Omega-3s help keep kids out of trouble

Omega-3s help keep kids out of trouble

Something as simple as a dietary supplement could reduce disruptive, even abusive behavior, according to newly released research by a team led by a UMass Lowell criminal justice professor. Giving children omega-3 fatty acid supplements reduces disruptive behavior, which in turn had a positive effect on their parents, making…

Depleting microbiome with antibiotics can affect glucose metabolism

Depleting microbiome with antibiotics can affect glucose metabolism

A new study from the Salk Institute has found that mice that have their microbiomes depleted with antibiotics have decreased levels of glucose in their blood and better insulin sensitivity. The research has implications for understanding the role of the microbiome in diabetes. It also could lead to better insight…

Eating crickets can be good for your gut

Eating crickets can be good for your gut

Valerie Stull was 12 when she ate her first insect. “I was on a trip with my parents in Central America and we were served fried ants,” she says. “I remember being so grossed out initially, but when I put the ant in my mouth, I was…

Curcumin Extract Targets Fatty Liver Disease

Curcumin Extract Targets Fatty Liver Disease

New study investigating BCM-95® turmeric extract for potential as a preventive and treatment agent for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFLD) disease demonstrated exciting results. BCM-95 offers a potentiated delivery form of curcumin, a naturally occurring plant polyphenol. BCM-95 is a leading brand in the US curcumin supplement…

Re‐evaluation of silicates and talc as food additives

Re‐evaluation of silicates and talc as food additives

Calcium silicate (E 552), magnesium silicate (E 553a) and talc (E 553b) are authorised as food additives according to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 on food additives and specifications have been defined in the Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/20121 for calcium silicate (E 552), magnesium silicate (E 553a(i…

Portfolio diet lowers many risk factors for heart disease

Portfolio diet lowers many risk factors for heart disease

University of Toronto researchers have found that the portfolio diet, a plant-based way of eating previously shown to lower cholesterol levels, reduces other risk factors for cardiovascular disease including blood pressure, triglycerides and inflammation. In addition to reducing LDL (or ‘bad’) cholesterol by about 30 per cent…

Savory foods may promote healthy eating through effects on the brain

Savory foods may promote healthy eating through effects on the brain

Researchers have found that consuming a broth rich in umami–or savory taste–can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviors and food choices, especially in women at risk of obesity. Umami is a Japanese word to express a delicious, savory meal, and it…

Self-Affirmed GRAS Status for Immunogenic Ingredient LAC-Shield

Self-Affirmed GRAS Status for Immunogenic Ingredient LAC-Shield

Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd., today announced it has attained self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognized as safe) status in the United States for LAC-Shield, a unique immunogenic ingredient. This development opens the door for manufacturers of dietary supplements, functional foods, and beverages in the U.S. to include LAC…

Get Ready for Summer with Astaxanthin

Get Ready for Summer with Astaxanthin

A new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial provides stronger evidence for the protective role of algal-derived astaxanthin against skin deterioration caused by ultraviolet (UV) light. FujiFilm’s research group conducted the research using Algatech Ltd.’s natural astaxanthin, already formulated in their branded supplement ASTOTS®. Skin is…

Clinical trial offers natural eczema treatment, using good bacteria to fight the bad

Clinical trial offers natural eczema treatment, using good bacteria to fight the bad

Eczema is the most common skin disease worldwide. People suffering from it often deal with a lifetime of painful symptoms. A new clinical trial is testing a natural treatment that researchers hope will provide a long-term solution for those dealing with the dry, itchy and painful skin that comes…