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Q-markers required to affirm beneficial effects of TCM, say Chinese researchers

Despite TCM's popularity and long history, many remain sceptical of its benefits. ©iStock

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) needs quality markers to affirm its safety and efficacy in maintaining the health of its consumers, say researchers in China.

The herbal mixture is said to lower blood glucose and insulin resistance. ©iStock

TCM herbal extract mixture helps lower diabetes risk: Chinese mouse study

More than half the study's respondents said they knew the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol. ©iStock

Kiwis disregarding the impact of diet choices on cholesterol

The extract is said to boost glucose and fat metabolism. ©iStock

Black gold? Rhizome extract said to have anti-ageing and anti-diabetic effects

WATCH: Can saffron star in Japan? Supplement firm’s CEO on his personal mission to promote cognitive health benefits

WATCH: Can saffron star in Japan? Supplement firm’s CEO on his personal mission to promote cognitive health benefits

Sports nutrition is one of the key drivers of China's functional product sector. ©iStock

The four key health concerns driving Chinese consumers to spend more on functional foods

The rare plant was tested for its effects on age-related damage. ©iStock

Plant power: Chinese firm files patent for Cistanche tubulosa against muscle loss

More consumers are turning to traditional sources of nutrition, such as Ayurveda and TCM. ©iStock

Indulgence and affluence: Nutrition firms urged to appeal to consumers' emotions for APAC sales success

One-quarter of the region’s population will be over the age of 60 by 2050. ©iStock

Ageing APAC: Onus on nutrition industry to persuade younger consumers to act now

Blackmores former CEO Christine Holgate stepped down to head Australia Post.

Blackmores' full-year profits slump by 42%, but firm bullish over China recovery

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