Commercially available prebiotics have the potential to directly increase intestinal integrity and function, say scientists as they believe these carbohydrates ‘crosstalk’ with cells to encode biological information.
Almost 95% of NCAA Division I athletes fail to achieve the recommendation to consume 500 mg DHA+EPA per day, says a new study that highlights the opportunities to boost omega-3 intakes among this population for heart and brain health.
A group of scientists from Sechenov University, Russia, and La Trobe University, Australia, have developed a quicker and more cost-effective method of detecting and identifying bioactive compounds in complex samples such as plant extracts, according to...
Combining exercise with a bacterial strain isolated from an Olympic weightlifting gold medalist may synergistically increase endurance compared to training or the probiotic alone, suggests data from a mouse study.
The recommended daily allowance of protein may be inadequate to support maintenance of muscle in young women and eating protein from the humble potato can help to maintain muscle, according to research from McMaster University funded by the Alliance for...
A recent study conducted by researchers at Tufts University suggests that consuming 1.5 ounces of almonds per day, compared to no almond consumption, may help reduce CVD risk factors such as elevated LDL cholesterol levels, and as a result, reduce an...
Older adults who consumed large amounts of flavonoid-rich foods were two to four times less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and related dementias over 20 years compared with people whose intake was low, in a study of 2,800 people.
Rousselot, the collagen-based ingredients producer, has revealed a new study which it says provides important answers surrounding the bioavailability of collagen peptides and the modifications they undergo during digestion.
A novel combination of two Lactobacillus paracasei strains may increase absorption of key amino acids in plant proteins, according to a new placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, multicenter, crossover study.
Obese mice with unhealthy lifestyles gain significantly less weight and avoid type 2 diabetes when they receive bacteriophages from the faeces of a lean mouse, according to a new University of Copenhagen study.