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  • What

    What's Next in Cognitive Function?

    Marian Zboraj || June 1, 2007
    In the intense search for ways to preserve brain health, consumers are turning to various ingredients aimed at maintaining or improving cognitive function.

  • Omega 3 fatty acids

    June 1, 2007
    Indication: cognitive decline (older adults) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, April 2007;85(4):1142-1147. Research: Data on fish consumption were collected from 210 participants in the Zutphen Elderly Study, who were aged 70–89 years in 1990. D…

  • Lutein

    June 1, 2007
    Indication: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Source: Experimental Eye Research, April 2007;84(4):718-28. Research: An intervention group of 108 adults received a daily supplement containing antioxidants for 6 months. The men and women,…

  • Calcium

    June 1, 2007
    Indication: Bone loss (during diets) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, April 2007;85(4):972-80. Research: Forty-four overweight, postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to a calorie-restricted diet, including either normal (1 gram per day) or high…

  • Healthcare in Crisis: As American as Apple Pie

    Healthcare in Crisis: As American as Apple Pie

    May 1, 2007
    CNN recently aired a special report by its chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on consumers' insatiable desire for anything and everything that can turn back the hands of time. The anti-aging segment, "Chasing Life," which is also the title…

  • Eye Health Directory

    NW Staff || May 1, 2007
    A listing of suppliers of eye health ingredients that can help prevent health conditions like AMD and cataracts.

  • Focusing in on Eye Health

    Focusing in on Eye Health

    Marian Zboraj || May 1, 2007
    A growing number of consumers are becoming concerned about maintaining healthy vision, especially as Baby Boomers encounter more age-related conditions and younger generations feel the effects of a technology-driven society.

  • Published Research Confirms Oral Safety Of Collagen II

    May 1, 2007
    A study published in February’s issue of Food and Chemical Toxicology has confirmed the safety of BioCell Technology, LLC’s Collagen II, a dietary ingredient that supports connective tissue health in joints and skin. The research was comp…

  • Whey Protein Concentrate Researched for Medical Use

    May 1, 2007
    Leprino Foods continues to support independent studies regarding health benefits of whey and its derivatives. One study, completed in 2006, evaluated the benefits of whey protein concentrate added to the diet of patients with chronic kidney disease o…

  • Phase 2 Decreases Body Fat, Maintains Lean Body Mass

    May 1, 2007
    A study entitled “A Dietary Supplement Containing Standardized Phaseolus vulgaris Extract Influences Body Composition of Overweight Men and Women” was published in the January 2007 issue of the International Journal of Medical Sciences. P…

  • HMRlignan Provides Cardiovascular Protection

    May 1, 2007
    Linnea has unveiled the results of a new study showing that 7-hydroxymatairesinol (HMRlignan, HMR) ingestion may provide cardiovascular protection by depressing a particular inflammatory pathway. The study, concluded in February, was performed by the…

  • Cyracos Shown to be an Anti-Stress Solution

    May 1, 2007
    The efficacy of Berkem’s Cyracos, extracted from lemon balm, was recently demonstrated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, which examined the action of Cyracos on 30 people showing symptoms of anxiety and suffering from sleep…

  • Chromium Picolinate Shows Clinical Benefits in Diabetes Management

    May 1, 2007
    A peer-reviewed analysis on chromium picolinate (Nutrition 21, Inc.) has been published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. The analysis confirms that chromium picolinate is effective in improving glycemic control and normalizing lipid levels…

  • Citrofen Improves Arthritis, Lowers Weight

    May 1, 2007
    Next Pharmaceuticals has revealed the results of a clinical study on its new patented ingredient Citrofen. Results indicate that the new patented formulation cuts stiffness in half for participants who had knee osteoarthritis and it boosted comfort a…

  • Enviga Provides Noticeable Increase in Energy Expenditure

    May 1, 2007
    A clinical study published in the medical journal Obesity demonstrated that people who drank the equivalent of three Enviga beverages (Beverage Partners Worldwide, Atlanta, GA) over the course of a day burned 106 extra calories. This amounted to slig…

