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Americas: Consumers prefer diet over pills to sleep better, finds survey

Rather than popping pills to sleep, a survey reveals more US consumers would prefer to eat well in order to sleep better. This survey was...

Europe: Verifying health claims, Tüv Süd

Pineapple stimulates circulation in the legs. Green tea helps the body to burn fat. Vitamins added to pumpkin-seed oil encourage hair growth. Before the Health...

Americas: Associations release guidelines for handling probiotic items

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, and the International Probiotics Association (IPA) have...

Americas: Omega-3 intake lowers CHD risk

EPA and DHA omega-3s reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), according to results of a meta-analysis published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings...

Americas: Study finds infant cereals lack consistent nutritional content

For parents around the world, premixed infant cereals—also known as complementary foods—can be a vital source of the solid food needed for healthy child...

Asia Pacific: One-stop shop at Vitafoods Asia 2016, food-personal care synergies

Vitafoods Asia 2016 will open its doors to the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries in Hong Kong from September 1...

Americas: Optimal maternal folate levels may reduce child obesity risk

Proper maternal folate levels during pregnancy may protect children from a future risk of obesity, especially those born to obese mothers, according to a...

Americas: Healthy diet after pregnancy lowers high blood pressure risk

Sticking to a healthy diet in the years after pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure among women who had pregnancy-related (gestational)...

Americas: Bananas can help prevent blindness, say researchers

Carotenoids, which are found at various levels in different banana cultivars, are important vitamin precursors for eye health. In a study published in American...

Americas: Nutrient slowed cancer cell growth in early-stage breast cancer

One of the first clinical studies to look at the effect of sulforaphane on breast tissues of women diagnosed with breast cancer showed that...

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