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Beetroot juice may boost performance in soccer players: RCT

Consuming beetroot juice may improve high-intensity intermittent-type exercise performance, says a new study with trained soccer players.

Supplement trio could lower 'baby blues' risk in new mums

A dietary supplement kit created to tackle mood changes associated with depression could help prevent the ‘baby blues’ encountered by some new mothers, say researchers.

Does boosting 'good' cholesterol really improve your health?

Increasing levels of ‘good’ HDL-cholesterol does not necessarily provide protection against heart disease, warns a new study.

EU regulations top list of major concerns for nutrition industry

Forget Brexit, the current state of the global economy or rising raw material costs. EU regulation is a bigger challenge for European nutrition companies than them all, new data suggests.

Blood fat levels an indicator of kids’ diet quality and disease risk: Study

Family-based lifestyle interventions, such as a diet high in unsaturated fat, can have a dramatic impact on children's blood fatty acid make-up, Finnish researchers have determined. 

Asthma action: Fibre supplementation provides benefits by improving gut microbiota

Fibre supplementation can improve asthma symptoms by boosting gut microbiota, results from an Australian trial have revealed. 

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Healthy trends at IFE : From 'free-from', to functional teas, chickpeas, and protein waters

This week saw the International Food Exhibition (IFE) come to London. The mega-show brought out the latest offerings from small traders, multinationals, and food service. From the latest meat-free offerings,...

Omega-3 canola oil supplier filing for regulatory approval in Australia, US and Canada

Omega-3 canola firm Nuseed has filed for regulatory approval in Australia, with submissions for Canada and the US set to be lodged later this month.

Nutraceutical innovation around boosting or reducing nitric oxide

Industry interest in boosting nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator, has been increasing, with companies exploring the potential to boost levels for heart health or sports nutrition products.

Meta-analysis supports probiotic yeast for managing symptoms of GI disorders

Supplements containing Lesaffre Human Care’s ibSium (Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856) may improve gastrointestinal symptoms in people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

EFSA to recommend daily intake values for added sugar by 2020

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will publish a scientific opinion on how much sugar can be included in a healthy diet by 2020, it has confirmed.

Alzheimer's linked to fat metabolism malfunction, research notes

The metabolism of omega-3 and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids in the brain may be linked with the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

WHO praises France for ‘straightforward’ nutrition logo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has praised France for officially backing a voluntary, front-of-pack nutrition logo that “clearly stood out as the most consumer-friendly scheme”.

‘Climate change easier to tackle than diet change’

Combating climate change will be easier to achieve than improving global diets but both are interrelated, says a leading sustainability expert.

Resveratrol’s role in eye protection implied as metabolites cross blood barriers

Resveratrol and its metabolites have been detected in the eye after oral administration, signifying its ability to cross protective barriers and reinforce its potential benefit to vision conditions.

Italy sets up fine system for non-compliant health claims

In an effort to reduce misleading uses of health claims on advertising for nutritional products, the Italian government has published a decree detailing financial penalties.

Probiotics/prebiotics: Large-scale trials needed to asses Crohn’s disease potential

Large trials are desperately needed to understand if supplements and dietary interventions can play a positive role in the treatment of Crohn’s disease, according to academics in Japan.

China seemingly backtracks on tougher e-commerce rules providing a boost to supplement and food firms

China’s Commerce Ministry appears to have halted plans for more stringent cross border e-commerce rules, meaning many goods will still be regarded as personal trade, rather than for commercial distribution. ...

Milk protein producer not ready throw in towel to whey

Milk proteins continue to carve out a strong niche in sports nutrition despite’s whey protein’s dominance, supplier Milk Specialties Global said.

Study supports efficacy of HolisFiit polyphenol-rich formulation for 'mind and body well-being'

A polyphenol-rich formulation may enhance the benefits of mind-body practices, such as yoga, Pilates, and Taïchi, says a new study from Europe.

If it’s natural, it’s good…but what's natural? A case study in cultured meat, E numbers and plant extracts

If in-vitro meat is to be successful it must be marketed as a natural meat substitute, because the negative perception of synthetic foods are too great to overcome the potential...

Flaxseed plus astaxanthin could help lower liver fat risk: Rat data

Flaxseed oil and astaxanthin could help reduce the accumulation of fat in the liver, as well as lower triacylglycerol and cholesterol, finds a new rat study.

Vit E & selenium supplements unlikely to prevent dementia: Study

Vitamin E or selenium, used alone or in combination as a dietary supplement, did not appear to raise or lower the risk of dementia in asymptomatic older males, a JAMA...

Citrus compound protects against effects of high-fat diet, study from Korea and Japan reports

Long-term supplementation with low-dose nobiletin can protect against high-fat diet induced inflammation, insulin resistance, dyslipidaemia and liver disease, despite not contributing to weight loss, a study by Korean and Japanese...

Time running out for Australian supplement firms to respond to raft of regulatory changes

Complementary medicine firms in Australia have just one week more to respond to a raft of proposed regulatory changes being considered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

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