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Tocotrienols may improve cardiometabolic health, for rats at least

Delta- and gamma-tocotrienols may be more effective than alpha-tocotrienol and alpha-tocopherol in attenuating metabolic syndrome, suggests a recent study in diet-induced obese rats.

Probiotics may prevent recurrent vaginal infections: Study

Probiotic strains are effective against recurrent vaginal infections when used alongside prescribed medication, according to a study using Bifodan’s patented EcoVag probiotic. 

Fish oils show no benefit for diabetes - but may help elderly

Fish oils do not affect glucose metabolism but do impact protein metabolism, something researchers say could hold potential for age-related frailty.

The camera never lies: Micro-cameras improve dietary reporting accuracy

Equipping participants with micro-cameras would improve the accuracy of dietary intake assessments and strengthen confidence in results, researchers behind a pilot study have said. 

Two decades of data and 100,000 participants support role of lutein-zeaxanthin in lowering AMD risk

Increased levels of lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with a whopping 40% reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to researchers from Harvard and Brown.

Probiotic combination shifts intestinal microbiota toward a healthier (and younger) profile: Study

Supplements containing Lactobacillus gasseri KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1, and Bifidobacterium longum MM2 may shift the microbiota of elderly adults to those of healthier and younger people, says a new study....

Obese paradox? People needing more vitamin E are getting less

Obese people are absorbing less vitamin E when they actually require more to help counteract the effects of metabolic stress, say researchers.

French food industry launches public consultation to end 'le food-bashing'

French industry group, ANIA, is asking the public's opinion on what it wants from manufacturers and retailers in a bid to bridge the gap between consumers and industry and counter...

ScenoProt project will boost local protein production for real sustainability

ScenoProt, a six year Finnish project will bring together scientists, consumer specialists and product developers with one aim: developing self-sufficiency in protein production for global sustainability.

Industrial potential: UK team produce beneficial phenolic compounds in tomatoes

Just one tomato could provide the same amount of resveratrol as 50 bottles of red wine or the same amount of genistein as 2.5kg of tofu, say researchers.

Evidence of omega-3s as depression treatment flawed, says review

There is insufficient evidence to support the use of omega-3 supplements as a treatment for depression, a new Cochrane review has said.

More whole milk can help avoid metabolic syndrome: Study

Although official dietary guidelines have advised against excessive consumption of whole fat milk for years, a study said it may be a good idea to include full-fat dairy products in...

Sleep health claim overused on Spanish melatonin supplements: Researchers

Researchers have urged tighter controls on melatonin supplements after their study revealed discrepancies in dosages as well as contamination.  

Rhodiola rosea extract may improve anxiety, stress and mood: Human data

Daily intake of a Rhodiola rosea L. extract may improve various measures of mood in people with mild anxiety, says a new study from England.

EU project seeks algae omega-3s

Extracting omega-3 from novel algae sources is the mission of a European Union-funded project with multiple partners including the famed nutrition research arm at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Antioxidants may reduce oxidative stress in men with prostate cancer

A higher intake of antioxidants may lead to less oxidative stress among men with prostate cancer, US researchers have found. 

Porridge's prebiotic potential previewed by Nordic researchers

Eating a bowl of porridge oats a day could alter gut microbial functions, according to Scandinavian researchers who have tipped the ingredient as a possible prebiotic.

Breast milk carbohydrates may prime babies for later obesity

Obese mothers may be paving the way for later obesity in their children through the transmission of ‘non-nutritious carbohydrates’ in breast milk, say researchers.

Yakult study calls for further probiotic research on aflatoxin toxicity

Further research is warranted into the preventative effects of probiotics against aflatoxin toxicity, a cause of liver cancer, a Yakult-funded study has highlighted.  

Vitamin E improves bone density for women but not men: Study

Greater dietary intakes and blood levels of vitamin E are associated with greater bone mineral density (BMD) in women but not men, Chinese research in over 3000 adults has found.

Prebiotics could be used to battle neuropsychiatric disorders: Oxford study

Prebiotics may play a modulatory role in neuro-immuno processes and could reverse anxiety induced by inflammation, research in mice has suggested for the first time.

Cranberry carbohydrates show urinary tract benefits: Study

Oligosaccharides from cranberries may inhibit the formation of E. coli biofilms and help support healthy urinary tract health, suggests a new study.

Tualang honey reduces risk of heart disease in smokers: Study

Malaysian researchers have found that Tualang honey supplementation reduced the oxidative stress status of smokers, suggesting its potential in reducing the risk of smoking-related cardio-vascular disease.


What can you do in the face of a ‘flawed’ omega-3 research study?

How does the industry respond when a scientific study comes out that is critical of quality and label claim for an omega-3 fish oil supplement—and in the opinion of many...

Vitamin B could help sleepers realise their dreams

A University of Adelaide researcher is calling for participants to assist in a new national study investigating whether vitamin B can enhance dreaming. 

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