A relatively healthy diet before pregnancy is linked to a lower rate of certain heart abnormalities in babies at birth, according to new research.
Vitamin D supplementation significantly increases upper and lower limb strength, a review of seven trials has found.
Europe is facing an “epidemic” of folic acid-preventable neural tube defects (NTD) spina bifida and anencephaly, researchers have said.
The impact of different dietary fats on our health may be mediated by the changes the cause in our gut bacteria ecosystem, according to new research.
Vitamin E requirement should be increased as intakes of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) increase, say scientists from DSM and the University of Southampton in a new paper.
A combination of HMB (a metabolite of leucine), glutamine and arginine may improve vascular function and blood flow in older people, says a new study.
Vitamin D supplementation may cut the risk of asthma exacerbation in children but it does not impact respiratory infections in healthy children, a review has found.
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Measuring macular pigment offers potential as a biomarker of cognitive health, and Alzheimer’s patients are more likely to be seriously deficient in carotenoids, say data from two new studies.
Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to the dysfunction of the hippocampus – a region of the brain thought to play a role in schizophrenia, say researchers.
Polyphenols from coffee may improve blood sugar levels and boost endothelial function in healthy men, says a new study from Japan.
One gram per day of EPA plus DHA omega-3s does not appear to slow normal age-related cognitive decline in people over 70, suggests data from the AREDS 2 eye study.
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Findings from a new genetic study support previous data linking lower vitamin D levels with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), say the team behind the paper.
The omage-3 fatty acid EPA may help to support the growth and tolerance of probiotic bacterial strains in the human gut, according to new preliminary research.
There are some promising results but no firm conclusions when it comes to using probiotics against the stomach germ Helicobacter pylori, a review finds.
First-time psychosis sufferers are far more likely to be deficient in micronutrients and protein than the general population – and more intervention studies are needed to explore strategies against this,...
Supplementing obese teens with high doses of vitamin D may not have benefits on endothelial functions related to the risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, say researchers.
Consumption of Lactobacillus reuteri probiotics may boost insulin release in healthy people, says a new study.
Fortifying biscuit with bee pollen may help manufacturers increase protein, fiber and polyphenol content without impacting taste, according to Polish researchers.
Taking lutein at 13 months of age does not benefit the child’s cardiometabolic health at six, say researchers.
People consuming the food supplement GABA may have an enhanced ability to react to and prioritise different actions, say researchers.
Consumers are significantly more likely to buy foods that carry front-of-pack nutrition labels irrespective of their nutritional value, according to a study published in Public Health Nutrition.
Is it time to look beyond insect protein to… insect oil? This is the next opportunity within edible bugs, says researcher.
Memory, attention and focus, development, mood; there are numerous ways that a nutrient or ingredient can affect cognitive health. But which have the most science, how do they work, and...