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The double edged sword: High doses of polyphenols may damage DNA

Researchers have warned manufacturers of functional foods and supplements to keep polyphenol doses low, following conclusions that low concentrations protect but high concentrations may damage DNA. 

Macular carotenoid supplements may improve recovery from ‘disability glare’: Study

Supplements of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers may improve recovery from photostress and disability glare, says a new study using OmniActive’s Lutemax 2020 product.

Nutrition-focused program for hospital patients reduces readmissions by 30%: Study

Screening incoming patients for malnutrition and prompt initiation of an oral nutrition supplement program may shorten a patient's length of hospital stay by 25% and reduce the risk of readmission...

Could glucosamine and chondroitin support a healthy colon?

Supplements of glucosamine and chondroitin may support colon health via an anti-inflammatory mechanism, according to data from two big US cohorts.

Digitised gut bacteria sheds new light on nutrient influence

The behaviour of gut bacteria has been recreated digitally in computer simulations that model metabolic processes taking place and explain how they affect the health of the human host.

Resveratrol shows metabolic and brain signaling benefits: Study

Supplements of resveratrol may improve energy metabolism, cell signaling pathways, and neurotransmission in monkeys eating a high sugar and fat Western diet, says a new study.

Latest research bolsters soy's benefits as estrogenic concerns recede, article asserts

The research into the health benefits of soy foods continues to accumulate while the concerns about the legume’s purported estrogenic effects abate, according to a recent review article.

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DHA supplements may boost semen and sperm quality: RCT

Supplements of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) may reduce the amount of DNA damage in sperm, says a new randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study.

Could effectiveness of AREDS formula differ by genotype?

The potential benefits of the AREDS formulation of antioxidants and zinc may be linked to your genotype, says a new study from Tufts and Harvard.

CoQ10 may help blood sugar management in people with MetS

Daily supplements of coenzyme Q10 may produce beneficial effects on insulin and blood sugar management in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study.

High-dose vitamin D supplementation helps slash risk of falls among elderly

A combination of low-frequency exercise and high-dose vitamin D supplementation could help reduce risk of falls in the elderly by more than 70%, a new trial suggests.

Nanoencapsulation stabilises anthocyanins for food and beverage use, China researchers reveal

Loading anthocyanins into chitosan nanoparticles could help improve their stability in functional drinks, say researchers.

US Army soldiers' supplement use up 8% in four years

The use of dietary supplements by US Army personnel is on the rise, with protein and combination products leading the way, says a new analysis.

Soy and dairy protein blend may attenuate aging-related muscle loss

Older men supplemented with a blend of soy and dairy proteins experienced similar responses in muscle synthesis as those supplemented with whey protein isolate, according to a new study.

Nitrosigine boosts cognitive performance in healthy adults: 2 RCTs

Daily supplements of inositol-stabilized arginine silicate (Nitrosigine by Nutrition 21, LLC) may boost cognitive performance in tests requiring mental flexibility, processing speed and executive functioning, according to two double-blind placebo-controlled...

Bilberry consumption linked to better cholesterol levels: Study

Regular consumption of polyphenol-rich bilberries may significantly reduce LDL cholesterol levels, and increase HDL cholesterol levels, says a new study from Europe.

Milk containing only A2 protein doubles disease-fighting antioxidant GSH: Study

Cow's milk containing only A2 protein has been shown to increase the antioxidant glutathione (GSH) that may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power. 

Study supports Quatrefolic’s homocysteine reduction potential for hypertensives

Italian researchers looked at how a “biologically active form of folate” can reduce high-levels of homocysteine, which may lead to cardiovascular risk, among hypertensive populations.

Probiotic-prebiotic-antioxidant combination shows benefits for triathletes: Study

Dietary supplements containing a mixture of four probiotic strains, prebiotic fibers and antioxidants may protect triathletes from the detrimental gut effects of strenuous exercise, says a new study from the...

New prebiotic combination enhances calcium, magnesium and iron absorption

A novel combination of prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides could significantly improve absorption of certain minerals, according to new research in rats.

Grapes in space: NASA-funded study develops polyphenol-protein rich recipe

A study published in the March 2016 edition of Food & Function by NC State Plants for Human Health Institute researchers found that cranberries, muscadine grapes, and blackcurrant can make...

Study supports safety & effects of human milk oligosaccharides in healthy adults

Supplements containing specific human milk oligosaccharides from breast milk may selectively modify the gut microbiome in health adults, says a new study that also supports the safety and tolerability of...

Sabinsa curcumin ingredient performs best in study

Researchers from the University of Louisville have confirmed what curcumin suppliers have been saying all along, that there are significant differences between different curcumin ingredients that could affect how those...

Early life nutrition builds brain resilience to extreme stress

Brain and memory impairment caused by stress during early development could be lessened by micronutrient supplements, according to a Dutch study. 

Probiotics boost athletes’ immune system defenses: Study

Taking daily probiotics may help boost immune systems of training athletes and reduce their risk of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), a study has found.

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