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How much milk protein can stimulate muscle growth after exercise in middle-aged men?

Just nine grams of milk protein may be sufficient to stimulate muscle build after resistance exercise, according to researchers from The University of Auckland and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.

Vitamin K2 may reverse calcification of blood vessels in people with kidney disease

Four-week supplementation with vitamin K2 MK-7 (menaquinone-7) significantly improves vascular calcification (VC), according to a new study published in BMC Nephrology. 

Adequate magnesium intakes may boost bone health: Study

Increased intakes of magnesium from the diet may slash the risk of fractures for older women, but the benefits for older men are less clear, says a new study.

Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

Is there a goal to shoot for when trying to alter consumers’ microbiomes?  Researcher Jeff Leach is trying to answer that question with work he is doing among hunter gather...

Curcumin-piperine combo may support heart health for diabetics: Study

A combination supplement containing curcuminoids plus piperine from black pepper may support heart health for diabetics by improving the levels and functionality of cholesterol, says a new study.

For botanical supplements, sound science beats celebrity endorsements

Botanical supplements come and go in public consciousness, receiving a spike of attention after a celebrity endorsement, and then fading away for one reason or another.

Should occupation be considered in vitamin D supplementation guidelines?

Guidelines on screening for vitamin D deficiency and supplementation strategies should consider the how different jobs and shift patterns affect status, according to new research that finds job type may...

ISSN publishes position stand on protein and exercise

The International Society of Sports Nutrition ISSN has updated its position paper for the use of protein by physically active individuals.

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There's opportunity in new probiotic enumeration technology, says expert

Analyzing and identifying probiotic strains in a finished product is becoming increasingly crucial as probiotic-infused food, beverages, and supplements climb further into consumer interest.

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Omega-3 deficient teenagers may become anxious adults

Low omega-3 in adolescent mice leads to behavioural problems in adulthood, finds new study in The Journal of Neuroscience.

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Prebiotic corn fiber boosts calcium absorption among adolescent girls, study finds

The research of Corrie Whisner, PhD, has helped solidify a new application for prebiotics—their effect on bone health.

Study highlights increase in use of high-dose vitamin D supplements

Consumer use of dietary supplements delivering vitamin D doses up to 4,000 IU – almost seven times the current recommended daily amount of 600 IU – says a new study published in JAMA .

Prebiotics promote satiety, but it's hard to make the claim, expert says

Satiety is one of the best-supported effects of prebiotic supplementation, an expert says.  But translating that into claims can be tricky.

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Blend of probiotics and prebiotics has weight management benefits, DuPont research finds

Study participants who consumed a combination of two ingredients—a prebiotic and probiotic—experienced more body fat and waist circumference reduction compared to a placebo, a study funded by DuPont Nutrition &...

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Green tea-capsaicin-ginger combo linked to weight and metabolic improvements

Dietary supplements containing green tea, capsaicin and ginger extracts may lead to weight loss and improvements in BMI, says a new study.

Olive leaf extract favorably changes blood pressure, cholesterol: RCT data

Daily supplements containing a polyphenol-rich extract from olive leaves may improve blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels in pre-hypertensives, says a new study.

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Lallemand furthers study on probiotic intervention among individuals newly diagnosed with depression

More studies looking at the link between a human’s microbiome and depression are underway. It’s not entirely a novel connection, according to Dr. Thomas Tompkins, research director at Lallemand Health...

A 10% fruit and vegetable subsidy can save lives, new study finds

Fruit and vegetable subsidies can literally save lives, according to researchers at the University of Liverpool, who analysed how different food policy models may reduce deaths caused by cardiovascular disease...

Astaxanthin supplements may improve heart rates during exercise

Daily supplements containing astaxanthin may lower the heart rate of recreational athletes during exercise, says a new study.

K for kids: Low vitamin K2 levels may boost fracture risk

Children with low levels of vitamin K2 are at an increased risk of fractures, and small changes in vitamin K status can have a big effects on bone health, says...

Experts confirm safety and efficacy of creatine supplements

Creatine supplementation is safe and has a number of health benefits in populations ranging from infants to the elderly, according to a new position paper from the International Society of...

Gut health & sleep: Is there potential for pre- and probiotics for sleep improvement?

The potential link between the gut microbiota and sleep is emerging, so could prebiotics and probiotics find a lucrative place in the booming natural sleep aid category?

Study supports probiotic yogurt’s immune boosting effects

Yogurt containing two probiotic strains plus heat-treated bacteria may boost the activity of immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells in people over 60, says a new study.

Improved omega-3 to omega-6 status during pregnancy may boost fetal health: Study

Improving a mother-to-be’s ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s may boost birth weight of the infant and increase the duration of pregnancy, says a new study.

Prebiotic may lower body fat in obese children

Consuming oligofructose-enriched inulin (OI) alters gut microbiota, reducing body fat in overweight or obese children, according to a new RCT conducted at Calgary University.

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