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Robuvit supplementation may improve triathlete performance

Supplementation of Robuvit for two weeks cut amateur triathletes' total event times by 11%, researchers in Italy suggested.

CRN talks about the “over fed and under nourished” problem in the US

There are increasing cases of malnutrition and nutrition deficiencies in a developed country like the US, recent studies report. We chat with an expert to get his analysis.

Diabetes game changer? Researchers to look at green tea catechins & insulin

Botanical supplier Plandaí Biotechnology has signed a research agreement with North West University in South Africa to investigate green tea catechins and type 2 diabetes. 

Cordyceps fungi supplementation may improve high-intensity exercise

Industry study suggests an increased tolerance of high-intensity training when study participants consumed the cordyceps-containing PeakO2 blend.

Can shrimp byproducts be a source of shelf-stable astaxanthin?

Carotenoid and astaxanthin production has been championed as a solution to make use of the crustacean industry’s waste. Researchers looked at the derived product’s storage stability—they found “negligible lipid oxidation”...

Low vitamin D during pregnancy linked with learning disabilities: Study

Lower levels of vitamin D in pregnant women could be associated with certain learning disabilities in children, as a British study highlights seasonal variations as a factor in brain development.

Cacao extract may improve atopic dermatitis-like symptoms, rodent study

Researchers in South Korea studied how the polyphenols in Theobroma cacao extract may reduce atopic dermatitis-like symptoms.

New product idea? Study used chia and flaxseeds to encapsulate probiotics

By spray drying, researchers from Chile and Canada encapsulated Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium infantis using chia and flaxseed.

Sea buckthorn seed oil may reduce cardiovascular risk

A new RCT out of India suggests that sea buckthorn seed oil supplementation reduced dyslipidemia, cardiovascular risk factors, and hypertension in a human population.

Vegans should take vitamin B12 supplements ‘permanently’: German Nutrition Society

It is “difficult or impossible” for vegans to get enough of nutrients like vitamin B12, the German Nutrition Society (DGE) has said in a position paper now cited by the government....

Guarana antioxidant capability trumps that of green tea, study finds

Seeds of the native Brazilian shrub guarana have been found to contain antioxidant levels more than ten times that of green tea.

Systematic review looks at relationship of dietary patterns, food groups and longevity

Researchers in Iran systematically reviewed 17 human studies that looked at how a person’s diet may affect telomere length, which is recognized as a biomarker of aging. They reported “results...

Berry eaters may be at lower risk of diabetes: Meta-analysis

Data from almost 400,000 people suggests that consuming berries and the anthocyanins they contain may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus by 15-18%.

Excessive antioxidant use may interfere with cell stress response, study finds

Antioxidants’ effects may not be altogether beneficial as a study shows the reactive oxygen species (ROS) molecule that antioxidants are so efficient at eliminating may aid in maintaining health. 

Calcium-rich fermented foods preferred in improving bone and heart health, study says

Calcium should come from healthy sources like fermented dairy products and leafy greens as a review outlines an approach to receiving an adequate intake while supporting bone and heart health.

Vitamin D pills improve insulin measures in healthy adults: RCT

Supplements of vitamin D may improve fasting glucose levels and insulin resistance in healthy Japanese adults, says a new study.

OmniActive builds science for Lutemax 2020 for eye health

OmniActive Health Technologies is investing heavily to deepen and broaden the scientific substantiation for its eye health ingredients, with new studies supporting the bioavailability, visual function, and benefits against the...

Noni leaf extract delayed fatigue in swimmers (rodent ones, at least)

A rodent study from Malaysia suggests that noni leaf extract may be more potent than green tea leaf extract in delaying time to exhaustion.

Cocoa compound shows appetite-controlling potential

Epicatechin – compound found in cocoa – may reduce food intake, and subsequently help control appetite and weight management, says a new study.

Higher cocoa chocolate may not mean more flavanols, say researchers

The most familiar quality parameter of chocolate – the cocoa solids percentage – has no correlation with flavanol levels, according to a study by the University of Reading.

Gut microbiome linked to dietary compound found in heart disease

The gut microbiome may play a major role in the onset of heart disease as a study details its role in converting nutrients into a compound that is strongly associated with...

Wild Himalayan fruits provide nutritional and nutraceutical opportunities: Study

A study of wild edible fruits found in the Himalayas indicates they are a rich source of antioxidants, with researchers concluding they can help meet the nutritional needs of the...

Mexican adults not getting adequate vitamin levels: Survey data

Significant proportions of the Mexican population are consuming inadequate levels of vitamins A, D and E, says a new survey by the Mexican National Institute of Public Health.

Strong 7-country evidence for personalised nutrition – but not phenotype & genotype role

There is “strong evidence” for the effectiveness of a personalised nutrition approach, researchers from the EU-funded Food4me project have found, but there is “no evidence” that adding phenotypic and genotypic information improves the...

Shilajit may benefit skeletal muscle in obese adults: Natreon study

The traditional Ayurvedic ingredient Shilajit, a tar-like mineral that oozes out of rocks in the Himalayas, may improve bones and muscles in obese individuals when consumed orally.

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