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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 the American College of Sports Medicine Conference in Boston. The trained athletes showed a significant dose-response effect to blackcurrant extract supplementation, which could offer a natural, nutritional strategy for improving […]

June 13, 2016 Continue Reading
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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risk-benefit method for evaluating micronutrient intake developed by Dutch scientists could help end the reliance on outdated approaches to the setting of vitamin and mineral levels, says the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH). The ANH commissioned the Dutch study in an effort to cut through the “considerable confusion” over what levels are optimum […]

June 10, 2016 Continue Reading

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 disorder specialist at the world-renowned Royal Free Hospital, warned that the clean eating regimes promoted by popular food bloggers and websites can be a “catastrophe”. Berelowitz told the Sunday Times […]

June 8, 2016 Continue Reading

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 taken daily by the over-55s. The aim of the Healthcare Cost Savings of Omega 3 Food Supplements in the European Union report was to determine if cost savings could be realised, […]

May 20, 2016 Continue Reading

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 of faecal bacteria in healthy adults. Oluf Pedersen, who led the research at the University of Copenhagen, said: “While there is some evidence from previous reviews that probiotic interventions may […]

May 11, 2016 Continue Reading

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 and memory, with significant benefits displayed for older people Researchers from the University’s Department of Psychology have found that drinking peppermint tea improves alertness, while chamomile tea has a calming […]

May 10, 2016 Continue Reading

Montmorency cherry juice shown to significantly reduces high blood pressure and stroke risk

Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood pressure at a level comparable to that achieved by medication, according to new research from Northumbria University, Newcastle. The findings, which are published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition today, found that men with early signs of hypertension – more commonly known as high blood […]

May 5, 2016 Continue Reading

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 for Europeans. The document, compiled by the EFSA’s Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA), proposes dietary reference values for adults, children and infants, pregnant and lactating women. Using bodily […]

March 24, 2016 Continue Reading

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 world. That’s the conclusion of Canadian researchers who followed the progress of breastfed children, some of whom were given vitamin D supplements and some not. The researchers, from St Michael’s hospital […]

February 23, 2016 Continue Reading

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, ate higher quality food and improved their weight management. The researchers used a questionnaire to collect detailed data about the subjects diet, vital statistics and activity level, in 2000 and again […]

February 17, 2016 Continue Reading

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 from around the world, the team led by Newcastle University, reviewed 196 papers on milk and 67 papers on meat and found clear differences between organic and conventional milk and […]

February 16, 2016 Continue Reading

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