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Hi-Tech acquires LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding products

Hi-Tech acquires LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding products

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, a leading global provider of Sports Nutrition, Weight loss products, and Contract Manufacturing services, and LG Sciences, one of the premier Sports Nutrition and Bodybuilding brands in the United States, today announced that Hi-Tech has acquired LG Sciences brand of Sports Nutrition products and Bodybuilding products. [More]
Kuros Biosurgery closes financing round of CHF15M

Kuros Biosurgery closes financing round of CHF15M

Kuros Biosurgery AG, a biotechnology company developing novel biomaterials and bioactive-biomaterial combination products and focused in therapeutic areas covering sealants and orthobiologics, announced today that it has closed a financing round of CHF15M. An additional investment is expected in a second closing later this year. [More]
MU researcher proposes method to identify human vulnerabilities

MU researcher proposes method to identify human vulnerabilities

Historically, males have been considered the vulnerable sex, sometimes called "male vulnerability." Charles Darwin noted that boys are more likely to die in infancy than girls and have a higher risk of premature death throughout their lifetimes. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri suggests that research in "male vulnerability" should be expanded to include "female vulnerability." [More]
Vitamin D supplements may help reduce risk of falls in homebound elderly

Vitamin D supplements may help reduce risk of falls in homebound elderly

Every year falls affect approximately one in three older adults living at home, with approximately one in 10 falls resulting in serious injury. Even if an injury does not occur, the fear of falling can lead to reduced activity and a loss of independence. [More]
NBTY signs agreement to acquire Dr. Organic

NBTY signs agreement to acquire Dr. Organic

NBTY, Inc., a global leader in vitamins, nutritional supplements and sports nutrition, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Dr. Organic, a leading naturally inspired skincare line in the UK. The deal is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close later this year. [More]
‘Medical foods’ for patients with rare IEMs may cause harm when not carefully managed

‘Medical foods’ for patients with rare IEMs may cause harm when not carefully managed

Many "medical foods" are designed to help manage patients with rare inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs), and can help prevent serious and life-threatening complications. However, such special foods may cause harm in some patients when their use is not carefully monitored and managed, according to a research team led by scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Dietitians skilled in integrative medical nutrition therapy could benefit patients

Dietitians skilled in integrative medical nutrition therapy could benefit patients

Integrative medicine is a quickly expanding field of health care that emphasizes nutrition as a key component. Dietitians and nutritionists have an opportunity to meet workforce demands by practicing dietetics and integrative medicine (DIM). A new JACN article, The Next Generation of Dietitians: Implementing Dietetics Education and Practice in Integrative Medicine describes a DIM education program and practicum. The review article appears in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN), official publication of the American College of Nutrition. [More]
Low-fat diets better than low-carb diets for weight loss, NIH study finds

Low-fat diets better than low-carb diets for weight loss, NIH study finds

In a recent study, restricting dietary fat led to body fat loss at a rate 68 percent higher than cutting the same number of carbohydrate calories when adults with obesity ate strictly controlled diets. Carb restriction lowered production of the fat-regulating hormone insulin and increased fat burning as expected, whereas fat restriction had no observed changes in insulin production or fat burning. [More]
Maximum weight gain seen in obese smokers, heavy smokers after smoking cessation

Maximum weight gain seen in obese smokers, heavy smokers after smoking cessation

For smokers, the number of cigarettes smoked per day and current body mass index are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. [More]
Bio-fortification of sweet potatoes may help combat vitamin A deficiency in South Africa

Bio-fortification of sweet potatoes may help combat vitamin A deficiency in South Africa

Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children. It also increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections, according to the World Health Organization. [More]
Food ingredient formulators use different ways to enhance absorption, bioavailability of curcumin, turmeric

Food ingredient formulators use different ways to enhance absorption, bioavailability of curcumin, turmeric

Few natural products have demonstrated the range of protective and therapeutic promise as have turmeric and its principal bioactive components, the curcuminoids. [More]
Children who consume higher ratio of PUFAs have more lean mass, less body fat

Children who consume higher ratio of PUFAs have more lean mass, less body fat

The results of a recent study show that children who report eating more polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), found in tree nuts, seeds and fatty fish, and consume a higher ratio of PUFA: saturated fatty acids (SFAs), have more lean body mass, lower percent body fat, and less intra-abdominal fat (belly fat). [More]
Five sun-blocking superheroes teach preschoolers about sun safety

Five sun-blocking superheroes teach preschoolers about sun safety

Five globe-trotting, sun-blocking superheroes teach preschoolers about lifelong sun safety in a new curriculum available this summer based on research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
Landmark study finds health disparity among children living in orphanages and extended family members

Landmark study finds health disparity among children living in orphanages and extended family members

With the support of a second grant of more than $3 million from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from the Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University, Brown University, the University of Toronto, and Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya are building upon their landmark study of Kenyan orphans which found that those living in orphanages were healthier, both physically and mentally, than those living with extended family members. [More]
High-protein breakfast prevents body fat gains, stabilizes glucose levels among overweight teens

High-protein breakfast prevents body fat gains, stabilizes glucose levels among overweight teens

Approximately 60 percent of young people habitually skip breakfast up to four times a week, previous research has shown. Although health experts recommend breakfast as a strategy to reduce an individual's chance of obesity, little research has examined if the actual type of breakfast consumed plays a significant role in one's health and weight management. [More]
Postmenopausal women more likely to use vaginal estrogen to achieve significantly higher sexual quality of life

Postmenopausal women more likely to use vaginal estrogen to achieve significantly higher sexual quality of life

Local vaginal estrogen (VE) appears to have escaped the shroud of doubt cast upon hormone therapy as a result of the Women's Health Initiative Study by providing numerous medical benefits without systemic effects. That's according to a new study reported online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society. [More]
Cold water immersion after strength training hinders muscle adaptation, study finds

Cold water immersion after strength training hinders muscle adaptation, study finds

If the thought of a post workout ice bath is enough to make you shiver, new research from QUT and The University of Queensland (UQ) will warm your heart. [More]
Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure

Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure

Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have found part of the explanation: the operation enhances energy expenditure such that eating actually helps the person lose weight. [More]
Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure, leads to sustained weight loss

Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure, leads to sustained weight loss

Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have found part of the explanation: the operation enhances energy expenditure such that eating actually helps the person lose weight. [More]
Leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals to discuss on obesity, weight loss at ObesityWeek 2015

Leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals to discuss on obesity, weight loss at ObesityWeek 2015

More than 1,500 research abstracts will be presented on new and emerging obesity treatments, the science of weight loss, new prevention strategies, metabolic surgery, digital health technology and public policy, when thousands of leading researchers, policymakers and health professionals gather for ObesityWeek 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California from November 2 to 7, 2015. [More]
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