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Inulin-enriched coffee product may keep hunger at bay: Study

Drinking a coffee enriched with inulin may reduce feelings of hunger and boost satiety, says a new study from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Chitosan may help weight management: Human data

Supplements of chitosan derived from fungus may help reduce body weight and BMI in overweight subjects, says a new study from Belgium and India.

Curcumin supplement may improve endothelial function & boost heart health for older people

Consuming curcumin supplements may improve endothelial-dependent dilation (EDD) of blood vessels in middle-aged and older, says a new study.

Study supports safety & omega-3 boosting efficacy of Ahiflower oil

Ahiflower oil may accrue omega-3 EPA up to four times higher than flaxseed oil, says the first human clinical trial performed with the ingredient that also supports the safety and...

Iron supplementation may affect normal micronutrient uptake: Study

Excess iron (Fe) in the diet may affect absorption of other metals such as manganese, leading to concerns that over supplementation of iron could be affecting absorption of other essential...

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Parents can pass junk food-related disorders on to kids, study finds

One junk food-eating generation can pass on the metabolic disorders it gains from an unhealthy diet to the next, researchers have found in a study that bucks Darwinian convention.

Olive oil polyphenols may boost cognition: Nutrigenomic data

Supplementing the diet with olive oil polyphenols may beneficially affect gene expression linked to brain function, says a new nutrigenomic study from Italy.

Light intensity turbo charges nutritional contents of vegetables: Researchers

The nutritional composition of leafy vegetables could be boosted by altering light intensity at harvest, Italian researchers have found. 

Winemaking waste shows antioxidant and anti-cholesterol benefits: Study

Researchers say polyphenols from winemaking by-product red grape pomice has potential as a functional ingredient in nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. 

Oat extract may improve cognitive function and memory: Study

A wild green-oat extract has demonstrated cognitive function improvement in middle-aged adults, who exhibited increased speed of performance and episodic memory in a clinical study. 

Researchers look at lasting effects of early-life exercise on gut microbes, brain health & metabolism

The immature gut may be more sensitive to environmental influences and provide a 'window of opportunity' for better health, say researchers behind a study in rats. 

Curcumin may aid fat loss in rats

Curcumin may help mitigate metabolic and oxidative alterations caused by hormone deprivation in events such as menopause, suggests a new study with rats. 

Date seed protein has food potential but may not be economically viable: Researchers

Scientists say protein from date seeds could used as an alternative to soy protein isolate or whey protein in foods, however commercial viability needs to be further assessed. 

Sweet potato variety may ease third world vitamin A deficiency

Orange fleshed sweet potato is so rich in carotenoids and β-carotenes it could be used to ease vitamin A deficiency amongst malnourished populations in developing countries, a study says.

DASH diet can still be healthy with more dairy: Study

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, or DASH, dietary pattern can trade out some carbohydrates to include dairy fat, according to a study.

Dark chocolate’s link to warding off pancreatic cancer overplayed in media reports, says researcher

A scientist says a New York Daily News article suggesting his new study shows dark chocolate has preventative effects against pancreatic cancer because it contains magnesium is misleading.

Soy isoflavones may aid with sleep, says study

Can isoflavones found in soybeans help insomniacs get some sleep? Researchers in Japan, who studied more than a thousand participants from various walks of life, think so.

Omega-3 not omega-6 linked with lower depressive symptoms: 2000-strong Japanese study

Even in countries with higher fish intakes, omega-3 may lower depressive symptoms, according to Japanese research in over 2000 people.

Omega-3 levels in older adults linked to better blood lipids levels: Study

A higher omega-3 index – a quantification of the fatty acid status of a person – is linked to lower triglyceride levels in older adults, says a new study from Australia.

Study links Irritable Bowel Syndrome with vitamin D deficiency

The majority of people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) could well be deficient in vitamin D, severely affecting their quality of life, a study has found.

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Lipid-based prenatal supplement found to boost infant birth outcomes

Women given a lipid-based supplement during pregnancy have been shown to be 25% more likely to give birth to infants with healthy birth measurements in a country where one in...

Black raspberries a contender for best antioxidant fruit, says study

Black raspberries grown in Central Europe show greater health benefits than its closely related cousins the red raspberry and blackberry, research suggests. 

Dark chocolate may boost time trial performance for cyclists

Flavanol-rich dark chocolate may boost endurance and exercise performance in moderately-trained male cyclists, says a new study.

NutraIngredients 5: Top science stories of 2015

As 2015 draws to an end, NutraIngredients takes the time to look back at the most read scientific research carried out throughout the 12 months. Did any of them have...

Study praises fortified dairy products’ effect on osteoporosis

New research has recommended the use of dairy products as a first-line strategy in the prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures, highlighting its benefits as a rich source of calcium and vitamin...