried powder containing Kiwifruit’s protease e...
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