A diet rich in fat and sugar could cause changes in the make up of our gut bacteria, which in turn lead to losses of cognitive functions, suggest researchers.
Edible algae could help tackle iodine insufficiency in the UK, but very few manufacturers are bragging about this nutrient content on pack, research finds.
Two varieties of blackcurrant have been found to boost cognitive performance and alertness, with one variety showing particular promise in blocking the enzymes associated with Parkinson's.
Resveratrol, a polyphenol from grapes and red wine, may convert excess white fat into calorie-burning brown-like fat, suggests a new study from Washington State University.
Fortifying flour with micronutrients is effective in decreasing national prevalence of anaemia, say researchers who looked at 32 different countries.
Lycopene from tangerine tomato juice is about 8.5 times more bioavailable than lycopene from red tomato juice, says a new study from The Ohio State University.
The understanding of what happens within the human digestive system has always been hampered by the inability to observe that system in action, leave alone the imperfect understanding of one...
Altering the bacterial make-up of the gut could help to reduce potentially lethal high circulating levels of ammonia in people with liver disease, say researchers.
Products flogging fitness may encourage weight-conscious consumers to eat more and exercise less – leading the scientists behind the research to call for closer monitoring of sports nutrition marketing practices.
A new spinach-based dietary supplement may cut hunger and increase the feeling of fullness, says a new study using the Appethyl-branded ingredient.
Zinc supplementation of zinc-deficient women reduces pregnancy complications and new born infection, say Egyptian researchers.
The gut microbe Akkermansia muciniphila may hold the key to better metabolic health and healthier body fat distribution in people who are overweight or obese, say researchers.
Supplementation with vitamin D may have a positive impact on intestinal barrier dysfunctions associated with the onset and worsening of Crohn's disease, according to a new pilot study.
Daily omega-3 supplements may improve symptoms of dry eye associated with prolonged exposure to computer screens, says a new study from India.
An extract from fucoidans may provide promise for treating a type of inflammatory bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis, a new study published in PLoS One suggests.
A proprietary combination of a concentrated echinacea herb and root extract and elderberry is as effective as Tamiflu (antiviral medicine) for the early treatment of ‘flu, says a new clinical...
Greater cod liver oil intake in earlier life does not harm bone mineral density later, Icelandic researchers have found.
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Daily carotenoid intake lowers lipid and oxidative stress markers in middle-aged men, say researchers.
Recent media coverage about historical iodine levels in organic milk (according to Dairy UK, feed is now supplemented) was a reminder that milk and dairy foods provide about 40% of...
UK-based researchers are seeking industry collaboration and inspiration for work creating electrospun nanofibres that could provide improved products and ingredient delivery systems for foods.
A newly discovered enzyme that is critical for the biosynthesis of carotenoids in plants could help to reduce vitamin A deficiency, say researchers.
A combination of Lactobacillus salivarius LS01 and Bifidobacterium breve BR03 may help balance the immune system in people with allergic asthma, says a new study from Italy....