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Body’s fat-metabolism wards off sugar's effects and promotes healthy ageing: Study

The chemical link between a low-carbohydrate diet and healthy ageing could be explained by new scientific evidence showing that the body’s own fat-metabolism protects against sugar’s harmful effects.

Pre-workout supplementation of phenylalanine may aid fat oxidation in men

Taking the amino acid phenylalanine as a pre-workout supplement may stimulate whole body fat oxidation, known colloquially as ‘burning fat,’ according to a new study.

Research supports immune benefits of Ganeden’s new Staimune ingredient

Inactivated Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086A has similar immune activation and anti-inflammatory effects as live cells, says a new study using Ganeden’s recently launched Staimune ingredient.

Polyphenol blend may boost post-exercise recovery: RCT

Daily supplementation with a blend of extracts from mangosteen, elderberry, and pomegranate may delay muscle soreness and help manage post-exercise recovery, says a new study.

Prebiotics may help fight rotavirus: Study

Milk oligosaccharides reduced the infectivity of human rotavirus, according to a recent cell study published in The Journal of Nutrition.

Study supports efficacy of hyaluronan for wrinkle reduction

Twelve weeks of supplementation with hyaluronan – also known as hyaluronic acid – may improve the “luster” of the skin and reduce wrinkles, says a new study from Japan.

Biochemists discover what makes olive oil help with weight loss

Biochemist researchers at Virginia Tech have uncovered the compounds responsible for olive oil’s ability to help with weight loss, shedding new light on the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet....

SPECIAL EDITION: OMEGA-3

Fish oil may help your genes to ward off inflammation

The role of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFAs) in inflammatory diseases involves a diverse and complex set of mechanisms, reports a recent study in Nutrition.

Even with high omega-3s awareness almost no one hits optimum intake, study suggests

Public awareness of the importance of omega-3 fatty acids has grown. But a new study suggests that almost all adults in Western countries still fall far below optimal blood levels...

How can firms enhance and improve omega-3 fish oil extraction?

There is much room to improve omega-3 fish oil’s green credentials for environmental, health and economic reasons as firms seek to shift from energy intensive extraction methods and organic solvent...

New study supports EpiCor’s potential to improve constipation symptoms

Low doses of EpiCor, a yeast fermentate, may improve symptoms of constipation, including bloating and quality of life in healthy adults, says a new study.

Liposomal glutathione may enhance immune function: Study

Using liposomes to deliver glutathione, a potent antioxidant, may decrease measures of oxidative stress and enhance immune function, says a new study.

Plant power: Chinese firm files patent for Cistanche tubulosa against muscle loss

A Chinese pharmaceutical firm has filed a patent for use of a rare, native desert plant to delay muscle loss and age-associated damage.

Probiotic could delay onset of gluten intolerance in children: RCT data

New trial data suggests that the probiotic strains Lactobacillus plantarum Heal 9 and Lactobacillus paracasei 8700:2 could support the immune system and delay the onset of gluten intolerance in children....

Spore-based probiotic supplementation may reduce symptoms of ‘leaky gut syndrome’

Supplements containing a combination of spore-based probiotics may counter the chronic immune activation and inflammation associated with “leaky gut”, says a new study.

Could more coffee lead to a longer life? Researchers think so

A few extra cups of coffee have been associated with a lower risk of death, according to new research.

Review authors defend 2012 paper and take swipe at “multi-billion dollar” supplement industry

Blackmores Institute questions validity of high-profile Cochrane Review of vitamin E and mortality

A widely publicised review 'incorrectly inflated' the mortality risk attributed to vitamin E, with the appropriateness of the datasets and the validity of its methods being called into question in...

Polyphenols may enhance endurance, delay time to exhaustion

Acute intake of a specific blend of polyphenols from grape and apple may boost endurance in athletes, says a new study using Nexira’s ViNitrox ingredient.

Review: Co-supplementation of vitamins D, K may lead to stronger bones in children

There has been a ‘disturbing growth’ in the incidence of low-energy bone fractures in healthy children and adolescents, a group of researchers wrote in a new review, arguing that insufficiency...

News in brief

Global Probiotics Council announces young investigator grant recipients

How gut bacteria affect nutrient absorption and immune status, how protein malnutrition alters the gut bacterial communities, and how bacteria in the intestines interact with dietary fibers are the three...

Special Edition: Personalized Nutrition

With interest in wellbeing and longevity on the rise, the time has come for personalized nutrition, say experts

As the “one-size-fits-all” nutritional model becomes less relevant, consumer interest in personalized nutrition and ‘taking back control’ is growing, but the past 15 years are littered with harsh lessons. So,...

‘Promising’: Probiotic combination may shorten C. difficile infections

A combination of four probiotic strains may shorten the duration of an infection with Clostridium difficile, says a new study that supports the role of probiotics to counter the most common...

Ginseng extract may counter alcohol-related depression: Mouse data

A standardized extract from ginseng (Panax ginseng) may reverse symptoms of depression in an animal model of alcohol use disorder, suggests a new study.

Can prebiotics help tackle obesity? New systematic review questions available evidence, draws criticism

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...

Probiotic supplementation heightens breast milk antioxidant levels: RCT

Lactobacillus supplementation increases antioxidant levels in human breast milk, a new RCT has concluded.