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Does Parkinson's start in the gut? Study reinforces gut-brain link

Parkinson’s disease may be triggered by gut microbes, according to a California Institute of Technology (Caltech) study that points to probiotics as a potential therapy for the disease.

Findings from the team point to the gut as the origin of Parkinson’s disease, not only in the brain as previously thought. ©iStock

Mixed anti-doping messages: Call to address hypocritical sports supplement sponsorship

There is a huge hypocritical disconnect between the advice given by some sports clubs against supplement use and the sponsorship deals they sign, says certification body Informed-Sport.

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Teff: The next ‘ancient grain’ to make nutrition ripples?

The success of chia and quinoa has opened the door for other less-known ancient grains, but one South African company exporting teff is wary of a boom and bust effect.

Snack manufacturers advised to target parents about omega-3’s brain benefits for children

Omega-3 consumption is on the rise, but consumers are still not completely convinced of their benefits and manufacturers need to be motivated to address this.

Bilberry consumption linked to better cholesterol levels: Study

Regular consumption of polyphenol-rich bilberries may significantly reduce LDL cholesterol levels, and increase HDL cholesterol levels, says a new study from Europe.

EU Court of Justice 'complicates' multipack food labelling, says lawyer

An EU Court ruling which states nutrition information on multipack products must also appear on each individual item, contradicts EU law, a food law expert has said.

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