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Psyllium shows satiety benefits: P&G study

By Stephen Daniells

Psyllium – a soluble, gel-forming, non-fermented fiber supplement – may help consumers stay fuller for longer, says a new study from scientists at Proctor & Gamble.

“Given the excellent results achieved in the study, we are currently investigating scope to undergo a human clinical trial in the near future.

Brown seaweed extract battles cancer

By Lynda Searby

Health evidence for fucoidan stacks up as a new Australian study finds that the seaweed polysaccharide has potential to battle Helictobacter pylori-related diseases and gastric cancer through an anti-adhesion mechanism.

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. ...

Gutsy move? Lonza enters the probiotics game

Lonza becomes probiotic player

By Shane Starling

Swiss giant Lonza has plunged into the probiotics sector for the first time by licensing a gut ulcer battling Lactobacillus strain plucked from the 8000-strain strong vats of German contract research organisation, Organobalance.


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