Using shotgun metagenomics applied to archaeological feces, an international team of scientists have unveiled a new method that provides fresh insight into the composition and functions of ancient human and animal gut microbiota.
Common "edge" sports nutrition products are no more effective at promoting recovery than carbohydrate-rich, potato-based foods, according to new research funded by the Alliance for Potato Research & Education.
An analysis of the diets of nearly 3500 Australian women found high consumption of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkin, cabbage, green beans and potatoes before conception helped women reach full term pregnancy.
Researchers have discovered a way to use enzymes to break down the FODMAPs in nutritious foods that often cause intestinal issues, creating hope that manufacturers could create new stomach-friendly and highly nutritious plant-based products.
A new study has found that a ketogenic diet helped trained female subjects lose fat while maintaining muscle. But it concluded the diet was ‘suboptimal’ for building additional muscle during a training regimen.
Using prebiotics to manipulate the microbiota of breastmilk is possible, says researchers, who also find that the mother’s age can influence this response with these changes varying for each individual.
What is believed to be a first-of-its-kind review and meta-analysis assessing the effectiveness of supplements to help treat gout has concluded that poor quality trials mean it is impossible to definitively back what appear to be promising findings.