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Dannon doubles microbiome fellowship program

Dannon has doubled the size of its microbiome fellowship program with the announcement of a second $25,000 grant for 2017.

Could EPA omega-3 supplements help with PTSD?

Increased levels of the omega-3 fatty acid EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) are associated with a lower severity of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), says a new paper from Japanese researchers.

CLA sales shifting to sports nutrition products online & MLMs: BASF

CLA – conjugated linoleic acid – is finding increasing use in sports nutrition products, with active consumers attracted by its benefits for body composition, says BASF.

Better omega-3s test will help improve public health outcomes, developer says

A streamlined test for omega-3 levels in the blood will help consumers better understand this crucial risk factor, the test’s developer says.

Probiotics may reduce post-exercise inflammation, offer performance benefits: RCT

Co-ingestion of Streptococcus thermophilus FP4 and Bifidobacterium breve BR03 may reduce the drops in performance in the days after muscle-damaging exercise, says a new study.

Cocoa flavanols offer ‘modest but significant’ benefits for heart disease risk factors

If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a serving of cocoa could help avoid the need for medicine in the first place – at least when it...

Fish oil during pregnancy may protect infants from allergy

Supplements of omega-3-rich fish oils during pregnancy may reduce the risk of allergy in children, according to a new study from Sweden.

DHA supplement benefits older adults with mild cognitive impairment: China study

A new Chinese study has shown omega-3 supplementation improved IQ among older people with mild cognitive impairment.

High vitamin and mineral consumption linked to delayed biological ageing: 10-year study

High consumption of vitamin and mineral-rich foods throughout early adulthood could help delay the biological process of ageing, according to new data from South Korea.

Popeye was right: Could nitrate-rich spinach enhance strength & fitness?

Diet supplementation with nitrates, such as those found in spinach and beetroot could enhance sporting performance, a study has found.

Statistical review shows low Vitamin K2 as risky as smoking for heart disease

A new study that applies a statistical analysis to food intake and disease prevalence data from a number of countries has concluded that vitamin K2 deficiency is as big a...

Garlic plus lemon may improve cholesterol level, lower blood pressure: Study

Combining garlic and lemon juice may help slash total and LDL cholesterol levels in people with elevated blood lipids, as well as improve their blood pressure, says a new study.

Too much of a good thing? Calcium supplements may be bad for heart health

Calcium intake from food supplements may increase the risk of coronary artery calcification (CAC), a ten-year follow-up of over 5,000 adults has found.

JAMA: US supplement use remains stable (but multivitamin use is down)

Over half of all US adults continue to use dietary supplements, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Dairy and supplements equal for boosting calcium levels for bone health

There is no difference between food and supplements for boosting calcium levels for bone health in post-menopausal women, says a new study.

Strong evidence for synbiotics and constipation relief

Synbiotics can lead to significant clinical improvement in slow transit constipation, a Chinese trial has shown. 

Human clinical trial supports bioavailability, safety of nicotinamide riboside

A single dose of nicotinamide riboside (NR) may significantly increases levels of NAD+, which is key to cellular energy metabolism and mitochondrial function, says data from studies with mice and...

Nutrient-rich tomato extract effective in combination against heart disease: Study

A carotenoid-rich tomato extract (CRTE) has been found to inhibit a key process that leads to the thickening of the artery wall, which is typical of heart disease.

Shifting omega-3/omega-6 ratio may be key to cutting atherosclerosis risk

Maintaining an omega-3/omega-6 ratio of 4:1 in the diet could be just as important as increasing intakes of marine-based omega-3s, say researchers.

New study on BLIS K12 probiotic supports oral hygiene benefits in children

Science continues to build supporting Stratum Nutrition and Blis Technologies’ BLIS K12 probiotic strain and its oral hygiene benefits. This latest study focuses on children with bad breath.

To persist or not persist: Personalising probiotics

Personalising probiotics could result in a greater chance of long-term alterations to the gut microbial ecosystem, according to a study, even six months after administration.

RCT supports bioavailability of Coromega omega-3 supplements

A single dose of Coromega Big Squeeze or Coromega Omega3 Squeeze produces significant increases in blood levels of the omega-3 EPA, says a new study that supports the bioavailability of...

Himalayan kodo millet found to have nutraceutical and functional food potential

Kodo millet, an underutilised crop plant used as a staple food by Himalayan communities in India, may have wide-reaching potential for nutraceuticals and functional food products, research has discovered.

Synbiotics may benefit women with gestational diabetes

A combination of three probiotic strains and prebiotic inulin may improve markers of insulin metabolism and lipid levels in women with gestational diabetes, says a new study.

Wide net cast by paper clouds issue of liver injury risk posed by supplements, critics say

A recent research paper that says the rate of liver injury attributed to dietary supplements is rising was called ‘disappointing’ by experts familiar with dietary supplement risk evaluation.

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