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Ketone esters boost endurance in elite athletes: Study


A ketone ester drink developed by an Oxford University start-up for the US Army has shown benefits to elite endurance athletes by unlocking “greater human metabolic potential.”

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4 probiotic strains found in kimchi

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

South Korean researchers have isolated four potentially ‘useful’ probiotic strains in traditional Korean fermented food kimchi. 

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Higher protein intakes promote fat mass loss

By Adi Menayang

Researchers at McMaster University in Canada found that, among overweight subjects, higher dietary protein intake during an energy deficit combined with intense exercise promotes greater lean mass gain and fat mass loss.

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Special edition: Protein perspectives

Probiotics flex their muscles to enhance protein efficacy

By Will Chu

Protein has long been touted as the prime functional food ingredient that is able to deliver improvements in athletic performance and recovery, stave off loss of muscle mass with ageing and help with weight control.

Whey plus HMB boosts recovery more than whey alone: Study

Whey plus HMB boosts recovery more than whey alone: Study

By Louise Reid

Adding the amino acid derivative beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) and the disaccharide sweetener isomaltulose to whey protein powder improves recovery from demanding exercise, researchers have found.

High-protein yoghurts have risen in popularity, including non-fortified Greek yoghurts which have a natural fit to the high-protein halo.

Special edition: Protein

Mainstream keen on protein foods (but supplements still rule)


Protein has been hot for some years and shows no sign of abating in the near future as diet trends flip in protein’s favour from largely discredited low-fat to lower-carb/higher-protein regimes and a broader health halo around various protein forms.

Professor Brewer: Athletes must think about nutrition seven days a week not just on ‘game days’

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Ex-World Cup sports scientist: Best carb-protein blend is 3:1


Protein was once thought necessary to fuel sporting activity but evolving research has shown it is better for muscle recovery and short chain carbohydrates (sugars) are the accepted fuel tools. And then there are blends of the two…plus the carb and protein...

New class of ‘good’ fat could aid diabetes prevention

New class of ‘good’ fat could aid diabetes prevention

By Nathan Gray

The ‘surprising’ discovery of a previously unidentified class of lipid molecules that enhance insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control could offer a route to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, say researchers.

Indevex medical adviser: “The preload – it’s a head start. The result is that you have fewer cravings for unhealthy calories; that’s proven.”

Indevex touts protein-fiber shake for weight loss

By Kacey Culliney

Swedish biotech firm Indevex is hoping for clinical trial success with its patented preload blend after early results suggest an increase in satiety and weight loss. 

Nitrates show metabolic benefits: RCT data

Nitrates show metabolic benefits: RCT data


Boosting intakes of nitrates may improve the resting metabolic rate in healthy volunteers, says a new study with implications for the healthy regulation of metabolic function.

Krill study suggests anti-aging potential

Krill study suggests anti-aging potential

By Nathan Gray

Supplementation with krill powder could help to prevent age-related declines in weight and energy by altering important metabolic pathways, according to new research in mice.

Rosemary extract shows metabolic benefits: Lab data

Rosemary extract shows metabolic benefits: Lab data


Scientists at spices, seasonings and flavorings giant McCormick and Company have unlocked the mechanism behind rosemary’s ability to reduce blood sugar spikes and cholesterol levels.


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