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Spicing up insulin sensitivity

Less than half a teaspoon of cinnamon daily could significantly reduce the risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes,...

Cognis phytosterol plant nears completion

The Cognis Group, a leader in antioxidant and botanical ingredients, announced recently that it is near to completing construction of the world's largest stand-alone manufacturing...

British research could hold key to tackling obesity

Researchers looking at the rising occurrence of obesity in the UK population will present some interesting findings - including the affects of carbohydrates levels on...

Buckwheat shows potential in diabetes fight

Researchers in Canada have found new evidence that buckwheat, a grain used in making pancakes, may be beneficial in the management of diabetes. In a...

Omega-3 linked again to reducing Alzheimer's risk

Boosting levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the blood and eating about three fish meals each week can almost halve the risk of Alzheimer's disease...

Brain-boosting blueberries

The link between diet, specifically antioxidants, and brain health gained further ground last week with new studies suggesting that antioxidant-rich blueberries can both help fight...

Athletes hold their breath over fish oil research

Taking fish oil supplements appears to significantly reduce the severity of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) in elite athletes, reports a research team from the University of...

Researchers step up recruitment drive for Select trial

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center yesterday teamed up with more than 40 Houston-area African-American churches to encourage men in their congregations...

A daily pint of black stuff reduces heart attack risk

A daily pint of dark beer such as Guinness may work as well as an aspirin in helping to prevent heart attacks, said researchers at...

Longer trial finds ginkgo supplements improves memory

New evidence showing that supplements of the ginkgo biloba herb can improve memory was presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for...

Healthy and at-risk populations benefit from omega-3

Taking supplements of DHA omega-3 fatty acids results in a significant cardioprotective benefit both for patients at risk of developing cardiovascular disease and in healthy...

Vitamin supplements could halt thousands of cases of blindness

Daily supplements of antioxidant vitamins and zinc could help more than 300,000 people at risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration avoid vision loss over the...

Green tea agent fights HIV infection

The main active agent in green tea, EGCG, prevents the first step in HIV infection and could one day be used as a new anti-HIV...

Probiotics, potential in conventional treatment

Mounting scientific evidence for the therapeutic use of probiotics suggests that these products should be incorporated into conventional medical practices, concluded a recent meeting of...

Vitamin C reduces stroke risk, especially in smokers

Dietary intake of the antioxidant vitamin C may be associated with reduced risk for stroke, especially in people who smoke, report Dutch scientists in a...

Antioxidants may boost aging brains

Eating an antioxidant-rich diet may help protect cognitive skills from deterioration during old age, according to new research presented at a meeting of neuroscientists in...

Plant and marine omega-3 benefit diabetes patients

Research to be presented today suggests that omega-3 fatty acids, from either plant or marine sources, can have significant benefits in reducing risk of heart...

Soybean prices peak in October

The impact of higher commodity prices on ingredients manufacturers continues to impact margins. In October, figures show that soybean prices peaked at their highest levels...

Chewing the GM cud

If nothing else, the opening decade of the 21st century will go down in the annals of time as the period the world went to war over GMOs. When it...

Calcium, weight loss link explored in new study

US researchers are investigating whether calcium intake, previously linked to lower weight in girls, could help prevent women from gaining too much weight when pregnant....

Herbal labeling depends on brand, not benchmarks

Different brands of the same herbal products available to US consumers may vary substantially in recommended dose and listed ingredients, researchers report in a new...

MGP Ingredients reaps rewards of strategy

Sales for speciality ingredients set first quarter results soaring for US company MGP Ingredients, offsetting a downturn in figures for commodity ingredients and in the...

Cocoa beats wine and tea for antioxidants

Researchers at Cornell University have shown that the hot beverage cocoa contains more antioxidants per cup than a similar serving of red wine or tea...

Canada seeks plant remedy secrets from Cree nation

Canada's Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) is backing a project to research the use of herbal medicines for diabetes by the Cree nation. The NHPD...

Parliament calls for sweetener safety review

The European Parliament has cleared amendments to the sweetener directive, but only after setting up a trail of conditions - including a closer monitoring of...

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