Nutrition & Life

Next-gen probiotic candidate targeting obesity identified Scientists from the Catholic University of Louvain report that Dysosmobacter welbionis​ J115T​ is found in up to 70% of the healthy population, and that lower abundance is correlated to higher BMI, fasting glucose levels, and higher HbA1c (glycated hemoglobin, a marker of long-term presence of excess glucose in the
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Microbiomes have been gaining more attention of late and one key focus is their role in disease and immune function.  Dr. Sabine Hazan, CEO of Progenabiome and Ventura Clinical Trials joined the NutraCast to discuss her work as a gastroenterologist and clinical trials investigator.  In 2019, Hazan established ProgenaBiome to investigate the microbiome. The state-of-the-art
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When herring are filleted, more than half their weight becomes a low-value ‘side stream’ that never reaches our plates – despite being rich in protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Now, scientists from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a special dipping solution, with ingredients including rosemary extract and citric acid, which can significantly
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Review points to effectiveness of keto diet, but also cites wide range of evidence quality Researchers associated with the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine gathered the evidence for the effectiveness of ketogenic diets in a systematic review.  The research was published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition​. Shedding fat
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In a newly published document​​, study findings revealed that currently, the objectives of the Claims Regulation had not been ‘fully attained,’ with current rules not accounting for specific plant preparations. Despite the EC’s reluctance, the report’s closing comments left the door open with further exploration of the term ‘traditional use,’ deemed appropriate as was more
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RUDN University professor and her colleagues from France proved that higher intake of magnesium and vitamin B6 helps to cope with the consequences of magnesium deficiency during pregnancy and in hormone-related conditions in women. Within four weeks, the painful symptoms become less severe, the quality of life improves, and the risks of miscarriage are reduced.
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The bulletin is part of the growing BAPP library of peer-reviewed publications, which now numbers 67, including adulteration bulletins, lab guidances focusing on analytical procedures for given botanicals and other documents.  BAPP is a collaborative effort between the lead organization, the American Botanical Council, and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and the National Center for Natural
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The deal is valued at $14.9 million.  Acenzia advertises a range of contract manufacturing capabilities for tablets, powders and capsules.  In addition to  manufacturing and formulation capabilities, Acenzia also advertises an ability to manage clinical trials for clients. One aspect of that capability is a proprietary platform Acenzia has developed to do cancer research using
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1. Content, content, content:​ We’ve put together a stellar program for this year’s event. From disruptive technologies like A.I., CRISPR, and genetic engineering, to new ingredient opportunities from postbiotics, synbiotics, HMOs, and bacteriophages, to exciting health endpoints like weight management and athletic performance and recovery, to the changing retail landscape, and the elephant in the
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Researchers at the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre conducted the largest ever study of nutrient interactions by examining the health of mice on 33 different diets containing various combinations of protein to carbs, and different sources of carbohydrate. They found that a low-protein (10% of dietary energy), high-carbohydrate (70%) diet produced either the healthiest
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GNC is expanding its distribution channel for a selection of its vitamins and supplements with an exclusive deal with Walmart to sell the products in the more than 4,000 Walmart brick-and-mortar stores and on the company’s online sales platform. Wellness for all  “Millions know and trust our brand, and with this collaboration we can deliver
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Plant-based and pescatarian diets reduced the risk of severe COVID-19 infection by 73% and 59%, respectively. Using data from online surveys across 6 different countries, scientists have shown that diet choice can affect the severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Image Credit: RONEDYA / Shutterstock The effect of diet choice on infection severity Observational evidence
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New studies examine prenatal supplements, obesity, physical activity as well as how eating patterns affect sleep during pregnancy, can all impact pregnancy success. Four new studies investigating the effects of supplements, eating habits and physical activity and how they can affect various aspects of health during pregnancy are being presented at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE.
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The four associations letter was send yesterday to Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, and Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND.  The two are the chairman and ranking member of the Senate subcommittee that governs recommendations for the FDA budget. The letter was signed by the heads of the American Herbal Products Association, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the
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