Researchers have urged more and better quality research on the link between maternal folate status and autism.
A combination of tocotrienols and alpha-tocopherol may help support endothelial function, but the effects were not observed when the tocotrienols were used alone, says a new study.
Protein is a vital part of providing nutrition to the critically ill, but what do we really know about protein demands for this specialist groups, and how can we better...
Daily consumption of a ‘specialized rosehip powder’ may improve gait and knee joint health in people with walking limitations, says a new study from Denmark.
Richer people eat more organic foods and buy them because they perceive them to be healthier than conventional foodstuffs, a Danish study has found.
Using food supplements in care homes and the wider community could spell big public savings, say the researchers behind a review of 19 papers.
Modern ‘Western diets’ can lead to poor immune functioning and increased risk of inflammatory conditions, allergy, and auto-immunity, researchers warn.
Magnesium chloride supplements may lower blood sugar levels and counter insulin resistance, says a new study from Mexico.
Even moderate malnutrition in the young coupled with poor sanitation is enough to provoke environmental enteropathy (EE), a condition that debilitates the digestive system so that even if the diet...
A prebiotic-rich diet may shift the gut microbiota profiles of obese children to a more beneficial profile, regardless of whether the obesity was related to lifestyle or genetics, says a...
Adding fish to school meals could boost children’s vitamin D levels in winter, research finds.
Symbolic information on a food label can change the perception of a product – even when consumers are aware that this perception is false, write researchers.
Daily supplements containing HMB, a metabolite of the branched chain amino acid leucine, may reduce fat mass and increase aerobic capacity in athletes training for endurance sports, says a new...
Probiotics may help older people tackle antibiotic-induced oral Candida, says industry backed research.
Antioxidant-rich elderberry extracts can reduce the severity of colds among air travellers, Australian researchers have found.
A proprietary prebiotic blend can deliver immune system benefits to the healthy elderly better than placebo, an industry-backed study in the UK has found.
Chronic consumption of beetroot juice may improve cardiovascular health and potentially delay the onset of fatigue in healthy people, says a new study.
A big weekly dose of omega-3s may lead to greater omega-3 deposits in body tissues than smaller daily doses, says a new study from Australia.
Clostridium difficile infections have been noted by EU and US health authorities as an ‘emerging’ healthcare threat – costing the US $1bn annually. Now, researchers preparing a pilot study are looking at whether probiotics...
Proof of an association between B12 status and neurological function in older people is limited, a review of 12 studies has concluded.
Increased intake of select amino acids may improve blood pressure and measures of arterial health in healthy women, says a new study from England.
Supplements containing Lactobacillus curvatus HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum KY1032 may reduce triglyceride levels, and improve other markers of heart health, says a new study from Korea.
Researchers have questioned the association between vitamin D and inflammatory biomarkers after a year-long trial revealed no impact on the levels of the immune system’s cytokine or adipokine.
A high wholegrain intake may lower the mortality rate regardless of wholegrain type or cause of death, say researchers in a 120,000-strong Scandinavian cohort study.
If iron flour fortification is to work sources and levels approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) are required and actual consumption must be considered, says food fortification expert.