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April 2014 Issue
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Growing Consumer Acceptance Drives Omega-3 Demand
By Nilesh Patankar, Senior Analyst, Grand View Research
Published April 22, 2014
A favorable regulatory landscape and demand from developing countries will offer growth opportunities over the next six years. Read More »
Published April 7, 2014
Research disputes the hypothesis that calcium supplementation, with or without vitamin D, increases coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality risk in elderly women. Read More »
Published April 2, 2014
Two new studies evaluating vitamin D in the support of a variety of medical issues were published in BMJ. Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
Nutraceutical: Iron Indication: Stroke Risk Source: PLOS ONE February 19, 2014 Research: Pulmonary first pass filtration of particles marginally exceeding ~7 µm (the size of a red blood cell) is used routinely in diagnostics, and allows cell… Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
A study published in Vascular Health and Risk Management demonstrated that Pantesin Pantethine from Kyowa Hakko was effective in lowering cardiovascular risk markers in study participants with low to moderate risk factors who were eligible for statin… Read More »
Do Added Sugars Add Up To More Heart Disease?
By Kit Broihier, MS, RD, LD, Guiding Stars
Published March 24, 2014
A study published in JAMA looked at the sugar consumption habits of about 43,000 Americans. Read More »
Published March 18, 2014
Trade groups evaluate two recent studies on omega-3s and CVD risk. Read More »
Published March 17, 2014
Soluble fiber in oats helps lower total and LDL cholesterol, but scientists now say the cardiovascular health benefits of oats goes beyond fiber. Read More »
Published March 12, 2014
A low-sodium sea salt ingredient has been developed by Salt of the Earth Ltd. to reduce sodium in bakery products, such as bread, breakfast cereals and snacks. The ingredient was tested by Salt of the Earth’s R&D center and found to be com… Read More »
Published March 10, 2014
Producer of non-GMO plant sterols, Arboris, LLC, has entered into North American markets with its flagship plant sterol ester product Protanica, a heart-healthy functional food ingredient.    Consumption of plant sterols has been clinically… Read More »
Slideshow: Six Antioxidants on the Rise
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published March 10, 2014
Look for these ingredients to continue on a positive trajectory. Read More »
Published March 7, 2014
EPA+DHA supplementation reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the meta-analyses of all studies combined when compared with placebo. Read More »
The Omega-3 Index: A Useful Tool in an Evolving Market
By Becky Wright, Aker BioMarine Antarctic
Published March 3, 2014
Consumer engagement with this diagnostic tool could be an important next step for the omega-3 marketplace. Read More »
Getting Ahead of the Curve: Turmeric & Curcumin
By Dr. A. Elizabeth Sloan & Catherine Adams Hutt, Sloan Trends, Inc.
Published March 3, 2014
The timing is perfect to spice up sales with turmeric and its bioactive components: curcumin and other curcuminoids. Read More »
Antioxidants Update: Following Science to Success
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published March 3, 2014
Continued research supporting product use for specific conditions will help grow consumer awareness and offer long-lasting, added value to the category. Read More »
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