A prebiotic-rich diet may shift the gut microbiota profiles of obese children to a more beneficial profile, regardless of whether the obesity was related to lifestyle or genetics, says a...
Daily supplements containing HMB, a metabolite of the branched chain amino acid leucine, may reduce fat mass and increase aerobic capacity in athletes training for endurance sports, says a new...
Probiotics may help older people tackle antibiotic-induced oral Candida, says industry backed research.
Antioxidant-rich elderberry extracts can reduce the severity of colds among air travellers, Australian researchers have found.
A proprietary prebiotic blend can deliver immune system benefits to the healthy elderly better than placebo, an industry-backed study in the UK has found.
Chronic consumption of beetroot juice may improve cardiovascular health and potentially delay the onset of fatigue in healthy people, says a new study.
A big weekly dose of omega-3s may lead to greater omega-3 deposits in body tissues than smaller daily doses, says a new study from Australia.
Prebiotic extracts from agave may shift the gut population and activity of Bifidobacterium in healthy adults, says data from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Clostridium difficile infections have been noted by EU and US health authorities as an ‘emerging’ healthcare threat – costing the US $1bn annually. Now, researchers preparing a pilot study are looking at whether probiotics...
How does Abbott Nutrition design cognitive health products for key lifestages? Where are the knowledge gaps for omega-3s and brain health?
Proof of an association between B12 status and neurological function in older people is limited, a review of 12 studies has concluded.
Increased intake of select amino acids may improve blood pressure and measures of arterial health in healthy women, says a new study from England.
Supplements containing Lactobacillus curvatus HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum KY1032 may reduce triglyceride levels, and improve other markers of heart health, says a new study from Korea.
Researchers have questioned the association between vitamin D and inflammatory biomarkers after a year-long trial revealed no impact on the levels of the immune system’s cytokine or adipokine.
Supplementation with an extract from French oak wood may improve energy, tiredness, and tension, says a new study.
Research, focus and regulatory cunning will be needed if the nutraceutical industry is to tap into the relatively unexplored area of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), says the consultancy firm...
Vitamin E can significantly improve liver function in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) including non-alcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH), a meta-analysis of five clinical trials.
A new process could help produce much sought-after water-soluble versions of cholesterol-lowering phytosterols for the functional ingredients market, say Chinese researchers.
NASA is exploring all forms of cutting edge technology, from 3D printing to high pressure processing and more to be able to transition its food system from the International Space...
The development of synthetic modes of the production of food and dietary ingredients holds great promise both in terms of sustainability and greater functionality. But a prominent researcher says that...
Prebiotic supplements may reduce appetite, food intake, and inflammation in overweight adults, says a new study from France.
Nestlé has filed an international patent for pomegranate skin extract as a strategy against metabolic syndrome, in particular fatty liver disease.
Consuming a sports drink containing the dipeptide L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine during strenuous exercise increase endurance and lengthen time to fatigue, says a new study using Kyowa Hakko’s Sustamine ingredient.
A combination of green tea extracts and vitamin C may not protect skin from sun burn, says a new double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial from England.
People with high levels of vitamin C from the intake of fruit and vegetables may have a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death, suggest researchers.