Commonly-used cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins can block
damage by an Alzheimer's-associated protein in neurons and blood
vessels, according to a study by University of South Florida
A US District Court has issued a permanent injunction prohibiting a
company called High Performance Living Corporation from selling
nutritional supplements containing yeast beta 1,3 glucan in
violation of patents owned by Biopolymer...
Chinese farmers are likely to increase organic output in a bid to
find lucrative new export markets, reports the China Daily.
Increasingly high non-tariff barriers by importing countries have
made it hard for China to export many...
Last week saw the first shipments of VSL#3, a probiotic food
ingredient marketed by Questcor Pharmaceuticals. VSL#3 is a
preparation of eight highly concentrated species of live
freeze-dried lactic acid bacteria which are said to...
Trials are to begin soon in six countries on a herbal preparation
created by scientists in India to establish its efficacy in
treating hepatitis B. If the trials are successful, the herbal
remedy could be launched in other countries.
The Council for Responisble Nutrition has become the second US
supplement association to issue voluntary warning labels about the
potential health risks of kava kava following a similar move by the
American Herbal Products Association...
A new supplement containing zeaxanthin, a nutrient which is thought
to slow or even prevent macular degeneration, has been launched by
the US group ZeaVision. Macular degeneration is a leading cause of
blindness in people over the...
Forbes Medi-Tech remains bullish about its prospects for the future
despite the failure of the Novartis-Quaker Oats joint venture which
was meant to promote a range of foods containing Reducol, the
cholesterol-cutting ingredient developed...
Consultancy firm Arthur D. Little (ADL) claims to have developed
the first drink brand to contain soluble dietary fibre which
reduces blood cholesterol levels and which also meets consumers'
A lack of sodium in the first two weeks of life can have a major
effect on the development of the brains of premature infants. These
are the findings of a recent study by doctors at Guy's Hospital in
London published in the March...