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Kohjin presents evidence of blood uptake of its glutathione

Kohjin Life Sciences says new information now published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry proves the blood plasma uptake of its glutathione dervied from torula yeast.

Tree nuts can improve glycemic control in type 2 diabetics: review

A review of 12 clinical trials found that daily intake of tree nuts improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. 

Researchers unravel EU hydrocolloid health claims

Planning, wording and relevant science are the keys to fibre health claim success in the EU, researchers have found after scrutinising the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approach to hydrocolloids.

Trial underway to combat iron deficiencies with milk protein capsules

The University of Sydney will assess the effects of milk protein lactoferrin to meet the iron requirements of pregnant women and mitigate the health problems of their children.

Does sporting activity improve gut function?

Improved diversity of the intestinal microbiota in sports people could be due to gut barrier function, experts have suggested.

Coffee consumption lowers tinnitus incidence in women: 25-year study

Caffeine intake may be associated with lower incidence of ear ringing in women, an American study has found.

Majority of adults need to double fruit and vegetable intake

A serious shortfall in the consumption of fruit and vegetables worldwide means that most adults need to eat double their current amounts to meet WHO dietary recommendations, finds a new...

High-acid drinks can permanently damage young people’s teeth: Study

Drinks with high acidic content can cause a permanent damage to teeth within the first 30 seconds of consumption, an Australian study has found.

Is strain-specificity of prebiotics a limitation or opportunity?

Strain-specificity of prebiotics is not a limiting factor but rather an opportunity to develop the ‘next generation’ of synbiotic formulations, says Winclove Probiotics in response to unflattering results of a...

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Soy boosts cardio health in pre-menopausal monkeys: Study

Soy consumption can boost heart health a study with cynomolgus monkeys has found, but intake must begin at an early age.

Inside the EC elderly nutrition report

Can food supplements help European pensioners to two extra healthy years by 2020?

The European Commission this week issued a report that found evidence lacking for the ability of most food supplements to benefit Europe’s burgeoning elderly population.

Stressed men may benefit from soy-based phosphatidylserine, say researchers

Soy-based phosphatidylserine may normalise the stress reactions of the nervous system and hormone glands in highly stressed males, according to research.

Citicoline improves motor speed and attention in adolescents: Study

Citicoline may improve motor speed and attention in healthy adolescent populations, an American study has found.

Largest-ever study of its kind

Vitamin D deficiency could double dementia risk, says six-year study

Vitamin D deficiency in older people may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to the largest study of its kind.

EC: Micronutrient supplementation for elderly not backed (for now)

Evidence is lacking to support vitamin and mineral supplementation’s role in active healthy ageing (AHA) “at this stage”  an EC report has concluded. But it did not rule out their role completely....

Vitamin D supplementation should start at birth, says new study

Breastfed newborns should start receiving vitamin D supplements at the time of birth in order to help raise blood levels of the sunshine vitamin, says a new study.

Eating more fish linked to lower cognitive decline in the over 65s

Consuming more fish could significantly reduce the annual rate of cognitive decline in older adults, says a new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina and Duke University.

The whey to go? Morning protein drink may help T2 diabetes

Whey protein drinks may help people with type 2 diabetes control erratic glucose levels, according to research.

‘Not enough people are talking about nutrition and brain function’, says DSM's VP of Science, Communication & Advocacy

Vitamins and the omega-3 DHA are a ‘viable alternative approach to delaying brain aging’, says a new review of the scientific literature, but are people talking about nutrition and brain...

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Chilli pepper capsaicin may inhibit gut tumours & extend mice lifespan by 30%: Research

Dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient found in chilli peppers – may trigger a reaction that reduces the risk of colorectal tumours, according to Californian research on mice.

Veggie bread: Yellow pepper boosts nutrition, lowers GI

Yellow pepper flour can boost the antioxidant content and slow glucose release in bread, find researchers.

‘A measureable benefit’: Vitamin C supplements may boost activity levels & reduce colds in young men

Daily supplements of vitamin C may offer ‘modest benefits’ for boosting the weekly activity levels, and reduce the incidence of the common cold for young men, says a new study.

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Olive & coconut oils may improve intestinal absorption of lutein in mice

Olive and coconut oils may improve the intestinal absorption of lutein, according to research in mice.

You’ll regret it in the morning: Review suggests alcohol-caffeine combo does not ‘mask’ intoxication

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks or other caffeinated beverages across different doses may not alter the awareness of intoxication as previously suggested, according to a meta-analysis.

Coffee may hydrate athletes just like water: Researcher

Caffeine does not have a diuretic effect on regular coffee drinkers and is safe to use, says sports nutrition researcher and consultant in elite sport.

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