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Mango could help maintain gut bacteria at risk from high-fat diets

Mango consumption could help prevent the loss of beneficial gut bacteria caused by a high fat diet, according to research on mice.

Green soy extract could prevent cognitive dysfunction: Mouse data

Intake of green soybean extract could help reverse cognitive dysfunction and its associated accumulation of beta-amyloid proteins in the brain, say researchers.

Protein boosts muscles but not cycling performance: Study

Protein supplementation during intensive cycle training increases muscle growth and improves heart rate, but does not have a measurable impact on performance, according to a study.

Xylitol anti-cavity debate settled, says DuPont

Consuming xylitol does prevent cavities despite recent uncertainty over its anti-caries properties, according to a DuPont study.

Growing-up milk and supplements backed for infants: Danone study

Achieving nutritional adequacy for infants is “almost impossible” without using young-child formulae and supplements, according to diet models created by Danone-backed researchers.

Decoding the secrets of Japan’s fucoidan-rich seaweed

Researchers have begun to decode the genetic secrets of mozuku, a famous fucoidan-rich Okinawan seaweed linked to health and longevity.

Danish brown algae could prolong shelf life and improve taste

Danish bladderwrack seaweed contains antioxidants which could prevent fatty acids from becoming “rancid” in food products, a new paper suggests.

CoQ10 may improve facial wrinkles: RCT

High dose co-enzyme Q10 supplementation may improve wrinkles around the eyes and other parts of the face, says a new study.

High fibre intakes as a baby linked to better cardiometabolic health later: Generation R study

Consuming more dietary fibre as a baby could lead to better cardiometabolic health later in childhood, according to the ‘Generation R’ study involving over 2,000 children.

Gut bacteria’s impact on HIV patients opens door for probiotic intervention

Gut bacteria is likely to play a role in the immune recovery of HIV patients, a study has found

Probiotic pills show skin anti-aging benefits: RCT data

Scientists from Korea Yakult report that Lactobacillus plantarum HY7714 supplements may boost skin elasticity and reduce skin wrinkles in women with dry skin.

Vitamin B clinical trials first to use neuroimaging technology

Supplementation with B vitamins significantly improves general mental health, reduces subjective stress and increases vigour and overall mood in mentally demanding situations, according to research from Melbourne’s Swinburne University.

Omega-3s may give additional heart health benefits for statin users

People taking statins to reduce cholesterol levels may also benefit from omega-3 supplements, says a new study which found blood pressure and arterial improvements for the fish oil users.

Probiotic mix shows cardiovascular benefits, for mice at least

A mixture of 8 bacterial strains may reduce inflammation in the vascular system and may protect against the development of atherosclerosis, says a new study.

Unhealthy obsession with total cholesterol reduction is thwarting CVD prevention

Strategies to tackle cardiovascular disease (CVD) need to move away from statins and cholesterol reduction and focus on reducing inflammation and increasing HDL cholesterol through dietary intervention, urges a leading...

Cornelius’ future suite-smelling as new lab opens for business

Ingredients distributor Cornelius has opened its new research and development facility which the company said would add ‘insight’ and ‘inspiration’ to new product development (NPD).

First hard evidence vitamin D reduces asthma attacks: Cochrane review

Taking vitamin D supplements alongside standard asthma medication reduces severe asthma attacks, a Cochrane review of nine studies has concluded.

Antioxidant evidence is very weak, concludes review

Evidence for the beneficial effects of antioxidants is very weak, and researchers should work harder to understand the mechanisms behind oxidative stress, an academic review has concluded.

Wheat protein rivals whey for muscle growth, study suggests

Hydrolysed wheat protein has shown muscle maintenance properties that compare favourably to whey protein in a study that demonstrates its efficacy amongst the elderly population.

Cocoa extract supplement reduces wrinkles: mouse study

Oral supplementation with cocoa extract could reduce UVB-induced wrinkles, according to new research in mice.

Are women taking calcium supplements more susceptible to dementia?

Calcium supplementation may be related to a higher chance of dementia in women who have had a stroke or a vascular brain condition, a study has suggested.

UK-China probiotics centre plans GM research

The UK-China Joint Centre for Probiotics Research is focusing on specific probiotic applications, and plans to use GM techniques to engineer highly targeted microorganisms to fight specific pathogens.

Alternate day fasting may be as effective as traditional diets for weight loss

Skipping food every other day is safe and may be as effective for weight loss as traditional calorie-restricted diets, say US researchers.

RCT supports Fenugreek extract’s menopausal benefits

A standardized extract of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) may reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women, and improve their quality of life, says a new study.

Low calcium may affect memory but not ability to learn: Study

Researchers have shown deficiency in calcium has a significantly impact on brain development and cognition function.