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Ideal Health Biotechnology Opens First US Office at the NC Research Campus

January 30, 2017

Ideal Health Biotechnology, LLC, joined the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis to accelerate research and development of their dietary supplements made from naturally occurring, plant-based compounds. Ideal has an antioxidant spray made from grape seed extract available in China. A second generation of the spray is in development. They are also working on […]

Protein-Polyphenol Mix Creates Shelf-stable, Natural Ingredient

November 22, 2016

Astronauts, protein bars and the development of natural ingredients may not seem to have a connection. In the laboratory of Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director of the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) at the NC Research Campus, they are all part of one project. Lila and her research team completed a […]

Table grape consumption reduces adiposity and markers of hepatic lipogenesis and alters gut microbiota in butter fat-fed mice

September 02, 2015

Table grape consumption reduces adiposity and markers of hepatic lipogenesis and alters gut microbiota in butter fat-fed mice,2 Sep 2015 The Journal of Nutritional Biotechnology, Jessie Baldwin1, Brian Collins1, Patricia G. Wolf, Kristina Martinez, Wan Shen, Chia-Chi Chuang, Wei Zhong, Paula Cooney, Chase Cockrell, Eugene Chang, H. Rex Gaskins, Michael K. McIntosh. Author Afiliations Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), Greensboro, NC Carl […]

Blueberries Reduce Risk of Parkinson’s, Boost Brain Function Finds New Study

April 08, 2014

By Justin Moore, as published on the NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute Website. A recent study has shown that consumption of blueberries, long considered a “super food,” may protect human brain performance and reduce the risk of contracting Parkinson’s disease. In the United States, it is estimated that one million people suffer […]

Cook to Preserve Phyto-Nutrient Benefits

November 15, 2013

A study led by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health found that the risk of type 2 diabetes was reduced by seven percent when people ate three servings per week of blueberries, grapes and raisins. Getting the maximum health benefits from fruits like these depends on how they are prepared. A study by […]