Minerals

Calcium insufficiency leads to late-stage breast cancer tumour cell growth

Calcium insufficiency can worsen late-stage breast cancer. ©iStock

Inadequate dietary calcium intake accelerates the growth of late-stage breast cancer tumour cells, according to a study on mice.

Bamboo shoots have great potential as a versatile health food, especially in North East India. ©iStock

Bamboo shoots hold ‘great promise’ as health food and economic driver: Indian study

Magnesium could help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. ©iStock

Insufficient toenail magnesium linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Lemon juice could reduce or even reverse the effects of excessive alcohol consumption on the liver.

Lemon juice protects against alcohol-induced liver damage: Study

The chitosan-coated layer delayed the release profile of iron. ©iStock

Iron fortification: Chitosan encapsulation strengthens stability and boosts bioavailability

Food supplements and nutraceuticals in India face the possibility of a sharp increase in price. ©iStock

Nutraceuticals in India could soon become more expensive under GST drive

Folic acid has significant anti-inflammatory and memory-enhancing properties. ©iStock

Folic acid and dementia: Supplementation benefits elderly people with mild cognitive decline, China RCT

Barentz International's Vitablend production site in Singapore.

Nutritional ingredients firm Barentz International expands in Vietnam amid rising APAC sales

Egg shell powder showed positive effects against inflammatory bowel disease. © iStock

Egg shell powder a ‘novel’ treatment against inflammatory bowel disease

Researchers said there was low awareness of the need for folic acid supplementation. ©iStock

Supplements and SMS: How a text message trial boosted folic acid awareness among pregnant women in China

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