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Calcium + vit D for breakfast show weight management potential

Consuming high levels of vitamin D and calcium for breakfast may increase fat oxidation rates and energy burning during the course of the day, says a new study from Australia.


Newsweek slams antioxidants: Yawn!

Monday mornings are never easy. As I read yet another article slamming antioxidants the desire to yawn was stronger than normal.

USDA releases 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for the first time since 2005, with a number of small changes that could make a big...

Omega-3 mood mechanism mooted

A potential mechanism for the effects of omega-3 on mood have been suggested by a new study published in Nature Neuroscience.

Analysts: DuPont Danisco buy-out may end in fire sale

Analysts are saying Danisco could be carved up by its new owner DuPont, which they suggest is most interested in the Danish company’s enzymes for biofuels and that the food...

January 2011 in pictures: Nutritional armor, Capitol Hill & sports nutrition

First up this month: The US Military has begun a clinical trial in Iraq to test if supplementing soldiers’ diets with omega-3 improves their mental health and stress resilience. The...

DSM and USAID unite to tackle developing world nutrition

Dutch company Royal DSM is linking with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to develop nutrition al projects in the developing world.

Science stacks up for robust probiotic benefits

Spore-forming probiotics such as Bacillus coagulans with higher heat resistance than commonly used strains have a bright future in sectors such as baked foods, according to a new review study.

Scottish islands selected for new vitamin D study

Barely a week goes by without a new study supporting the potential benefits of vitamin D, but the many questions remain unanswered regarding the sunshine vitamin.

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Nutraceutical International posts net sales increase

Supplement manufacturer Nutraceutical International Corporation has announced an increase in net sales, despite continuing to operate in a very competitive market.

Study unlocks lycopene’s heart health benefits

Lycopene, the compound that gives tomatoes their red color, may benefit heart health by boosting the body’s natural antioxidant defenses and protecting against DNA damage, says a new study from...

Plant fibers may boost immune system markers, suggests study

Supplementation with plant derived polysaccharides may increase the immune response by modifying certain serum proteins, according to new research.

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UAS Lab’s Probioplus DDS meets label ingredient guarantees:

Minnesota-based UAS Laboratories’ Probioplus DDS product, a combination probiotic supplement, met its label claim and was free of microbial contamination, according to ConsumerLab tests.

Stauber plots expansion after buy-out

Forty-year-old nutraceutical specialist Stauber Performance Ingredients has been acquired by New York investment firm in a move the company hopes will help it “expand capabilities”.

Polyphenol-rich cherry juice may boost exercise recovery

Juice made from Montmorency cherries may boost the recovery of muscle strength after intensive exercise, says a new study from London.

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Mannatech starts Mexican operations

Texas-based Mannatech’s Mexican operations started on January 24, as the company looks to leverage the country as a gateway to Latin America.

GNC to favor IPO as Chinese interest cools?

Pittsburgh-based supplement retailer GNC is reported to favor an initial public offering (IPO) after reports claim that interest cooled from Chinese dairy giant Bright Food Group Co to acquire the...

New test may help detect vitamin D deficiency earlier

A new diagnostic vitamin D assay to be released in Europe may help to detect early deficiency, and could help to provide more accurate data for dieticians and researchers.

Scientists identify cocoa’s ‘novel mechanism’ for heart benefits

The potential heart health benefits of polyphenol-rich cocoa powder may be related to a ‘novel mechanism’ of boosting HDL (good) cholesterol, says a new study from Japan.

FDA warns niacin marketers about drug claims

The Food and Drug Administration has affirmed the principal that references to scientific studies can amount to drug claims under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).


Clinical trial success: Patient compliance

A good relationship with clinical trial participants is crucial in making sure they are compliant to the protocol of a study, says the CEO of a CRO.

Sports Nutrition virtual conference 2011: On your marks, get set, 1 day to go! will host the first virtual conference dedicated to sports nutrition, showcasing the latest trends and strategies for this booming segment.

Energy drinks ‘threat to public health’: JAMA commentary

Scientists and health professions should not wait for FDA action and should be educating consumers of the dangers of consuming energy drinks, says a new commentary in the Journal of...

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Review supports glucosamine’s safety

Glucosamine supplements do not adversely affect glucose metabolism when consumed at typical levels, says a new review of the science.

Lonza sees steady sales growth while profits boom

Lonza has revealed full year results showing sales gains that helped to drive strong profit growth, despite the impact of REACH and negative currency exchange rates.

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