  • Glucerna Helps Reduce Key Metabolic Markers in Overweight Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

    May 1, 2007
    A clinical trial conducted by the Nutritional Sciences department of the Chinese Academy of Sciences demonstrated that a structured intervention program that includes Abbott Nutrition’s (Montreal, Canada) nutritional supplement Glucerna along w…

  • Rice Bran Exhibits Potential in the Prevention of Intestinal Cancer

    May 1, 2007
    NutraCea, El Dorado Hills, CA, has released the results of a study investigating the effect of rice bran on several intestinal adenomas in cancerous mice. The results were published in the January 9, 2007 online edition of the British Journal of Canc…

  • Vitamin A

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Gastric cancer Source: Am J Clin Nutr, February 2007;85(2):497-503. Research: Vitamin A may influence gastric carcinogenesis through its essential role in controlling cell proliferation and differentiation. However, epidemiologic…

  • Soy

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Prostate cancer Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, Mar 2007;16(3):538-45; Epub Mar 2, 2007. Research: The incidence of prostate cancer is much lower in Asian than Western populations. Environmental factors, such as dietary…

  • Remifemin (black cohosh)

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Climacteric symptoms (postmenopausal women) Source: Menopause, Jan-Feb 2007;14(1):89-96. Research: Seventy-four postmenopausal women with climacteric symptoms were treated with Remifemin (5 mg dry extract per day, corresponding to…

  • Probiotics

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, March 2007;85(3):816-23. Research: Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is a major cause of mortality in intensive care units. A breakdown in gut barrier fun…

  • Plant lignans

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Breast cancer (postmenopausal women) Source: J Natl Can Inst, 2007;99(6):475-486. Research: Investigators set out to prospectively examine associations between the risk of postmenopausal invasive breast cancer and dietary intakes…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids (n-3 fatty acids)

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Bone mineral density (BMD) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, March 2007;85(3): 803-807. Research: The objective of this study was to investigate the role of fatty acids in bone accumulation and the attainment of peak bone mass in young men.…

  • Neptune krill oil

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Inflammation and arthritic symptoms Source: J Am Coll Nutr, February 2007;26(1):39-48. Research: In this study, researchers wanted to assess the effect of Neptune krill oil (NKO) on C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with chroni…

  • Magnesium

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Bone strength (young women) Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab, December 2006;91:4866–4872. Research: The role of magnesium (Mg) as a determinant of bone mass has not been extensively explored. Limited studies suggest that diet…

  • Hawthorne

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Congestive heart failure Source: American College of Cardiology meeting, New Orleans, March 2007 Research: Researchers recruited a total of 2681 patients from 156 medical centers in Europe to test the impact of Crataegus Extract W…

  • Ginkgo biloba-containing supplement

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Memory (older adults) Source: J Am Diet Assoc, March 2007;107(3):422-432. Research: In this trial, investigators set out to determine whether a ginkgo biloba-containing supplement could improve cognitive function and quality of li…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Colorectal cancer Source: Am J Epidemiol, March 22, 2007 [Epub ahead of print] Research: The authors of this study examined intakes of calcium and vitamin D, and interaction with retinol, in relation to risk of adenoma of the dist…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    May 1, 2007
    Indication: Stress fractures (young women) Source: Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Research: Researchers conducted a study on 3700 women training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center over a period of eight weeks.…

  • Market Research Firm Packaged Facts

    May 1, 2007
    Leaving behind the nondescript packaging and “generic” identity of a decade ago, private-label or store-brand food and beverage sales are soaring, according to “Private Label Food and Beverages in the U.S.,” a new report from…

  • Research Group to Determine Health Benefits of Glyconutrients

    May 1, 2007
    Mannatech, Inc., Coppell, TX, has awarded a grant to Health and Medical Research Center, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integrative Health Technologies, Inc., to analyze a database of more than one million aging- and immune-related biomarkers to determ…

  • Soy Labs Receives Research Grant for Lunasin

    May 1, 2007
    Soy Labs, LLC, Fairfield, CA, has re-ceived a grant from the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) to conduct research on the cholesterol-lowering effects of Lunasin, a soy peptide. Of numerous research proposals submitted, this is one of onl…

