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Italian group fights COVID-19 health claim abuse

By Shane Starling

Italy’s primary food supplements group is taking action to protect the EU’s biggest and most dynamic market from a surge in misleading coronavirus-linked immunity claims.

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Study links microbiome diversity to active vitamin D level

By Nikki Hancocks

The gut microbiome's diversity is strongly linked to levels of active vitamin D in older men, according to new research, suggesting that the body's ability to metabolise vitamin D may be more important than the amount stored.

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Gut microbiota directly shapes human immune system

By Nikki Hancocks

Researchers have shown for the first time that the concentration of different types of immune cells in the blood changes in relation to the presence of different bacterial strains in the gut.

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Research uncovers hidden gut bacteria in IBS patients

By Nikki Hancocks

Researchers have uncovered a hidden bacterial genus in the gut microbiome of patients with IBS, especially those who suffer with diarrhoea, offering a potential opportunity for probiotic treatment.

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High DHA supplement boosts testosterone in overweight men

By Hank Schultz

Researchers have found that a high DHA fish oil supplement raised testosterone levels in a cohort of obese men. The result come from a secondary analysis of data from a larger trial done to look for insulin sensitivity effects.

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