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Can ginger help reduce muscle damage post-exercise?

Ginger supplements may accelerate recovery of muscle post-exercise, says a new study, but it may not be suitable for all sports. 

Cracking coeliac: Egg yolk supplement could aid people with disease

A newly developed supplement from the yolks of chicken eggs could help people with coeliac to enjoy foods they usually have to avoid, by blocking the absoption of certain gluten...

Nestlé researcher helps establish new Alzheimer’s research hub

A new research hub dedicated to nutrition, metabolism and dementia has been set up at the Alzheimer’s Association International Society, with the help of Nestlé researcher Gene Bowman.

'Vitamin E tocotrienols are potential candidates for maintenance of heart health,' says study

Supplements containing vitamin E tocotrienols from annatto may reduce inflammation and oxidative stress biomarkers associated with cardiovascular and aging disease, according to results of a clinical trial.

Ancestral diet may be a vital cause of vulnerability to type 2 diabetes: Animal data

Over 70% of the global burden of type 2 diabetes will fall on individuals from developing countries by 2030, according to new research warning that ancestral malnutrition could mean a...

Dietary fatty acids backed for osteoarthritis protection: Mouse data

New research has suggested that activation of GPR40, a known receptor for dietary fatty acids, may protect from osteoarthritis.

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk may improve airway allergies through immune system shift, says Argentinian research funded by Danone.

Fermented metabolites can be prebiotic biomarkers: Review

Combining knowledge of metabolites with metagenomics could isolate biomarkers that can improve understanding of the prebiotic microbiome, researchers say.

Vitamin A helps provide direction to immune cells: Study

A key set of immune cells that protect the body from infection would be lost without directions provided by vitamin A, say researchers.

LGG may ‘transiently’ boost anti-inflammatory functions in the gut microbiota: Human data

The probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG ATCC 53103 may not change the host’s gut microbiota but may stimulate anti-inflammatory activities of microbes already resident, says a new study.

High-fat diets may change gut microflora and signals to the brain: Rat data

A high-fat diet may affect the bacterial populations in the gut and detrimentally affect satiety signaling to the brain, says a new study using lab rats.

EFSA sets requirements for vitamin B12

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has set dietary reference values (DRVs) for cobalamin (vitamin B12).

Carnitine supplementation could boost muscle stamina: Animal data

Supplementation with carnitine increases activity of metabolic pathways that helped mice to run longer and further that those not supplemented, say researchers. 

Chondroitin needs pharma-style control: Review

Joint health nutrient chondroitin varies greatly in safety and efficacy depending on its source and therefore needs greater regulation and standardisation, Canadian and Spanish researchers have said.

Raspberry ketone sold online at potentially toxic doses

Raspberrry ketone is being sold online despite being an unauthorised novel food – and the dosages in these slimming pills are potentially toxic, says new research.

Olive oil polyphenols improve cardiovascular markers for young healthy men

Polyphenols from olive oil may reduce LDL cholesterol levels and the build-up of LDL in the arterial walls (LDL atherogenicity) in healthy young men, says a new study from Europe.

European ash tree extract reduces fatty livers: Mice study

Extracts from the common European ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior L.) have been shown to moderate post-prandial insulin response and lower fatty deposits in livers in a study of diabetic mice....

‘Underappreciated’ Lactococcus strain shows anti-inflammatory potential

Consuming a Lactococcus lactis-fermented milk product may help reduce intestinal inflammation and oxidative stress in lab mice with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), says a new study.

Too much vitamin A may shut down the body's ‘trained’ immunity

Too much vitamin A may shut down the body's immune memory and leave its defences open, says study.  

‘An exciting finding’: Are the brain health benefits of B vitamins dependent on omega-3 levels?

B vitamins may protect against age-related brain wasting, but only in people with high omega-3 levels, says a new study from the University of Oxford that extends our understanding of...

Flaxseed beats probiotics for improved insulin sensitivity & altered microbiota

A study comparing fibrous flaxseed with probiotics has questioned the latter’s ability to alter gut microbiota and improve obesity-related metabolic diseases. 

RCT data questions benefits of vitamin B12 supplements for older people

Vitamin B12 supplements offer ‘no benefit’ for nervous system and brain function in older people with moderate vitamin B12 deficiency, according to new RCT data.

‘Encouraging’: Tart cherries may protect marathon runners from upper respiratory tract symptoms

Juice made from Montmorency cherries may reduce the development of upper respiratory tract symptoms (URTS) after running a marathon, suggests data from a pilot study.

Protein and veg before carbs helps keep blood sugar in check, say researchers

The order in which we eat food could play a vital role in how our bodies manage post-meal blood sugar and insulin levels, a small study has reported.

Omega-3s show ‘positive effects’ for athletic endurance and muscle function

Supplements of omega-3s may improve neuromuscular function and aspects of fatigue for athletes, says a new study from the University of Toronto.

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