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Beta-glucan-enriched pasta could boost good bacteria, reduce bad cholesterol

Functional pasta that has been enriched with beta-glucans could help to boost levels of ‘good bacteria’ in the gut and reduce levels of ‘bad cholesterol’, say researchers.

Vitamin D linked to reduced risk of lung cancer: Meta analysis

Increasing vitamin D status is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new meta-analysis of existing data.

Faster sprints and better decisions: Beetroot juice backed for increased sports performance

Drinking high nitrate beetroot juice could improve both sprint performance and decision-making during prolonged intermittent exercise such as rugby and football, and could help players at the Rugby World Cup,...

Aker’s chief scientist: Let’s stop talking about bioavailability & focus on what happens to omega-3s in the body

Studies investigating the bioavailability of EPA and DHA from different oil forms are a waste of time, says Aker BioMarine’s chief scientist. A real effort must be put into researching...

Beans match beef for satiety – but consumers don’t expect it to

Beans match beef for satiety thanks to their combination of protein and fibre - but consumers don't expect to feel as full as when they eat meat, researchers have found.

Collagen peptides plus exercise show muscle benefits for the elderly: Study

A combination of resistance exercise and specific collagen peptides may increase muscle mass and strength and decrease fat mass, lessen age-related muscle loss, says a new study from Germany.

Special edition: Sports nutrition

Carbs to protein ratio for sports nutrition based on ‘old science’, says expert

Continued talk of optimal ratios of carbs and protein in sports products is ‘irrelevant’ and based on old science, sports nutrition experts tell NutraIngredients-USA.

Omega-3 supplements may help attention for kids with and without ADHD

A daily dose of the omega-3s DHA and EPA may improve attention in kids with and without attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study from Unilever.

Gut microbes may play key role in iron status

The make-up of our gut bacteria may have a direct influence on iron status and storage, according to new research which also suggests certain probiotic strains may increase iron uptake...

High-dose resveratrol intake linked to stabilised Alzheimer’s biomarker

Long term intake of a high-dose resveratrol supplement or drug may help people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease to stabilise a biomarker that declines when the disease progresses, say...

'It's like a Vitamix without the blades': Could dynamic cellular disruption unlock new opportunities in the plant-based foods market?

Dynamic Cellular Disruption – a novel process that breaks up plant matter without using chemicals, enzymes or blades - could enable manufacturers to create new, more nutritious foods and beverages,...

JAMA study links low vitamin D levels to ‘profound’ and ‘rapid’ cognitive decline

Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency may have “substantial” accelerating effects on cognitive decline in the elderly, says a new study from UC Davis and Rutgers University.

EVOO and a Mediterranean diet cuts breast cancer risk, says study

Eating a Mediterranean-style diet with extra-virgin olive oil may lower the risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new analysis of a trial in Spain.

Can high dose vitamin D enhance athletic performance?

Maintaining higher levels of vitamin D may boost athletic performance and reduce the time needed to recover from exercise, says a review of the scientific literature.

News in brief

EU grants cardiovascular research €3m; vitamin K player involved

A cardiovascular industry-academia research network has won €3m in European Union funding with Norwegian member NattoPharma  highlighting its importance to vitamin K study.

Krill and fish oil supplements equally effective at boosting omega-3 levels, says DSM study

There are no differences in blood levels of omega-3 after consuming equal doses of fish oil or krill oil, says a new study from scientists at DSM.

Cocoa flavanols show heart-health benefit, says new study

Flavanols found in cocoa and other foods can have a beneficial effect on cardiovascular health, reducing blood pressure in healthy subjects, according to new research.

Chocolate unsuitable for cocoa flavanol delivery despite new heart health pros, says Mars-backed consortium

Cocoa flavanols have been tied to lowering blood pressure and heart disease risk in new research by a Mars-backed project, but study authors say chocolate is too calorific to be...

No microRNA absorption from food, researchers find

MicroRNA in food is digested, not absorbed by the body, according to a new study which quashes the idea of using microRNAs as functional food ingredients.

Weight loss water: Drinking before each meal aids weight reduction

Drinking 500 ml of water around 30 minutes before main meals could help obese and overweight people to lose more weight, according to new research.

Dutch prisoners enrolled in dietary supplement aggression study

Violent offenders in the Netherlands will receive micronutrient and omega-3 supplements as part of an intervention to reduce aggressive behaviour among prisoners.

Bacterial test detects micronutrient levels without equipment

Researchers have developed a prototype “bacterial litmus test” using genetically modified bacteria, to measure micronutrient levels of people living in remote regions.

Guest article

Omega-3s and cognition: dosage matters!

Yet another study questioning omega-3 efficacy has been picked up by the mainstream press. Why finger the nutrient when the dosage is all wrong? argues Adam Ismail, executive director of...

Onion extracts lower blood pressure for hypertensives: study

Taking onion skin-derived food supplements of the flavonol quercetin can lower blood pressure for people with hypertension, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

Lactating women should restrict flaxseed intake: Researchers

Flaxseed intake during lactation should be limited as it may change maternal adrenal function, research in rats has suggested. 

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