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Beetroot juice may boost performance in soccer players: RCT

Consuming beetroot juice may improve high-intensity intermittent-type exercise performance, says a new study with trained soccer players.

Supplement trio could lower 'baby blues' risk in new mums

A dietary supplement kit created to tackle mood changes associated with depression could help prevent the ‘baby blues’ encountered by some new mothers, say researchers.

Does boosting 'good' cholesterol really improve your health?

Increasing levels of ‘good’ HDL-cholesterol does not necessarily provide protection against heart disease, warns a new study.

Blood fat levels an indicator of kids’ diet quality and disease risk: Study

Family-based lifestyle interventions, such as a diet high in unsaturated fat, can have a dramatic impact on children's blood fatty acid make-up, Finnish researchers have determined. 

Asthma action: Fibre supplementation provides benefits by improving gut microbiota

Fibre supplementation can improve asthma symptoms by boosting gut microbiota, results from an Australian trial have revealed. 

Nutraceutical innovation around boosting or reducing nitric oxide

Industry interest in boosting nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator, has been increasing, with companies exploring the potential to boost levels for heart health or sports nutrition products.

Meta-analysis supports probiotic yeast for managing symptoms of GI disorders

Supplements containing Lesaffre Human Care’s ibSium (Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856) may improve gastrointestinal symptoms in people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

Alzheimer's linked to fat metabolism malfunction, research notes

The metabolism of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids in the brain may be linked with the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

Resveratrol’s role in eye protection implied as metabolites cross blood barriers

Resveratrol and its metabolites have been detected in the eye after oral administration, signifying its ability to cross protective barriers and reinforce its potential benefit to vision conditions.

Probiotics/prebiotics: Large-scale trials needed to asses Crohn’s disease potential

Large trials are desperately needed to understand if supplements and dietary interventions can play a positive role in the treatment of Crohn’s disease, according to academics in Japan.

Study supports efficacy of HolisFiit polyphenol-rich formulation for 'mind and body well-being'

A polyphenol-rich formulation may enhance the benefits of mind-body practices, such as yoga, Pilates, and Taïchi, says a new study from Europe.

If it’s natural, it’s good…but what's natural? A case study in cultured meat, E numbers and plant extracts

If in-vitro meat is to be successful it must be marketed as a natural meat substitute, because the negative perception of synthetic foods are too great to overcome the potential...

Flaxseed plus astaxanthin could help lower liver fat risk: Rat data

Flaxseed oil and astaxanthin could help reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver, as well as lower triacylglycerol and cholesterol, finds a new rat study.

Vit E & selenium supplements unlikely to prevent dementia: Study

Vitamin E or selenium, used alone or in combination as a dietary supplement, did not appear to raise or lower the risk of dementia in asymptomatic older males, a JAMA...

Citrus compound protects against effects of high-fat diet, study from Korea and Japan reports

Long-term supplementation with low-dose nobiletin can protect against high-fat diet induced inflammation, insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia and liver disease, despite not contributing to weight loss, a study by Korean and Japanese...

‘No valid conclusions’: Omega-3 trade body fires back over prenatal DHA supplementation findings

A randomised trial follow-up found little benefit of prenatal DHA supplementation on the IQ of children at age seven, academics in Australia have reported.

Finnish food tech firm bags first prize for innovative ingredient sensor

Finnish food tech firm Spectral Engines has scooped up first prize in an EU competition for its food sensor that analyses ingredients, nutrients and detects allergens.

Synthetic yeast creations pave way for improved food industry applications

Five new synthetic yeast chromosomes have been created could signal the advent of more nutritious food, less waste and improved processing efficiency, according to the team heading up the project. ...

Immune boost: DuPont meta-analysis shows positive results for probiotic in elderly

The probiotic strain B. lactis HN019 has a positive effect on the immune system in elderly people, finds a new meta-analysis by DuPont as it launches a new product range....

Bowel disease benefits of a diet low in certain carbs and sugars revealed: New Zealand data

Adhering to a low FODMAP diet - a diet low in certain sugars and carbohydrates - can help relieve symptoms for women suffering from both irritable bowel syndrome and endometriosis.

Enzyme combination may offer recovery benefits for athletes

An oral enzyme combination may reduce exercise-induced fatigue, muscle soreness and damage in endurance athletes, says a new study.

Women lacking pre-pregnancy nutritional education, warns study

Women, especially those in ethnic minority groups,  get most of their energy from processed, high-fat and high-sugar sources just before pregnancy, finds a new study that warns of risks from...

Gut bug imbalance could help disease prevention, suggests study

A gut flora imbalance caused by a high-fat diet might help protect healthy people from the metabolic effects of unhealthy diets, a study says.

Tea drinking slashes the risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease: Singapore population-based analysis

Tea consumption halves the risk of cognitive impairment for people 55 years old and above, and also dramatically reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease among those at greater genetic risk.

Vitamin D supplementation prevents autism traits being passed from mother to offspring: Mouse study

Giving vitamin D to pregnant mice prevented autism traits being passed on to their offspring, researchers in Australia have revealed.