In a systematic review, researchers in Brazil concluded that with the science available, “it would not be appropriate to recommend, at the moment”, the clinical use of prebiotics, or its combination with probiotics, to tackle obesity-related health risks.
Soy supplements may reduce the risk of cardiovascular risk for people able to produce equol, a microbial-derived metabolite of the isoflavone daidzein, but equol supplements themselves may not have the same effects, says a new study.
The European sports nutrition sector has defended EU-backed creatine after a friend of Elliot Rodger, the Brit who killed six people at the weekend in California, said the 22-year-old was ‘hooked’ on the workout supplement.
A daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with added herbal ingredients may boost memory in older women, but no effects were seen for other mental processes, suggest data from a randomized controlled trial from Australia.
Randomised clinical trials and evidence-based medicine (EBM) approach should not be the sole basis for establishing recommended dietary intakes (RDIs), the biggest food supplements association in the world has said.
There is not enough evidence to support the claim that probiotics can remedy or prevent bacterial vaginosis (BV), according to a new study conducted jointly by scientists in the United Arab Emirates, Belgium and Italy.
There is little evidence to support the use of many commercial
weight loss programs, according to a study in the US, which
suggests that the search for new, more effective methods will
continue to preoccupy dieters.
The efficacy of individual herbs and supplements to help glucose
control in diabetics is still unproven, suggest researchers
compiling a review of all published studies. American ginseng and
Coccinia indica seem to show positive potential...