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L-glutamine may alter gut microbiota to resemble changes seen in weight loss programs

Supplements of L-glutamine may alter the composition of the gut microbiota in obese people, and shift it towards a profile seen in leaner individuals, says a new study from Brazil.

Sleep: Consumers are looking for natural alternatives, but what's holding the category back?

The overall sleep aid category is growing at an eye-watering 27% and is expected to hit $732 million in 2018, but natural products and dietary supplements only occupy a small...

Probiotic pill shows promise in blood sugar management and battling diabetes: Rat data

A genetically engineered strain of human gut bacteria from the lactobacillus family could help to slash in incidence of high blood sugar by up to 30%, according to new research...

CRN encourages prenatal supplement makers to add iodine for healthy brain development

Supplement makers have one year to ensure their multivitamins/minerals for pregnant and lactating women in the U.S. contain at least 150 mcg of iodine per daily serving to comply with...

GM folate rice could help tackle neural tube defects, say researchers

Rice metabolically engineered to be rich in folates could help alleviate associated health problems of folate deficiency, according to researchers.

300-strong ‘teenage nutrition & health’ cohort extended to 2017; diabetes-obesity insights sought

A 300-person cohort assessing how youthful diet and lifestyle affects health via methods like amino acids, sugars and antioxidants measurement has been extended to 2017, with an aim to plug a...

Clinical trial supports BLIS M18’s oral health benefits

Lozenges containing Streptococcus salivarius M18, branded as BLIS M18, for 30 days resulted in significant improvements in multiple measures of periodontal health, says a new study from India.

Clinical trial backs probiotic strain to help reduce cold and flu in times of stress

Regular consumption of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium bifidum R0071 is associated with more ‘healthy days’ and a lower reporting of cold or flu, according to new research in academically stressed...

Researchers find key mechanism in green tea anti-cancer properties

Green tea and apple compound epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) may trigger a process which sees oral cancer cells killed while healthy cells are left untouched, according to US researchers.

Astaxanthin may extend endurance by boosting mitochondrial action: Study

The pinkish-orange carotenoid astaxanthin – one of the hottest ingredients in dietary supplements – may enhance endurance and slow fatigue by boosting mitochondria antioxidant defenses, says a new study from Brazil.

Unilever builds science to support microvascular benefits of theaflavins

Capsules containing catechins from tea may ‘moderately’ boost microvascular function in healthy adults, says a new study from Unilever that supports the circulatory benefits of black tea.

Green tea extract may boost ‘metabolic efficiency’ and help endurance training: Human data

Supplements of green tea extract may enhance performance in active men by improving metabolic efficiency and economy, says a new study.

Oatmeal for breakfast may increase satiety and mean a lower calorie lunch

Consumption of oatmeal, rather than ready-to-eat-cereal, at breakfast may result in greater feelings of fullness and lower calorie intake at lunch, especially in overweight people, says research backed by PepsiCo...

Pea protein supplements match whey for muscle thickness gains: Roquette study

Supplementation with pea protein may produce the same bicep muscle thickness improvements as whey protein, suggests a new study from Roquette and the University of Burgundy in France.

Fucoidan boost performance and slows tiring during exercise: Mouse data

Dietary supplementation with fucoidan from seaweed may delay fatigue during fatigue and boost overall endurance, says a new study from Taiwan.

Does the edible bugs trend have the legs to succeed?

Not a week goes by without media headlines talking about the potential of insects to help feed the world. But where does that potential really lie?

Carotenoid from green algae shows ‘potent’ anti-fat activity

A carotenoid from green algae called siphonaxanthin may inhibit the development of fat cells and the build-up of fat in fat tissue, suggests new research from Japan. The compound could...

Special edition: Blood Sugar Management

Pre-diabetes: Public health time bomb … and industry opportunity

By 2035 it is estimated that 8% of the global population will be classed as ‘pre-diabetic' – putting them at significantly higher risk of developing full type 2 diabetes. Such...

Special edition: Blood sugar management

The key ingredients for blood sugar management

With diabetes rates rising, many healthy people are starting to consider the effects of blood glucose levels and keeping them in the healthy range. In this gallery we look at...

Special Edition: Blood Sugar Management

Evidence continues to bolster polyphenols' blood sugar management story despite murky mode of action

Although the mechanism of action is somewhat unclear, polyphenols have a solid and growing body of research backing their effect on the regulation of blood sugar levels, experts say.

Pine bark extract shows memory, focus and decision making benefits

Daily supplements of extracts from French maritime pine bark may boost a range of cognitive measures and mood in healthy professionals, says a new pilot study from Italy.

Multivitamin-mineral supplement may cut heart disease risk, but only for women: ODS study

A daily multivitamin and mineral supplement may reduce the risk of heart disease by over 35% for women, but no such benefits were seen for men, says a new study...

Body Glove Surge beats 5 Hour Energy for cycling power output and response times: Study

An ‘all-natural’ caffeine supplement improved cycling power output and auditory response times more than a supplement containing a combination of caffeine, taurine, and niacin, according to a small study with...

African probiotic project reaching 10,000 infants a day

The potential of probiotics to benefit maternal and infant morbidity and mortality is being shown in on-the-ground projects in Africa and elsewhere, according to lifelong researcher, maternal and infant morbidity...

New link adds weight to 'hygiene hypothesis'

Gut bacteria linked to lower MS risk in women

A common gut microbe could help to curb the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) in women, according to new data.