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Flaxseed beats probiotics for improved insulin sensitivity & altered microbiota

A study comparing fibrous flaxseed with probiotics has questioned the latter’s ability to alter gut microbiota and improve obesity-related metabolic diseases. 

The probiotic group had 'significantly impaired' insulin sensitivity compared to the flaxseed group and a significantly lower bacterial gene count compared to the placebo group, study finds

Too much vitamin A may shut down the body's ‘trained’ immunity

Too much vitamin A may shut down the body's immune memory and leave its defences open, says study.  

EU copper intakes up for review

Stakeholders have until August 6 2015 to submit comments to EFSA on draft dietary reference values (DRVs) for copper in the European Union.

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Table salt replacer not proven to lower blood pressure

EFSA has rejected a German health claim submission that a table salt replacer could significantly lower blood pressure even though a clinical trial showed significant results.

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