Populations of beneficial microbes, metabolic health and even healthy ageing of the host are dependent on the gut microbes’ access to nitrogen, a study has discovered.
Supplements containing specific human milk oligosaccharides from breast milk may selectively modify the gut microbiome in health adults, says a new study that also supports the safety and tolerability of...
Brain and memory impairment caused by stress during early development could be lessened by micronutrient supplements, according to a Dutch study.
Three bacterial strains isolated from traditional Korean soy sauce show commercial potential as probiotics and starter cultures, say researchers.
The type of fat used as a carrier for phytosterol in fortified foods and drinks could have a major impact on the ability of the ingredient to lower cholesterol, according...
Taking daily probiotics may help boost immune systems of training athletes and reduce their risk of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), a study has found.
Only one third of Irish women understand the importance of iodine in pregnancy, say researchers calling for a public health campaign.
Supplementation with curcumin has been found to be effective in reducing depressive and anxiolytic symptoms in people with major depressive disorders.
A University of Hohenheim researcher is seeking investment for a project investigating the role of mobile phone apps in promoting better nutrition through behavioural change.
A proprietary tomato extract – backed in EU health claim law to benefit blood circulation – has been shown to thin blood in healthy people – but less severely than...
Fish oil supplements may boost muscle function and quality in older women after 18 weeks of resistance training, but no such benefits were observed in men, says a new study.
Extracts from Ashwagandha root may significantly increase telomerase activity, thereby protecting against telomere loss and potentially delaying aging, suggest new results from a cell study.
Compounds responsible for the colour of plants and vegetables have shown brain enhancing properties in a study that tests the carotenoids on older adults.
Taking vitamin D3 supplements may help improve autism symptoms of children, a first-of-its-kind study has suggested.
Lactobacillus plantarum has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in fish and improve vitamin absorption, according to a study.
Vegetarian diets do not compromise athletic performance and may even help aerobic capacity, according to a study comparing elite vegetarian and omnivore athletes.
A supplement containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus could enhance dental health by reducing tooth decay, according to a Chilean study.
High-dose multi-strain probiotic supplementation to women during late pregnancy and lactation may reduce colic and regurgitation in the infants, says a new study.
Maastricht University researchers are seeking sponsors – preferably from a drink or shot maker – for a weight management trial exploring ‘intestinal brakes’ that has showed promising phase 1 results.
Women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, with a lack of vitamin D during these months one of the likely factors,...
A type of fibre may improve insulin sensitivity in adults and help those with type 2 diabetes (T2D), studies have found.
Pharmacists should verify GMP compliance, check pathogen and toxin testing, and seek out products with 3rd party certifications before recommending probiotic products to at-risk individuals, says a new paper from...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has made all its models from the last 15 years available on an open source platform called the Knowledge Junction, which also encourages external...
Researchers believe they have shown for the first time that probiotics can improve cognitive function in humans, following a clinical trial with elderly Alzheimer’s patients aged 60-95.
Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids may help healthy young people avoid the onset of high blood pressure, according to preliminary data presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016.