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Academic rejects ‘fuzzy math’ claim in spat over curcumin bioavailability

The authors of a recent study into curcumin bioavailability have rejected claims by a cancer researcher that “fuzzy math” led them to overestimate the absorption of the anti-inflammatory agent curcumin...

Probiotic milk may alleviate fever: Yakult study

Milk fermented with Lactobacillus casei may help to alleviate fever caused by norovirus gastroenteritis by correcting imbalances of intestinal microflora, according to a new study.

Omega-3 may slash levels of heart disease risk factor

Supplements of omega-3 fatty acids are associated with lower levels of an amino acid called homocysteine, an amino acid linked to increased risks of heart disease and dementia, says a...

April 2011 in pictures: Twinlab, gut health & Japan

As April draws to a close we look back at a month of news, which saw Twinlab appoint a new chief executive, FTC crack down on bogus acai-weight loss claims,...

Americans may not be getting enough calcium, suggests study

Many Americans are not reaching the recommended levels of calcium intake, putting them at risk of suffering from poor bone health, according to new research.

Former Vitamin Shoppe boss takes hot seat at Twinlab

Dietary supplements and sports nutrition giant Twinlab has appointed former Vitamin Shoppe chief executive Tom Tolworthy as its new president and chief executive.

Cayenne pepper consumption could help curb appetite, study suggests

Hot cayenne pepper could help burn calories and curb appetite, particularly for people who do not regularly eat spicy food, suggests a new study from Purdue University.

Not all beta-glucans are equal for immune health: Study

The ability of beta-glucan to modulate immune function is related to the specific form of the beta-glucan, with not all beta-glucans offering the same benefits, says a new study in...

ERC boss: I’ll keep filing prop 65 notices until you get your house in order

The man behind a recent surge in controversial ‘prop 65’ violation notices targeting the dietary supplements sector claims he will not stop until the industry gets its act together on contaminants.

News in brief

Coconut water brand to hit GNC stores in May post PepsiCo deal

New fortified coconut water products under the Phenom brand will hit shelves at nutrition and dietary supplements GNC from next month following a recent tie-up with PepsiCo, bosses at GNC...

Verdure gets 2 more patents for pomegranate extract

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted two patents covering the Pomella pomegranate extract brands, Indiana-based Verdure Sciences has announced.

Special edition: Inflammation

Nutrigenomics is key to next generation of anti-inflammatories, says Frost & Sullivan

There is “definitely a market niche” for products tackling chronic inflammation based on a growing understanding of the interaction between diet and genetics, according to Frost & Sullivan.

The NutraIngredients-USA Poll

Is inflammation the next big trend for supplements?

NutraIngredients-USA wants to hear from you! Our new bi-weekly poll will gauge reaction to a hot news item, potential trends, or discussion topic. This week, we ask about inflammation.

Softgel capsules equal tablets for folic acid dose: Study

The availability of folic acid from softgel capsules or standard tablets is approximately the same, says a new study that supports both delivery forms for a daily folic acid dose.

News in brief

NIH launches CAM website for health care providers

The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has launched a new online resource about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for health care providers.

Centrum multivitamin passes NASA space stability test

B vitamins from Wyeth’s Centrum multivitamins are stable over four months of storage on the International Space Station (ISS), says a new study from NASA that has positive implications back...

Gumlink takes 50 per cent stake in Canadian probiotic gum maker

Danish company Gumlink’s acquisition of a 50 per cent stake in Canadian probiotic and nutraceutical gum maker, Tab Labs Inc will allow the joint venture to focus on patented nutraceutical...

Omega-3 may increase prostate cancer risk, but benefits outweigh: Study

Heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids may increase the risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer, whilst omega-6 and trans-fats may reduce the risk of the cancer, according to new research.

Yerba mate extract may provide ‘new raw material’ for dietary supplements

An extract from yerba mate, a traditional drink from South America, may offer an antioxidant-rich alternative to the brewed tea for use in supplements, suggests a new study from Brazil.

Frutarom to launch immune ingredient

The US immune health segment has a new entrant, as Frutarom USA announces the launch of a standardized Pelargonium root extract, for use as a stand-alone or in more extensive...

‘Really outrageous’ claims on the wane in print/TV, says CRN

False and misleading claims – particularly on the web – continue to dent consumer confidence in supplements, but there are “fewer really outrageous claims on print and on TV today...

Special edition: Inflammation

Inflammation: The expression of a very modern malady

Extra-curricular inflammation of the human body is very real and costing healthcare providers billions globally. But where did it come from and are current efforts helping it go away?

Grape polyphenols show anti-diabetic potential: Study

Antioxidant compounds from red grapes may prevent the build up of fat in muscle tissue and favorably affect the body’s response to insulin, hormone responsible for sugar and fat metabolism,...

Industry dismisses recent calcium study as ‘flawed’

Following publication of a recent BMJ study slamming calcium supplements over their potential heart risks, industry has been keen to give its response to NutraIngredients.

Maypro initiates quiet potassium iodide aid for Japan

New York-based Maypro Group has finally revealed its ‘quiet’ program to donate potassium iodide supplements to Japanese locals at risk from the recent nuclear incident, and asks if there is...

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