Weight Management

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Probiotics for weight management: The science and the market

By Stephen Daniells

Research has shown that obesity may have a microbial component, but what does the science show about mechanisms of action, what’s already in the market, and what insights can we glean from microbiome cohort data?

The results are promising, according to lead study author Kelly Swanson, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and interim director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who believes more studies should be conducted to confirm these findings in humans. GettyImages/ollo

Could eating insects slow weight gain in people with obesity?

By Flora Southey

A new study suggests consuming insect protein slows weight gain and improves health status in obese mice. The findings are promising for humans, lead study author Kelly Swanson, interim director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University...

Meet the 2023 NutraIngredients-USA Awards Ingredients of the Year

NutraIngredients-USA Awards 2023: Meet the Ingredients of the Year!

By Stephen Daniells

Six new “Ingredients of the Year” were announced at the recent NutraIngredients-USA Awards spanning beauty from within, cognitive function, healthy aging, prebiotic, sports nutrition, and weight management. Read on to meet the winners…

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Probiotics for weight management: A steady, growing opportunity

By Stephen Daniells

Obesity rates across the United States continue to surge, with the prevalence growing by over 10% over the last 20 years. Today, over 40% of the country's population is classified as obese. Fad diets and OTC products have failed to slow this, but...

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Mediating pre-diabetes with synbiotics: study

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Research suggests that a novel synbiotic supplement comprising Bacillus subtilis and L-alanyl-L-glutamine (Ala-Gln) can improve glucose parameters and generate weight loss in individuals with pre-diabetes.

NutraIngredients-USA Awards: Meet the Ingredients of the Year!

NutraIngredients-USA Awards: Meet the Ingredients of the Year!

By Stephen Daniells

Six new “Ingredients of the Year” were announced at the recent NutraIngredients-USA Awards spanning beauty from within, cognitive function, healthy aging, prebiotic, sports nutrition, and weight management. Read on to meet the winners…

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AHPA withdraws objections to California weight loss bill

By Stephen Daniells

Recent amendments to a California bill that seeks to place restrictions on the sale of some weight management supplements to minors removed retail access restrictions and clarifies definitions, leading one trade association to remove its objections.

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Slimbiotics expands into the US with new subsidiary

By Stephen Daniells

Austrian start-up Slimbiotics has announced the creation of a new US subsidiary to focus on business development and sales across the Americas for its Kimere-derived weight management probiotics.

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No dieting silver bullets, expert says

By Hank Schultz

Sports nutrition products are often linked to certain diet plans, such as ketogenic diets, high protein/low fat approaches and others. A nutrition expert says the prosaic takeaway is that all of these have been shown to work, provided that consumers...

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