Medical Nutrition

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 deal follow extensive research into the link between the brain and the gut microbiome. ©iStock

UK's OptiBiotix and Taiwan's Bened Biomedical unite for ‘psychobiotic’ expansion

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

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

Supplements like omega-3 and prebiotics were found to benefit acute pancreatitis patients. ©iStock

Supplementation and acute pancreatitis: Review reveals potential for 'promising treatment outcomes'

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

The study used a probiotic strain developed and trademarked by Chr. Hansen. ©iStock

Cholesterol dip? Probiotics have no impact on lipid profile, finds study

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

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

The supplement is said to have anti-ageing benefits.

ChromaDex partners with Watsons to launch healthy ageing supplement in Asia

Curcumin was found to stem the spread of bladder cancer cells. ©iStock

Curcumin could help stem the spread of bladder cancer cells: Chinese in vitro study

The IAP has released guidelines on vitamin D and calcium supplementation for different age groups. ©iStock

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation 'vital from birth': New Indian Paediatrics Academy guidelines

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