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Soluble corn fiber may boost calcium absorption for teens

Daily intake of soluble corn fiber may enhance the absorption of calcium for adolescents, says a new study from Purdue University with implications for bone health.

Blueberry powder shows immune and cardiovascular benefits: Human data

Supplements containing blueberry powder may boost the levels of the immune system’s natural killer cells and lowers blood pressure in sedentary men and women, says a new study.

Mouse data: Omega-3s reduce osteoarthritis severity

Mice fed omega-3s had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids, Duke University researchers say.

Japanese dairy backs bifidobacteria

Scientists have called new discoveries from leading Japanese dairy product company Morinaga Milk Industry on popular probiotic genus bifidobacteria, “an interesting first step”.

Fish oil linked to structural changes in the brain: Human data

Fish oil supplements may produce beneficial structural changes in the brain, according to a new study from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

DHA omega-3 linked to ‘significantly improved periodontal outcomes’: Harvard data

Scientists from Harvard report that supplementation with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 may improve periodontal outcomes in people with periodontitis.

Should Argentina's Messi have ditched the sports drink in the second half? Study casts doubt on soccer blood sugar effect

Drinking a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage before and during a match did not help UK Championship trainee soccer players maintain blood sugar concentrations during the second half according to a new study.

Salmon bones set to be recycled as protein supplement

A novel process to extract digestible proteins from salmon waste is set to be piloted in Scotland, before being scaled up for worldwide supply.

New study deepens substantiation for Epicor’s gut and immune health benefits

The potential gut and immune health benefits of EpiCor, the yeast fermentate from Embria, may be linked to an ability to modulate both the total bacterial composition in the gut,...

Chia seed, tartary buckwheat gluten-free bread ticks nutritional boxes: Research

Gluten-free bread made with omega-3 and flavonoid-rich chia seed and tartary buckwheat flour has 12 times greater alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) content and 75% greater total antioxidant capacity than wheat bread,...

High flavanol chocolate: Which cocoa flavanols are the best?

Epicatechin is the gold standard cocoa flavanol says a medical doctor, but Barry Callebaut claims all flavanols have a positive effect on cardiovascular health.

Chlorella supplements show cardiovascular benefits: Human data

Daily supplements containing Chlorella may reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with mildly elevated cholesterol levels, says a new study from Korea.

Melon extract eases stress: Study

A new 12-week clinical study has strengthened evidence that melon-derived superoxide dismutase (Sod) supplements can help reduce stress and fatigue and improve cognitive performance.

Could probiotics boost performance and increase power for athletes?

A combination of a probiotic with a slow digested protein may increase athletic performance in healthy resistance-trained individuals, suggest results from a pilot study.

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Curcumin reduces muscle soreness: Study

A proprietary curcumin extract can ease post-exercise muscle soreness caused by oxidative stress and inflammation, an Italian study has found.

Tech transfer brings universities 'more than money', says study

Academic technology transfer – the process of moving research from the lab to the market – provides intrinsic benefits to universities that go far beyond any potential revenues from licenses...

DNP poisoning on the rise: Analysis

Cases of poisoning from the industrial chemical dinitrophenol (or DNP) – often used by bodybuilders to burn fat - are on the increase, according to research.

Genetic study suggests ‘causal link’ between vitamin D status and blood pressure

New genetic research provides ‘compelling evidence’ that low levels of vitamin D have a causal role in the development of high blood pressure, say researchers.

Ashwagandha root and leaf extract shows cognitive benefits for people with bipolar disorder

Daily consumption of a standardized Ashwagandha root and leaf extract may improve several areas of cognitive effect in subjects with bipolar disorder, says a new study.

Curcumin bioavailability boosted 7x: Industry study

The bioavailability of micronutrients in a proprietary curcuminoid formulation is seven times more potent than 95% pure curcuminoids, say researchers from the Indian manufacturer Olive Lifesciences.

Calcium and vitamin D may improve metabolic profile of women with 'pregnancy diabetes'

Supplementation of vitamin D and calcium may reduce fasting plasma glucose and insulin, improve insulin sensitivity and reduce low-density lipoprotein 'bad' cholesterol while boosting 'good' cholesterol for women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), according to Iranian researchers....

Iron ladies: Period pain reduced, study shows

Iron supplementation can reduce menstruation complications, according to a study, but their use remains low-key.

Australia

Some Aussie sports supps could contain hidden ban-risking ingredients

A number of athletic nutritional supplements on sale in Australia are secretly fortified with androgens, a group of compounds that could lead athletes to be banned from competition.

Probiotics may help elite athletes fight infections: Rugby study

Daily probiotic supplements may reduce the incidence of gastrointestinal and upper respiratory tract infections for professional rugby players, says a new study from New Zealand. 

Meta-analysis: Vitamin C supplements may boost endothelial function

Oral doses of vitamin C greater than 500 milligrams per day may boost the health of the endothelium - the thin layer of cells lining the blood vessels – and...

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