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Prolacta: mother's milk
A Prolacta Bioscience assessment concluded that the oligosaccharide content of Prolacta human-milk-fortifier product samples, H(2)MF, did not differ substantially with respect to size and composition as compared to typical mother's breast milk.
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Palatinose makes athletes faster
BENEO-Palatinit's Palatinose, a low-glycaemic functional carbohydrate, was shown in a German placebo-controlled study to help bicyclers bike faster. During the time trial, the athletes who were given Palatinose finished one minute (three per cent) faster than the placebo group — a significant difference in a cycling race. Furthermore, the Palatinose group also had more sustained energy, with a special power increase in the final five minutes of the test, and a significant higher fat oxidation and better maintenance of blood-glucose levels through the end of the exercise.
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Sharp-PS makes brains sharper
Enzymotec's Sharp-PS, a phosphatidylserine supplement, showed promising results for elderly people in an open-label study in Israel. Thirty subjects with memory complaints were treated with Enzymotec's Sharp-PS for 12 weeks. Subjects' cognitive performance was assessed using a computerized assessment battery. The results show that treatment with Sharp-PS improved memory and attention parameters.
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Pomella may reverse skin ageing
A new study indicates a pomegranate extract standardized to punicalagins may help promote healthy, young-looking skin in several ways. The study, performed at Texas A&M University and published online in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, explored the protective effects of the clinically researched pomegranate extract against ultraviolet rays (UV-A and UV-B) in SKU-1064 human skin fibroblast cells.
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