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Research that enhances compounds contained in broccoli may lead to a lower risk of coronary heart disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ©iStock

Studies look to enhance broccoli’s ability to ward off disease

By Will Chu

Research that enhances compounds contained in broccoli may lead to a lower risk of coronary heart disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to two studies that reinforce the vegetable’s reputation as a superfood.

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Review supports safety of green tea extracts

By Hank Schultz

A recent systematic review of clinical trials using green tea extract underscores the ingredient’s overall safety, despite some recent associations with liver damage.

How reductionism vs whole spectrum plays out in the real world

Special edition: Ayurveda

How reductionism vs whole spectrum plays out in the real world

By Hank Schultz

Applying Ayurvedic principles can lead product formulators in different directions. Products from two brands—EuroPharma and Gaia Herbs—illustrate how these differences play out in the marketplace.