Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - North AmericaEU edition

News > Research

Special edition: Innovations in Delivery Systems

Small changes for big differences: The challenges and opportunities in nano-delievery

As the functional food and supplement industries strive to deliver more for less, we ask whether going smaller is really better. Can nanotechnologies help to deliver better or more bio-available...

IFT Wellness as it happens

Formulators, marketers, dietitians, and academics have converged on Chicago for the 2014 IFT Wellness conference to discuss the latest developments, insights, and research into the healthy food sector. 

Mars gears up for large-scale cocoa flavanol pill study

Chocolate giant Mars and the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute are readying themselves for a five-year research project into possible heart-health benefits of taking a daily flavanol-rich capsule. ...

Microelements and apple polyphenol supplement may boost ATP levels

A supplement containing plant-derived inorganic microelements and apple polyphenols may boost ATP levels in the blood by 40%, says a new study using Futureceuticals’ elevATP ingredient.

Vitamin D may reduce inflammatory markers for obese women, but only if you take it

Daily supplements of vitamin D may reduce levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of chronic inflammation, in obese and overweight women, but only if the women take the supplements...

Dietary restriction: Very low nutrient diet may offer anti-aging clues

A new theory of why dietary restrictions can work to reduce disease risk and increase longevity suggests that it is a sever restriction in nutrient intake, rather than calorie intake,...

Is current evidence sufficient to support recommendations for higher omega-3 intakes?

Higher blood levels of the omega-3s EPA and DHA are associated with lower coronary risks, but the overall evidence is insufficient to encourage high consumption of omega-3s, says a new...

Did the AREDS2 study set the cut-off for benefits too high?

AREDS2 data finds omega-3s ineffective for heart health, but subgroup analysis suggests big benefits for healthy individuals

Daily dietary supplements of omega-3s do not affect cardiovascular disease risk in elderly patients with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration, says a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine....

Battle of the bugs: Beneficial bacteria vital to immune response against infection

Our microbiome may play a central role in immune responses to infections, according to new research revealing how beneficial bacteria are necessary for the development of innate immune cells.

Metabolites of EPA, DHA ripe area for innovation, expert says

Innovation in omega-3s has come in many forms.  New delivery modes, new raw material sources, and new chemical forms.  But through it all, the story has always been about  EPA...

Comment

Something smells fishy: Why the media silence over the blood pressure benefits of omega-3s?

It was big news… and positive: A new meta-analysis of 70 randomized clinical trials – the gold standard – showed that omega-3s from supplements and fortified foods could significantly improve...

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.

Gut bacteria to battle vitamin A deficiency: Could probiotics be modified to produce beta-carotene?

Research backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation could offer a new solution to the problem of vitamin A deficiency by creating modified gut bacteria, researchers told NutraIngredients.

Diet high in animal protein may help prevent functional decline

A diet high in animal protein could help elderly people to function better physically, psychologically and socially, say researchers.

Fruit and vegetable concentrate combination may boost beauty from within: FutureCeuticals study

A dose of a patent-pending, all-natural combination of fruit and vegetable concentrates may inhibit the action of an enzyme linked to degradation of elastin in the skin and other connective...

Healthy eating may reduce the risk of preterm delivery: Population data

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.

Vitamin D may boost heart’s ability to respond to a stressor

Daily supplements of vitamin D may improve the heart’s response to a stressor, says a new study from Canada with implications for healthy people and those at high risk of...

Vitamin D linked to better breast cancer patient survival

Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as those with lower levels, new research has suggested.

‘Significant clinical impact’: Meta-analysis finds omega-3s equal lifestyle changes for blood pressure benefits

Consuming omega-3 supplements or omega-3-rich food may be as effective as reducing sodium or alcohol, or increasing exercise for reducing blood pressure, says a new meta-analysis of 70 randomized controlled...

Milk proteins plus exercise may boost cardiovascular health for obese women

Whey or casein supplementation with combined exercise training was associated with significant improvements in blood pressure and arterial stiffness in young obese women with hypertension, says a new study.

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...

Almonds & their skins show prebiotic potential: Human 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.

Calcium and vitamin D may improve cholesterol in postmenopausal women

Supplementation with calcium and vitamin D after menopause could help to improve women's cholesterol profiles, according to new research.

Echium oil may boost blood omega-3 levels and improve heart health markers: Study

Daily intake of a supplement containing echium oil may boost blood levels of the omega-3s EPA and DHA, and help reduce cardiovascular risk factors, says a new study from Germany....

Probiotics may boost ‘quality of life’ for hay fever sufferers: Study

Hay fever suffers may benefit from daily probiotic supplements, according to a new study that found improvements in ‘quality of life’ scores and ocular symptoms.

Key Industry Events

 

Access all events listing

Our events, Events from partners...