The polyphenols found in peanuts may improve cognition and mood via the gut microbiome, says a new study by researchers at the University of Barcelona and funded by the Peanut Institute.
Lignans breast health benefits backed by meta-analysis
Increased intake of lignans may reduce a postmenopausal woman’s risk of breast cancer by about 15 per cent, says a new meta-analysis of the available data.
Lignans linked to healthier, thinner women: Study
Women with increased intake of lignans, and subsequently levels of metabolites in the blood, tend to have lower BMIs and total body fat mass, says a new study from Canada.
ADM receives Canadian go-ahead for flax lignan
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has said that it has received
registration for its BeneFlax dietary supplement ingredient from
the Canadian regulatory authority.
Norway spruce lignans cut hot flushes by 53 per cent - study
A daily supplement of lignan from Norway spruce (picea abies) could
reduce the incidence of hot flushes by over 50 per cent, suggests a
new clinical trial from the US.
BioGin confirms water solubility for 40pc SDG flax lignans
BioGin Biochemicals has announced that its recently launched SDG
flax lignans are water soluble, a result that may also suggest good
bioavailability and absorption, the company said.
More support that lignans may cut breast cancer risk
High intake of lignans from the diet could reduce the risk of
breast cancer by almost 30 per cent, suggests a new epidemiological
study from France.
Flax lignan group devises SDG testing method
The Flax Lignan Association has announced the validation of a
standardized method for testing SDG (secoisolariciresinol
diglucoside) content of flaxseed ingredients.
China's BioGin introduces 40 per cent SDG flax lignans
BioGin Biochemicals says it is raising the bar on SDG concentration
of flax lignans, after developing a lignan ingredient standardized
to 40 per cent.
ADM enters flax lignan market with NDI-notified Beneflax
The FDA has accepted Archer Daniel Midland's new dietary ingredient
(NDI) filing for Beneflax after it passed the 75-day notification
period, meaning the flax lignan concentrate will soon be available
for use in dietary ingredients.
Acatris builds evidence behind LinumLife bioavailability
A pilot study conducted for Acatris provides evidence that its
LinumLife flax lignan product is bioavailable in human males,
allowing them to realises the health benefits propounded by
More lignan launches in US than Europe
The North American market for lignan-containing dietary supplements
is streets ahead of Europe's, indicates data from Mintel,
suggesting that there is scope for more educational efforts aimed
at formulators and consumers on this...
The growing science of lignans' health benefits
In the past 18 months, consumer awareness of plant lignans and
their human metabolites has grown with media coverage of studies
proposing health benefits. But where does the science stand at
Lignans could help prevent colorectal cancer, suggests study
Dutch scientists have reported that a high dietary intake of plant
lignans could reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by half, the
first such report linking lignans to this type of cancer.
Strong evidence for lignans' breast cancer protection
A high intake of plant lignans could reduce the risk of breast
cancer for pre-menopausal women by 78 per cent, says new research
from Germany that adds significantly to the current body of
Weak support for lignan-heart health link in smokers
A diet rich in lignans may not offer smokers strong protection from
heart disease, says a new Finnish study.
Study 'confirms' lignan dose for menopause supplements
A daily dose of 10 to 30 milligrams of Norwegian spruce lignans is
effective to help women manage menopause, says Italian research.
Flax lignan market predicted to continue bullish growth
Annual sales of specialty supplements containing flax lignans are
set to continue to rise, and were reported to be up by over eight
percent in 2004.
Acatris and ADM form flax lignan association
Flax lignan manufacturers Acatris and Archer Daniel Midland (ADM)
have founded a new trade association to support the science behind
standardized flax lignan ingredients and protect them from the risk
to their credibility posed by...
Flax lignans: a cure for hair loss?
For many men, losing their hair is a frustrating but inevitable
part of the aging process. But a pilot study carried out by Dutch
ingredients company Acatris suggests that taking flax lignans could
put an end to their plight, reports...
Acatris warns consumers over flax lignan content
Acatris is warning customers that they may be wasting their money
if they buy supplements claiming to be 'high lignan' but which
don't list actual amounts on the label.
Maximum flax - higher concentration from Acatris
Dutch firm Acatris has extended its flax lignan line with a more
contentrated extract, LinumLife Extra.