A ‘portfolio diet’ containing daily doses of plant proteins, plant stanols, fibres and nuts has could help slash cholesterol and blood pressure, leading to a lower heart disease risk, say those behind a new meta-analysis.
NIH study suggests the importance of pre-conception vitamin D
A majority of poor women in urban areas are still at risk of folic acid and folate deficiency, even with government-sanctioned mandatory fortifications, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.
A collaboration between MilliporeSigma and Washington University in St. Louis seeks to explore the differences between gut microbiomes of healthy and malnourished children, and then restore any imbalances using optimized supplements.
The make-up of bacteria in our guts – and the metabolites they produce – have a dramatic impact on the way fat is processed and distributed, say UK researchers who believe altering our microbiome could be a way to help fight obesity ‘within a decade’.
In a study that advances the state of evidence for the gut-brain connection, scientists in Colorado have shown that prebiotics and other fractions derived from human milk can reduce anxiety in juvenile rats and induce other changes in the brain.
The science is clear: a vegetarian diet is better for heart health, a study says - but does that include processed meat analogues? "While not as healthful as whole plants, they are useful transition foods," says one researcher.
Beef compounds could help improve the flavour and acceptability of functional ingredients with a bitter taste, according to researchers who report that certain beef peptides can block bitter taste receptors on the tongue.