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Cranberry waste may lead to alternative ingredients

Cranberry pomace, a by-product of the juicing process, may be extruded to produce a range of polyphenol-rich ingredients for use in supplements or functional foods, says a new study.

Nestle: Chocolate may benefit gut health and metabolism

A daily treat of dark chocolate for only two weeks may change metabolism in healthy, free-living people, says a new study from Nestlé scientists.

McCain supplement reform statements are 'false'

Leading dietary supplements trade group the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has sent a letter to Republican Senator John McCain addressing serious concerns it has about floor statements the Senator...

Sara Lee accused of ‘misleading’ marketing

Sara Lee has issued a clarification statement regarding its EarthGrain-brand bread after organic farming campaigners at Cornucopia accused it of “misleading and unethical” claims.

Multivitamins may help weight loss in obese women

Supplements of multivitamins and minerals may help reduce body weight and improve blood fat levels, according to results of a clinical trial in obese Chinese women.

McCain defends supplements reform bill

Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona has issued a statement criticizing “lobbyists” of falsely attacking the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010 he introduced at the beginning of the month,...

Dairy avoidance health impacts poorly understood: NIH panel

A National Institutes of Health panel has called for more research into lactose-restricted diets to better quantify their public health impacts, as more people are choosing to exclude dairy from...

High calcium intakes may improve male survival: Study

Intakes of calcium above the recommended daily levels may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and cancer by 25 per cent, says a new study from Sweden.

Nutrition experts call for ban on front-of-pack label claims

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should consider an outright ban on front-of-pack labeling claims, say two nutrition experts in a Journal of the American Medical Association commentary.

Health Canada approves chromium picolinate for supplements

Weight loss and sports nutrition ingredient chromium picolinate has been approved for use in dietary supplements in Canada.

Black chickpeas show functional ingredient potential

After purple tomatoes, black garlic and golden kiwi fruit Israeli scientists now propose that rust-colored and black chickpeas are antioxidant-rich and could be functional food ingredient.

News in brief

Verdure gets patent for pomegranate extract

The US Patent Office has issued a patent for Indiana-based Verdure Sciences for its pomegranate extract, as the company seeks to strengthen it position in the industry.

Coffee again linked to anti-diabetes benefits

Consuming a whopping 12 cups of coffee a day may reduce the risk of diabetes by an impressive 67 percent, according to a new study with Native Americans.

Omega-3 may boost brain function in boys: Study

Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may alter the function of the brain associated with working memory, according to results of a new study with healthy boys.

Pine cone extract may reduce allergy risk

Supplement containing an extract of pine cone may enhance the specific immune response to foreign proteins and reduce the risk of allergies, says a new study with mouse.

Special edition: Antioxidants

Regulation: inching beyond implied health claims

In the final instalment in this series about antioxidants, NutraIngredients scans the regulatory landscape to see how the science backing the nutrient is being translated into law.

Omega-3, vitamins, minerals may reduce aggressive behaviour

Supplements of omega-3s, vitamins and minerals for prisoners may reduce the number of violent and aggressive episodes in prisoners, according to a new study from The Netherlands.

ChromaDex offers tea quality and safety verification

ChromaDex has launched a new verification program for tea products, to pinpoint the quantities of various antioxidants and to detect adulteration.

Comment

Banning energy drinks is a doomed shot in the dark

Energy shot drinks have come under fire from German authorities which are employing an old-school prohibition logic that history has repeatedly dunce-hatted.

Folic acid supplements may reduce pre-term births

Maintaining supplementation with folic acid through to the third trimester of pregnancy may reduce the risk of preterm births, says a new study from Hungary.

Tea compounds may boost eye health: Rat study

The antioxidant compounds present in green tea and associated with a myriad of health benefits can penetrate the tissue of the eye and potentially protect against common eye diseases, says...

Technology disrupts cell structure for better bioavailability

Green Cell Technologies has developed a new technology that it says can isolate bioactive plant molecules by disrupting their cell structure, without denaturing them by using heat or chemicals.

Special edition: antioxidants

Super veg look set to walk the antioxidant red carpet

“I'm strong to the finish when I eats me spinach,” said Popeye the sailor man, and he could have snatched Olive Oyl from the clutches of Bluto with even more...

TSI granted patent for fenugreek ingredients

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent for two of TSI Health Sciences’ fenugreek-based insulin management ingredients, Promilin and PromilinPro.

Valensa signs joint health ingredient agreement

Valensa is taking the next steps in its joint health program by licensing BiovaFlex egg shell membrane ingredient for use in proprietary formulated joint health products.

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