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Little difference between diets, it's the sticking that counts: Research

All diets have similar effects and people should concentrate less on choosing a specific one and more on how to last longer following it, Canadian research has suggested. 

Fast milk proteins better than slow for muscle fatigue, find French researchers

Quickly digestible milk proteins are better for reducing post-training muscle fatigue than casein and placebo, according to French researchers.

Eggshell membrane shows joint health benefits: Study

Daily supplementation with 500mg of eggshell membrane can reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA), according to a German trial.

Omega-3 reduces anti-social behaviour in kids: Long term study

High-dose omega-3 supplementation can reduce anti-social behaviour in children - and alter parent attitudes - a 2-year study has found.

‘Fish and algal oil are practical sources of DHA, but it’s premature to say if one is better’: GOED VP on new study

Supplements containing omega-3-rich algal oil were more effective at boosting DHA levels in omnivores than fish oil supplements, says a new open-label randomized pilot study with 31 healthy adults.

Nestlé files patent for kids’ ‘protein balance’

Nestlé has filed for a worldwide patent for a protein balancing product aimed at children aged 5-15.

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Patent watch: PepsiCo explores how to make juice as nutritious as whole fruit

PepsiCo is seeking to patent a method of adding fiber- and polyphenol-rich co-products from fruit and veg juice extraction back to juices and other beverages in a bid to improve...

Spinach extracts show potential to reduce ’hedonic hunger’ and aid weight management

Supplements containing a patented spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids may reduce measures of ‘hedonic hunger’ by up to 95%, says a new study.

Probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei shows oral health benefits: Study

The bacterial strain Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei NTU 101 may protect against caries by reducing oral levels of Streptococcus mutans, the main bacteria associated with tooth decay, suggest data from a study with rats....

Sugar methylglyoxal may turn ‘good’ HDL cholesterol ‘bad’

Sugar-derived methylglyoxal may damage ‘good’ cholesterol which helps protect against heart disease but protective proteins could counter this, according to research from the UK’s University of Warwick.

Huge 40-year, 180,000 woman cohort shows flavanols can reduce ovarian cancer risk

Regular consumption of flavanols and flavanone bioactive compounds, found in tea, citrus fruits and fruit juices, can lower the risk of ovarian cancer by as much as 21%, according to...

‘Novel’ synbiotic is well tolerated and linked to increases in beneficial gut species

A combination of probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and prebiotic cellobiose may boost populations of bacteria in the gut associated with improved host health, says a new study from Denmark and Finland....

Resveratrol supplements may boost mitochondrial function: Mouse data

Supplements containing the red wine polyphenol resveratrol may counter the detrimental effects of a high fat diet including restoring mitochondrial function, suggest results of a study with mice.

Diet could enhance immunity among the elderly: Researchers

Proper nutrition could strengthen immunity in older age and thus prevent diseases, according to two recent UK studies.

Low dose omega-3s and sterols effective for triglyceride and cholesterol reductions: Unilever study

A combination of low dose omega-3s and plant sterols can effectively reduce both cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with elevated cholesterol levels, says a new study that should allay...

Study shows curcuminoids/piperine combo reduces knee osteoarthritis symptoms

Curcumin in combination with piperine is a safe and effective means of ameliorating the debilitating effects of knee osteoarthritis, according to a new study.

‘Small but significant’: Antioxidant vitamin supplements may support healthy arteries

Daily supplements of vitamins A, C, E, and beta-carotene may reduce the risk of arterial stiffness, with effects most notable in healthy, young individuals, says a new systematic review and...

"We've identified a bacterial population that protects against food allergen sensitisation"

Gut bacteria that protect against food allergies offer probiotic promise

Common gut bacteria from the class Clostridia could prevent sensitisation to allergens in food, according to new research that may pave the way for probiotic products aimed at battling food allergies and...

More vitamin D in UK foods than previously: Study

The UK should update vitamin D food and supplement content estimations that have the knock-on effect of distorting population intake levels of the sunshine vitamin by about 3%, a study...

Microbiome 'disruption' in early life linked to obesity in adulthood

Certain gut bacteria  could help to shape our metabolism in early life, while disrupting these bacteria appears to increase the risk of obesity in later adulthood, say researchers.

Antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice may aid blood sugar management for diabetics: Human data

Daily consumption of pomegranate juice may help control blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetics, as well as improving the function of beta cells in the pancreas, say data from a...

Supps and female sex hormones: Do sports supplements expose consumers to high levels of oestrogen?

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and the supplements industry are at odds over consumer exposure to oestrogen in sports supplements.

Patent Watch

Danone files patent on probiotic to improve enteric nervous system

Danone has filed a patent for a probiotic strain that improves the function of the enteric nervous system, claiming it can therefore be used to treat and/or prevent gut disorders...

Eating fish weekly may prevent brain ageing regardless of omega-3 content: Study

Eating baked or broiled fish once a week may prevent age-related grey matter loss, regardless of how much omega-3 fatty acid it contains, according to an American study.

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction

Eating foods high Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a study suggests.