Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to prevent the development of type-2 diabetes, according to a genetic study from the University of Cambridge.
Global climate change is affecting the quality of tea harvested in southwestern China, both in terms of taste and content of bioactive chemicals, according to a recent article in Herbalgram, the publication...
Probiotics may have beneficial effects on the treatment and prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other related conditions, according to a new review.
Researchers are backing the use of pea dextrin as a clean label solution to masking off-flavours generated by lipid oxidation products.
An omega-3 enriched diet may improve ejaculate performance in sperm competition, according to research on guppy fish.
Daily supplements of curcumin, the yellow pigment that gives turmeric its color, may improve heart health in lab rabbits fed a diet high in cholesterol, says a new study.
Food that contains the amino acid tyrosine could promote creative thinking, according to new research.
Science should look beyond LDL cholesterol and saturated fat, which have dominated cardiovascular research until now, towards other contributing factors and a food-group approach to guidelines, according to one researcher.
A significant proportion of Scottish adults and children show evidence of low vitamin D levels, according to new data from the UK national diet and nutrition survey (NDNS).
A population-level analysis of polyphenol intakes in Poland has revealed that coffee, tea and chocolate contribute around 75% of the polyphenols consumed in the country.
Hi-oleic and regular peanuts suppress energy intake better than potato chips and are therefore a preferred snack for weight management, researchers say.
Daily consumption of a fermented milk product containing probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fibers may increase the bioavailability of soy isoflavones in women, says a new study from Thailand.
The Moroccan government and export markets are finally sitting up and paying attention to the country's argan oil production, according to the founder of a network of all-female co-operatives....
Probiotic supplements may help people with constipation by improving stool consistency and transit time, but the benefits appear strain specific, according to a new meta-analysis of 14 RCTs.
Omega-3 supplements are key to boosting intakes, a UK researcher says, and marine omega-3 fatty acids are more beneficial than their plant-based counterparts.
Vitamin E and selenium supplementation is unlikely to impact the progression of age-related cataracts in men, as suggested by previous research, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmol.
Supplements containing the phytochemicals sulforaphane and quercetin are being trialled for their potential to decrease the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, on the back of new in vitro research at...
Increased blood levels of the sunshine vitamin are associated with significantly lower risks of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and fractures, according to data collected in the UK over 13 years.
A focus on new nutrients, a more holistic approach, and innovative clinical trials using omics technology may help better support the role of nutrition in cognitive health, says a new...
Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.
Rothamsted Research has achieved omega-3 levels comparable to fish oil in its first GM camelina harvest, something which has been surprisingly well received by the public, its senior researcher says. ...
Daily doses of probiotics plus vitamin C can reduce flu incidence and missed school days by more than 30%, according to researchers.
Supplements of fish oil may beneficially modify markers of endothelial health, says a new study from scientists from the University of Reading, UK.
Scientists have provided ‘proof of principle’ that a type of spectroscopy can rapidly detect the presence of the banned substance sibutramine – the most prolific adulterant in weight loss food...
Supplements of calcium or non-dairy products fortified with the mineral may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to meta-analysis of prospective observational studies by researchers at Harvard School of...