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Baby gut bacteria more sensitive to early-life events than previously thought: Study

Early-life events, such delivery method, feeding patterns, and even gender, have more of a say in shaping the infant gut microbiota than previously thought, a study has suggested.

Pregnancy gingivitis study opens new probiotic area for BioGaia

A new study showing beneficial effects of L. reuteri lozenges against pregnancy gingivitis could open up new markets for probiotic producer BioGaia, says its manager director.

Caffeine plus light therapy aids sleep deprived young drivers

Caffeine combined with artificial bright light improves the driving performance and alertness of chronically sleep deprived young drivers, according to a Queensland University of Technology study.

Are Spirulina’s benefits blunted by obesity?

Spirulina supplements may improve cholesterol levels and markers of immune health in normal weight but not obese people, says a new study from Korea.

Resveratrol: The key to reducing elderly frailty?

The so-called red wine nutrient resveratrol may help maintain muscle performance and reduce frailty in the elderly, research in mice has suggested. 

Soy may support metabolic health in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: Study

Soy isoflavones may help in improving the cardiovascular health of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a study has determined.

High protein and fibre pastas do not increase satiety

High protein and high fibre pastas are not more filling than normal pasta while high protein pasta is rated as being less tasty, say Barilla-funded scientists.

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Diabetics should be wary of paleo diet ‘hype’

The Australian Diabetes Society president has said people with type 2 diabetes should be wary of social media hype about the benefits of going on the paleo diet, arguing there...

Increased polyphenol intakes linked to better heart health: Harvard study

Higher dietary intakes of polyphenols like flavanones and anthocyanins are associated with a reduced risk of stroke and heart attack for men, according to a new study.

Casein hydrosolate shows sleep promoting properties in rodent study

A new study conducted in rodents shows that a milk protein hydrosolate promotes sleep, with minimal side effects.

Is vitamin D deficiency highly prevalent among elite athletes?

Almost 70% of elite Dutch athletes may be vitamin D insufficient or deficient, says a new study from the Netherlands Olympic Committee and DSM.

Plant extract shows kidney-protective potential in obese, study finds

A plant extract has been shown to positively affect complications seen in obese individuals; particularly those linked to the kidney, such as insulin resistance and high blood sugars, a study...

Study says consuming estrogen in cow's milk does not affect blood levels or reproductive health

A study at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia says that in experiments on mice, even at concentrations 100 times higher than in milk from pregnant cows, blood hormone levels...

Gnosis to launch first non-animal chondroitin sulphate

Gnosis is preparing to launch what it claims is the first non-animal-derived chondroitin sulphate (CS) product, Mythocondro. It says this eliminates problems with adulteration and consistency.

Tart cherry juice may boost athlete recovery post-exercise: Study

Montmorency tart cherry juice may be a promising recovery aid in sports nutrition as a study highlights its potency in repairing exercise-induced muscle stress in football players.

BC30 plus protein linked to improved recovery after exercise

Combining protein with Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 (GanedenBC30) may improve recovery after excessive exercise and reduce markers of muscle damage, says a study.

Swapping lard for fish oil benefits brain as well as body

In a study that compares the effect different fats have on the brain, unsaturated types such as fish oil were found have beneficial effects on brain inflammation and function.

Nutrition science is broken, say researchers

Current approaches to analysing human nutrition focusing on individual nutrients are inadequate and should be replaced by a more holistic approach, a research paper suggests.

Fish oil may reduce muscle soreness after exercising: Study

High dose omega-3 supplements may reduce delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) after resistance training in untrained women, says a new study from Baylor University.

Adding BCAA to carbs found to have no effect on post-exercise recovery markers

Combining branched chain amino acids with carbohydrates may not improve post-exercise recovery more than carbs alone, says a new study. However, a leading sports nutrition expert says that protein + carbs...

Get some nuts! Study links intake with lower CVD risk

A greater intake of nuts, especially in place of animal proteins, could reduce inflammation - a key process in the development of cardiovascular disorders, a study has found.

'a breakthrough in conceptualising IBS'

Two-way gut-brain axis links mood disorders with gut complaints

A brain-to-gut pathway, where neurological symptoms begin first, may explain why higher levels of anxiety and depression are predictors of developing gastrointestinal disorders, a study has determined. 

Innovation match-making: Zaluvida seeks fresh ideas to invest in

Life sciences firm Zaluvida is working with Nutrition Capital Network (NCN) to hunt out new innovation partners through an exclusive investment match-making event in Berlin this September.

Modified rye bread found to ease irritable bowel symptoms, study finds

Modified rye bread may ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) according to a study, which recommends this food as a way to increase fibre intake for patients with...

Microelements plus polyphenol supplement shows performance adaptation benefits among fit men

A new study suggests a supplement containing plant-derived inorganic microelements and apple polyphenols that has been shown to boost blood levels of ATP may increase strength and power adaptations in...

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