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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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Beetroot juice can battle altitude sickness: Himalayan study

Beetroot juice can battle altitude sickness: Himalayan study | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Consumption of nitrate-rich beetroot juice may restore reduced blood vessel function in healthy subjects at altitude, researchers have said.
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Salute, boom dei nutraceutici: vendite +9,1% in 12 mesi

Salute, boom dei nutraceutici: vendite +9,1% in 12 mesi | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Milano, 21 ott. (LaPresse) - I prodotti nutraceutici - definiti anche alimenti-farmaco per le loro proprietà nutrizionali e terapeutiche - sono sempre più diffusi fra i consumatori italiani. Lo confermano i dati di vendita relativi all'a...
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Quiz: What do you know about vitamins?

Quiz: What do you know about vitamins? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Plenty of us are obsessed with boosting our intake of vitamins and other nutrients through supplements and 'superfoods'. But do we really know what we're doing?
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Supplements Send 23,000 People to ER Yearly

Supplements Send 23,000 People to ER Yearly | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Unlike prescription drugs, diet supplements are not required to undergo safety testing or FDA approval before they are marketed to consumers, researchers say.
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Antioxidant Supplements May Accelerate Melanoma Spread

Antioxidant Supplements May Accelerate Melanoma Spread | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Antioxidants are often touted as cancer-fighters, but a new study shows the compounds may actually speed the spread of melanoma.
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High dietary fiber intake linked to health promoting short chain fatty acids: Beneficial effects not limited to vegetarian or vegan diets

High dietary fiber intake linked to health promoting short chain fatty acids: Beneficial effects not limited to vegetarian or vegan diets | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Eating a lot of fiber-rich foods, such as fruit, vegetables, and legumes -- typical of a Mediterranean diet -- is linked to a rise in health promoting short chain fatty acids, finds research.
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Weight loss herbal blocked over testicle damage fear

Weight loss herbal blocked over testicle damage fear | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The Norwegian food safety authority has warned against a weight loss product containing Garcinia cambogia, a plant ingredient than can cause serious damage to the testicles.
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Blame it on mum and dad: how genes influence what we eat

Blame it on mum and dad: how genes influence what we eat | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Hate the taste of Brussels sprouts? Do you find coriander disgusting or perceive honey as too sweet? Your genes may be to blame.
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Berries may enhance motor performance and improve cognition, says study

Berries may enhance motor performance and improve cognition, says study | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Strawberries and blueberries may boost brain health by enhancing motor performance and improving working memory, says a new study.
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What is Inulin and Why is it Found in So Many Diet Foods? | Fooducate

What is Inulin and Why is it Found in So Many Diet Foods? | Fooducate | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
When inulin is added to a chocolate shake, a snack bar, and many other foods that you eat during the day, your digestive system is thrown off balance.
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Coffee Science – Are 3 Cups of Coffee a Day Bad for Your Health? | SciTech Connect

Coffee Science – Are 3 Cups of Coffee a Day Bad for Your Health? | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Are three to five cups of coffee a day bad for your health? Do moderate coffee drinkers become addicted?
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‘Problems abound’ for protein ingredients, says report

‘Problems abound’ for protein ingredients, says report | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Protein ingredients are facing major challenges in developed markets, with stagnation in technical applications and uncertainty over health and sports markets, according to a report from Giract.
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Yohimbine Supplements Contain Drug-Like Doses

Yohimbine Supplements Contain Drug-Like Doses | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Often claimed to improve people's sex lives, yohimbine supplements may contain doses that are so high that the product essentially acts like a drug, a new study finds.
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Milano: Dalle evidenze scientifiche alle strategie di marketing | Agenparl

Milano: Dalle evidenze scientifiche alle strategie di marketing | Agenparl | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Milano, evidenze ,scientifiche , strategie di marketing, Francesco Cappitelli,
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Saving 'sang': New label aims to conserve wild ginseng, spur more domestic use of pricy plant

Saving 'sang': New label aims to conserve wild ginseng, spur more domestic use of pricy plant | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Backers of a new labeling program are encouraging forest landowners in the eastern United States to cultivate ginseng in hopes of helping conserve the medicinal plant.
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Advances in Contaminant Testing of Dietary Supplements

Advances in Contaminant Testing of Dietary Supplements | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In the western world, dietary supplements are a billion-dollar industry, with around half of all adults in the United States consuming such products. Many consumers like to buy products marked as herbal or “natural”, often regarding these to be better for them, or even harmless.
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Antioxidants May Make Cancer Worse

Antioxidants May Make Cancer Worse | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
New animal studies explain why supposedly healthy supplements like beta-carotene could exacerbate a dread disease
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Forget the antioxidant pills; just stick with veggies

Forget the antioxidant pills; just stick with veggies | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
If the antioxidants that occur naturally in food are good for us, that must mean antioxidant supplements are also good for us, right? Not quite.
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Polyphenol-rich juice shows blood pressure benefits: RCT

Polyphenol-rich juice shows blood pressure benefits: RCT | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Six weeks of consuming a polyphenol-rich juice may slash blood pressure, with the effects even more pronounced in those who need it most – hypertensives, says a new study.
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Are You Still Regularly Drinking Fruit Juice? | Fooducate

Are You Still Regularly Drinking Fruit Juice? | Fooducate | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
You can drink a cup of orange juice in 25 seconds and instantly be ready for another glass. How long does it take to eat 3 oranges, even if they have been peeled and sectioned for you?
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High-Fat Diet Made Inuits Healthier but Shorter Thanks to Gene Mutations, Study Finds | SciTech Connect

High-Fat Diet Made Inuits Healthier but Shorter Thanks to Gene Mutations, Study Finds | SciTech Connect | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
In this study, learn how genetic diversity impacts health through diet and could eventually lead to personalised diets that are based on the genetic make-up of individuals.
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European juice industry in ‘grave danger’ say French juicers

European juice industry in ‘grave danger’ say French juicers | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Extreme weather conditions and a weak euro have pushed the price of some fruit concentrates up by 400% - putting the juice industry in 'grave danger', says French juice association.
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The great coffee breakthrough - insight

The great coffee breakthrough - insight | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Tea rooms and canteens have long been popular places for scientists to mingle and swap ideas. Katherine Nightingale explores how a chat over a coffee can lead to unexpected discoveries. …
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