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Team approach called for in designing cogent product research strategy

In designing a clinical trial strategy its important to keep end points in mind—and it’s not just avoiding disease endpoints we’re talking here. It’s vital to end up with information...

Vitamin E tocotrienols show bone health benefits: Rat data

Vitamin E tocotrienols from annatto may improve bone shape in males, according to a study using testosterone-deficient male rats.

Setria glutathione supplements may boost immune health

Supplements of glutathione may strengthen the immune system in adults, says a new study using Kyowa Hakko’s Setria ingredient that coincides with a separate survey from the company showing that,...

Genetically backed personal nutrition improves diet outcomes: RCT data

Personalised dietary advice based on a person's genetic makeup improves eating habits compared to current ‘one-size-fits-all’ dietary recommendations, say researchers.

Magnesium linked to lower metabolic syndrome risk: Meta-analysis

Increased dietary intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome by about 30%, says a new meta-analysis of six studies.

Why fish oil fails: Omega-3 review retracted after suspicions raised about author

A peer-reviewed journal has pulled a panning review of omega-3 benefits as concerns about its author's conflicts of interest and credentials were flagged.

"When we put all this data together, there isn't a country that doesn't experience significant malnutrition"

Malnutrition costs 11% of world's GDP: Global Nutrition Report

Malnutrition is costing the global economy $3.5 trillion (€2.8trn) a year in both the developing and developed worlds, the biggest ever global survey of nutrition has concluded.

Vitamin E may boost IQ for low birth weight infants, says study

Long term supplementation of extremely low birth weight infants with vitamin E may improve mental development, according to a new study from Japan.

Manufacturers urged to develop ‘tasty’ protein-enriched foods for the elderly

Researchers have urged food producers to develop good tasting protein-rich products that are based on foods that the elderly already regularly consume.

PUFAs may boost muscle strength in older people, but relationship is complex, says new study

Increased levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) may be associated with bigger muscles and greater knee extension strength in older people, says a new study.

Immunoglobulin from cow's milk may protect against RSV in infants: Study

The inclusion of intact bovine immunoglobulin G (bIgG) in milk-based infant formula could provide protection against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Dutch researchers claim.

Tainted science? Microbiome studies may be ‘flawed’ by contamination

Researchers may be incorrectly linking certain microbes to the microbiota and disease states because of laboratory contamination, a new study has warned.

Folic acid & vitamin B12 may not improve cognitive performance, says 2-year study

Vitamin B9 (folic acid) and vitamin B12 (cobalamin) do not benefit thinking and memory in elderly people despite lowering levels of an Alzheimer's-linked protein, according to the largest study of its kind....

Holding up RCTs as 'gold standard' of research is a false hope and conceals statistical pitfalls, experts say

Randomized, placebo-controlled trials are a straitjacket for nutritional science, making FTC’s hardening stance an increasing burden on industry, experts said at the recent CRN conference. The approach poses ethical quandaries...

Green tea may lower blood pressure - but only for non-smokers

Green tea, but not black tea, may lower blood pressure, but this effect is cancelled out by smoking, according to a five-year study in China.

Two ends of market—highly committed and casual consumers—overrepresented in supplement sales, research indicates

Two ends of the supplement marketplace—one highly committed and the other far less so—have an outsized role in driving the continued growth of dietary supplements.  And for these and the...

Optimal selenium status linked to better mood for young adults: Study

Maintaining optimal levels of selenium may improve mood and be associated with lower risk of depressive symptoms for young adults, says a new study from New Zealand.

Increased protein intake could boost metabolism and lean muscle mass

Consumption of a diet rich in protein could boost metabolism over the short term, and increase lean muscle mass by up to 45%, suggest researchers.

Low calorie whey-guar mix may help reduce blood sugar: Study

A low-calorie drink of whey and guar before breakfast could lower blood glucose levels for pre-diabetics and type 2 diabetics, without the calorie burden of a high dose of protein,...

Tech innovation in health care delivery will transform debate now dominated by struggle over "Obamacare"

A dizzying array of personalized digital health care solutions may in the future help the Affordable Care Act deliver on the ‘affordable’ part of its promise, attendees at the Council for...

Calcium fructoborate may boost effectiveness of glucosamine + chondroitin, says new study

Combining calcium fructoborate with glucosamine and chondroitin may boost measure of joint health by about 25% compared with glucosamine and chondroitin alone, says a new study from VDF Futureceuticals.

Nano-emulsion delivery boosts curcumin’s anti-inflammatory promise

The use of nano-emulsion delivery systems could increase the bioavailability and anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin, say researchers.

Vegetable peptones may delay skin aging from within: Study

Extracts from vegetables may boost skin health by promoting the production of type 1 collagen and proliferation of skin cells responsible for skin recovery, says a new study from Korea.

Probiotic encapsulation backed for better delivery within food matrix

A new review describing a variety of methods for the encapsulation of probiotic bacterial strains highlights the opportunities that better encapsulation technologies could bring for the market, but warns that...

Nutritional Armor, polyphenols, and the microbiome: CRN's Day of Science 2014 as it happened

The Council for Responsible Nutrition's Day of Science took place on November 5 in Dana Point, CA, with hot topics covering everything from recommendations for bioactives, the role of nutrition...