By mixing red bell pepper carotenoid with a sugar compound, researchers found that the carotenoid’s solubility was enhanced, enabling application as natural pigment or bioactive substance.
The neuroprotective effects omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have on Alzheimer’s disease may depend on the stage of disease progression, a review has concluded.
A high-protein diet can help obese older adults lose weight and improve physical function compared with a regular weight loss regimen, according to a new study.
Switching from saturated fat to vegetable oils that are rich in linoleic acid reduces cholesterol but actually increases the incidence of heart attacks and heart disease, according to a recent...
Anthocyanin and flavonol content of the blackcurrant beats its red, green and white varieties as a wide nutrient range was found between each type in a Finnish study.
Supplements of Lactobacillus plantarum TWK10 may increase muscle mass, boost energy, counter fatigue, and improve physical performance, says a new study with lab mice.
Designing a stable product with highly bioavailable iron isn’t an easy task, as the nutraceutical world knows. A group of scientists propose mixing ferric pyrophosphate powder with other ions that...
Increasing dietary fibre intake may be the best way to regain the microbial biodiversity that has been impaired by the western diet, according to researchers.
3D food printing gives academics an opportunity to explore the functionality of ingredients and how we can delay the process to get a solid structure and build challenging shapes, according...
The annual multidisciplinary scientific meeting Experimental Biology wrapped up last week in San Diego. We scoured through the abstracts published in the FASEB journal and selected the studies that are...
French researchers observe the changes of ascorbic acid, B-carotene, and A-tocopherols in fortified beverages bottled in both PET bottles and glass. After 97 days, they found significant changes for all...
Polyphenols from berries may offer significant benefits for learning and memory associated with age-related cognitive decline, according to two new papers from France.
Low selenium levels could lead to a higher risk of prostate cancer, a study has concluded.
Adding broccoli to an unhealthy diet could help stave of obesity-related liver disease and cancer, say researchers backed by the US National Cancer Institute.
Cactus water is gaining traction in the plant-based water market, and US company Steaz has spotted an opportunity to blend cactus water with ready-to-drink tea in its new beverage line.
Significant weight loss through an extreme low-calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, the first findings of a five-year study has found.
Lower levels of vitamin D have been linked with a higher risk of cancer, researchers have found.
A compound found in red wine may reduce the risk of heart disease by changing the gut microbiome, according to a study.
Supplementation with a standardized elderberry extract may reduce the duration and symptoms of the common cold for air travelers, report scientists from Griffith University in Australia.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) says recently published data linking vitamin D food supplements and heart health is encouraging but called for more research before giving its full support.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for action this World Health Day to halt the rise of diabetes, rates of which have almost quadrupled since 1980.
Presented at Experimental Biology, the new study provided evidence supporting the weight management benefits of capsaicinoids.
Supplements of omega-3s during pregnancy or infancy do improve child neurodevelopment, says a meta-analysis of 15 gold standard randomized controlled trials.
Bioavailable curcumin supplements may improve levels of adiponectin, a hormone that plays an important role in the regulation of insulin sensitivity and energy, in people with metabolic syndrome, says a...
Altering the gut microbiome has been shown to reduce erosion of nerve cell protection in the brains of mice in an Irish study.