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Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Broccoli may beneficially affect microbiota diversity: Study

Consuming broccoli may change the diversity and composition of the microbiota in the gastrointestinal tract, says a new study.

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

US pregnant women falling short of omega-3 intake recommendations

Many pregnant women in the US are consuming significantly lower EPA and DHA omega-3s than recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, according to a new analysis.

Ingredion clinical trial shows blood sugar lowering potential of Versafibe ingredient

Researchers baked cookies using Versafibe 1490, a branded resistant starch by Ingredion, and another batch without it. Then they had 28 healthy participants eat either one cookie to compare Versafibe’s...

Valuable protection: Is the variety of gut bacteria more important than immune system in newborns?

A wide variety of gut bacteria may provide more protection against newborn infections than previously thought, say researchers who suggests the diversity of bacteria rather than the age of the...

Grape seed extract may protect gut from inflammation: Study

Proanthocyanidin-rich grape seed extracts may protect the intestines from the deleterious effects of a high-fat/high-carbohydrate diet, according to data from a rat study.

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Curcumin concoction could combat colitis: Study

A formula that blends curcumin and turmeric oils can prove effective against the activity and inflammatory burden of colitis, a study has determined.

RCT: Ashwagandha root extract may improve memory and cognitive functions

Compared to a placebo, adults supplemented with ashwagandha root extract had improved memory test scores, researchers in India found.

Fish oil molecule ups brain and eye cell survival odds from stroke

A molecule made from omega-3 fish oil could help damaged brain and retina cells survive in the event of a stroke or other neurodegenerative and eye-blinding disorders, a study has...

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Study unlocks how genes may affect dietary preferences

Genes involved in behavioral and psychological traits appear to drive a significant part of someone’s food preferences and dietary habits, says a new study from Spain.

Could coffee polyphenols improve sleep and energy metabolism in obese people?

Chlorogenic acids – the most abundant polyphenols in coffee – may help people fall asleep and boost fat burning during sleep, suggests a new study from Japan.

New NRC-backed study to explore role of K2 in calcium metabolism

The Norwegian Research Council will fund a four year study to explore the relationship between calcium metabolism and vitamin K2, says NattoPharma.

Beetroot’s ‘anti-ageing’ effects on brain noted in post-exercise study

Beetroot juice supplementation could improve cognitive function in older people as study results showed an enhanced ability by the brain to form new neural connections.

US Army exploring how stressors affect gut health in soldiers

The mental and physical stresses associated with military training may be detrimentally affecting the health of the gut in US soldiers, potentially opening doors to nutritional interventions.

Probiotic may slash risk of women developing gestational diabetes

Daily supplements of the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 may cut the risk of pregnant women developing gestational diabetes by over 40%, says a new study.

Gut bacteria control age-related inflammation: Mouse data

Changes to our microbiome and intestinal barrier functions directly lead to increased levels of systemic inflammation as we age, say researchers who suggest such age-related inflammation is reversible.

Functional foods have role in reversing 'thin outside, fat inside' phenomenon, paper's authors conclude

Functional foods could have a key role to play in combating the global rise of the phenomenon of sarcopenic obesity, according to a published report of the proceedings of a...

Wellmune may reduce duration of colds in older people

Daily supplements of the baker’s yeast beta-glucan ingredient Wellmune may lead to fewer incidences of .upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) and shorter illness duration, says a new study.

Resistant starch shows blood glucose benefits: Swine study

MSPrebiotic, digestion resistant starch a prebiotic supplement, may lower fasting glucose levels by 20% in swine fed a Western Diet, says a new study.

For research backing, carotenoids are king, eye health expert says

Perhaps the best case for the effects of supplementation can be made for carotenoids associated with eye health, says an expert who has studied the compounds.

DHA vs EPA: Which omega-3 is better for raising the Omega-3 Index?

High-doses of the omega-3 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may boost the Omega-3 Index (O3I) more than EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), says a new study.

Low vitamin D & K levels linked to higher blood pressure: Study

A combination of low levels of vitamins D and K are associated with higher blood pressure and an increased risk of hypertension, says a new study.

Systematic Review: Rose hips ‘underutilized’ in nutrition says new study

The ubiquitous rose hip plant easily grows in North America, and one researcher advocates increasing its inclusion in the human diet beyond just pies, jellies, and jams.

Seaweed micro-encapsulations target sports nutrition and smoothie markets

A new micro-encapsulated seaweed ingredient will ‘open up a whole new avenue’ for Seaweed & Co as it targets smoothies and the sports nutrition market.

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Got groundbreaking research to shout about? IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas call for abstracts

Are you researching the latest state-of-the-art developments related to prebiotic, probiotic and microbiome science relevant to human health, well-being, consumers and industry? If so, we would like to hear from...

The guts for sports success: Microbiome study highlights differences in elite athletes

Elite athletes are known for their skill, dedication and hard work, but new research suggests that crucial to their success may be down to their gut.

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