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Chewing gum for over 10 mins relieves stress – study

Japanese researchers claim that chewing gum for over 10 minutes can reduce stress, adding to a growing body of science linking gum chewing to stress relief.

Breast microbiome more complex than previously thought: Study

The unique microbial composition of female breast tissue has given scientists new insight into the interaction between different bacteria in the human body and the effects this has on health.

Onion extracts may boost uptake of berry polyphenols: Study

The bioavailability of a commercial strawberry–cranberry extracts blend may be boosted by combining the supplement with an onion extract, says a new study from Canada.

Freeze-dried strawberries show heart health benefits: Human data

Daily consumption of a beverage containing freeze-dried strawberries may significantly lower total and LDL-cholesterol levels, says a new study.

Soy formula linked to seizures in children with autism

Consumption of soy-based infant formula may be associated with a higher rate of seizures in children with autism, according to new data.

Ginkgo, evening primrose top massive EU-funded botanicals survey; 1-in-5 imbibe

Ginkgo, evening primrose, artichoke, aloe, fennel, valerian, soy, lemon balm, echinacea and blueberry are the most popular and 1-in-5 Europeans take plant food supplements (PFS), a 4-year study has concluded.

Vegans respond ‘robustly’ to algal-derived omega-3 fatty acid supplement

The omega-3 index of vegans is low, but no lower than the levels measured in omnivores, says a new study, which also supports the efficacy of an algal-derived omega-3 supplement...

Symposium to delve into science behind DPA, an under-the-radar omega-3

In what is billed as a first in nutrition research, a symposium scheduled for early July in Sweden will bring together lipids researchers specifically to look at the science behind...

Mars gears up for large-scale cocoa flavanol pill study

Chocolate giant Mars and the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute are readying themselves for a five-year research project into possible heart-health benefits of taking a daily flavanol-rich capsule. ...

Further evidence questions fat intake guidelines and heart disease links

A review of more than 72 clinical studies has raised further questions over current guidelines relating to fat intake - which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage...

Vitamin D may reduce inflammatory markers for obese women, but only if you take it

Daily supplements of vitamin D may reduce levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of chronic inflammation, in obese and overweight women, but only if the women take the supplements...

Curbing the sweet cravings: Clinical trial success for spinach extract leads to EFSA application

Swedish firm Greenleaf Medical AB is poised to lodge an article 13.5 health claims submission to EFSA for its weight management ingredient Appethyl, on the back of positive clinical trial results.

Purified fish oil may help babies with unregulated insulin secretion disorder

Newborn babies who suffer from a rare and potentially lethal disease that causes their bodies to make too much insulin may benefit from supplementation with purified fish oil, according to...

Russia-Ukraine instability means Kazakhstan leads supplement growth

Russia may still hold the lion share of the dietary supplements market in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), but it’s the comparatively more stable Kazakhstan that will lead in...

Healthy midlife diet may prevent dementia later

Making healthy dietary choices in midlife could lower the risk of dementia in later years by almost 90%, according to new research.

Dietary restriction: Very low nutrient diet may offer anti-aging clues

A new theory of why dietary restrictions can work to reduce disease risk and increase longevity suggests that it is a sever restriction in nutrient intake, rather than calorie intake,...

Is current evidence sufficient to support recommendations for higher omega-3 intakes?

Higher blood levels of the omega-3s EPA and DHA are associated with lower coronary risks, but the overall evidence is insufficient to encourage high consumption of omega-3s, says a new...

Did the AREDS2 study set the cut-off for benefits too high?

AREDS2 data finds omega-3s ineffective for heart health, but subgroup analysis suggests big benefits for healthy individuals

Daily dietary supplements of omega-3s do not affect cardiovascular disease risk in elderly patients with the eye disease age-related macular degeneration, says a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine....

Battle of the bugs: Beneficial bacteria vital to immune response against infection

Our microbiome may play a central role in immune responses to infections, according to new research revealing how beneficial bacteria are necessary for the development of innate immune cells.

A strawberry a day keeps the oxidative stress away?

Regular strawberry consumption may help the body fight oxidative stress by increasing immune cell defences, according to research.

Metabolites of EPA, DHA ripe area for innovation, expert says

Innovation in omega-3s has come in many forms.  New delivery modes, new raw material sources, and new chemical forms.  But through it all, the story has always been about  EPA...

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Something smells fishy: Why the media silence over the blood pressure benefits of omega-3s?

It was big news… and positive: A new meta-analysis of 70 randomized clinical trials – the gold standard – showed that omega-3s from supplements and fortified foods could significantly improve...

Gut microbiota ‘networks’ may play a role in autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes risk

The way in which our gut bacteria interact with each other may have vital implications for the risk of developing type 1 diabetes, according to new research.

Go wild for Ethiopian antioxidant mushrooms, say researchers

Ethiopian mushrooms hold antioxidant potential, with wild mushrooms proving stronger than cultivated, according to the first research looking at country’s edible offerings.

Gut bacteria to battle vitamin A deficiency: Could probiotics be modified to produce beta-carotene?

Research backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation could offer a new solution to the problem of vitamin A deficiency by creating modified gut bacteria, researchers told NutraIngredients.

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