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A 'golden age' of probiotics for premature babies? It depends on birth weight and strains: Meta-analysis

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...

Special edition: Blood Sugar Management

Soluble fibers show promise as blood sugar management ingredients

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...

Highlights from Probiota 2017 in Berlin

Microbiome manipulation proposed as way to ‘engineer’ health

The advent of synthetic biology, to essentially enhance microorganism capability is the radical approach being proposed to address micronutrient deficiencies and ‘engineer’ health.

Academics divided over vitamin D study claims of cold and flu protection

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...

Maternal diet has key impact on baby’s muscles and long term health

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.

Go with the grain: Gut health boost linked to whole-grain diet

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,...

Vitamin D deficiency more likely a risk factor for TB than its consequence: Meta-analysis

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...

Indian tree bark extract shows may improve athletic performance: Study

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.

All dietary protein contributes to good muscle health, study suggests

A high protein intake from any protein dense food regardless of its source - plant or animal - can improve muscle health, according to US researchers.

Oil could boost quercetin absorption, but researchers caution against it

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 –...

Probiotics boost the kidney benefits of soy milk in diabetic patients, RCT reveals

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 helps to effectively ease inflammatory bowel disease: China mouse study

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.

Researchers: 'We consider this to be a major breakthrough'

Gut bacteria linked to development of Alzheimer’s disease: Mouse data

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.

Polyphenols for blood sugar management: ‘Sometimes you need to anchor the novel ingredient with the time-tested,’ says expert

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 berry shows fight in tackling MRSA infections: Mice study

Brazilian peppertree berries contain a flavonoid-rich extract that may disarm antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to US scientists.

Highlights from Probiota 2017 in Berlin

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

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...

Higher vitamin D levels linked to longer telomeres: Study

Increased levels of vitamin D are associated with longer telomeres, reported to be a marker of biological aging, says a new study.

High-GI carb intake may trigger a depressive low, study finds

The type of carbohydrate we eat may affect depression, say scientists who have identified high-GI foods as a risk factor. 

Fish oil asthma benefits may be blocked by medication

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.

Concentrated fruit and veg supplement could cut cholesterol and inflammation

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.

Resistant starch shown to offer gut health boost

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.

Plant sterol fortified soy milk shows inflammation benefits: Singapore study

Soy milk fortified with combination of plant sterols can alleviate lipid peroxidation and inflammation, a Singapore clinical trial has concluded.

Vitamin D linked to cholesterol levels & cardiovascular risk

Vitamin D deficiency may be associated with lower levels of HDL-cholesterol and higher ratio of total cholesterol to HDL, says a new study.

Nutritional upgrade: Changes to diet may address depression: 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. 

Dual pouch project helps child nutrition in South Africa

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.

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