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Nutrient-rich tomato extract effective in combination against heart disease: Study

A carotenoid-rich tomato extract (CRTE) has been found to inhibit a key process that leads to the thickening of the artery wall, which is typical of heart disease.

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Probiotics & gene interaction mapped in fermented milk: Study

New research characterising kefir has detected genes that could be responsible for health benefits of the fermented dairy beverage popular in eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Dairy & cardiovascular risk link ‘unwarranted’: Study

Linking the nutritional makeup of dairy products to an increase in cardiovascular risk is ‘unwarranted’ as research uncovers no meaningful association.     

Caffeine exhibits role in warding off dementia, study shows

Daily consumption of drinks containing caffeine could help in the fight against dementia, a new study has claimed.

New study on BLIS K12 probiotic supports oral hygiene benefits in children

Science continues to build supporting Stratum Nutrition and Blis Technologies’ BLIS K12 probiotic strain and its oral hygiene benefits. This latest study focuses on children with bad breath.

To persist or not persist: Personalising probiotics

Personalising probiotics could result in a greater chance of long-term alterations to the gut microbial ecosystem, according to a study, even six months after administration.

RCT supports bioavailability of Coromega omega-3 supplements

A single dose of Coromega Big Squeeze or Coromega Omega3 Squeeze produces significant increases in blood levels of the omega-3 EPA, says a new study that supports the bioavailability of...

Successful UK adoption of Mediterranean diet key to CVD reduction: Study

Following a Mediterranean diet could lower the risk of developing conditions such as heart attack and stroke, according to a study from the University of Cambridge.

Nutrition labelling has greater impact on the young, less educated and those in poor health

The use of nutritional labelling schemes in South Korea has made it easier for consumers to make heathy choices, with their use associated with a lower risk of chronic diseases,...

‘Fountain of youth’ hormone best responds to low protein, high carb diet: Study

A low protein, high carbohydrate diet may be the most effective for stimulating a hormone with life-extending and obesity-fighting benefits in later life, new research suggests.

Himalayan kodo millet found to have nutraceutical and functional food potential

Kodo millet, an underutilised crop plant used as a staple food by Himalayan communities in India, may have wide-reaching potential for nutraceuticals and functional food products, research has discovered.

Synbiotics may benefit women with gestational diabetes

A combination of three probiotic strains and prebiotic inulin may improve markers of insulin metabolism and lipid levels in women with gestational diabetes, says a new study.

96% of lupus lung lesions halted with DHA

Omega-3 oil may stop the onset of lupus: Study

Consuming an omega-3 fatty acid could halt an episode of lupus and possibly the trigger of other autoimmune conditions, a mouse study has found.

Waste not want not: Faecal transplants effective against C.difficile infection

The transfer of stool from a healthy donor into a patient suffering from a bowel infection is a safe and effective treatment option, researchers from Germany have said. 

6-country EU study tracks carotenoid levels by age

A six-country, EU-funded study has offered new insights into the impact age has on plasma levels of lycopene, alpha-tocopherol and alpha-carotene.

Green tea compound ‘counteracts’ overeating effect of high-fat diet

Consumption of the green tea compound EGCG could help to stop daytime overeating brought on by a high-fat diet, claims research backed by Abbott Nutrition.

2-5 coffees per day shows CVD benefits

Coffee's antioxidant properties can reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) rates, a report has suggested.

Acai boosts vascular function, improves heart health: RCT

Adding acai pulp to your smoothies may improve vascular function, and support heart health, says a new study.

Probiotics may ease severity of multiple sclerosis: Study

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), whose diets were supplemented with probiotics, demonstrated a reduction in the severity of their condition as well as improvements to mental health.

Root 66? Spearmint’s phenolic matrix mapped

Mass spectrometry techniques have shed light on spearmint’s complex phenolic matrix, according to ‘tentative’ findings from Italy.

Botanicals: Research round-up

As part of our special edition on botanicals, NutraIngredients takes a look at recent research of some popular botanical ingredients.

‘Plant insulin’ from bitter melon backed for fight against diabetes

A commercially available ingredient containing bitter melon peptides could help manage blood sugar by binding to insulin receptors, say researchers.

Meta-analysis supports inulin’s cholesterol busting potential

Consuming prebiotic inulin-type fructans may help slash LDL cholesterol levels across a range of population groups, says a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

Bacteria in faeces may determine body fat levels, study concludes

The type of bacteria in human faeces could decide how much dangerous fat is stored in the body, a study from Kings College, London has concluded.

Too much gluten may trigger coeliac disease in babies

High gluten intake before the age of two carries coeliac disease risk, researchers say, challenging coeliac development links with breastfeeding and age.