Compounds in the bark of the Scotch pine, more usually used for
Christmas trees, show promising anti-inflammatory action in cell
studies, say Finnish researchers, and could be developed into food
supplements for arthritis patients.
High level red meat consumption could be a novel risk factor in
developing inflammatory arthritis, say UK researchers, or it may
act as a marker for people with an increased risk from other
lifestyle causes, reports Lindsey Partos.
Taking supplements of lactoferrin or a drink enriched with the milk
protein may help to prevent osteoporosis in those at risk, say
researchers from New Zealand, revealing for the first time that the
compound has powerful bone-building...
Chinese producers of glucosamine predict that prices, which have
almost tripled this year, will peak early next year, before
falling, as a knock-on benefit from recent changes to the
shrimp-meat market, writes Dominique Patton.
Americans were warned last week that unless they up their
consumption of calcium and vitamin D, the number of people
suffering from osteoporosis and low bone mass is likely to jump,
and advised that supplements could be the answer.
Worcester-based BioActives is using the recent withdrawal from the
market of Merck's Vioxx to try and direct consumers suffering from
arthritis towards its concentrated celery-seed fraction, suggesting
it could be a safe, natural...