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Exploring the underdeveloped category of probiotics for seniors

By Danielle Masterson

Lumina Intelligence, a business division of William Reed Business Media, published a report that gathered data on probiotics across 25 countries. After scouring thousands of products and online reviews, the insights service found only 13 probiotics targeted...

EFSA backs botanical blend for better bowel function

EFSA health claim opinion

EFSA backs botanical blend for better bowel function


EFSA has said a plant-based blend of hydroxyanthracene derivatives can improve bowel function after analysing a dossier with two unpublished clinical trials from a French firm.

She told you so!

Prunes beat psyllium for constipation relief: RCT data

By Stephen Daniells

A daily dose of dried plums is more effective for constipation relief than the soluble fiber psyllium, say results from a randomized clinical trial that support claims from grandmothers the world over.

The fibre puzzle

The fibre puzzle

Many of the health benefits linked with foods have yet to be fully
proven, and following on from last week's report highlighting the
conflicting evidence on soya, the latest reports on fibre seem
equally confusing. Two new studies...


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