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ChatGPT's nutrition advice is limited for NCD patients: Study

By Olivia Haslam

ChatGPT is “unable to replace a healthcare professional’s consultation”, new research has concluded, following an assessment of the chatbot’s ability to handle prompts for nutrition advice for patients with multiple noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

Review supports green tea’s anti-obesity properties

Review supports green tea’s anti-obesity properties

By Asia Sherman

Consuming green tea extract (GTE) positively affects body composition, obesity-related hormones and oxidative stress markers, according to a new review published by Cambridge University Press.

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Supplementation assists mountain climbers at high altitudes

By Claudia Adrien

A range of dietary and supplement interventions—from caffeine to leucine to omega-3s—may help male mountain climbers improve exercise capacity, recovery and concentration as well as reduce loss of lean body mass, according to research published in Nutrients.

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High dose royal jelly may support weight management

By Olivia Brown

A meta-analysis and systematic review of available RCTs observes that dosages of over 3,000 mg/day of royal jelly supplementation significantly reduced body weight (BW) and BMI measures.

The results are promising, according to lead study author Kelly Swanson, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and interim director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, who believes more studies should be conducted to confirm these findings in humans. GettyImages/ollo

Could eating insects slow weight gain in people with obesity?

By Flora Southey

A new study suggests consuming insect protein slows weight gain and improves health status in obese mice. The findings are promising for humans, lead study author Kelly Swanson, interim director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences at the University...

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Probiotics may regulate glucolipid metabolism, review finds

By Olivia Brown

A new meta-analysis and systematic review finds that supplementation with Lactobacillus and/or Bifidobacterium may significantly decrease BMI, fasting glucose, insulin, triglycerides, and cholesterol levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D).

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