People with Arthritis More Likely to Take Dietary Supplements, Study Finds
A new study finds that 62.5% of U.S. adults with arthritis take at least one dietary supplement, compared to 49% of adults without arthritis who say the same.
Calcium from Prickly-Pear Plant May Improve Bone Health, Animal Study Suggests
New research out of Mexico suggests calcium from Opuntia ficus indica may be effective at improving several markers of bone health in rats.
Pet Food Trends in 2017: Clean Label, Healthy, and Premium
In the U.S., there has been strong interest in super-premium, single-serve formulations.
Fun Fact: St. John's Wort
According to legend, St. John’s wort got its name because the plant blooms around June 24—the same day as the feast of St. John the Baptist in some Christian traditions.
Vitamin D Defends Against Acute Respiratory Tract Infections?
A new meta-analysis of more than 25 studies provides evidence that vitamin D supplementation may be beneficial to immune health.
Collagen Peptides Reduce Knee Discomfort in Athletes, Study Suggests
Subjects consuming the bioactive collagen peptides demonstrated statistically significant improvements in activity-related pain intensity.
Sodium Reduction Strategies in 2017
FDA draft guidance has given the sodium-reduction movement new life, and ingredients old and new are rising to the challenge.
Vitamin D Deficiency Associated with Low BMD in Women with Hyperparathyroidism
Researchers found the postmenopausal women with hyperparathyroidism and vitamin D deficiency had lower bone mineral density than women with sufficient levels of vitamin D.
Pagoda-Tree Extract Defends Against Inflammation in Arthritis Model
Researchers found a Fructus-sophorae extract protected against development of collagen-induced arthritis in mice.
Health and Nutrition M&A and Business Deals Grew 13% in 2016, NCN Reports
Food and beverage companies in particular are of high interest to investors, said NCN.
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