A recent study highlighting potential quality issues in select probiotic products raises a concern, says the International Probiotics Association, which also welcomed further development of the appropriate quality control techniques.
Dietary supplementation with olive oil may protect blood vessels from the deleterious effects of air pollution, suggests a new study from the US Environment Protection Agency.
The European food industry has published voluntary research principles to ensure robust and transparent science – but questions remain over how they will be put in place and enforced.
Food manufacturers should add seaweed to help combat cardiovascular disease and related conditions, according to researchers.
High-flavanol cocoa supplementation may have positive impacts on facial wrinkles and skin elasticity in photo-aged Korean women, says a new study from scientists from Seoul National University.
Giving nutrition supplements to teenagers may improve behaviour in schools, research from the University of Oxford has suggested.
A new study by scientists at the University of California has found that contents of many bifidobacterial probiotic products differ from the ingredients listed.
Supplements containing a dried powder extract from black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) may improve blood pressure and help support cardiovascular health, says a new study.
Commercial lutein and zeaxanthin supplements for eye health may contain undeclared meso-zeaxathin, say researchers from Ireland, which may challenge a long-held hypothesis in the eye health sector.
Grape seed extract reduces systolic blood pressure in middle aged adults with pre-hypertension by 5.6% after six weeks, a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has suggested. ...
Supplements of InterHealth’s proprietary blend of Sphaeranthus indicus flower heads and Garcinia mangostana fruit rind may reduce body weight in overweight people by 8.8 pounds, compared to placebo, says a new study....
Phytosterols and inulin added to soya milk has a more beneficial effect on low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol than soya milk alone, according to a study.
Scientists in the US have found a novel way to trace the activity of lycopene in the human body, which could help explain its potential cancer-combating properties.
Designing a study on a product that can influence inflammation that can subsequently be used directly to support a marketing plan is a delicate operation. It can skirt dangerously close...
Despite pressure on the industry to rapidly adopt some form of DNA testing, the old question still remains: Methods must be fit for purpose for the products being tested. Attendees...
Could sausages fortified with antioxidants reduce the occurrence of colon cancer – and bring meat out of the negative spotlight after a WHO report classed processed meat as carcinogenic?
The bioavailability of sulforaphane from commercially available glucoraphanin supplements is equal to that observed from broccoli sprouts, says a new study from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine.
People with better control of blood sugar after eating barley kernel bread also have a different balance of microbes in the gut, a new study in Cell Metabolism reveals....
There’s frequently talk that consumers aren’t getting enough fiber in their diets; but are they simply not getting the best quality fiber?
Consuming up to two grams per day of cocoa flavanols for 12 weeks is well tolerated in healthy men and women, says a new study from scientists from Mars Inc....
Dried blood samples collected in the home could be an efficient and accurate way to collect vitamin D data on a large scale, researchers from the Food4me project have said....
A standardised white wine grape seed extract can deliver raised levels of procyanidin antioxidants and improve gastrointestinal wellbeing, researchers in Milan have found.
Daily supplements of chondroitin sulfate may be superior to celecoxib, a potent anti-inflammatory drug, for supporting knew joint health and delaying the progression of osteoarthritis, says a new study.
Gut microbiota regulates glutathione and amino acid metabolism, research in mice has suggested.
Heat-treated probiotics may offer greater immunity benefits than their ‘live’ originals, according to just-published Nestlé Nutrition and Health research.