The use of complementary and alternative medicine, including dietary supplements and teas is increasing, with 89% of Hispanic women and and 81% of non-Hispanic white women reporting that they use the products, says a new survey.
New methods to measure and accurately quantify the levels of gut bacteria in stool samples could be a revolution for researchers and companies looking to link our gut bacteria make up to specific issues of health and disease.
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and / or omega-3 supplementation, in addition to resistance training, could enhance muscle strength and quality even for individuals on a high-fat diet, say researchers in Korea and the US.
Polysaccharides from Aloe vera may boost the growth of beneficial gut bacteria such as Bifidobacterium spp. and Lactobacillus spp., says a new study from Chile that supports the prebiotic potential of the compounds.
A targeted medical nutrition drink containing omega-3, vitamin D, protein and a combination of polyphenols has been found to improve symptoms of cachexia, a muscle-wasting disease that is common in COPD patients.
A research report by a group led by prominent supplement industry critic Dr Pieter Cohen MD, found DMAA and three similar stimulant-like compounds in dietary supplement-like products purchased on the open market.