A prebiotic-rich diet may shift the gut microbiota profiles of obese children to a more beneficial profile, regardless of whether the obesity was related to lifestyle or genetics, says a...
Adding fish to school meals could boost children’s vitamin D levels in winter, research finds.
Symbolic information on a food label can change the perception of a product – even when consumers are aware that this perception is false, write researchers.
Daily supplements containing HMB, a metabolite of the branched chain amino acid leucine, may reduce fat mass and increase aerobic capacity in athletes training for endurance sports, says a new...
Probiotics may help older people tackle antibiotic-induced oral Candida, says industry backed research.
Antioxidant-rich elderberry extracts can reduce the severity of colds among air travellers, Australian researchers have found.
A proprietary prebiotic blend can deliver immune system benefits to the healthy elderly better than placebo, an industry-backed study in the UK has found.
Chronic consumption of beetroot juice may improve cardiovascular health and potentially delay the onset of fatigue in healthy people, says a new study.
A big weekly dose of omega-3s may lead to greater omega-3 deposits in body tissues than smaller daily doses, says a new study from Australia.
Clostridium difficile infections have been noted by EU and US health authorities as an ‘emerging’ healthcare threat – costing the US $1bn annually. Now, researchers preparing a pilot study are looking at whether probiotics...
Proof of an association between B12 status and neurological function in older people is limited, a review of 12 studies has concluded.
Increased intake of select amino acids may improve blood pressure and measures of arterial health in healthy women, says a new study from England.
Supplements containing Lactobacillus curvatus HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum KY1032 may reduce triglyceride levels, and improve other markers of heart health, says a new study from Korea.
Researchers have questioned the association between vitamin D and inflammatory biomarkers after a year-long trial revealed no impact on the levels of the immune system’s cytokine or adipokine.
A high wholegrain intake may lower the mortality rate regardless of wholegrain type or cause of death, say researchers in a 120,000-strong Scandinavian cohort study.
If iron flour fortification is to work sources and levels approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) are required and actual consumption must be considered, says food fortification expert.
A group has been formed to fund clinical research and promote the health benefits of oleocanthal – a polyphenol found in extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).
Supplementation with an extract from French oak wood may improve energy, tiredness, and tension, says a new study.
Vitamin E can significantly improve liver function in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) including non-alcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH), a meta-analysis of five clinical trials.
A new process could help produce much sought-after water-soluble versions of cholesterol-lowering phytosterols for the functional ingredients market, say Chinese researchers.
Probiotics are more effective when ingested with dairy products, UC Davis research suggests.
Prebiotic supplements may reduce appetite, food intake, and inflammation in overweight adults, says a new study from France.
Peanut butter could be a novel way of protecting probiotics as they pass through the gastrointestinal passage, say researchers.
Selenium supplement content labels are often inaccurate or incomplete, say researchers looking at 86 products available on the Polish market.
Consuming a sports drink containing the dipeptide L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine during strenuous exercise increase endurance and lengthen time to fatigue, says a new study using Kyowa Hakko’s Sustamine ingredient.