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Science stacks up for CLAs weight management   May 07, 2007
Dietary supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) increased lean body mass, adding to previous studies supporting the weight management potential of the ingredient... Read

Soy effective for cholesterol cuts - meta-analysis   May 07, 2007
Soy isoflavones and proteins are effective at reducing cholesterol levels and offer significant benefits for cardiovascular health, suggests a new meta-analysis from Japan... Read

Sterols in capsules effective for cholesterol cuts   May 9, 2007
Regular use of plant sterol esters in capsules improved blood lipid levels and may reduce heart disease risk, says a new study said to be the first to examine the efficacy of sterols in capsules in humans... Read

EGCG from tea may prevent arthritis - study   May 9, 2007
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) extracted from green tea may inhibit the production of inflammatory molecules associated with and joint damage in people with rheumatoid arthritis, scientists have reported... Read

Fiber, magnesium may slash diabetes risk   May 5, 2007
Increased intake of fiber and magnesium-rich grains may cut the risk of developing diabetes by more than 25 per cent, suggests a new study from Germany... Read

Supplements could save $24b in healthcare costs, DSEA   May 4, 2007
A recently released study supports what the dietary supplement industry has been saying all along: the industry could save the nation billions of dollars in healthcare expenditure... Read

Folic acid fortification should included B12, study   May 4, 2007
Fortification of grains to reduce the risk of neural tube defects should include vitamin B12 along with folic acid, says a new study from Canada... Read

Probiotic teams more useful than single strain - study   April 25, 2007
A combination of different probiotics strains reduces the ability of potentially pathogenic bacteria to colonize the gut more than single strains, says new research that proposes industry should look to expand... Read

Antioxidants pills may benefit chemotherapy patients   April 25, 2007
Antioxidants supplements may help increase cancer survival rates, tumor response, and the patient's ability to tolerate chemotherapy, concludes a new review... Read

Meta-analysis supports isoflavones for bone health   April 11, 2007   Increased intake of soy isoflavones can favorably boost bone health, says a new meta-analysis from China and Japan... Read

Omega-3 EPA linked to heart disease protection   April 11, 2007  
People with high cholesterol levels and taking statins reduced their frequency of major cardiac events by about 20 per cent when supplemented with the omega-3 of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), researchers have reported... Read

 Studies champion omega-3s for slowing mental decline   April 11, 2007  
Increased bloods levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA could postpone age-related cognitive decline that may precede dementia and Alzheimer's disease, suggest two new studies... Read

Zinc pills may cut infections in the elderly   April 11, 2007  
A daily zinc supplement may significantly reduce infections in the elderly, says a new trial from the US that may have implications for boosting "healthy ageing"... Read

 Web Page Tracks Studies of Medical Devices Conducted After Approval:  April 9, 2007 
FDA has unveiled a new Web page designed to track the status of patient studies of recently approved medical devices conducted after approval. Because some potential risks don't always emerge during clinical trials of devices, FDA sometimes orders post-approval studies after a product is used more widely or for a longer period. The new page includes information on all post-approval studies the agency has ordered since Jan. 1, 2005.
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HepaGam B OK'd to Prevent Hepatitis B Reinfection After Liver Transplants:
FDA has approved HepaGam B, the first product of its kind for the prevention of hepatitis B reinfection in certain liver transplant patients. Patients previously exposed to the hepatitis B virus are at an increased risk of reinfection because they have weakened immune systems. HepaGam B works by providing an immediate immune response to the hepatitis B virus.

Omega-3 EPA linked to heart disease protection   February 04, 2007
People with high cholesterol levels and taking statins reduced their frequency of major cardiac events by about 20 per cent when supplemented with the omega-3 of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), researchers have reported... Read

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