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‘Vitamin E helps preserve and protect our fat heads!’: NIH funded study shows role of vitamin E for brain health

Vitamin E may help maintain levels of DHA in the brain, says a new study with zebrafish funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Research points to stable encapsulation of fish oil with multiple vitamins and bioactives

An encapsulation complex made up of gelatin and sodium hexametaphosphate could enable stable microencapsulation of fish oil with multiple lipophilic bioactive compounds, say researchers.

Western lifestyle may limit gut bacteria diversity: Study

A modern Western diet and lifestyle is linked to a lower diversity of bacteria in the gut, say researchers.

Fibersol-2 may boost satiety: Human RCT data

Adding soluble fiber to a tea that is consumed along with a meal can increase satiety hormones and decrease hunger in health men and women, say results of randomized, double-blind,...

Forget about your woes? Probiotics may lower focus on bad feelings and experiences

Supplementation with a multi-species probiotic may be associated with lower feelings of sadness and less focus on bad feelings and experiences from the past, say researchers.

Low maternal DHA seriously impacts baby brain development: Frog findings

Maternal deprivation of essential omega-3 fatty acids has a significant impact on the development of the brain, in particular dendrite maturation and synaptic connectivity, say researchers.

Arginine deficiency may be linked to Alzheimer's

A deficiency in amino acid arginine could be a ‘novel and potentially critical’ cause for Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.

Kiwifruit-derived supplements may boost bowel health for healthy people: RCT data

Daily consumption of supplements containing kiwifruit-derived nutritional ingredients may increase bowel movements in healthy individuals, says a new study from New Zealand.

What impact will mid-life vitamin D levels have on cognitive health 13 years later?

Higher vitamin D levels at middle age may pre-determine better cognitive outcomes later in life, according to a 13-year follow-up study.

"This is a new idea - that some probiotics may work by affecting the overall ecosystem of the gut"

How do probiotics work? Previously unknown 'facilitator' mechanism revealed

The popular probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG may work by acting as 'a facilitator' that modifies and promotes the activity of other gut bacteria, say scientists.

Vitamin D during pregnancy may improve newborn outcomes: Meta-analysis

Supplements of vitamin D during pregnancy may increase birth weight and length of newborns, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled trials.

Isomalt protects vitamin C status of baked apple snacks, finds study

Isomalt can be used to protect the ascorbic acid content of apple snacks during baking, say researchers.

Vitamin K1 may improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels for pre-diabetics

Supplements containing vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) may improve glycemic status and insulin sensitivity for premenopausal and pre-diabetic women, says a new study.

Muscle-building supplements linked to testicular cancer risk

An association between muscle-building supplements and testicular cancer is stronger for young men and long periods of use - with a 177% increased risk for those who mix supplements, warn scientists....

Sodium pills neither help nor hinder athletes: Research

High-dose sodium supplements do not impact temperature regulation, heart rate, or performance in endurance athletes, say researchers.

Vitamin D2 vs D3: Same for boosting D levels but D3 superior for sustaining levels?

There is no difference between vitamin D2 and D3 for raising blood levels of the vitamin, but D3 is superior for sustaining those levels, says a new study from Argentina.

Moody microbes? Gut bacteria found to play key role in serotonin production

Our gut microbiota may play a vital role in driving our mood by regulating the production of serotonin in the intestines and blood, say researchers.

Superior bioavailability? Study backs krill oil over fish oil … but not because of phospholipids

Krill oil may have better bioavailability of the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA compared to fish oil, but variations are not because of differences between phospholipids and triglycerides,...

Could guar gum help satiety?

Guar gum could hold potential for both short and long term control of appetite, say Japanese researchers.

Vitamin D may offer pain and movement support for obese people with joint health issues

Ensuring adequate levels of vitamin D may boost the movement of obese individuals with osteoarthritis compared with obese people with insufficient D levels, says a new study from the University...

Small changes for big benefits: Altering protein and carb profile has big impact on weight

Making small, consistent changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods we eat may have a big impact on long-term weight, say researchers behind a new large-scale diet study.

Functional broccoli may lower cholesterol

A functional variety of broccoli with a high glucoraphanin content - the vegetable's 'healthy' compound - may reduce cholesterol by altering the body's fat-synthesising signal pathways.

Omega-3 supplementation could offer MCI benefits: Pilot study

Supplementation with a drink containing 2000 mg of omega-3 and mixed botanicals could have ‘significant’ immune and biochemical effects in people that have minor cognitive impairment (MCI), new research suggests.

Cheese: The latest piece of the French paradox puzzle?

The body digests fermented dairy products like cheese differently from butter, leading researchers to suggest this may be another reason behind the French paradox.

Is fast food as effective as sports supplements for recovery?

Burgers and French fries may be just as effective in glycogen recovery and performance as isoenergetic sport supplements, say researchers from the University of Montana.

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