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GOED/Neptune: Krill monograph will help firms detect genuine article

Another leading supplier has weighed into the debate over unscrupulous firms peddling ‘krill oil’ that contains “next to no phospholipids” but says the development of a monograph and better testing...

Polyphenol-rich beverage shows anti-inflammatory potential

A functional beverage containing a patented coffee fruit extract may reduce markers of inflammation, according to findings from a pilot study.

Supplement labeling act is ‘misinformed and misguided’: CRN

The Dietary Supplement Labeling Act is ‘misinformed and misguided’ and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) will oppose it, its president Steve Mister tells NutraIngredients-USA.

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Beta-glucan structure determines immune response: Study

In vitro and in vivo studies of beta-glucans have highlighted how differing structures of the fibre determine their ability to bind to receptors on innate immune cells and the specific...

Soluble fibre may cut levels of belly fat: Study

Increased soluble fibre consumption may reduce the amount of deep belly fat that we accumulate, according to new research.

Is saturated fat really the dietary bogeyman?

The debate about just how bad saturated fats really are for our health - and whether what we are replacing them with is potentially worse - raged on at the...

Vitamin E tocotrienols show cholesterol benefits for healthy adults: Study

Vitamin E tocotrienol-rich supplements may improve blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, especially in people over 50, says a new study from Malaysia.

Dietary Supplement Labeling Act poised for introduction, industry responds

US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is set to introduce the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act to improve the information available to consumers, but industry associations are calling for regulatory enforcement not...

Fake krill undermines whole market, warns Aker Biomarine

Unscrupulous firms peddling ‘krill oil’ that contains “next to no phospholipids” risk denting confidence in the efficacy of krill and the broader omega-3 market, a leading supplier has warned.

Metagenomic data evolves vitamin E science

Information about the human genome is providing new insights into the way vitamin E – a nutrient that has very much ridden the scientific roller coaster in recent years in...

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Satiety ingredient? Gent University develops test for potential bioactive peptides

Scientists at Belgium’s Gent University have developed a new test for bioactive peptides with weight management effects, providing a quick test of the potential of ingredients for supplements and functional...

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ODS requests proposals for analytical methods validation

The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is requesting proposals for "Analytical Methods Development, Optimization, and Validation: Dietary Supplement Constituents".

Lest we forget: Bible inspires cinnamon extract Alzheimer’s study

A cinnamon bark extract called CEppt can slow the onset of Alzheimer’s, according to Israeli researchers who studied its effect in mice and fruit flies after taking inspiration from a...

Krill oil's metabolism benefits linked to liver gene control

Supplementing the diet with krill oil may regulate genes in the liver and influence the production of glucose, fat and cholesterol metabolism, suggests a new study from Aker Biomarine.

Vitamin D plus calcium may cut skin cancer risk for women: Stanford study

Women who take supplements of vitamin D and calcium may be at a reduced risk of developing skin cancer, suggests new data.

‘Horrifying loss’ of muscle mass should serve as wake-up call, academic

Bed rest studies revealing a “horrifying” loss of muscle mass in older people after just a few days of inactivity should serve as a wake-up call for industry to put...

Nutrition Keys is ‘abuse of trust’: NEJM commentary

The Nutrition Keys front-of-pack labeling system unveiled by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Food Marketing Institute last year is an industry abuse of trust, claims a new commentary.


Risk, rationality and that schizophrenic beast called the food industry

If the food industry wants journalists and consumers to get real about risk, then it has to get real too.

Now Health gets FDA GRAS for enzyme-modified stevia

Now Health Group has received a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) letter of no objection that its enzyme-modified organic stevia ingredient is generally recognized as safe (GRAS), the company has...

Vitamin D, calcium linked to kidney stones, but ‘benefits outweigh the risks’, says UNPA

Dietary supplements of calcium and vitamin D may increase the risk of developing kidney stones, says a new study, but the benefits of supplementation outweigh the risks, says an industry...

Selenium: Ongoing trials to reverse negative press and boost sagging sales?

Sales of selenium in natural and conventional channels fell 14 percent year on year, but hope is on the horizon as ongoing trials may show that the form of selenium...

Big interview: Des Walsh, president, Herbalife

Herbalife launches radical bid to triple volumes by 2020

Herbalife is confident it can triple volumes by 2020 as it ramps up its presence in emerging markets and expands its distributor base in mature markets through new concepts such...

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IADSA issues global GMP guide

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) has released a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guide for supplements makers globally.

Aurora Algae edges closer to omega-3 EPA commercialization

California’s Aurora Algae has signed off on the engineering contract for its commercial facility in Western Australia, as the company edges towards the production of thousands of tonnes of algae-based...

Clarinol, Marinol and PinnoThin to get boost Stateside

The new owner of body-shaping Clarinol CLA, appetite-suppressing PinnoThin pine nut oil and heart/brain healthy Marinol omega-3s says sales should grow significantly as it increases their distribution Stateside.

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