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Walnut properties cracked as nut linked to healthy ageing

The nutritional properties of walnuts are again under the spotlight as a review points to the nut’s omega-3 content as a factor in reducing the risk of developing physical impairments...

Sugar substitute may aid diabetics with better blood sugar management: Study

Palatinose (isomaltulose) may offer a viable alternative to sugar as new research suggests this low glycaemic carbohydrate is more effective in reducing insulin secretion and lowering blood glucose fluctuations.

Long chain inulin & chitosan offer probiotic protection: Study

A coating of long chain inulin and chitosan could offer better protection for probiotics in the gut, say researchers.

Eating cereal fibre could reduce heart disease & cancer deaths – analysis

Regularly eating cereal fibre could reduce the risk of heart disease-related deaths by up to 18% and cancer mortality by 15%, a new analysis claims.

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Omega-3 may reduce heart patients’ hospital stay, study finds

Cardiac surgery patients given omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) beforehand found their hospital stay reduced by up to 2.4 days, an analysis has suggested. 

Warning: Couch potatoes may believe protein compensates for inactivity

Casual protein users need to be educated on the true health benefits of protein supplements to avoid them being used to compensate for unhealthy habits, Swiss researchers have said.

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Denmark funds microbiota research on ‘probiotic’ phages

A University of Copenhagen research project into the use of phages to manipulate gut microbiota is one of 164 “promising projects” to receive funding from the Danish Council for Independent Research (DFF)....

Special Edition: Antioxidants, polyphenols and carotenoids

Inflamed & stressed: Rejuvenating antioxidants in big demand

Healthy ageing and the insights garnered from micronutrient studies could help drive demand for products that reduce inflammation and ease oxidative stress on the body, according to industry experts.

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High-fibre diet & vitamin A combine to keep allergies at bay

Sticking to a high-fibre diet has been shown to instruct the immune system to tolerate foods like peanuts that can set off serious allergies, research has shown.

Loss of diverse gut bacterium may cause autistic behaviours

The absence of one specific bacterial species in the gut is associated with the development of social behaviour that falls within a range of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to...

Omega-3s shows potential for PTSD: Study

People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may benefits from daily omega-3 supplements, says a new study from Japan.

Strawberry powder forever: Study tips nitrate drink for overweight teenage heart health

Upping nitrate intakes through a daily strawberry powder drink may be one strategy to improve cardiovascular health, a study in overweight teenage boys has suggested.

Safflower-infused muffins a potential aid for weight loss: Study

Eating muffins made with safflower oil may help individuals lose more weight and receive greater improvements in cardiovascular health, a study has determined.

Barley keeps 'bad cholesterol' at bay & lowers heart disease risk: Review

Eating barley appears to significantly reduce levels of two types of 'bad cholesterol' associated with cardiovascular risk, a review suggests.

Green packaging makes food seem healthier - but not for discerning organic shoppers

Discount shoppers believe a product tastes healthier if it comes in a 'healthy', green packaging - but organic shoppers have a more critical eye and are less affected by packaging,...

Dementia fear is creating an industry of products we don’t need: Which? report

Supplement and app companies are preying on the public’s fears about dementia and making claims they cannot back up, according to a scathing report from UK consumer watchdog Which?.

Ayurvedic herbs shows joint health support potential: RCT

Extracts from Terminalia chebula, a plant commonly used in ayurvedic medicine, may improve joint health in people with joint discomfort, says a new study.

Gut–brain axis linked again to obesity in Yale study

A mechanism of action that may explain how changes to the gut microbiota cause obesity in humans has been discovered by researchers at Yale University.

Study supports cranberry + probiotics combination for anti-UTI benefits

A combination of proanthocyanidins (c-PAC) derived from cranberries with select probiotic strains may reduce the invasiveness of Escherichia coli, and help protect against urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Global project uses fruit by-product to boost food nutrient content

A fruit by-product could potentially enrich the nutrient content of popular foods as an international project looks to investigate its effect on taste and colour.

DHA may beat EPA for anti-inflammatory action, but ‘don’t tilt your odds to favor one omega-3 over another’, says expert

The anti-inflammatory potential of omega-3 fatty acids may lie more with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) than eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), says a new study from Laval University in Quebec.

Paleo diet linked to faster weight loss, but also lower intake of key micronutrients, study finds

New research supports the controversial but long-held belief that the paleo diet, which encourages the consumption of lean meats, healthy fats and no grains, is a more effective way to...

Sustained release arginine supports endothelial function in healthy adults

Dietary supplements containing sustained-release L-arginine may support endothelial function in healthy overweight adults, says a new study.  

Unilever researchers up stock cube iron bioavailability using food additive

Adding tetra sodium pyrophosphate to bouillon cubes fortified with ferric pyrophosphate may be one way to increase iron bioavailability while overcoming challenges on taste and shelf life, Unilever-backed research has...

Supplement halts and reverses cognitive decline: Mouse study

A multi-ingredient food supplement has shown anti-ageing properties that may reduce brain cell loss.

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