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New US guidelines on peanut allergy

Babies without eczema or egg allergies, should be introduced to peanut-containing foods alongside other solid foods according to new clinical guidelines from an expert panel sponsored by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The guidance is aimed at aid health care providers and was prompted by emerging evidence that eating peanut-containing foods […]

January 17, 2017 Continue Reading
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Cognitive function sees improvements with green oat extract

A new study has found that green oat (Avena sativa) extract can aid cognitive function such as speed of performance and episodic memory in healthy middle-aged adults. The double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study assessed the effects of single doses of the green oat extract across a broad range of cognitive domains in adults aged 40–65 years […]

January 12, 2016 Continue Reading
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Chondroitin is under-regulated states review

A recent review of the variations in composition of different chondroitin sulfate formulations has concluded that the supplement is under-regulated and requires standardisation to ensure its quality, efficacy and safety. The researchers, from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the Institut Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques in Barcelona, write that nutraceutical-grade chondroitin sulfate varies […]

July 13, 2015 Continue Reading
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Vitamin D may benefit Crohn’s sufferers

The results of a study carried out by researchers at St James’s Hospital in Dublin have shown that vitamin D could improve intestinal barrier dysfunctions associated with Crohn’s disease (CD), a gastrointestinal condition characterized by inflammation. The researchers gave 27 subjects with CD in remission either 2,000iu of vitamin D daily for three months, or […]

July 10, 2015 Continue Reading
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Olive leaf extract demonstrates positive effect on heart disease

New research has found that olive leaf extract can have positive short-term effects on heart health markers. The study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, gave 18 healthy subjects a single recommended dose of Comvita Olive Leaf Extract or placebo, after which vascular function and inflammatory markers in the blood were measured and urine […]

July 9, 2015 Continue Reading
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Salmon oil found to reduce markers of oxidative stress

A study which researchers say may be the first to show that fish oil can reduce oxidative stress in healthy subjects, has found that salmon oil significantly reduces F2-isoprostane levels, the biomarkers of in vivo lipid peroxidative damage. The Australian study, led by Andrew Pipingas from the Swinburne University of Technology, involved 160 healthy adults […]

June 4, 2015 Continue Reading
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Research confirms coconut oil as a healthier fat

New research from The University of Hull has confirmed that saturated fats in virgin coconut oil appear to be significantly healthier than those found in dairy products. Although this has been shown previously through animal-based studies, the new research used human subjects. The volunteers were split into two groups and given high fat shakes made […]

May 20, 2015 Continue Reading
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Green-lipped mussel extract may protect against muscle damage post-exercise

New research conducted by researchers from the University of Indiana-Bloomington and published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, has found that green-lipped mussel extract can suppress certain markers of muscle damage and inflammation that usually increase during exercise. The study set out to evaluate the effects of PCSO-524, a marine oil […]

March 13, 2015 Continue Reading
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Pine bark extract reduces psoriasis symptoms

In a study conducted by Chieti-Pescara University in Italy, researchers have found that supplementation with a natural plant extract from French maritime pine tree bark significantly improves symptoms of psoriasis. During the study, published in Panminerva Medica, researchers treated 73 patients between 30-45 for 12 weeks with standard management (SM), with 38 of them also […]

May 20, 2014 Continue Reading
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Nuts can extend your shelf life

It is widely accepted that nuts are beneficial to health – being a rich source of omega-3s, antioxidants, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals – and now a new study published in the The New England Journal of Medicine has found that regular nut consumption can increase life expectancy. The study – Association of Nut Consumption […]

November 28, 2013 Continue Reading
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