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Short-term creatine supplementation may benefit muscle power in elite youth athletes

Low-dose, short-term creatine supplementation “beneficially affected muscle power output,” even without the usually recommended loading phase, according to findings from a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. 

EU grant to drive more research into increasingly 'omnipotent' Vitamin K2

It’s fitting that a relatively new institution—Maastricht University—is helping to drive research into the evolving benefits of a ‘new’ vitamin, Vitamin K2. That research will be buoyed by a multi-center...

Med diet approach could help children with ADHD: Study

Sticking to foods that typically make up the Mediterranean diet may prove to be an effective approach in managing ADHD, a Spanish team has deduced. 

Cannabidiol’s neuroprotective effect against brain ischemia/reperfusion injury revealed

Cannabidiol (CBD) can exert a potentially neuroprotective effect against brain ischemia/reperfusion injury, with a new study from China documenting how it does so “for the first time”.

CoQ10 ‘partly improves’ chronic inflammation, but larger trials needed: China meta-analysis

CoQ10 supplementation may partly improve chronic inflammation in people with metabolic disorders, but further studies with larger sample sizes and well-defined trials are needed, according to new meta-analysis.

Curcumin-pepper combination shows antioxidant benefits for diabetics: RCT

Supplements formulated with Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex and BioPerine may reduce oxidative stress in patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, according to results of a randomized controlled trial.

Probiotic may reduce the risk of common cold: Yakult study

Daily consumption of a fermented milk product with Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota may reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in healthy middle-aged office workers, says a new study....

Food insecurity may hinder children’s mental and physical development: Review

Unreliable access to affordable, nutritious food has a significant bearing on a child's behaviour, academic performance and emotional well-being, a review has determined.

'Minor' effect of omega-3s on ADHD - but future bright for probiotics, study suggests

Omega-3 supplementation may only have a minor effect on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), say researchers who add that the gut microbiota and the use of probiotics may have long-term...

A2 milk matches regular milk for post-exercise benefits: Study

Milk containing only A2 protein is as effective as regular milk at improving post-exercise recovery according to researchers, who suggest A2 milk could be used to prevent GI issues in...

Taiwan fungus provides anti-skin cancer supplement potential, researchers report

The fruiting body of the Taiwanese fungus Antrodia camphorata possesses anti-skin cancer, antioxidant and anti-melanogenic properties, according to new research.

Olive extract shows modest arterial stiffness benefit in study

A study on a standardized olive fruit extract shows promise for consumers at risk of arterial stiffness, as measured by a reduction in triglycerides.  The extract showed less effect when...

Fibre supplements cut cholesterol, glucose, in 12-month study

Novel fibre supplement PolyGlycopleX (PGX) can help lower cholesterol, insulin and glucose levels, with slightly superior results to psyllium, according to a 12-month study on overweight or obese adults.

‘Substantial evidence’ that DHA has a favourable effect on liver disease treatment: Meta-analysis

New meta-analysis from China “provides substantial evidence” that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) supplementation, especially DHA, can play a positive role in the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)....

Daily calcium intake for Japanese women should be increased to 600mg: Review

Most Japanese women are not getting enough calcium and vitamin D, increasing the risks of osteoporotic fractures and other diseases, states a new review.

Heart health benefits of pomegranate may be personal: Study

The potential cardiovascular benefits of pomegranate extracts may be linked an individual’s ability to metabolize the polyphenols in the fruit, says a new study.

Timing of soy intake may help or hinder cancer therapy: Rat study

Soy consumption has been shown to have both a positive and negative effect on cancer treatment as the legume appears to exhibit specific effects according to when it is consumed. ...

Experts hit back at ‘inaccurate headlines’ after review questions curcumin

A recent review paper that called into question the potential benefits of curcumin has been misinterpreted to create inaccurate headlines, experts tell NutraIngredients-USA.

Age does not determine eating capability but can affect flavour perception, say researchers

Flavour perception, but not necessarily texture, weakens with age and new product developers need to take this into account, according to researchers at the Optifel conference in Paris.

Clinical benefits: Could vitamin C lower risks after heart surgery

The use of supplemental vitamin C after heart surgery could help to lower risks of atrial fibrillation, a common disturbance in heart rhythms, in addition to shortening overall time in...

No evidence of link between fruit and veg consumption and reduction in overall cancer cases: Major Japan study

There is insufficient evidence of a link between fruit and vegetable consumption and a reduction in the number of overall cancer cases, according to a pooled analysis of large-scale cohort...

Water and acid stable encapsulation backed for creatine uptake

A new water stable micro-encapsulaton of creatine has enabled the ingredient to be used in a liquid shot for the first time, says Anabio Technologies.

L-carnitine combination may promote muscle growth, strength in older adults

Supplementation with a novel L-carnitine formulation may increase lean muscle mass and leg strength in healthy older adults compared to placebo, says a new study.

Prickly pear & seaweed benefit brain disease - in flies

Extracts from prickly pear and brown seaweed can help prolong life in fruit fly models of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease by disrupting toxic compounds, according to a new study....

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Prebiotics and probiotics show potential in dermatitis treatment

Could altering the gut microbiome help prevent or treat Atopic Dermatitis (AD)? Japanese researchers seem to think so as they make a case for this approach in a recently published...

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