The rise of nutritionalism – focusing on nutrient content rather than the whole food – has created a ‘nutritional cacophony’ that leaves people confused. Nutritionist Bernard Lavallée explains how manufacturers can create healthy processed foods.
Qatar University researchers are conducting an RCT to assess the effectiveness of protein supplementation in lowering the risk of protein malnutrition and muscle wasting in post-bariatric surgery patients.
A debate has broken out about the potential risks and benefits of very low calorie diets (VLCDs) and meal replacement programs after data presented at a European congress suggested they could cause temporary deterioration in heart functions.
Swapping out refined grains for whole grains does not cause significant shifts in our gut microbes or better insulin resistance – but does result in weight loss, lower food intake, and reduced systemic inflammation, say researchers.
The stubborn rise of obesity rates in America despite the launch of a wide-range of calorie-restricting ‘diet’ products and exercise plans underscores the difficulty of weight loss, but emerging research on the role of the gut microbiota in the battle...
Probiotic supplementation with various strains of Lactobacillus have been shown to induce a small but statistically significant weight loss in the obese and overweight, according to a new review and meta-analysis.
LNC Therapeutics has raised €6.5m in a Series C funding round as the company announces a new chief science officer and steps up an ‘ambitious’ microbiota-orientated strategy that it hopes will drive an IPO by the end of 2019.
A high-fibre Nordic diet may only be effective for losing weight if certain bacteria are present in the gut, say Danish researchers, but manufacturers should still add fibre to processed food thanks to its many other health benefits.
The long-raging debate over whether cutting carbs or cutting fat is a better way lose weight is a false dichotomy, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that found successfully shedding pounds is less about...
Caffeine helped obese mice lose weight by suppressing appetites and increasing energy exposure — but one academic has argued an equivalent dose in humans is likely to lead to severe caffeine toxicity and perhaps even a fatal cardiac event.
Consumption of a Kemin’s Slendesta potato protease inhibitor II one hour before breakfast may lower hunger and the desire to eat, says a new study by scientists from Kemin and Herbalife International of America.
Consumption of green tea supplements leads to weight loss in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but it is still uncertain if supplementation provides a direct anti-inflammatory effect against the condition.