Functional pasta that has been enriched with beta-glucans could help to boost levels of ‘good bacteria’ in the gut and reduce levels of ‘bad cholesterol’, say researchers.
Increasing vitamin D status is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new meta-analysis of existing data.
Drinking high nitrate beetroot juice could improve both sprint performance and decision-making during prolonged intermittent exercise such as rugby and football, and could help players at the Rugby World Cup,...
Studies investigating the bioavailability of EPA and DHA from different oil forms are a waste of time, says Aker BioMarine’s chief scientist. A real effort must be put into researching...
Beans match beef for satiety thanks to their combination of protein and fibre - but consumers don't expect to feel as full as when they eat meat, researchers have found.
A combination of resistance exercise and specific collagen peptides may increase muscle mass and strength and decrease fat mass, lessen age-related muscle loss, says a new study from Germany.
Continued talk of optimal ratios of carbs and protein in sports products is ‘irrelevant’ and based on old science, sports nutrition experts tell NutraIngredients-USA.
A daily dose of the omega-3s DHA and EPA may improve attention in kids with and without attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study from Unilever.
The make-up of our gut bacteria may have a direct influence on iron status and storage, according to new research which also suggests certain probiotic strains may increase iron uptake...
Long term intake of a high-dose resveratrol supplement or drug may help people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease to stabilise a biomarker that declines when the disease progresses, say...
Dynamic Cellular Disruption – a novel process that breaks up plant matter without using chemicals, enzymes or blades - could enable manufacturers to create new, more nutritious foods and beverages,...
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency may have “substantial” accelerating effects on cognitive decline in the elderly, says a new study from UC Davis and Rutgers University.
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet with extra-virgin olive oil may lower the risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new analysis of a trial in Spain.
Maintaining higher levels of vitamin D may boost athletic performance and reduce the time needed to recover from exercise, says a review of the scientific literature.
A cardiovascular industry-academia research network has won €3m in European Union funding with Norwegian member NattoPharma highlighting its importance to vitamin K study.
There are no differences in blood levels of omega-3 after consuming equal doses of fish oil or krill oil, says a new study from scientists at DSM.
Flavanols found in cocoa and other foods can have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, reducing blood pressure in healthy subjects, according to new research.
Cocoa flavanols have been tied to lowering blood pressure and heart disease risk in new research by a Mars-backed project, but study authors say chocolate is too calorific to be...
MicroRNA in food is digested, not absorbed by the body, according to a new study which quashes the idea of using microRNAs as functional food ingredients.
Drinking 500 ml of water around 30 minutes before main meals could help obese and overweight people to lose more weight, according to new research.
Violent offenders in the Netherlands will receive micronutrient and omega-3 supplements as part of an intervention to reduce aggressive behaviour among prisoners.
Researchers have developed a prototype “bacterial litmus test” using genetically modified bacteria, to measure micronutrient levels of people living in remote regions.
Yet another study questioning omega-3 efficacy has been picked up by the mainstream press. Why finger the nutrient when the dosage is all wrong? argues Adam Ismail, executive director of...
Taking onion skin-derived food supplements of the flavonol quercetin can lower blood pressure for people with hypertension, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Flaxseed intake during lactation should be limited as it may change maternal adrenal function, research in rats has suggested.