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AI peptides start-up attracts €2.9m investment

Irish start-up Nuritas secures $3.2m (€2.9m) in international investment for its peptide-discovering platform.

What the Swedish eat: 1740-strong dietary survey

People in Sweden fall into one of three dietary camps - a ‘healthy dietary’, ‘Swedish traditional’ or 'light-meal' pattern - a national dietary survey of 1740 adults has found.

Healthy Mediterranean style diet could block brain ageing

People who eat a diet rich in fish, fruits and vegetables but low in meat may end up with bigger brains and slow down the cognitive ageing process, say researchers.

Krill oil may support immune health for athletes: Human data

Supplements of krill oil may strengthen immune function of healthy exercising adults, says a new study supported by Aker BioMarine using its Superba Krill Oil product.

Fat intake may play role in autoimmune flare-ups

The type of dietary fat we consumer could impact the severity and duration of autoimmune flare-ups, according to new research performed in mice.

Certain carotenoids may hold protective role against breast cancer: Research

Specific carotenoids are associated with a lower risk of breast cancer, research in China has suggested. 

Probiotics increase iron absorption from fortified drink by 50%: Study

Probiotics may help increase iron absorption from iron-fortified foods, say Swedish researchers. 

Melon juice extract reduces cellulite on thighs (but not stomach): Study

Melon juice concentrate reduces cellulite on thighs, according to a recent study by French ingredient supplier Bionov.

Sleep on it: Supplements show circadian potential

The lengthening of the circadian period with age can be reversed by polyamines, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have found. The studies on mice published in Cell...

Beetroot juice can battle altitude sickness: Himalayan study

Consumption of nitrate-rich beetroot juice may restore reduced blood vessel function in healthy subjects at altitude, researchers have said.

NAC supplements may benefit cardiovascular health: Human data

Four weeks of supplementation with N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may reduce levels of homocysteine and improve blood pressure, says a new analysis of two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials.

Study supports cranberry’s heart health benefits

Drinking cranberry juice may improve vascular function and blood pressure, says a new study funded by the Cranberry Institute.

Sodium butyrate may protect against liver damage: Mice research

Sodium butyrate supplements may help protect against inflammation in the liver and the development of Western-diet induced non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), research in mice has found.

Saccharomyces probiotic shows benefits for IBS symptoms

Daily intake of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856 may improve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), says a new study from Lesaffre Human Care.

Childhood microbiome shows distinct & functional differences to adult gut

The gut microbiome of pre-adolescents has distinct differences to the adult microbiome, says a new study from Texas that may enhance the development and efficacy of childhood microbiome interventions.

Study strengthens olive leaf extract’s heart health benefits

Extracts from olive leaf may reduce LDL cholesterol to the same extent as atorvastatin, report researchers from Celal Bayar University in Turkey.

This week Down Under

Study finds calcium supplements have no benefit for old bones

Increasing calcium intake through diet or supplements should not be recommended for fracture or osteoporosis prevention, according to studies led by an Auckland University researcher.

Selenium may help fight pre-cancer cervical condition

Long-term consumption of selenium supplements may help reverse the progression of the ‘pre-cancer’ condition cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1 (CIN1), say researchers in Iran.

Turning rice waste into protein

The EU-funded project BIORICE has discovered how to turn starch production waste into protein supplements.

‘Heal all’ herb shows cognitive health benefits, for mice at least

Daily consumption of extracts from Prunella vulgaris var. lilacina may enhance cognitive function in lab mice, says a new study from South Korea.

Evidence of iron-fortified flour reducing anaemia is limited: Review

Evidence of the effectiveness of flour fortification for reducing the prevalence of anaemia is limited but reduction of low ferritin shows promise, according to a review of 13 national programmes.

Early infancy gut development has lifelong health implications: Mouse data

Sucking during early infancy is critical for the regulation of epigenetic changes in intestinal stem cells – which potentially affect our gut health for life, say researchers.

Multi-ingredient formula shows good results in Mild Cognitive Impairment test

A multi-ingredient formula previously studied for cognitive effects has additional evidence to bolster its efficacy in cases of mild cognitive impairment with the results of a recent study. Participants in...

Maternal vitamin D status doesn’t improve child’s later risk of fractures: Research

Pre-conception vitamin D supplements don’t offer offspring protection against fractures, Danish research in over 30,000 families has suggested.

EFSA's big data: Huge cross-border study on choline intakes in EU

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has used its vast consumption database to look at average EU choline intakes for the first time.

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