All news articles for November 2021

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Review concludes magnesium relieves diabetes symptoms

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Oral supplementation with magnesium (Mg) - in particular magnesium oxide - facilitates glucose absorption while increasing insulin levels to help alleviate the symptoms associated with diabetes, according to a systemic review of related trials.

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Journal retracts botanical DNA barcoding paper by Newmaster

By Stephen Daniells

A paper that concluded that DNA barcoding techniques were more cost-effective than traditional practices for identification of vegetation species has been retracted after the lead researcher – Dr Steven Newmaster – failed to respond to questions about...

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Big opportunities in merging nutra and pharma

By Nikki Hancocks

Consumer trends, technological advancements and business strategies are causing the pharma and nutra markets to merge and this opens opportunities for the players in both industries to cater to consumers looking for the ultimate wellness solutions.

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Using fermentation to boost plant proteins

By Nikki Hancocks

Traditional fermentation has been done on plants to create products like tempeh or sauerkraut for many years, but the ability to use fermentation on protein isolates and concentrates has been a critical recent development, a fermentation expert tells...

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