Scientific

Scientific articles about dietary supplements, health and nutrition.

Dietary supplements for body-weight reduction: a systematic review

Dietary supplements for body-weight reduction: a systematic review

Compliance with conventional weight-management programs is notoriously poor, and a plethora of over-the-counter slimming aids are sold with claims of effectiveness.

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“Brain-specific” nutrients: a memory cure?

“Brain-specific” nutrients: a memory cure?

We review the experimental evaluations of several widely marketed nonprescription compounds claimed to be memory enhancers and treatments for age-related memory decline. We generally limit our review to double-blind placebo-controlled […]

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Roles of Chlorogenic Acid on Regulating Glucose and Lipids Metabolism: A Review

Roles of Chlorogenic Acid on Regulating Glucose and Lipids Metabolism: A Review

Intracellular glucose and lipid metabolic homeostasis is vital for maintaining basic life activities of a cell or an organism. Glucose and lipid metabolic disorders are closely related with the occurrence […]

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An Evidence-Based Review of Fat Modifying Supplemental Weight Loss Products

An Evidence-Based Review of Fat Modifying Supplemental Weight Loss Products

Objective. To review the literature on fat modifying dietary supplements commonly used for weight loss. Methods. Recently published randomized, placebo-controlled trials were identified in PubMed, MEDLINE, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Cochrane […]

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Vegetative propagation of Irvingia gabonensis, a West African fruit tree

Vegetative propagation of Irvingia gabonensis, a West African fruit tree

Three experiments are described investigating the effects of propagation medium, applied auxin (IBA) concentration and leaf area on the rooting of leafy stem cuttings of Irvingia gabonensis, a West African […]

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Uses, management and economic potential of Irvingia gabonensis in the humid lowlands of Cameroon

Uses, management and economic potential of Irvingia gabonensis in the humid lowlands of Cameroon

Irvingia gabonensis is one of the most preferred tree species by farmers in the humid lowlands of Cameroon. The kernel of the species figures prominently in international trade in West […]

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Analgesic effect of Irvingia gabonensis stem bark extract

Analgesic effect of Irvingia gabonensis stem bark extract

Irvingia gabonensis is used medicinally in most parts of tropical Africa for the treatment of a number of ailments. In West Africa the Mende tribe of Sierra Leone uses the […]

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Antimicrobial activity of the methanolic extract, fractions and compounds from the stem bark of Irvingia gabonensis (Ixonanthaceae)

Antimicrobial activity of the methanolic extract, fractions and compounds from the stem bark of Irvingia gabonensis (Ixonanthaceae)

The antimicrobial activity of the methanolic extract from the stem bark of Irvingia gabonensis (IGM), fractions and compounds isolated from IGM [3-friedelanone (1), betulinic acid (2), oleanolic acid (3), 3,3′,4′-tri-O-methylellagic […]

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