Science behind Nutraceuticals

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Opinion on the Cochrane Review of Folic Acid

Once again a review leads to more confusion than clarification with regard to important questions concerning micronutrients – this time even from the elite cadre of scientific reviews, namely The Cochrane Collaboration. The authors’ conclusion, namely that the evidence from available published trials does not support homocysteine-lowering intervention for the prevention of cardiovascular events, must be strongly refuted. more

Antioxidants and sports / Literature Service June 2009

A recently published study about the correlation between antioxidants and exercise, that was conducted at the University of Jena, Germany, caused quite a stir in media. Please read our comment from board member Ass.Prof. Manfred Lamprecht ... more

Antioxidants and Chemotherapy

Antioxidative supplements are often feared to have inhibitory effects on chemotherapy for the treatment of tumours, and patients are advised not to take them. In a review published recently, Mary L. Hardy, Center for Integrative Oncology, University... more

New Literature Service provided by the European Nutraceutical Association

In future, our association will be offering you a new monthly service by compiling the core publications on the subject of nutraceuticals for you and making them available on our homepage with links to the abstracts. This will make sure you are always... more

Nutraceuticals presented in a new light

Experts present the preventive significance of nutraceuticals at ENA annual conference
Wiesbaden, 7 March2009 (ena) – At this year’s fifth annual international conference in Wiesbaden, the European Nutraceutical Association (ENA) debated the topic of “Nutraceuticals – proven and new”. more

The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI): Yet another example of a failed vitamin study

 This month (February 2009) the renowned “Archives of Internal Medicine” published an article on the “Women’s Health Initiative”. This is a large prospective study with a total of slightly more than 160,000 female subjects. more

Credits for Continuing Education

Our upcoming conference „Nutraceuticals: Proven and New“ has been CME certified for medical doctors and nutritionists. Medical doctors 5 CME credits (issued by the Medical Association of Hessen, Germany. Please use the certificate of attendance for... more

Current Publications on Antioxidants

At this time several papers on antioxidants have been published. They have made headlines in different media.
Please read about the background of these papers and how we assess the situation: more