Digestion

'The presence of a food matrix had a significant effect on polyphenol bioaccessibility from almond skin in both the gastric and duodenal environments.' ©iStock

Food affects almond skin polyphenol release: Study

By Eliot Beer

Milk may significantly lower the release of polyphenols from almond skins during digestion, while consuming almond skins with food also has a significant effect on their release, according to a study.

New gut models facilitating microbiome research

Probiota Americas

New gut models facilitating microbiome research

By Hank Schultz

The understanding of what happens within the human digestive system has always been hampered by the inability to observe that system in action, leave alone the imperfect understanding of one of the major components of the system, the gut microbiome. ...

IFR takes first step in commercialising model gut systems

IFR takes first step in commercialising model gut systems

By Nathan Gray

New funding and licencing deals will help the UK Institute of Food Research (IRF) to take a significant step closer to the commercial use of its model gut systems by international food and drug companies.

ASA:

BioBind banned from making slimming claims in UK

By Shane Starling

UK firm Direct Healthcare has been rapped by the advertising watchdog over slimming claims for itsBioBIND product that contained cactus extract, chitosan and psyllium husk.

Fat digestion images point to improved formulation

Fat digestion images point to improved formulation

By Stephen Daniells

Netherlands-based scientists have reported data for the real-time digestion of fats containing ingredients like vitamin D3, insights that could advance the formulation of foods.

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