Dutch ingredients firm Sensus has carried out new research to prove
the prebiotic effect of native inulin at only 5 grams, allowing
food manufacturers to make prebiotic claims on a relatively low
Scientists on both sides of the Atlantic are researching a
little-known cereal that could be used in breads for people with
gluten intolerance. It has also been found to have cancer-fighting
Eating a fibre-rich cereal helped men with high insulin levels to
reduce a rise in the hormone, suggesting that fibre could be an
important preventative therapy for people at risk of developing
type 2 diabetes.
Little evidence supports either the safety or efficacy of
nutritional supplements in helping to improve diabetes-related
conditions despite strong public interest in natural therapies,
according to the head of a government-funded...
Antioxidants found in oats can significantly reduce blood
cholesterol levels by suppressing the adhesive molecules which make
blood cells stick to artery walls, report scientists from the US
this week - evidence of the cholesterol-busting...
Treating cirrhotic patients with synbiotics or fermentable fiber
can alter the flora in the gut, lowering its pH levels as well as
the ammonia levels in the blood and significantly reducing brain
dysfunction, a common symptom of the...