Reading scientific study reports is part and parcel of working in this industry but many have not come from a scientific background, making it difficult to confidently read reports and critically analyse how robust and impactful findings really are. This...
As we celebrate International Women’s Day this week and throughout the month of March, we examine the lack of representation in clinical trials and ask whether the FTC’s new guidelines are enough to disrupt the current system’s cumulative bias.
The species of Bifidobacterium longum and Prevotella copri differed significantly in abundance between sarcopenia sufferers and healthy controls in a new study of elderly women, highlighting potential treatment intervention opportunities.
Weekly and shorter duration iron supplementation at moderate or high doses might be optimal approaches for children and adolescents at risk of deficiency, according to a recently published systematic review and meta-analysis.
A new study observes a significant increase in skull bone repair in rat models of critical bone defects, following the repeated daily administration of pigenin, curcumin, and resveratrol, with apigenin found to induce the most consistent results.
A large-scale prospective cohort study of a Korean population finds strong inverse associations between total flavonoid intake and risk of hypertension, which was more pronounced for flavonoid sub-classes, and in men with a high BMI.
Increased consumption of oily fish and the use of omega-3 fatty acid supplements may reduce the risk of adverse COVID-19 outcomes, according to new research from the Fatty Acid Research Institute (FARI).
A recent study observes that synthesising selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) using Anoectochilus burmannicus extract (ABE) significantly improved stability in terms of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, following freeze-drying and long-term storage.
A new review pooling the available literature on legume-derived biopeptides confirms their ‘tremendous potential’ for type 2 diabetes (T2D) treatment, but this is thwarted by issues of stability and bioavailability
Chia became a household name in the 1980s, popularized by the fascination with fur-sprouting animal figurines, but its use as health aid dates as far back as the Aztec and Mayan empires. Today, after a slight dip in the market, chia is back on the scene...
Researchers have concluded that vitamin E offers potential as an alternative treatment for chronic insomnia disorder in postmenopausal women as new data suggests it can improve sleep quality, thereby reducing sedative drug use.
With the strong growth of the European 'biotics’ market revealed in the doubling of online product reviews, Lumina Intelligence ecommerce insights highlight postbiotics, women’s health and synbiotics as key opportunities.
A new systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature observes that significantly lower levels of circulating vitamin D were found in those suffering from post-stroke depression (PSD), when compared to those who were not.
A transition towards a food-first approach to health has lead to consumer enthusiasm for functional food and drink with a focus on muscle recovery, endurance, and strength enhancement, according to a newly published survey of active young adults.
The Chrysanthemum indicum L. flower inhibits food-induced systemic low-grade inflammation (FSLI) by modulating the gut microbiota, increasing SCFAs levels and inhibiting excessive LPS translocation into the blood, according to a new animal study.
Infants fed low-protein formulas which are α-lac-enriched or casein glycomacropeptide-reduced can achieve weight gain and metabolic profiles closer to that of breastfed (BF) infants, new Arla Foods Ingredients-funded research concludes.
Future opportunities for probiotic innovation lie within combination ingredients, precision nutrition, and next-gen strains, according to Dr. Johanna Maukonon, director of global clinical innovation at IFF Health.
Those reporting an average of nine hours of sleep a day, as well as those sleeping below seven hours, were observed to have greater metabolic syndrome severity scores (MSSS), highlighting the importance of incorporating sleep with diet and activity intervention...
Fava bean peptides isolated by artificial intelligence performed better than traditional milk protein to improve muscle conditioning, according to a study supported by Irish biotechnology company Nuritas.
A new review collating the highest level of research on n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and chronic disease prevention establishes significant inconsistencies in the literature, resulting from an expectation of a “drug” like effect by the researchers...
When kombucha is consumed with a high-GI meal there is a clinically significant reduction in postprandial glycemic and insulin index (GI and II) response, when compared with water, according to new research.
Researchers from the University of Lisbon say that evidence of the beneficial cardiovascular effects of Ginkgo biloba in healthy subjects has been overlooked. Their review, published in the journal Biology, details findings of the plant’s action on cardiac...
A recently published study investigating the antioxidant profiles of 12 fruit peels identified potent quantities, suggesting strong potential for their usage within nutraceuticals and food products to tackle a vast source of waste whilst offering food...
Whey protein supplementation promotes muscle mass increase and selective increases in muscular strength and endurance from resistance exercise, independent of dietary influence, according to a new industry-funded study.
A broad-spectrum medicinal cannabis oil is effective in significantly improving sleep quality and duration, midnight melatonin levels, as well as quality of life and mood within two weeks, in adults with insomnia, according to new research.
After five-weeks of CBD administration to hypertensive patients, reductions in blood pressure were paired with significant drops in the catestatin peptides involved in hypertension pathophysiology, a randomised controlled trial observes.
Japanese researchers found that the ‘high bread and low rice’ dietary pattern leads to higher serum low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol for both sexes, while the ‘high confectioneries and low alcohol’ diet did the same only for men.