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Alpha-lipoic acid + EPA may promote body weight loss in healthy overweight women: Study

Supplements of alpha-lipoic acid, with or without EPA omega-3, may help promote weight loss in obese and overweight women on a reduced calorie diet, says a new study from Spain.

Vitamin D and omega-3 together may help mental illness

Vitamin D and omega-3 could work together to improve cognitive function and social behaviour with particular relevance for battling ADHD, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, say researchers.

Enzymotec brings breast milk composition research under one 'umbrella'

Enzymotec has initiated a project to increase its understanding of the factors that affect the composition of breast milk.

Researchers delve into nutrition solutions for illness–prone athletes

There is a need for greater research into nutrition solutions for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) that are common in athletes, according to the researcher behind a study on the...

Breakfast is key for diabetics

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for people with type 2 diabetes, an international study has claimed.

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Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

Probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiome science are big business, and already generate a great deal of scientific and commercial interest. But what does the future have in story for the sector?

Researchers hit back at criticisms of vit B Alzheimer's study

Oxford researchers have defended their study, which found no link between vitamin B and preventing Alzheimer’s, against accusations of being "inaccurate and misleading". 

Meta-analysis rejects safety concerns over calcium supplementation for increasing coronary heart disease risk

Elderly women who take calcium supplements to fill their dietary gap of the nutrient are not an increased risk of coronary heart disease or all-cause mortality risk, says a new...

Mushroom extracts show blood sugar management potential: Study

Powdered preparations of the mushrooms Pleurotus ostreatus and Pleurotus cystidiosus may reduce blood sugar levels after a meal in healthy people, while also impacting insulin levels in diabetics, says a new study....

Food emulsifiers linked to gut bacteria changes and obesity

Emulsifiers used in foods may be altering our gut microbiota composition and driving metabolic changes that lead to inflammatory conditions and obesity, say researchers writing in Nature.

BioCell Collagen may improve recovery following weight training exercise: Study

Supplements containing BioCell Collagen may protect the connective tissue of the musculoskeletal system and enhancing recovery from intense exercise, says preliminary data from a proof-of-concept study.

Garlic extract may help cystic fibrosis patients fight lung infection: Study

Allicin extracted from garlic may help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh.

Excess vitamin A may prevent foetal formation of blood cells

Excessive retinoic acid – a molecule derived from vitamin A  – can prevent the healthy development of blood in embryos, a team of Swedish researchers have found. 

Linoleic acid role balanced by changes to gut microbiota: Study

Pro and prebiotics may be used to balance the potentially negative effects of a form of conjugated linoleic acid, according to research in mice.

Vitamin D deficiency closely linked to diabetes but not obesity: Study

People who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh, say researchers.

Global ‘diet quality’ falling, despite the rise of healthy foods

Overall diet quality worsened across the world even as consumption of healthier foods increased in many countries, according to a new global report of dietary patterns.

Amino acid may help counter heat stress: Animal study

Supplementation of the amino acid methionine may help fight against heat stress, according to research using broiler chickens.

New study extends lutein’s ‘functional evidence’ for eye health benefits

Increased intakes of lutein may not only have a direct beneficial role in the macula of the eye, but may also affect inflammation, says a new study.

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Multiple sclerosis may be linked to a lower intake of key nutrients

Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have lower intakes of important nutrients like folate and vitamin E, than healthy people, according to a new study.

‘Exciting findings’: Vitamin K2 supplements improve arterial function in healthy women

Long-term supplementation with NattoPharma’s MenaQ7 vitamin K2 may inhibit age-related stiffening of the artery walls, says study with healthy postmenopausal women.

High vitamin C intake may help elderly maintain immune cells

Long-term high-dose vitamin C supplementation could help maintain immune functions in ageing, according to research in mice. 

Amaranth seeds may help cardiovascular health and diabetes

Amaranth seeds may help prevent coronary disease, lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, according to a scientific review.

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Licorice extract may help protect skin from UV stress

Licorice extract may help protect human skin cells against UV damage by upping production of protective antioxidants, according to German researchers. 

‘Regular black tea may be relevant for cardiovascular protection’: Unilever study

Black tea may help lower blood pressure for people with elevated levels, says a new study from Unilever R&D that adds to the potential health benefits of the beverage and...

Linoleic acid metabolite backed to battle intestinal inflammation

A microbial metabolite of linoleic acid known as HYA could help to improve intestinal inflammation linked to inflammatory bowl diseases (IBDs), say researchers.