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Researchers turn autism microbiome theory on its head

By Nikki Hancocks

There has been much speculation that the gut microbiome may play a causal role in autism spectrum disorder but new research turns this theory on its head - with researchers arguing the difference in microbial population is due to picky eating in autistic...

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Fermented soymilk-honey improves bone marker in menopause

By Nikki Hancocks

A new study has found that soymilk-honey fermented with a strain of Lactobacillus plantarum significantly reduces a blood biomarker of osteoporosis in menopausal women, thanks to its synbiotic impact.

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Milk consumption in young infants impacts eating habits

By Natasha Spencer

A new study looking at the milk consumption habits of children aged 13-24 months, indicates that the type of milk consumed at an early age influences eating habits and preferences for sweet-tasting foods.

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EFSA expands opportunities for vitamin D fortification

By Nikki Hancocks

Lallemand has successfully expanded the permitted categories of use for its vitamin D yeast in the EU after gaining favourable opinion from the EFSA for the use in 32 additional food categories.

NutraCast: ZOE co-founder Tim Spector on personalized gut health

NutraCast: ZOE co-founder Tim Spector on personalized gut health

By Danielle Masterson

ZOE is a healthcare science company aiming to help people understand their body's responses to food. By using machine learning combined with large scale human studies, the company is decoding the impact of nutrition on health.

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Switching diet promotes healthy skin and joints, say scientists

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

A study, carried out by researchers at the University of California, found that simple changes in diet can have significant effects on skin disease, such as psoriasis - a chronic skin condition triggered by an overactive immune system that attacks healthy...

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Unilever to acquire 'human optimisation' brand Onnit

By Nikki Hancocks

Unilever has signed an agreement to acquire Onnit, a Texas-based 'human optimisation' company, as it looks to tap into the growing consumer interest in holistic health and nootropics.

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