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Looking ahead to IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

Howaru Shape: 'A new way of looking at weight management'

DuPont Nutrition & Health’s newly launched Howaru Shape is backed up by a clinical study that found that daily supplements of the probiotic may reduce body fat by 4.5%.

Looking ahead to the IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

The gut-brain axis: An exploding field with popular appeal

Interest in how the gut microbiota may influence brain function and vice versa is growing, and recent data indicates the beneficial bugs may also help with PTSD and protect against...

Nestlé-backed study links probiotic strain and depression

Probiotics could help relieve symptoms of depression in addition to aiding gastrointestinal upsets, according to new Canadian research backed by Nestlé.

Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory drug for knee osteoarthritis: Study

High quality chondroitin sulfate supplementation is as good as a widely prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of painful knee osteoarthritis, new research reveals.

Possible link between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic retinopathy: Meta-analysis

There is a statistically significant link between diabetic retinopathy and vitamin D deficiency, according to a new review.

Timing of probiotic consumption 'unimportant’ for colonization: Study

Should probiotics be consumed on an empty stomach or with a meal? A new study from the University of Milan suggests it doesn’t matter.

Could vitamin D help pain management?

Vitamin D supplementation combined with good sleeping habits might help manage chronic pain, menstrual cramps and arthritis, new research suggests.

Study links SDA, ALA to cognitive support, health of region in cerebral cortex

An intriguing study has linked three long chain fatty acids, including ALA and SDA, to the health of a structure in the brain and the effect on ‘fluid intelligence’ in...

Dad’s vitamin D has impact on childhood growth and obesity risk

Pre-conception vitamin D intake is associated with height and weight of children at age five, according to new data.

Fall of soft drinks give rise to energy and sports drinks, says Packaged Facts

Sports and energy drink sales hit $25bn in 2016, according to the latest research by market data firm Packaged Facts. The firm forecasts that the category “will remain among the...

News in brief

Vitamins may have larger role in halting brain decline: Review

The role for folate and related B vitamins in slowing down the decline in brain function is very much underestimated as is their role in age-related depression, a review claims.

Dupont probiotic shows modest effect on common cold nasal inflammation

A study using a DuPont probiotic strain showed a modest effect on the inflammatory response in the nose in response to an infection with a common cold virus.

Recent omega-3 studies are ‘leap forward’ from population information to RCTs

EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids both drive anti-inflammatory gene expression, while DHA is better at lowering triglycerides and decreasing inflammatory markers, according to recent studies that are said to...

Holistic approach that downplays RCTs best path to optimal nutrition, paper says

A holistic approach to optimal nutrition that would include other research modes beyond RCTs will be the best way to get a handle on the modern plague of obesity, authors...

Cranberry effective against recurrent UTIs: Meta-analysis

A daily intake of cranberries may significantly reduce the risk of recurrent urinary tract infection (rUTI) in generally healthy women, says a new meta-analysis of seven randomized controlled trials.

Archive article of the week

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...

Device adds portability in finding peak nutrient content of ripening veg

A tool to help producers determine the optimum ripeness and maximum carotenoid content of tomatoes has been the subject of scrutiny by Spanish researchers.

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Study supports heart health benefits of mushroom powders

Adding Portobello or shiitake powder to a high-fat diet may protect arteries from the detrimental effects of a high fat diet, according to findings presented at the recent Experimental Biology...

Balchem cites problems with study linking choline to clots

A recent study linking choline with the risk of developing clots is flawed and should not detract from the decades of positive research on the ingredient, a supplier says.

Study sheds 'new light' on role of omega-3 in type 1 diabetes protection

“New light” has been shed on the role of fatty acids and milk feeding in helping protect against type 1 diabetes and further testing could help prove that nutritional intervention...

'Complex link' between vitamin D2 and D3 supplementation

A new study may shed light on the differences in uptake of vitamin D variants, while also revealing absorption is higher in women than men, and two-weekly dose regimens are...

Polyphenol-rich extracts may improve physical performance during exercise: RCT

A polyphenol-rich combination of extracts from grape, pomegranate and green tea may boost power and performance during high-intensity, says a new study.

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Study supports spearmint extract’s anti-inflammatory potential: Neumentix data

The anti-inflammatory potential of Kemin’s Neumentix spearmint (Mentha spicata L.) extract may equal that observed for indomethacin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), says data from a study with lab rats....

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Vitamin E tocotrienols may improve metabolitic profiles in older women

Dietary supplements containing vitamin E tocotrienols derived from annatto may lower inflammation and oxidative stress in older women with osteoporosis, says a new study.

Dispatches from Experimental Biology 2017

Peak ATP, GlycoCarn may improve blood sugar & heart health: Life Extension data

Supplements with the branded ingredient Peak ATP may improve blood glucose, and help reduce waist circumference, and when combined with GlycoCarn may decrease body weight and BMI, according to data...

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