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Poor glycemic control could make diabetics depressed

A Columbia University study has identified an increased incidence of depression among Hispanic diabetics with poor glycemic control (PGC), which the researchers say could have implications for public health.

Reliv execs sell shares to pay tax

Three officers of Reliv International have raised the funds they needed to settle their tax bills by selling a proportion of their holdings back to the company.

Lignan link to cognitive function

Consumption of lignans could help preserve cognitive function in postmenopausal women and decrease their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and...

Don't trust Tedco, says Canadian government

Health Canada is warning consumers not to use any natural products exported or sold by Tedco Inc, after the Louisiana company failed to provide proof that its Miracle II Neutralizer...

Calorie quality, not quantity, for a longer life

It is not how much you eat, but what you eat that could influence life span, say UK researchers, investigating how calorie quality, not quantity, may dictate longevity, writes Lindsey...

Lignans linked to better cognitive function

Consumption of lignans could help preserve cognitive function in postmenopausal women and decrease their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to researchers at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and...

Enzymatic regains Remifemin distribution rights

Enzymatic Therapy appears to be unperturbed by recent rumblings from the scientific community about the efficacy black cohosh to alleviate menopause symptoms such as hot flashes. The Wisconsin-based company has...

NCI funds research on botanicals for cancer

The government has again demonstrated its commitment to investigating the medicinal properties of botanicals, with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) providing $1 million in funding to Wake Forest University Baptist...

Genes regulate DHA levels in mother's breastmilk

The amount of omega-3 fatty acids in a mother's breastmilk not only depends on her diet but also on her genes, reported US researchers this week.

Modern diet may be causing depression

Scientists have long suspected that a lack of omega-3 may contribute to depression, but the latest study suggests that an excess of omega-6 - the fatty acid which is more...

Supplement could hold key to Canavan disease

Acetate supplementation could prove to be an effective therapy for Canavan disease, a rare congenital brain disease, say researchers studying deficiency of myelin-related fatty acids in sufferers.

Calcium absorption depends on compound

Fortified food and drink makers should bear in mind the bioavailability of different forms of calcium, according to new research investigating the fortification systems used in orange juice brands.

VitaCube open to R&D acquisitions

VitaCube has signaled that it sees the future of its food and beverage portfolio in innovative ingredients, by signing a strategic license agreement with technology transfer company UTEK, reports Jess...

Apple study could engender disease-fighting hybrid

Canadian researchers have identified certain types of apple with superior polyphenol content and antioxidant action, a discovery that highlights the potential for developing a disease-fighting super fruit, writes Jess Halliday.

Consumer groups lobby MEPs to support nutritional profiling

Almost two thirds of people believe that food manufacturers should not be allowed to make a low-fat claim on foods if they are also high in sugar, according to a...

InterHealth patent protects Super CitriMax process

InterHealth Nutraceuticals has succeeded in protecting the manufacturing process behind Super CitriMax with the award of a new US patent, reports Jess Halliday.

Breastfeeding lowers children's blood pressure

Breastfeeding is as good for children's blood pressure as exercise and dietary salt restriction, finds a new study.

Shark cartilage can't cure cancer, say scientists

When the mass media reported, more than a decade ago, on studies purporting to show that shark cartilage could send cancer into remission, medical professionals didn't really buy it. Now...

PharmaNutrients unveils total ingredients system

Illinois ingredients company PharmaNutrients is offering customers a value-added service which it says will reduce both the risks of developing new products and the time it takes to bring them...

Resveratrol could prevent 'flu epidemics

Resveratrol, a plant polyphenol found in red grapes, could be a useful tool to combat the spread of 'flu, say Italian researchers.

NNFA adds a reassuring voice on Codex

The National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) has become the latest industry body to reassure companies and consumers that the impending Codex guidelines will not affect the availability of dietary supplements...

Regular milk drinkers may have lower stroke risk

A diet rich in milk does not increase the risk of heart disease and stroke as previously thought and may even be protective, concludes new research, reports Dominique Patton.

MSM provides pain relief for OA sufferers, says study

Anti-inflammatory MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) has added to the store of evidence pointing to its health benefits with a new study suggesting that it significantly reduces pain endured by osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers,...

GNC launches satiety supplement

Leading US supplement retailer GNC is rolling out the first product containing the satiety ingredient Olibra, a combination of palm and oat oil fractions developed by Sweden's LTP Lipid Technologies...

Study points to puzzle of calcium/cancer link

Calcium and low fat milk may increase the risk of prostate cancer, say the authors of a new study into the link between dairy products and the disease. But as...

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