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Magnesium may promote bone health and prevent fractures: Study

Healthy levels of magnesium in the body might decrease the risk of bone fractures, according to results of a study from the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland.

Korean cactus juice boosts gut microbiota and eases constipation

Korean cactus juice Cheonnyuncho not only decreased constipation in rats, but its soluble fibre content also improved the rodents’ bowel movements, colon thickness and gut microbiota, a study revealed.

Functional foods have role in reversing 'thin outside, fat inside' phenomenon, paper's authors conclude

Functional foods could have a key role to play in combating the global rise of the phenomenon of sarcopenic obesity, according to a published report of the proceedings of a...

Wellmune may reduce duration of colds in older people

Daily supplements of the baker’s yeast beta-glucan ingredient Wellmune may lead to fewer incidences of .upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and shorter illness duration, says a new study.

Resveratrol shows bone health promise for child chemotherapy patients: Study

Resveratrol is a potential candidate to help prevent bone-related complications in children during and after chemotherapy, a study carried out by Australian and Chinese academics claims.

Resistant starch shows blood glucose benefits: Swine study

MSPrebiotic, a prebiotic digestion-resistant starch supplement, may lower fasting glucose levels by 20% in swine fed a Western Diet, says a new study.

DHA vs EPA: Which omega-3 is better for raising the Omega-3 Index?

High-doses of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may boost the Omega-3 Index (O3I) more than EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), says a new study.

Low vitamin D & K levels linked to higher blood pressure: Study

A combination of low levels of vitamins D and K are associated with higher blood pressure and an increased risk of hypertension, says a new study.

Systematic Review: Rose hips ‘underutilized’ in nutrition says new study

The ubiquitous rose hip plant easily grows in North America, and one researcher advocates increasing its inclusion in the human diet beyond just pies, jellies, and jams.

Microbiome modification: High-fibre diet could cut diabetes risk

A fibre-rich diet encourages the production of a gut-derived metabolite that could protect against diabetes, a study suggests. 

Seaweed micro-encapsulations target sports nutrition and smoothie markets

A new micro-encapsulated seaweed ingredient will ‘open up a whole new avenue’ for Seaweed & Co as it targets smoothies and the sports nutrition market.

No evidence to link vitamin A supplementation with fewer baby deaths: Cochrane review

A new systematic review states there is no indication that vitamin A supplementation among babies at birth reduces mortality during the first six or 12 months of life. 

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Got groundbreaking research to shout about? IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas call for abstracts

Are you researching the latest state-of-the-art developments related to prebiotic, probiotic and microbiome science relevant to human health, well-being, consumers and industry? If so, we would like to hear from...

The guts for sports success: Microbiome study highlights differences in elite athletes

Elite athletes are known for their skill, dedication and hard work, but new research suggests that crucial to their success may be down to their gut.

Avocado’s nutrient arsenal a mighty weapon against metabolic syndrome

The nutritional composition of the avocado is potent enough to positively affect the metabolic changes seen in type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

'Exploding' genetically engineered probiotic strains could fight bacterial infections

Scientists in Singapore have managed to genetically alter some E. coli probiotic strains to sense and kill a harmful gut pathogen, which they say could be used to help protect against certain diseases. ...

Insect nutrient battle: Asian crickets pack more essential fatty acids than European mealworm

There are more essential fatty acids in the lipids of two species of crickets and a grasshopper from Asia, compared with the yellow mealworm larvae, which is widely reared in...

Mixed carotenoid supplements may help obese children

Dietary supplements containing a mixture of carotenoids and vitamin E may reduce BMI scores, waist to height ratio, and fat levels in obese children, suggest data from a new pilot...

German research initiative celebrates as new ingredients near launch

A multi-million Euro initiative backed by the German government has hailed the ‘good news’ of being close to market for a number of natural flavour masking ingredients for food and...

Probiotics and omega-3: Co-microencapsulation boosts bacteria survival and fatty acid retention

The co-microencapsulation of probiotic bacteria with omega-3 rich tuna oil improved its survival and intestinal adhering ability, and also helped to retain a higher proportion of omega-3 fatty acids in...

Dad's diet influences brain agility of kids: Mice study

Fathers who excessively consume nutrients found in energy drinks may affect the memory function of their offspring, a mice study has suggested.

Omega-3 supplements may provide long-term diabetic benefits

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may benefit those with autoimmune conditions, as research describes the fish oil’s ability to reduce inflammation typical of type 1 diabetes.

Polyphenol pills counter inflammation in women on hormonal contraceptives: RCT

Supplements containing a mixture of polyphenols may counter increases in pro-inflammatory markers in women of childbearing age using combined hormonal contraceptives, says a new study.

Multivitamins neither help nor hinder heart risk, finds study

Taking a multivitamin has no significant impact on your risk of experiencing a heart attack or other cardiovascular episode, a new study says.

Marmite on the mind? Research suggests Marmite impacts brain functioning

High consumption of vitamin B12-rich Marmite spread could alter brain activity by increasing certain chemical messengers, says new research.