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Gluten-free products ‘not as healthy’ as conventional

A new study has found gluten-free products are often not as healthy as their conventional counterparts.

Scientists use innovative delivery systems to tailor omega-3 digestion speed

A possible method of controlling the digestion rate of omega-3 supplements and release of free fatty acids (FFAs) in the gut has been identified in a recent study published in Food...

Traditional Korean herb combination can counter prostate inflammation

Ojayeonjonghwan (OJ), a traditional Korean combination of herbs and botanicals, has a positive effect on prostatitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties, according to a recent South Korean study.

‘Powerful’: Raising vitamin D levels may slash preterm birth risk

Maintaining good blood levels of vitamin D during pregnancy may help reduce the risk of preterm birth by 60%, says a new study. 

Could a green tea nanomaterial plug gaps left by current toothpaste formulas?

A green tea extract could form the basis of a new toothpaste or formulation that could reduce tooth sensitivity and help prevent cavities, in a study that reaffirms dental health...

Tryptophan coupled with probiotics could help sooth gut inflammation: Mouse data

Combining the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri with the protein tryptophan could help promote greater ‘tolerance’ in immune cells in the gut, according to new animal data.

Flavonoid diet may reduce flu severity – but only if you have the right gut bacteria

A specific microbe found in the gut may protect consumers of flavonoid rich diets against severe flu, finds a new animal study published in Science.

Lack of diverse diets affecting mental development of children in rural India

A lack of dietary diversity is affecting the motor, language and social skills of children in one of India's poorest states.

BCAA supplementation may beat simple rest for muscle recovery among athletes, meta-analysis suggests

Branched-chain amino acid supplementation is better than rest to reduce muscle soreness after exercise, according to a meta-analysis of eight studies conducted on athletes.

The case of the vanishing microbiota: Gut bugs powerless to halt disease rampage

Changes to the gut’s microbial diversity, as a result of a modern lifestyle, may be responsible for a rise in chronic diseases, such as asthma, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease,...

Vine leaves may improve cholesterol profile, study finds

Rats fed with vine leaf extract lowered their ‘bad’ cholesterol while raising beneficial cholesterol, according to a recent study published in Food Science and Human Wellness.

Cochrane review that belittled carotenoids' role in slowing AMD didn't value AREDS II result highly enough, researchers say

An article published last week in Cochrane Reviews that concludes lutein and zeaxanthin have little effect on the progression of AMD drew a strong reaction from researchers and suppliers in...

CRN official finds common ground with author of series of articles attacking industry

When looking at a potentially damaging series of journal articles about supplements being penned by a professor at Clemson University, an official at CRN prefers to look at the common...

Spicy nanotech weaponry delivers payload at target: Study

Nanoparticles show promise in delivering beneficial compounds to the body as a study details the successful administration of the spice curcumin to a target site with minimal toxic side effects.

Pomegranate juice aids recovery in weightlifters: Study

Supplementation with pomegranate juice (PJ) may reduce oxidative stress and improve recovery time after intensive resistance training, reveals a recent study published in Nutrients.

Pre-eclampsia and supplementation: Insufficient evidence that vitamin D reduces risk

Vitamin D supplementation does not independently reduce the risk of pre-eclampsia, despite low levels of the vitamin being linked to a greater likelihood of the condition.

High calcium levels linked to heart attack risk

People who are genetically prone to higher calcium levels in the bloodstream may be at higher risk of heart attack and coronary artery disease (CAD), a new study suggests.

Carotenoids researchers rail against wording of Kemin press release

A press release highlighting a study that was presented at a recent meeting of the International Carotenoids Society has caused a deep rift between researchers and a prominent carotenoids supplier.

Mediterranean diet benefits reserved for the rich, Italian study says

The cardiovascular benefits of the Mediterranean diet appear only to apply to higher socioeconomic groups despite similar adherence as a study points to other influencing factors.

Olive oil by-product shows functional food potential

Adding an industrial by-product of olive oil dramatically improves the nutritional content of fish burgers, but an additional extraction process is needed to achieve satisfactory taste, say researchers.

Low omega-3 levels linked to prenatal depression: Taiwan study

Omega-3 deficiency and heightened inflammation are associated with prenatal depression (PND), with the former resulting in longer depressive episodes, according to a recent Taiwanese study.

Meta-analysis supports potential of omega-3s for ADHD

Omega-3s fatty acid supplements may improve symptoms and cognitive performance in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a meta-analysis of gold standard clinical trials.

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Probiotics offer prospect of cheap, eco-friendly nanoparticles

The use of probiotics for the biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles (MNPs) may offer a cheaper, more eco-friendly alternative to previous production methods, says a new review.

EU project aims to improve extraction and cultivation of microalgae

A new €5m European project aims to make it cheaper and easier to enrich food, nutraceuticals and cosmetics with microalgae.

Tocopherol source may affect breast milk vitamin E profile, says study

The vitamin E alpha-tocopherol is imperative to a baby’s nervous system development, and they primarily get this from breast milk or formula. In a clinical trial, researchers from Abbott Nutrition...