The use of probiotics on very low birth weight (VLBW) infants is associated with a reduced risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), late-onset sepsis, and mortality, but the effects on extremely...
Soluble fibers can have significant effects on post prandial blood glucose spikes, but they have their effects in the gut rather than in the blood stream itself as polyphenolic ingredients...
The advent of synthetic biology, to essentially enhance microorganism capability is the radical approach being proposed to address micronutrient deficiencies and ‘engineer’ health.
Vitamin D supplements could help prevent acute respiratory tract infections, including colds and flu, according to a study in The BMJ. But a linked editorial penned by academics from New Zealand and...
A maternal diet that puts her growing baby under stress could result in weaker muscles and set her child up for greater risk of long-term health issues, say researchers.
Whole grains appear to wield small improvements to the gut microbiota and immune response, says a study outlining the benefits of adopting a diet that is also rich in fibre,...
New meta-analysis suggests that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for TB, not something that is caused by the condition, while the role played by ethnicity in this relationship...
A proprietary extract from the bark of Terminalia arjuna may boost cardiovascular efficiency and improve athletic performance in young healthy male adults, says a new study.
A high protein intake from any protein dense food regardless of its source - plant or animal - can improve muscle health, according to US researchers.
Uptake of the flavonoid quercetin is generally blocked by intestinal compounds throughout the digestive system, finds a new bioavailability study which suggests oils can offer protection to the nutrient –...
Probiotic soy milk improves several indexes of kidney function in type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathy – a major complication of diabetes and the foremost cause of end-stage renal failure.
Curcumin can help suppress the activation of dendritic cells (DCs), which play a pivotal role in the progression of inflammatory bowel disease, research from China has discovered.
Intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease, say researchers who suggest their findings could open new opportunities for preventing and even reversing the disease through the gut.
A combination of strawberry and cranberry polyphenols may improve insulin sensitivity in overweight and non-diabetic, insulin-resistant adults, according to a new study.
Brazilian peppertree berries contain a flavonoid-rich extract that may disarm antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to US scientists.
A debate is brewing over what exactly constitutes a prebiotic, and whether the established definition needs to be updated. NutraIngredients spoke with leading researcher Professor Bob Rastall to find out...
Increased levels of vitamin D are associated with longer telomeres, reported to be a marker of biological aging, says a new study.
The type of carbohydrate we eat may affect depression, say scientists who have identified high-GI foods as a risk factor.
Omega-3 fatty acids could reduce the production of antibodies that cause allergic reactions and asthma symptoms. But the possible benefits are reduced by asthma medication, say researchers.
Fruit and vegetable concentrate supplementation to older obese adults can help reduce cholesterol levels and markers of systemic inflammation, especially for those with high inflammation level.
The potential health benefits of resistant starch (RS) could lead it to being classified as a prebiotic under the EU’s health claim process, according to a review.
Soy milk fortified with combination of plant sterols can alleviate lipid peroxidation and inflammation, a Singapore clinical trial has concluded.
Vitamin D deficiency may be associated with lower levels of HDL-cholesterol and higher ratio of total cholesterol to HDL, says a new study.
Tweaks to a diet’s nutritional make-up may provide an effective strategy for depression, says a study detailing extended benefits towards the management of associated disorders.
A functional food pilot in South African schools, using an innovative dual pouch system which allows students to mix water and food powder, has boosted attendance according to its organisers.