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Study: Why does orange flavonoid reverse obesity?

By Nikki Hancocks

A molecule found in sweet oranges and tangerines could help to reverse obesity and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a new study in mice has reaffirmed, but their theory behind the mechanism of the effects has been ruled out.

Microbial minefield? Functional formulation with prebiotics and probiotics

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Microbial minefield? Functional formulation with prebiotics and probiotics

By Nathan Gray

Interest in the use of probiotics and prebiotics as ingredients in food continues to grow, as consumers and industry look for microbiome-friendly foods. But just how doe these ingredients impact food development and, in particular, the texture of foods?

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Specific gut bacteria linked to ulcerative colitis

By Nikki Hancocks

Researchers have discovered the specific gut bacteria that are depleted in patients with ulcerative colitis leading to hope for the use of supplements to help treat these patients as well as those with Crohn's disease.

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