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Olive oil may protect against liver damage: Study

Olive oil compounds may protect against oxidative stress in the liver, according to a new study in rats.

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Marketing to health care professionals: The challenges and opportunities

Using health care professionals to help promote an ingredient has obvious benefits, but convincing these professionals requires a lot of science. Kemin and Cognis talk about how to make this...

BioCell collagen gains GRAS

BioCell Technology’s collagen ingredient for joints and skin has received generally recognised as safe status from an independent panel following assessment on safety and toxicology and also good manufacturing practices...

Eating fewer refined and more whole grains could lower heart disease risk

People who regularly eat whole grains tend to have less of the type of fat associated with heart health and diabetes risk than those who eat more refined grains, according...

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Branded ingredients: The little nuances that lead to success

Achieving the nutraceutical equivalent of ‘Intel Inside’ depends on a lot of factors, and issues like sustainability and ethical sourcing are becoming increasingly important.

Study supports anti-diabetic potential of lupin

The potential anti-diabetic activity of a glycoprotein found in lupin seeds may be due to its ability to pass through the gut barrier, where it may have bioactive properties –...

Probiotics show potential against stress-related conditions

The link between gut and brain may extend to reducing stress, as data from animal and human studies show a reduction in anxiety following probiotic supplementation.

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Vitamin Shoppe reports 3Q10 profit increase

The third quarter of 2010 has been a success for Vitamin Shoppe, with a 7.1 percent increase in store sales, and a gross profit of $61.2 million.

Weight management segment to grow by 8 per cent: Leatherhead

The international weight management market was worth a whopping US$ 7.3 billion last year, and is expected to grow by up to 8 per cent for the next five years,...

Vitamin E tocotrienols show immune boosting potential

Daily supplements rich in vitamin E tocotrienols may boost the immune response and immune function in healthy women following a vaccination.

Omega-3 may reduce gum disease: Study

Omega-3 fatty acid intake is inversely associated with periodontitis in the US population, according to research published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

NutraJobs – People on the move

NutraIngredients-USA presents a round up of movements in the nutra sector, including appointments at Cyvex, Robinson Pharma, and National Enzyme Company.

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Bluewave Marine Ingredients gets GMP for fish protein plant

Fish protein producer Bluewave Marine Ingredients has announced its joint venture operation in Ecuador has received GMP certification from SGS.

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The secrets of success for clinical trials

Increasing regulatory pressure around the globe is focusing attention on supporting the efficacy of ingredients and products. Dr Jay Udani, CEO of Medicus Research, gave us his 5 secrets for...

Oat beta-glucan LDL effect linked to molecular weight and gut viscosity

The ability of oat beta-glucan to lower LDL cholesterol is related to its molecular weight and viscosity in the gut, a new study has found – and manufacture using an...

Study finds ‘marked variability’ in red yeast rice supplements

Commercially available formulations of red yeast rice are extremely variable in the concentration of active ingredients they contain, according to a report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Wild Flavors and Sterling Technology team up for bioactive milk proteins

Sterling Technology and Wild Flavors have formed a partnership making Wild the exclusive provider of Sterling’s bioactive milk protein ingredients Immunel and Tegricel.

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Ajinomoto and USDA collaborate on MSG research

The US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Ajinomoto have announced a joint research project examining whether monosodium glutamate (MSG) consumption could aid weight management.

Fish oils may help to activate anti-diabetic genes: Study

Polyunsaturated fatty acid fish oils may activate genes that regulate fat cell differentiation and glucose homeostasis, according to new research on mice.

Probiotics plus counseling may boost obesity management

Supplements of probiotic bacteria combined with dietary counseling may reduce the risk of becoming overweight or obese after pregnancy, suggests a new study from Finland.

Canadian nutrition label campaign to focus on % Daily Value

Health Canada and Food and Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) have launched a Nutrition Facts Education Campaign, focusing on improving consumer comprehension of % Daily Value amounts.

Evolva extends partnership to apply pharma technology to nutrition

Pharmaceutical firm Evolva has extended a research deal with Abunda Nutrition to apply its synthetic biology expertise to the development of nutritional ingredients.

Ocean Spray reduces 2010 cranberry crop forecast

Poor weather conditions have led Ocean Spray to reduce its cranberry crop forecast for 2010 as it says lower yields will result in a drop of over 6 per cent...

Indena curcumin complex shows eye therapy potential

Curcumin complex may reduce relapses of recurrent anterior uveitis by over 80 percent, according to new research.

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Valensa extends omega-3 portfolio with new ALA ingredient

Florida’s Valensa International has launched a new extract of perilla, said to contain an omega-3 to omega-6 ratio of 6:1 and with a two-year shelf life.

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