Anti-hypertensive fermented functional dairy products using novel lactic acid bacteria have a big future, a review has found.
B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.
There have only been a couple dozen studies since 2007 that look at how gut microbiota and endurance exercise relate. A meta-analysis reveals promising benefits, but calls for more research...
Vitamin D3 may increase bacterial richness in the upper gastrointestinal tract and reduce opportunistic pathogens, says a new study from Austria.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has signed a $100,000 (€89,485) cheque for academics from the University College Cork in Ireland to study the microbiota of infants in developing countries.
Researchers in Iran found that 30-g brown milled flaxseed daily helped study participants lower their blood markers of metabolic syndrome more than lifestyle changes did alone.
Protein from beef and chicken sources are equally as effective as whey protein to stimulate improvements in body composition and resistance training outcomes, says a new study.
Omega-3s have long been touted as beneficial for a range of areas such as brain, heart and eye health and dry eyes. What's new for these friendly fats?
A recent systematic review of clinical trials using green tea extract underscores the ingredient’s overall safety, despite some recent associations with liver damage.
Consuming capsules with heat-killed Lactobacillus plantarum L-137 may help reduce probing depth in people with periodontal disease, says a new study from Japan.
The pursuit of alternative omega-3 fatty acid sources that are closer biologically to omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) found in fish oils remains a key industry challenge.
A link between vitamin E levels in the blood and the increased risk of brain tumours has been established in a Scandinavian study.
The gut microbiome and the brain communicate to each other via the immune system, a study has shown as researchers delve deeper into the so-called 'gut-brain axis'.
Despite an abundance of health benefits, the lack of a prebiotic health claim in Europe is stalling research in a number of areas, says a leading prebiotic researcher.
An aqueous extract of caraway seeds may suppress appetite and help slim waistlines and thighs in physically active women, says a new study.
The horseradish vegetable contains compounds that could help detoxify and eliminate cancer-causing compounds in the body, a study has shown.
Supplements of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera [L.] Dunal) root extract may improve endurance during exercise, says a new study using the KSM-66 brand of Ashwagandha from Ixoreal Biomed.
Taking a prenatal multivitamin every single day during pregnancy may reduce the risk of losing the baby by 55%, compared to not taking a multivitamin, says a new study.
Mothers who gain excess weight or have high blood sugar levels during pregnancy could ‘imprint’ obesity on their children, even if they are born with a normal body weight.
Two compounds found in grapes and oranges could be used to form a basis of treatment for those suffering from diabetes, a study has found.
Increased serum levels of the long chain omega-3s EPA, DPA, and DHA are associated with better performance on neuropsychological tests in older men and women, says a new study.
A new method using microbes and methane could provide a high-quality, sustainable supply of omega-3 fatty acids and ease pressure on vulnerable fish stocks.
Nutrition, not genetic differences, appear to control the appearance of certain physical traits, a US study indicates.
Promoting good nutrition in early life is not only good for health but also social behaviour and development, a study has demonstrated.
Herring roe is an effective and highly tolerable way of boosting omega-3 levels in the body, according to results of a new randomized, single-blind, crossover trial.