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Whey supplements help preserve muscle during weight loss: Study

Adding whey to a short-term weight loss regime may prevent muscle loss, but the effects were not observed for soy protein, says a new study.

Mistletoe compound could help fight obesity-related liver disease

Mistletoe may be more than the cue for a Christmas kiss, after researchers found that a compound extracted from the festive plant could help battle obesity-related liver disease.

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Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

While many people are eager to rid themselves of as much fat as possible, there is still one part of the body really should contain a large quantity of it....

Researchers poke holes in modern ‘paleo' diet

There was more than one Palaeolithic diet, and none of them may have been that healthy - but barely any of the foods eaten are available anymore anyway, say researchers.

Wild blueberries may counter obesity, inflammation and hypertension: Mice study

Wild blueberries may help alleviate low level inflammation and hypertension associated with the development of obesity, according to a study on mice.

Vitamin D supplements won’t protect against earthquakes: RCT data

Supplementation with vitamin D does not reduce the adverse effect of earthquakes, according to new research from New Zealand.

Studies raise questions over sugar, caffeine, and children's intake of energy drinks

Two new studies have suggested that many children and adolescents consuming energy drinks get too much caffeine, while suggesting the level of sugar and caffeinated drinks can lead to different...

Key role in brain health for vitamin E

Vitamin E has a key role to play in reducing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, fatty liver diseases and other health risks, experts at a recent symposium on vitamin E...

Mediterranean diet linked to increased telomere length

Following a Mediterranean style diet may be associated with greater telomere length - a finding that further supports the diet’s links to health and longevity, say researchers.

Double burden: Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children

Obesity and malnutrition are often thought of as problems at opposite ends of the nutrition spectrum, but new research has linked diet quality with obesity in mothers and stunted children.

No clear benefit of low GI diet for heart health, say 'surprised' researchers

Using glycemic index (GI) as a guide to healthy food choices may not help improve cardiovascular risk factors or insulin resistance, researchers warn.

The microbes we eat: Study investigates bacteria in different diets

Researchers investigating the types of microbes found in foods from different dietary patterns have questioned whether the bacteria in our foods plays a role in the structure and function of...

Selenium might lower the risk of colorectal cancer: Study

High levels of selenium intake could help prevent colorectal cancer in Western Europe, a recent study has found.

Creatine may improve blood pressure levels and microvascular health

Creatine may improve microvascular reactivity and capillary density amongst a health population, according to research. 

White tea packs antioxidant punch against colon cancer: Study

White tea could slow the spread of colon cancer cells thanks to its antioxidant properties, claim researchers.

Polyphenol-enriched protein powder shows immune benefits for athletes: Study

A soy protein powder enriched with blueberry and green tea polyphenols may reduce exercise-induced susceptibility to viral infection, says a new study from North Carolina.

Researchers question extra prebiotic use in enteral nutrition

Additional prebiotics oligofructose and inulin through enteral nutrition does not significantly impact faecal concentrations of ‘friendly bacteria’ bifidobacteria in intensive-care patients, according to research.

UK report may show true extent of folate deficiency, says DSM

Data from an upcoming UK Department of Health (DoH) report is likely to reveal the true extent of folate deficiency, according to nutrition multinational DSM.

Study suggests link between gut microbiota and Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease sufferers have a different microbiota in their intestines than their healthy counterparts, according to new research.

Pine bark extract may reduce symptoms & severity of common cold

Daily consumption of supplements containing extracts from French maritime pine bark may shorten the duration of the common cold and reduces the severity of sore throat, congestion, headache, coughing and...

"I think everybody would love to see at least one approved health claim in these areas at some point in time”

EFSA claim for pro- and prebiotics getting closer, but industry is wary of rushing

There is a general feeling that probiotic and prebiotic producers are getting closer to receiving their categories' first ever health claim; however many big companies are wary of rushing applications...

‘Hype and hope but also a dearth of evidence’ for vitamin D as an IBD therapy: Review

Vitamin D may modify the immune response in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a review of evidence for vitamin D as a novel therapy for the condition. ...

MuscleGenes introduces genetic testing for fitter future

UK start up MuscleGenes tests athletes for health and fitness related genes to determine nutritional approaches that may boost performance.

Researchers eye satiety market following 'encouraging' results

A new inulin-propionate ester (IPE) ingredient may increase appetite-reducing hormones and make people feel fuller, according to research published in the journal Gut.

Big data: ‘Exhaustive review’ pulls together evidence on food groups and diet-related disease

A new and extensive review of the associations between food and drink groups and major diet-related diseases will guide the way for future research and policy interventions, say researchers.