  • Vitamin A

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Gastric cancer Source: Am J Clin Nutr, February 2007;85(2):497-503. Research: Vitamin A may influence gastric carcinogenesis through its essential role in controlling cell proliferation and differentiation. However, epidemiologic…

  • Soy

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Prostate cancer Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, Mar 2007;16(3):538-45; Epub Mar 2, 2007. Research: The incidence of prostate cancer is much lower in Asian than Western populations. Environmental factors, such as dietary…

  • Remifemin (black cohosh)

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Climacteric symptoms (postmenopausal women) Source: Menopause, Jan-Feb 2007;14(1):89-96. Research: Seventy-four postmenopausal women with climacteric symptoms were treated with Remifemin (5 mg dry extract per day, corresponding to…

  • Probiotics

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, March 2007;85(3):816-23. Research: Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) is a major cause of mortality in intensive care units. A breakdown in gut barrier f…

  • Plant lignans

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Breast cancer (postmenopausal women) Source: J Natl Can Inst, 2007;99(6):475-486. Research: Investigators set out to prospectively examine associations between the risk of postmenopausal invasive breast cancer and dietary intakes…

  • Omega 3 fatty acids (n-3 fatty acids)

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Bone mineral density (BMD) Source: Am J Clin Nutr, March 2007;85(3): 803-807. Research: The objective of this study was to investigate the role of fatty acids in bone accumulation and the attainment of peak bone mass in young men.…

  • Neptune krill oil

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Inflammation and arthritic symptoms Source: J Am Coll Nutr, February 2007;26(1):39-48. Research: In this study, researchers wanted to assess the effect of Neptune krill oil (NKO) on C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with chroni…

  • Magnesium

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Bone strength (young women) Source: J Clin Endocrinol Metab, December 2006;91:48664872. Research: The role of magnesium (Mg) as a determinant of bone mass has not been extensively explored. Limited studies suggest that dietary Mg…

  • Hawthorne (download monograph below)

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Congestive heart failure Source: American College of Cardiology meeting, New Orleans, March 2007 Research: Researchers recruited a total of 2681 patients from 156 medical centers in Europe to test the impact of Crataegus Extract W…

  • Ginkgo biloba-containing supplement

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Memory (older adults) Source: J Am Diet Assoc, March 2007;107(3):422-432. Research: In this trial, investigators set out to determine whether a ginkgo biloba-containing supplement could improve cognitive function and quality of l…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Colorectal cancer Source: Am J Epidemiol, March 22, 2007 [Epub ahead of print] Research: The authors of this study examined intakes of calcium and vitamin D, and interaction with retinol, in relation to risk of adenoma of the dist…

  • Calcium and vitamin D

    April 24, 2007
    Indication: Stress fractures (young women) Source: Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA Research: Researchers conducted a study on 3700 women training at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center over a period of eight weeks.…

  • Quality Focus: The Laboratory Notebook

    Robert Green || April 1, 2007
    Answering important questions about quality.

  • The Joint Ain't Jumpin'

    David Mark, PhD || April 1, 2007
    Exploring the joint health market in the context of the latest evidence for various ingredients.

  • Going with the Flow

    Joanna Cosgrove || April 1, 2007
    Provexis partners with Unilever with the hope that its Fruitflow heart health technology will make a dent in global cardiovascular disease statistics.

  • Joint Health Ingredients Directory

    NW Staff || April 1, 2007
    A listing of suppliers of joint health ingredients that can help alleviate health issues such as arthritis.

  • It

    It's Business, not Personal

    Rebecca Wright || April 1, 2007
    As I wrapped up this month's investment piece, I happened to come across an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal, which talked about the rise of Sambazon-the company that made aai a household name and helped rocket the category to over $13…

  • What

    What's New in Pre/Probiotics?

    Marian Zboraj || April 1, 2007
    Updated technologies and scientific research have opened up the pre/probiotics market to allow for different delivery forms and additional benefits beyond gut health.