Weight Management

Slendacor: Endorsement for study design on weight management solution

07 Aug 2018 --- PLT Health Solutions, Inc. has revealed the results of a clinical study the company helped develop has been published in the highly-regarded scientific journal, Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Entitled “Efficacy of a novel herbal formulation for weight loss demonstrated in a 16‐week randomized, double‐blind, placebo‐controlled clinical trial with healthy overweight adults” (Dixit, et al. 2018), the publication describes clinical evaluation of Slendacor Weight Management Complex, which was introduced to the market in 2017. 

Sweet solution: Kolibri launches customizable bottle for tailored sugar intake

23 Jul 2018 --- Kolibri Drinks has collaborated with glass packaging specialists Beatson Clark to design and launch a customizable bottle which enables consumers to control the amount of sugar in their drink. Consumers squeeze in as much or as little of the nectar as they desire from the bottle cap, while the viscosity of the nectar has been designed to blend easily with the drink without any shaking. Kolibri has cited public awareness around sugar intake and consumer demand – particularly among millennials – for personalized products which are adaptable to individual lifestyle choices.

Nexira enters strategic partnership for nutritionals, not giving up its acquisition plans

02 May 2018 --- Nexira, a global leader in natural and organic ingredients for the food, health and nutrition industries, has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Omega Pharma NV, one of the largest OTC healthcare companies in Europe and Inqpharm Group (a Zaluvida company), a specialty pharmaceutical company.

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. 

ID Nutra’s satiety product gets EFSA novel food nod

28 Sep 2017 --- The thirst and hunger suppressing specimen H. parviflora, marketed by ID Nutra as SatiPlus, has been approved as a novel food by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The product’s potential benefits include a host of advantages related to weight loss and metabolism.

ADM to explore personalized nutrition with Mayo Clinic

20 Sep 2017 --- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced a collaboration with Mayo Clinic in the field of personalized nutrition. The company will work with Mayo’s Microbiome Program, led by Dr. Heidi Nelson, to investigate microbial solutions to improve health and wellness, initially focusing on the maintenance of healthy body weight.

Avoiding sugar quickly leads to sweeter future, research says

09 Aug 2017 --- Cutting out sugar, and particularly fructose, quickly improves metabolic function. This is according a review published in the August edition of The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA), which says that measures of health can be seen after less than two weeks of sugar reduction.

Nexira Defends Dietary Fiber Labeling for Acacia Gum Amid New FDA Rules

21 Mar 2017 --- Nexira, the world leader of acacia gum, along with other partners and regulatory advisors, has been working to highlight the benefits of its key ingredient ahead of FDA amendments on American Food Labeling, which may see the ingredient’s status as dietary fiber removed. However, the company remain confident that the amendments will confirm the dietary fiber status of acacia gum.

Study Shows Calorie Restriction is Beneficial to Aging

18 Jan 2017 --- A collaboration between two competing research teams-- one from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and one from the National Institute on Aging, has shown that restricting calories helps rhesus monkeys live longer and healthier lives. 

Teenage Obesity Link to Slowdown in Calorie Burn During Puberty

09 Sep 2016 --- Teenage weight gain is down to a significant reduction in the amount of calories adolescents burn while they rest, according to a 12-year study. 

New Study Suggests Britons Underreport Calorie Consumption by 1000 Calories Per Day

08 Aug 2016 --- A study released by the Behavioural Insights Team suggests that people eat 3,000 calories a day rather than the 2,000 cited in official surveys, potentially resulting in misinformed policies attempting to curb the growing obesity epidemic.

Researchers Develop New Framework for Human Nutrition in a Bid to Solve Obesity Problems

01 Aug 2016 --- Existing models for measuring health impacts of the human diet are limiting our capacity to solve obesity and its related health problems, claim two of the world's leading nutritional scientists in their newest research.

‘Fast Food Diet’ and Lack of Exercise Accelerate Onset of Age-Related Conditions, Study Shows

17 Mar 2016 --- Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found a link between an unhealthy lifestyle and the biological processes of aging.

Genetically-Tailored Diets: More Research Needed Before Claiming Success

29 Feb 2016 --- Personalized nutrition is gaining in popularity, and the internet companies offering successful diets tailored to DNA are rapidly rising. However, researchers are cautious to state if this nutrigenetic research is conclusive. 

Flavonoids From Fruits and Vegetables May Help With Weight Maintenance

29 Jan 2016 --- Eating fruit and vegetables that contain high levels of flavonoids, such as apples, pears, and berries, may be associated with less weight gain, suggests findings from a study published in The BMJ today.

Size of Dining Table Influences How Much we Eat

20 Jan 2016 --- How does the size of the table we eat at influence how much we eat? This is the question that researchers posed and answered in a new study published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research. They found that table size does have a significant impact on how people perceive the food it holds and consequently how much people eat.

Weight Loss May be Aided by Gut Hormones

20 Jan 2016 --- Scientists are investigating whether an infusion of gut hormones could help people to stop over-eating, quit smoking, or give up alcohol.

MGP’s Resistant Wheat Starch Shown to Help Battle Obesity

15 Jan 2016 --- Obesity is recognized as serious health issue with far-reaching implications. As a result, greater attention is being placed on efforts to turn back the tide of excessive weight gain. 

Fresh Pear Consumers Have Lower Body Weight Than Non-Pear Consumers

11 Dec 2015 --- It's National Pear Month and the perfect time to enjoy juicy, sweet pears. If that isn't reason enough to fill your shopping basket, there's another reason to add this fruit to your grocery list. A new study, 'Fresh Pear Consumption is Associated with Better Nutrient Intake, Diet Quality, and Weight Parameters in Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2010,' published in Nutrition and Food Science, revealed new information regarding the health benefits of pear consumption.

Brain Receptors for Hunger Hormone Control Food Intake

10 Dec 2015 --- Activating receptors in the brain for the body's hunger hormone increases food-related behaviors, such as gathering, storing and consuming food, a finding that has implications for the treatment of obesity, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

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