Daily consumption of beetroot juice may significantly reduce systolic blood pressure in overweight older people, says a new study from England.
Specific gut bacteria found in humans could increase the risk of obesity when consuming fat-rich foods, according to new data.
Greater vitamin D fortification of foods and supplementation can help tackle vitamin D deficiencies that remain prevalent across Europe – with Finland a good example of the success of such...
Just two weeks of supplementation with the long chain omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is associated with the prevention of inflammation-induced depression, according to new data.
Lutein and zeaxanthin may boost visual processing speed even in young people at their peak, says a new study that ties together the eye and brain health benefits of the...
Energy drink consumption improves sports performance by 3%–7%, but also increases insomnia, nervousness and the level of stimulation after a competition, according a study.
Ceylon cinnamon extract may help reduce the risk of developing metabolic disorders, a French study has found.
Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to prevent the development of type-2 diabetes, according to a genetic study from the University of Cambridge.
Global climate change is affecting the quality of tea harvested in southwestern China, both in terms of taste and content of bioactive chemicals, according to a recent article in Herbalgram, the publication...
Probiotics may have beneficial effects on the treatment and prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other related conditions, according to a new review.
Researchers are backing the use of pea dextrin as a clean label solution to masking off-flavours generated by lipid oxidation products.
An omega-3 enriched diet may improve ejaculate performance in sperm competition, according to research on guppy fish.
Daily supplements of curcumin, the yellow pigment that gives turmeric its color, may improve heart health in lab rabbits fed a diet high in cholesterol, says a new study.
Food that contains the amino acid tyrosine could promote creative thinking, according to new research.
Science should look beyond LDL cholesterol and saturated fat, which have dominated cardiovascular research until now, towards other contributing factors and a food-group approach to guidelines, according to one researcher.
A significant proportion of Scottish adults and children show evidence of low vitamin D levels, according to new data from the UK national diet and nutrition survey (NDNS).
A population-level analysis of polyphenol intakes in Poland has revealed that coffee, tea and chocolate contribute around 75% of the polyphenols consumed in the country.
Hi-oleic and regular peanuts suppress energy intake better than potato chips and are therefore a preferred snack for weight management, researchers say.
Daily consumption of a fermented milk product containing probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fibers may increase the bioavailability of soy isoflavones in women, says a new study from Thailand.
The Moroccan government and export markets are finally sitting up and paying attention to the country's argan oil production, according to the founder of a network of all-female co-operatives....
Probiotic supplements may help people with constipation by improving stool consistency and transit time, but the benefits appear strain specific, according to a new meta-analysis of 14 RCTs.
A newly established scientific committee are set to assess cutting edge research for the Probiota 2015 Scientific Frontiers poster session. Don’t miss your chance to present.
Omega-3 supplements are key to boosting intakes, a UK researcher says, and marine omega-3 fatty acids are more beneficial than their plant-based counterparts.
Vitamin E and selenium supplementation is unlikely to impact the progression of age-related cataracts in men, as suggested by previous research, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmol.
Supplements containing the phytochemicals sulforaphane and quercetin are being trialled for their potential to decrease the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, on the back of new in vitro research at...