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Fat-busting seaweed: Scientists identify fat-blocking seaweed alginates

Posted March 4, 2014

Alginates isolated from certain types of seaweed may have potential in weight loss supplements and foods, according to new research.

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Sodium alginate from seaweed could help with weight loss

Posted February 7, 2014

New research out of Denmark has affirmed the weight-loss potential of the dietary supplement sodium alginate, a seaweed-based fiber compound that has previously been shown to aid in the burning of excess fat. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports found that, when taken daily before meals, sodium alginate may be effective at helping some overweight people shed the extra pounds and achieve their weight-loss goals.

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Sea Lettuce May Be New Weapon Against Prostate Cancer

Posted October 2, 2013

Researchers at the University of Florida have found that sea lettuce, a specific type of seaweed, may help prevent cancer, particularly prostate cancer. According to author Hendrik Luesch Ph.D., they now have evidence that the food has anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties that boost the body’s antioxidant defense system. These effects could possibly have the potential to prevent an array of illnesses, including cancer.

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Florida Sea Lettuce May Be New Weapon Against Prostate Cancer

Posted September 10, 2013

Sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca) is a type of bright-green edible algae that is found along the coasts of the world’s oceans. An important nutrient source for sea life, it is also edible for humans as well. Seaweeds, including sea lettuce, are commonly consumed in Asian countries where the risk of many types of cancer is low.

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Irish seaweed extracts could lower glycaemic response, says researchers

Posted August 27, 2013

Irish algal extracts can lower glycaemic response and could be used in functional foods for diabetics, claims research published in the journal Food Chemistry.

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Analysing the benefits of seaweed for SMEs

Posted April 29, 2013

The health benefits of sea vegetables such as seaweed have been well documented by nutrition experts. Traditionally, those eating seaweed-based diets have shown fewer instances of obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and other nervous disorders.

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Seaweed is unexploited and brimming with prospects for snacks, says expert

Posted April 4, 2013

Seaweed is an extremely nutritious yet unexploited food ingredient that holds huge prospects for snack makers, a research expert says.

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Your Thyroid May Be Hungry For Some Seaweed

Posted March 12, 2013

One in 10 women in this country have been diagnosed with thyroid problems. Some endocrinologists believe that one in four women have an underactive or overactive thyroid. One reason may be because our thyroid glands are twice as large as those in men, creating a greater need for iodine. When we’re under stress, our thyroids become even larger and more active, causing us to need even more.

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Your Thyroid May Be Hungry For Some Seaweed

Posted January 3, 2013

One in 10 women in this country have been diagnosed with thyroid problems. Some endocrinologists believe that one in four women have an underactive or overactive thyroid. One reason may be because our thyroid glands are twice as large as those in men, creating a greater need for iodine. When we’re under stress, our thyroids become even larger and more active, causing us to need even more.

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Seaweed polysaccharide has potential as ‘natural bioactive’

Posted October 10, 2012

Bioactive fucoidan compounds found in brown seaweed have great application potential in functional foods, according to a new review.

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