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Too much gluten may trigger coeliac disease in babies

High gluten intake before the age of two carries coeliac disease risk, researchers say, challenging coeliac development links with breastfeeding and age.

Algae omega-3 wins €1m+ Oz research boost

Scientists are using metabolic engineering to scale up omega-3 rich algae production in Australia.

Mother’s vitamin B levels affect eczema risk, study finds

Mothers, who have higher levels of vitamin B during pregnancy, tend to produce offspring less likely to develop eczema, a study has found.

Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease: Could plant-based Traditional Chinese Medicines aid treatment?

A new study of classical Chinese medical texts has found almost 1500 references to age-related memory impairment similar to Alzheimer's disease, and to several plant-based ingredients that should be assessed...

Protein microcapsules could help create ‘ultra high’ DHA content powders

Whey protein stabilised microcapsules could be used to create omega-3 powders with higher content of oil and improved shelf life, say researchers.

Could a shot of orange juice boost brain power for men?

Scientists from PepsiCo and the University of Reading (UK) report that a single glass of flavonoid-rich orange juice may boost cognitive function, compared to placebo.

Study supports vitamin K2 (but not K1) for heart health

Increased intakes of long-chain menaquinones (vitamin K2) may reduce the risk of mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD), according to data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition...

Combining polyphenols boosts anti-cancer properties: Rath rodent review

Combining polyphenols and other compounds can dramatically increase their ability to fight cancers, according to a review from the Dr Rath Research Institute of its own and other studies.

Alginate-starch encapsulation could aid probiotic survival

The use of a modified alginate and hi-maize starch encapsulation technique could help to increase the survival rate of probiotics, say Thai researchers.

Grant to fund long-term study of flax's blood pressure benefits in non diseased population

A new long-term research initiative in Canada will seek to further elucidate the heart health benefits of flaxseed, according to a major supplier.

Chokeberries have ‘minor beneficial effects’ on heart health, says study

Juice or powder products made from chokeberries (Aronia mitschurinii) may improve blood pressure, and reduce some markers of inflammation, says a new study.

Mixed results for probiotic cirrhosis study

Probiotics given to liver cirrhosis sufferers boosted neopterin levels and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, but had no significant effect on white blood cells’ ability to consume bacteria, the original aim of...

Food affects almond skin polyphenol release: Study

Milk may significantly lower the release of polyphenols from almond skins during digestion, while consuming almond skins with food also has a significant effect on their release, according to a...

Study supports bioavailability of omega-3s from wax ester-rich marine oil

Calanus oil is a highly bioavailable source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, says a new study that supports its potential as a suitable alternative source of omega-3s....

Mice study shows chilli & ginger cancer-battling properties

Consuming gingerol and capsaicin together could combat cancer, with gingerol counteracting capsaicin’s carcinogenic effects, according to a new study on mice.

Choline and betaine may counter insulin resistance: Study

Increased intakes of choline and betaine may improve insulin resistance in the general population, says a new study.

Could DHA supplements during pregnancy boost attention in children?

Prenatal supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA) may improve measures of attention in the children at age 5, says a new study from an international team of researchers.

Krill powder stability issues addressed: Study

The long term stability of Rimfrost’s Pristine krill powder at room temperature has been confirmed in two studies, allaying concerns about krill’s viability as a supplement ingredient due to stability...

Review questions food fortification dominance in nutrition policy

Policy makers around the world are relying too much on food fortification and other nutrition-specific interventions, at the cost of using more holistic approaches, according to a review.

Mango could help maintain gut bacteria at risk from high-fat diets

Mango consumption could help prevent the loss of beneficial gut bacteria caused by a high fat diet, according to research on mice.

Green soy extract could prevent cognitive dysfunction: Mouse data

Intake of green soybean extract could help reverse cognitive dysfunction and its associated accumulation of beta-amyloid proteins in the brain, say researchers.

Protein boosts muscles but not cycling performance: Study

Protein supplementation during intensive cycle training increases muscle growth and improves heart rate, but does not have a measurable impact on performance, according to a study.

Xylitol anti-cavity debate settled, says DuPont

Consuming xylitol does prevent cavities despite recent uncertainty over its anti-caries properties, according to a DuPont study.

Growing-up milk and supplements backed for infants: Danone study

Achieving nutritional adequacy for infants is “almost impossible” without using young-child formulae and supplements, according to diet models created by Danone-backed researchers.

Decoding the secrets of Japan’s fucoidan-rich seaweed

Researchers have begun to decode the genetic secrets of mozuku, a famous fucoidan-rich Okinawan seaweed linked to health and longevity.