About the Linus Pauling Institute: The Linus Pauling Institute at OSU is a world leader in the study of micronutrients and their role in promoting optimum health or preventing and treating disease. Major areas of research include heart disease, cancer, aging and neurodegenerative disease.

Gut microbes are key to health benefit delivered by hops compound

The health-enhancing performance of a compound found in hops is dependent upon its interactions with intestinal microorganisms, new research by Oregon State University shows.

Compounds derived from hops show promise as treatment for common liver disease

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Research by Oregon State University suggests a pair of compounds originating from hops can help thwart a dangerous buildup of fat in the liver known as hepatic steatosis.

Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weight

A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down, research by Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University showed.

Good news for menopausal women taking hop supplements: Tests show no drug interactions

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Hop-based dietary supplements that many women use to ease the night sweats and hot flashes commonly reported during menopause aren’t likely to cause drug interactions, new research from Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and College of Pharmacy shows.

Dietary supplements an important weapon for fighting off COVID-19, other respiratory conditions

Supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients, sometimes in amounts exceeding the federally recommended levels, are a safe, effective and low-cost means of helping your immune system fight off COVID-19 and other acute respiratory tract diseases, an Oregon State University researcher says.

NIH funding OSU to train next generation of natural products, supplement researchers

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year grant of more than $1 million to Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute and College of Pharmacy to support graduate students in the study of natural products with the potential to enhance human health.

Hops compounds help with metabolic syndrome while reducing microbiome diversity

Compounds from hops may combat metabolic syndrome by changing the gut microbiome and altering the metabolism of acids produced in the liver, new research at Oregon State University suggests.

Fatty foods necessary for vitamin E absorption, but not right away

A fresh look at how to best determine dietary guidelines for vitamin E has produced a surprising new finding: Though the vitamin is fat soluble, you don’t have to consume fat along with it for the body to absorb it.

Nobel laureate will share lifetime journey to address heart disease, wellness

Louis Ignarro, a Nobel laureate whose research advanced treatments for heart disease as well as impotence, will deliver the keynote address at the Linus Pauling Institute’s biennial conference on the contributions of vitamins, minerals and natural products on human health.

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