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Eating black raspberries may decrease heart disease risk: Study

An extract found in black raspberries can significantly lower arterial stiffness, a key measure of cardiovascular disease, according to data from a Korean study.

Crowdsourcing control: Don’t make it a free for all, warn researchers

With momentum building for crowdsourcing and funding as a platform for nutrition research, scientists warn that greater control may be needed to safeguard the quality and validity of such studies. ...

The EFSA hackathon: Authority offers €20,000 for app ideas

"The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is offering €20,000 for an app idea it can use to provide “quick, user-friendly” mobile access to its work."

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Gut flora composition linked to health, diet, and lifestyle, pioneering population study reveals

In one of the first population-wide studies on gut flora variation, a distinct link between gut bacteria and health, diet, and lifestyle, has been established.

Plant-derived bacteria shows anti-obesity effects: RCT

Heat-killed Pediococcus pentosaceus LP28 derived from the longan fruit may help trim waist lines and reduce body fat, say results from a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study.

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Fish oil, cocoa & plant sterols: The winning combination against heart disease?

Combining fish oil, cocoa extract and plant sterols food supplements could offer an effective defence against heart disease, a new study suggests.  

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EFSA moves ‘flagship’ journal to Wiley as transparency drive continues

The EFSA Journal and its full archive dating back to 2003 has migrated to Wiley Online Library, as the EU’s central agency seeks greater “openness and engagement” for its primary research work....

New forum showcases the benefits of pulses

A networking forum to help manufacturers understand the nutritional value of pulses has been created by McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Vitafoods Europe 2016 preview

Testing and tracking nutrition in mental health

The quest to halt cognitive decline as a feature of ageing has become an intense area of research in recent years, and polyphenols can deliver much. 

Study shows Calanus oil may benefit blood pressure and heart health

Supplements containing Calanus oil may support cardiovascular health via anti-inflammatory effects in blood vessel walls, says a new study.

Olive-sourced hydroxytyrosol effective in biscuits: Study

Olive oil phenol hydroxytyrosol has been shown to be highly bioavailable and to lower oxidised LDL (low density lipoprotein) levels when incorporated into biscuits, suggesting functional food applications could be on...

Review supports immune health potential of larch arabinogalactan

Supplements of Larch arabinogalactan may support immune health and help reduce the incidence of common cold infections, says a new review.

How to shut down the illicit ginkgo trade

Research into the adulteration and poor manufacturing practices of ginkgo products has highlighted the need to reign in unregistered food supplements containing the botanical. 

Insights into banana carotenoids could hold key to fighting blindness

Insights into how bananas make and store carotenoids could help in the future development of banana varieties to combat vitamin A deficiency and blindness, say researchers.

Dark chocolate rivals beetroot juice in boosting athletic performance, study shows

Dark chocolate provides similar benefits to beetroot juice consumed already by elite athletes to improve exercise endurance, a study revealing similar levels of flavanol content has suggested.

Whey is clear answer in sports nutrition, expert asserts

You can say what you like about the benefits of mixing protein sources, but for sports nutrition expert Chris Lockwood, PhD, there’s only one way to the answer the cost...

Bridging the brain-body gap: How the ‘thinking’ gut influences mental well-being

As knowledge of the gut and brain relationship develops, the use of probiotics and prebiotics could open up new ways to shape mood and well-being, according to a prominent nutrition...

Special Edition: Omega-3s

Omega-3 supply: Climate change could threaten global EPA & DHA supply

Rising ocean temperatures may reduce EPA and DHA production by phytoplankton, with the effects cascading through the world's ecosystems.

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Turmeric research boosted by $1.5M joint study

The health benefits of turmeric curcumin are to be explored in a $1.5M joint research project conducted by leading universities and institutions across the world.

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Dietary fibre intake suppresses appetite

Big opportunities exist for food manufacturers to tackle obesity through the use of food containing non-digestible inulin fibre to encourage satiety, according to a leading academic.

Long-term RCT supports magnesium supplements for cardiovascular health

Twenty-four weeks of supplementation with a magnesium citrate complex may reduce the stiffness of arteries in overweight and obese adults, says a new study from The Netherlands.

Breastfed, lunch & dinner: Breast milk the ‘ultimate personalised medicine,’ say researchers

Cracking the complex makeup of breast milk brings to light multiple health benefits that make breast milk the ultimate personalised medicine, a review says.

Energy & fibre intakes far below recommended levels

Paper offers insights into +85s diets – but huge data gaps remain

The rapidly-growing age segment of over-85s has been neglected in both nutrition research and dietary recommendations, say UK researchers behind a large-scale trail-blazing study.  

From science to shelves: the development of MacuView

Study says MacuView helps with eye health and AMD

A recent study published in the Journal of Ophthalmology has shown the benefits of consuming a dairy drink, MacuView, containing lutein-, zeaxanthin- and DHA-enriched egg yolk.

'The British are slightly less unhealthy than the Americans'

British crowdsourced project maps 2000+ microbiomes (and counting)

A British crowdsourced and funded microbiome project is building data that will accompany a US version as global efforts to build microbiome knowledge mount.