Clinical trials involving diet are severely under-funded and more difficult to complete than drugs studies, say researchers who warn that nutrition studies are prone to bias, are often too small and of too short duration and regularly change outcome...
A possible link between artificial sweeteners and weight gain, diabetes and heart disease casts further doubt on the long-term health benefits of sweeteners including aspartame, sucralose and stevioside.
The 15th instalment of Vitafoods Europe kicks off in Geneva on May 22 with portfolio director Chris Lee excited about a peer-review education programme featuring the father of nutraceuticals and an expo that will outsize all previous editions.
ReGen and Metagenics are preparing for the launch of Colostrinin
with the presentation of data on the nutraceutical's potential for
cognitive function before a group that could be instrumental in its
success - natural health...
A review of studies using the herb kava to combat anxiety has
reported some positive results and only mild adverse events, giving
a much-needed boost to the herb's record despite the need for
longer safety and efficacy trials.
The only way to convince European governments on the safety and
efficacy of kava kava and to restore the industry in the South
Pacific is to conduct clinical studies and look further into the
mechanism, says expert on herbal safety...
The cost-effective benefits and research standards set to become
international has added to the attraction of outsourcing R&D to
India and China - two developing nations that are set to ease the
ever-increasing cost pressures,...
Canada's Advitech is continuing with the clinical trial program for
XP-828L sweet whey protein extract to give the product weight with
dermatologists and help it achieve its market potential - an effort
which led the biotech...
Potent LDL cholesterol-lowering activity and other
anti-inflammatory, antiviral and neuroprotective properties have
been shown in animal studies and human clinical trials of a class
of phytochemicals extracted from sugar cane wax.