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The latest nutrition and research news for the natural and organic products industry.

Study shows blackcurrant extract increases cardiovascular responses

A study by the University of Chichester reveals how athletes supplemented with blackcurrant extract experience improved cardiovascular responses. The research was unveiled last week at...

Dutch scientists develop ground-breaking approach on vitamins intake

A new risk-benefit method for evaluating micronutrient intake developed by Dutch scientists could help end the reliance on outdated approaches to the setting of...

Clean eating diets are fuelling eating disorder crisis, doctors warn

‘Clean eating’ diets are fuelling a growing eating disorders crisis, doctors and even some former proponents are warning. Last week Dr Mark Berelowitz, an eating...

Report published into benefits of a vegan diet

Viva!Health has published The Incredible Vegan Health Report, investigating how a plant-based diet positive impact on health and wellbeing.

Supplementing with omega-3s could save EU €12.9BN in healthcare costs

A report commissioned by Food Supplements Europe has found that the EU could save billions on cardiovascular disease (CVD) healthcare if omega-3 supplements were...

Minimal fish oil consumption lowers blood pressure

A study published in the Journal of Nutrition has found that consuming as little as 0.7g of fish oil per day can reduce blood pressure.

Danish team find “no evidence” that probiotics benefit healthy adults

  A team of Danish researchers who reviewed several trials on probiotic supplements say they found “no convincing evidence” that the products changed the composition...

Researchers identify herbs that boost mood and memory

  New research by a team at Northumbria University shows how particular herbs – peppermint, chamomile, rosemary and lavender among them – impact on mood...

Montmorency cherry juice shown to significantly reduces high blood pressure and...

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from...

UK Government releases updated Eatwell Guide

The UK Government has published a revised version of its Eatwell Guide – which has replaced the Eatwell Plate.

Low magnesium associated with type 2 diabetes, artery calcification

A study published in Nutrition Journal has found that magnesium levels correlate to a higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors.

EFSA issues draft recommendations for vitamin D

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values (DRVs) for vitamin D...

MPLs to remain key focus in EU Referendum year, says CHC

Maximum Permitted Levels for vitamins and the UK’s ability to “retain sovereignty over key policy areas like health” will be major areas of focus...

Breastfed babies may suffer vitamin D deficiency, researchers say

Babies and young children who are breastfed may not be getting enough vitamin D – especially if they live in northern parts of the...

Spending more on food is associated with healthier choices

A Spanish study of over 2,000 people has found that those who increased how much they forked out for food made healthier diet choices,...

Study finds further “clear differences” between organic and non-organic

A new study has shown that both organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products. Analysing data...

Ahiflower oil comes out on top in new study

In the first human clinical trial carried out on Ahiflower oil, researchers have confirmed that its consumption is safe and increases tissue long-chain n-3...

Oral supplement cut death rate of older hospital patients by 50%

A specialized oral supplement regime cut the death rate of older malnourished patients with heart or lung disease by 50%, US scientists report. In a...

Nordic diet associated with better physical performance in later life

In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, Finnish researchers have found that a Nordic diet may be beneficial for overall physical...

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...