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TCM herbal extract mixture helps lower diabetes risk: Chinese mouse study

A combination of refined herbal extracts can help to lower the risk of diabetes, according to a Chinese study.

Supplementation and acute pancreatitis: Review reveals potential for 'promising treatment outcomes'

Well-timed and appropriate supplementation with glutamine, omega-3, prebiotics and probiotics could help prevent or manage acute pancreatitis, especially if it is personalised to the individual, reveals a review led by Jiangnan University....

Plant power: Chinese firm files patent for Cistanche tubulosa against muscle loss

A Chinese pharmaceutical firm has filed a patent for use of a rare, native desert plant to delay muscle loss and age-associated damage.

Cholesterol dip? Probiotics have no impact on lipid profile, finds study

The Bifidobacterium animalis supsp. lactis probiotic strain does not improve the lipid profile or total faecal short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in healthy adults, researchers say.

Calcium insufficiency leads to late-stage breast cancer tumour cell growth

Inadequate dietary calcium intake accelerates the growth of late-stage breast cancer tumour cells, according to a study on mice.

ChromaDex partners with Watsons to launch healthy ageing supplement in Asia

Botanical ingredient and analytics firm ChromaDex has partnered with Hong Kong-based retailer AS Watson to launch its US-made dietary supplement TRU NIAGEN in Asia.

Curcumin could help stem the spread of bladder cancer cells: Chinese in vitro study

Curcumin has been shown to inhibit the spread of bladder cancer in in vitro studies, according to Chinese researchers.

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation 'vital from birth': New Indian Paediatrics Academy guidelines

Children should receive vitamin D and calcium supplementation from birth, according to guidelines from the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP).

Prenatal vitamin A deficiency linked to cognitive dysfunction in adulthood: Chinese study

Prenatal marginal vitamin A deficiency (mVAD) leads to impaired learning and memory in adulthood, a Chinese study has found.

'Better education and tighter labelling laws' needed to stop sports doping in India

Athletes in India must be better educated on the detrimental effects of doping and regulators must introduce stricter labelling rules for over-the-counter supplements, president of the All India Council of...

Resveratrol boosts heart health of type 2 diabetes patients: Japanese RCT

Resveratrol supplementation could provide heart benefits for people with type 2 diabetes by alleviating arterial stiffness and lowering oxidative stress, a Japanese study has found.

Vitamin E deficiency may lead to increased colorectal cancer risk: Chinese meta-analysis

Vitamin E deficiency might be linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a Chinese systematic review and meta-analysis.

Glucoraphanin shows preventive effects against obesity and type 2 diabetes

Supplementation with glucoraphanin — an antioxidant found in broccoli, cauliflower, and mustard — could help prevent type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well as obesity-related metabolic disorders such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease,...

Evergreen oak bark extract aids kidney stone treatment: South Korean study

Extract from the bark of an evergreen oak species that grows in certain Asian countries could be used to treat inflammation, as well as kidney and bladder stones, a South...

No proven link between vitamin D deficiency and latent TB in young children: Indonesian study

A recent Indonesian study has found no significant association between vitamin D deficiency and latent tuberculosis (TB) in children aged one to five, despite previous assertions to the contrary.

Supplements inferior to prescription drug in treating chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity

A combination of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals commonly used to treat chemotherapy-induced chronic neurotoxicity (CICNT) has been deemed less effective than a pharmaceutical alternative.

Probiotics have limited effects on anaemia in kidney failure patients: Iranian study

Probiotic supplementation did not increase haemoglobin levels in kidney failure patients undergoing dialysis, but it did help to decrease haemoglobin fluctuations.

Resveratrol a safe and effective option for endometriosis treatment: Review

Resveratrol could be a safe and effective long-term treatment for endometriosis due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, according to a new review.

Cure for peanut allergy imminent thanks to Australian scientists

A treatment that offers a long-term cure for children with a fatal peanut allergy could soon be commercially available, thanks to scientists in Melbourne.

Bamboo shoots hold ‘great promise’ as health food and economic driver: Indian study

Bamboo shoots hold great nutritive and economic potential for Northeast India, according to an article by Bodoland University and the Maharani Lakshmi Ammanni College for Women.

TSI receives first ever exclusive CFDA licence to produce HMB in China

Health product manufacturer TSI Group has announced the approval of the first ever China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) Manufacturing Licence for β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (HMB) production in China.

Reversing weight loss and malnutrition in cancer patients: The benefits of a multidisciplinary approach

A multidisciplinary approach to nutrition could be vital to reversing weight loss and malnutrition in colorectal cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, a Chinese study has found.

Australian study affirms vitamin D’s ability to lower type 2 diabetes risk

Vitamin D could be useful in preventing the development of type 2 diabetes, an Australian population-based study has found.

Probiotics a possible treatment for jaundice in newborn babies: Chinese meta-analysis

Probiotic supplementation might be able to safely and effectively treat jaundice in babies, a Chinese systematic review and meta-analysis found, but researchers say better quality data is required.

Skate cartilage extract found to have protective effects against liver damage: South Korean study

Cartilage extracted from the skate fish can protect against liver damage, according to a recent South Korean study.