New Zealand researchers are beginning a six-month study in Auckland exploring feijoa powder’s ability to prevent diabetes, and says that health claim would support the country’s export ambitions in Asia for the backyard staple.
A randomised controlled trial funded by Nestle has found that a nutritional combination and exercise induced by electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) for 12 weeks could improve walking speed and increase knee strength in elderly Japanese adults with limited...
Australian flavour and ingredient company The Product Makers (TPM) has reported that its polyphenol rich sugarcane extract may protect against oxidative stress, inflammation and neurological degeneration.
Morinaga Confectionery is launching a new product under Japan’s Foods with Functional Claims (FFC), with a stick-type cocoa powder that is reported to help lower blood pressure and improve bowel movements
Many studies have linked polyphenols—chemical compounds found in everything from chocolate to olives to berries—to reduced cardiovascular disease risk. French researchers took a closer look at how different types of polyphenols relate to this risk.
Most studies looking at bioactive compounds have focused on temperate climate berries, argue researchers from Brazil. They make the case for the commercialization of Brazilian small fruits to compete with so-called ‘temperate berries.’
More research is required to determine the purported effects of green tea consumption against bladder cancer, and to develop green tea-based treatment and prevention strategies, according to a study by Nagasaki University.