Bayn Europe sets up subsidiary in China for sugar reduction

15 Jan 2018 --- Bayn Europe AB has signed a joint venture agreement with real estate development company HuaHe International Asset Management Ltd. to introduce sugar reduction to the China market. Both partners have agreed on a cooperation model and mutual commitments for the set-up of the joint venture. Under the agreement, Bayn is to hold 65 percent of equity and HuaHe 35 percent. 

Nuritas raises €16m in Series A funding

21 Dec 2017 --- Nuritas has announced the close of a circa €16 million (US$19 million) Series A funding round led by Chicago-based Cultivian Sandbox Ventures. This brings the total invested to date to approximately €25 million, the company reports. The latest round of funding will support Nuritas’ global growth to address and solve many of the most pressing health issues of the day, including the diabetes epidemic. 

CK Nutraceuticals partners with Kunpoong to distribute chitosan oligosaccharide

28 Sep 2017 --- South Korea’s Kunpoong Bio Co. Ltd., a global operator in the chitosan oligosaccharide market, has appointed Toronto-based CK Nutraceuticals (CK) as its exclusive North America sales, marketing and distribution partner for its Go2Ka1 ingredient (branded as KitoMax in North America).

Fat-regulating enzyme could hold key to preventing cancer, diabetes and other diseases

18 Sep 2017 --- Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in the US have found that getting rid of the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase can increase the risk of cancer, diabetes, inflammation and other medical issues. Their findings were published online in the Journal of Biological Chemistry last month.

Healthy Diet Helps HIV-Positive and Type 2 Diabetes Patients Adhere to Medication Regimens

26 Jan 2017 --- A new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco, has found that HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months, were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens. Furthermore, along with people who have type 2 diabetes, the same group was less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare.

ISA Launch Diabetes Awareness Campaign

14 Nov 2016 --- The International Sweeteners Association (ISA) has continued its efforts to support the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in raising awareness on diabetes prevention and management. The association is supporting World Diabetes Day with targeted and engaging materials with the scientific support of the European Specialist Dietetic Network (ESDN) for Diabetes of the European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD).

Diabetes UK Supports the Need to Tackle Childhood Obesity

12 Oct 2016 --- Three in five (60 per cent) of the most deprived boys in England are projected to be overweight or obese by 2020, compared to just one in six of the most affluent boys according to new analysis by the Obesity Health Alliance.

Purslane Extract Supports Blood Sugar Control, Study Confirms

04 May 2016 --- A new clinical study confirms the positive effects of Frutarom’s Portusana – an extract of the herb purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) – on blood sugar levels in adults with Type 2 diabetes.

Undergraduate Students Create Personalized Insulin Device

07 Jan 2016 --- For the creation, development and design of "Proinsulitron", a device capable of measuring the sugar in the body, students from the National University of Mexico (UNAM) won a silver medal in the health category of the Student Competition of Synthetic Biology organized by the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (iGEM).

Seaweed Capsules May Mean Injection-Free Life for Diabetics

06 Jan 2016 --- A microencapsulation method, developed by OIST researchers, can help to overcome major challenges in pancreatic islet transplantation. Patients with type 1 diabetes have their insulin secreting cells destroyed by the immune system and require daily insulin injections.

Coffee Compounds May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

07 Dec 2015 --- Drinking three to four cups of coffee per day has been shown to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, scientists report in ACS’ Journal of Natural Products that they have identified two compounds that contribute to this health benefit. Researchers say that this knowledge could someday help them develop new medications to better prevent and treat the disease.

Plant Hormone May Play Vital Role in Diabetes Management

03 Dec 2015 --- A treatment for managing blood sugar levels might be as close as the local health food store, suggests a new research report published in the December 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal.

Egg Consumption May Benefit People with Diabetes, Study Finds

11 Nov 2015 --- A recent study from the Center for Food Research and Development (CIAD) and the Department of Nutrition at the University of Connecticut has found one of its most important results; that egg consumption in patients with diabetes is not conducive to cardiovascular damage that can cost them their lives.

'Sensor' Protein Could Help Fight Against Obesity and Diabetes

26 Oct 2015 --- In the study, researchers showed a protein called NLRP1 is switched on when increased dietary energy (food) intake triggers the cell to become 'unstable'. Activating the protein sets off a chain of events that instructs cells to use up their energy or fat stores to prevent excess fat accumulating.

Less Processing May Mean Less Diabetes

08 Sep 2015 --- Experts believe they have found the solution to reducing type two diabetes whilst still allowing people to consume the foods they enjoy the most. By altering the physical structure of the fibre found in foods such as breads, cakes and pastries, the starches in these flours are released and absorbed more slowly into the bloodstream, leading to a reduction in insulin and thus a supposed decrease in diabetes, obesity and heart disease.

BENEO Puts Blood Sugar Management into the Spotlight at HiE

02 Dec 2014 --- Within its overriding theme “The Power of Less”, BENEO is putting a particular focus on balancing blood sugar levels at HiE this year. The company demonstrates how its ingredients can lower the blood glucose response of food and drinks and consequently contribute to healthy lifestyles. In addition to blood sugar management, BENEO will also be putting its gluten-free solutions on centre stage at the show.

Roquette Receives EFSA Green Light on Reducing Post-Prandial Glycemic Response Health Claim

16 Oct 2014 --- Following an application from Roquette Italia S.P.A., submitted for authorisation of a health claim pursuant to Article 13(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 via the Competent Authority of Italy, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to Nutriose06 and a reduction of post-prandial glycaemic responses.

New “Whey” Product Launched to Control Diabetes

06 Aug 2014 --- Blood sugar surges — after-meal glucose "spikes" — can be life threatening for the 29 million Americans with diabetes. Diabetic blood sugar spikes have been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney failure, and retinal damage.

Postcode Lottery Sees Fourfold Difference in Diabetes Checks

23 Jun 2014 --- The postcode lottery of diabetes healthcare is now so great that people with the condition are four times more likely to get vital annual checks if they live in the best performing area in England than if they live in the worst, according to a new online tool.

Diabetes UK Launches Innovative Ramadan Project Nationwide

23 Jun 2014 --- Diabetes UK and the Muslim Council of Britain have launched an innovative project to help Muslims with diabetes fast safely through Ramadan.