Despite being critical for infant development, just 27% of pregnant women get enough omega-3 to meet current European Union (EU) recommendations, say researchers.
Health apps, home tests and other digitek are the future of nutrition research and public health strategies, according to top researchers in the field.
The European branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) has established separate working groups to investigate the microbiota, mechanisms of action and intestine barrier function.
Emmet Browne will join the Dublin-based food science and nutrition company Nuritas, it was announced today.
Reducing the salt content of food does not trigger compensation behaviours in consumers, research has found.
A new vitamin D/exercise study on falls among older women has confirmed the vitamin’s role in bone health but falls short of a ringing endorsement for supplementation. But it’s one...
Cocoa polyphenols can be preserved by storing pods for a week before fermentation and then by roasting beans for longer than usual, say researchers.
Greater research into the impact of food matrixes on the bioavailability of polyphenols is needed, say researchers comparing grape and blueberry juice to smoothie.
A Swedish probiotic player has enlisted Wageningen University to research probiotic mechanisms of action in the area of inflammation – work Probi’s CEO told us could yield a sector-defining health claim....
Zinc deficiency could play a role in chronic diseases that involve inflammation, especially in older adults, says new research.
Antioxidants and phenols in pears can balance gut microbiota as well as manage early-stage type 2 diabetes and hypertension, according to researchers.
Baby rats whose mothers are given high levels of vitamins A, D, E, and K while pregnant have a reduced preference for sugar, say Canadian scientists.
Intestinal bacteria that have been genetically modified to secrete appetite supressing metabolites could help battle obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to initial findings in mice.
Trans-fat bans, and limiting the availability of sugary and fatty foods are the best ways to battle obesity, while nutrition information fails to deliver benefits, says a new review of...
A double-blind study has found no evidence of aspartame sensitivity, reported by half of its participants.
Polyphenols and antioxidants from olives are to be transformed into functional foods used to fight Alzheimer’s and brain ageing as part of a three-year German research project.
Vitamin D may play an important role in preventing the inflammation that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis, according to research in mice.
Greater energy from whey protein means greater loss of fat but retention of muscle while dieting, according to research that looked at different protein sources.
Hair loss is a distressing thing for anyone, and is particularly so for women, but scientists have found that taking a nutritional supplement can improve the overall scalp coverage and...
Omega-3 fatty acids inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells, say scientists – challenging a 2013 study which claimed omega-3s increase the risk of prostate cancer by 71%.
Collagen ingredients are driving much of the growth in the global nutricosmetics market, which is predicted to reach US$7.4bn by 2020, but how much science is there to substantiate the...
Academics have questioned a recent study that has attempted to establish a link between an increase in waistlines and the intake of diet soft drinks.
Balancing protein intake throughout the day - rather than having the bulk as part of an evening meal - helped participants in a study to boost muscle gain by nearly 20%...
A new nongovernmental organization devoted to research on the Antarctic ecosystem, source of the world’s krill oil omega-3 supplements, has called for its initial round of research proposals.
Mice fed a protein-free amino acid diet developed immature immune systems and were therefore unable to generate inflammatory and regulatory events like food allergy and oral tolerance, according to research...