glaucome nutrition

New York, NY—Citicoline may be what it takes to slow the progression of glaucoma in some individuals, according to Italian researchers who published their data in Ophthalmologica.

metabolic syndrome nutrition

Hoboken, NJ—A six-month study of those with metabolic syndrome indicates a branded French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol, distributed by Horphag Research USA, based here) may help reduce symptoms.

omegas depression

Oslo, Norway—Krill oil (KO) and its benefits are at the center of a new small-animal study published by Lipids in Heath and Disease.

fatty liver supplements

Kanagawa, Japan—Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an extreme form of fatty liver disease, can be severe and lead to cirrhosis. Researchers from Kanagawa Institute of Technology in Japan believe a mixture of vitamin E analogs (tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol) may help, based on data from a new small animal study.

soda diabetes

London, UK—New data published in Diabetologia by Imperial College London, UK researchers revealed that drinking one 12-oz sugary soda—which is the equivalent of one can—every day increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.

Washington, D.C.—In the case of Bowman v. Monsanto, the Supreme Court has ruled that farmers cannot legally save patented genetically modified seeds for replanting. Monsanto had sued Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman for replanting pesticide-resistant Roundup Ready soybeans, and he now owes $84,456 in damages.

macular degeneration nutrition

Bethesda, MD—The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published the results of the five-year Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS 2) conducted by the National Institutes of Health. With data collected from 2006–2011, National Eye Institute director Paul A. Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., stated, “This study clarifies the role of supplements in helping prevent advanced AMD, an incurable, common, and devastating disease that robs older people of their sight and independence.”

NPA membership

Washington, D.C.—It has been 27 years since the Natural Products Association (NPA) revised its membership guidelines, and the association now feels it is time to make some changes.

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards were described as “too lenient and discretionary” by a study recently published in the journal Biological Conservation. Now, the sustainable fishing certifier has presented the journal with its official response, and offered its perspective on the matter to WholeFoods.

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