Proanthocyanidins (PACs) from sea buckthorn seeds may protect retinas from harmful light effects, says a new study.
Probiotic strain Lactobacillus gasseri activates ‘multiple actions’ that may work in synergy to prevent obesity, Japanese research in rats has suggested.
European children are ‘in crisis’ over the risk of gut disease and obesity, according to a new report that calls for renewed focus on pediatric digestive health.
Eye health nutrient lutein may be even more important for brain function, a congress has heard.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is investing £1.7m (€2.16m) in a multi-centre intervention study to determine whether iron supplement injections could ease the disabling symptoms of heart failure.
A review of 26,000 cases has found consuming more calcium-rich foods such as milk and cheese as well as supplements may slightly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.
Supplements containing epigallocatechin-3-gallate and resveratrol may boost mitochondrial capacity and stimulate fat oxidation, says a new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel intervention trial.
Human breast milk is a novel source of interesting prebiotic candidates, attendees at the recent IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event were told.
Daily consumption of ginger may reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including high blood pressure and coronary heart disease, says a new paper from Chinese researchers.
Polyphenols present a promising approach to restoring normal endothelial function in people with diabetes, according to a review calling for more research on this potential ‘antioxidant therapy’.
By observing how well rats with mild brain trauma navigate through a maze after being administered with rosemary extract, researchers saw a relation between the extract and improved cognitive deficits.
The bioaccessibility of beta-carotene from commercial tablets and softgels is low, and could be significantly enhanced by using nano-emulsions, says a new study.
Vitamin K2 could block the production of pro-inflammatory molecules by human white blood cells, according to a new in vitro study.
Psyllium – a soluble, gel-forming, non-fermented fiber supplement – may help consumers stay fuller for longer, says a new study from scientists at Proctor & Gamble.
Using enzymes to extract protein from rapeseed press cakes in a sustainable and cost-effective way could transform 34 million tonnes of waste product into a valuable protein source, a Finnish...
The first clinical study testing medical nutrition therapy as a treatment for gestational diabetes has yielded positive results for Swedish biotech firm Indevex, demonstrating that its patented ‘Preload’ macro-nutrient blend...
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) may help people fall asleep faster, says a new study from Pharma Foods International Co. Ltd. in Japan.
A Lactobacillus probiotic has been shown to reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) in a clinical study.
A new approach claims to better determine optimal micronutrient levels for different groups of consumers, opening up the possibility for personalising nutrition in the future.
A once-per-month high dose supplement of vitamin D for mothers after giving birth could help improve the health of both mum and baby, according to an Indian trial.
Short-term supplementation with Montmorency Tart Cherry powder may reduce inflammatory stress and increase performance in aerobically trained individuals, says a new study.
A new study done on mice suggests that nicotinamide riboside can help restrict the development of insulin resistance and diabetic neuropathy.
The combination of multiple ‘omics’ technologies will give greater insights into the gut microbial communities, identifying the populations that inhabit this ecosystem, according to researchers.
Alterations to pH, complexation of iron and binding other micronutrients could minimise undesired colour changes in fortified foods, say Nestlé researchers.
Compound Solutions continues to build the science backing for its TeaCrine ingredient with the release of a two-part study that showed improved concentration, energy and mood.