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Vitamin D3 can reduce atopic dermatitis in kids via 'innate immunity': Study

Vitamin D supplementation improves winter-related atopic dermatitis (AD) in children at risk of vitamin D deficiency and could provide a safe alternative to UV light treatment, according to a new...

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Pine bark extract may support venous health post-pregnancy

Daily supplements of Pycnogenol, an extract from French maritime pine bark, may improve blood flow and reduce swelling, pain and the number of faulty veins post-pregnancy, says a new study...

HMB, essential amino acids, and resistance exercise: Experts review best ways to avoid sarcopenia

As many as 33% of over 50 year olds may suffer from sarcopenia but muscle health could be maintained by a combination of resistance exercise, HMB and essential amino acids,...

Montmorency tart cherry shows gout potential: Study

Evidence that Montmorency tart cherry could be useful in managing gouty arthritis and other inflammatory conditions is mounting, as a new study shows that tart cherry concentrate lowers uric acid...

High-dose vitamin D may not aid critically ill: RCT data

High-dose vitamin D3 supplementation ‘does not improve outcomes’ for deficient ICU patients, according to new RCT data.

Study finds DMAA-like 'designer stimulant' in 12 of 14 pre workout supplements tested

A recent study has found 1,3-dimethylbutylamine (DMBA), a synthetic stimulant similar to DMAA, in 12 of 14 dietary supplements tested.  According to Dr Pieter Cohen, one of the study’s authors,...

Lactobacillus fermentum’s immune benefits show ‘potential to augment healthy aging’

Daily supplements of the probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum MTCC 5898 may alleviate the age-related decline in immune function in the elderly, and promote healthy aging, says a new study from India....

Glucosamine can inhibit colon inflammation in IBD: Mouse study

Glucosamine chito-oligosaccharides may reduce tissue damage for those with inflammatory bowel disease, according to research with mice.

Food-drug interactions may endanger mountaineers' health

Food and nutrients may pose a risk to mountaineers' health if combined with drugs not under strict control, according to a study conducted at the University of the Basque Country.

Boulder startup aims to turn waste CO2 from breweries into omega-3 oils

A Boulder start-up aims to turn a waste stream from one value-added product—beer—into another: algal omega-3 oils.

Protein from dairy, but not soy, activates key target for muscle synthesis: Study

Breakfasts rich in protein from dairy, but not soy, could stimulate mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin), which is known to cause muscle cells to increase protein synthesis, says a new...

Bifidobacterium may prevent weight gain and glucose intolerance in obese mice

Daily supplements of the potential probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis 420 may reduce fat levels and glucose intolerance in obese and diabetic mice, says a new study from DuPont Nutrition and Health....

Diet may impact risk of inflammatory bone disease by changing gut bacteria

Diet may fuel or dampen susceptibility to autoinflammatory bone disease by changing the intestinal bacteria balance, according to a mouse study published in the journal Nature.

Beetroot shows heart health benefits for overweight older people: Study

Daily consumption of beetroot juice may significantly reduce systolic blood pressure in overweight older people, says a new study from England.

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Actions urged to combat widespread European vitamin D deficiencies

Greater vitamin D fortification of foods and supplementation can help tackle vitamin D deficiencies that remain prevalent across Europe – with Finland a good example of the success of such...

Lutein + zeaxanthin may boost visual processing speed: RCT data

Lutein and zeaxanthin may boost visual processing speed even in young people at their peak, says a new study that ties together the eye and brain health benefits of the...

Energy drinks increase sports performance – and insomnia and nervousness, says study

Energy drink consumption improves sports performance by 3%–7%, but also increases insomnia, nervousness and the level of stimulation after a competition, according a study.

Genetic research casts doubt on vitamin D's ability to prevent T2 diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation is unlikely to prevent the development of type-2 diabetes, according to a genetic study from the University of Cambridge.

Yerba maté shows exercise benefits, potential for sports nutrition

Consuming the traditional South American drink yerba maté before exercise may enhance fat metabolism without affecting maximal performance, says a new study.

Demand rising rapidly for beetroot as ingredient's sports nutrition benefits are proven and popularized

The benefits of beetroot juice for sports nutrition got a big public relations boost recently with the news the Auburn University football team drinks the juice before its games.  As...

Probiotic potential: Altering gut bacteria shows promise for fatty liver disease

Probiotics may have beneficial effects on the treatment and prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other related conditions, according to a new review.

Curcumin shows heart health benefits by ‘multiple mechanisms’

Daily supplements of curcumin, the yellow pigment that gives turmeric its color, may improve heart health in lab rabbits fed a diet high in cholesterol, says a new study.

Creative bites: Research backs amino acid to boost creative thinking

Food that contains the amino acid tyrosine could promote creative thinking, according to new research.

Special edition: Inside Europe's food supplement markets

Polish polyphenol study identifies coffee, tea and chocolate as top contributors

A population-level analysis of polyphenol intakes in Poland has revealed that coffee, tea and chocolate contribute around 75% of the polyphenols consumed in the country.

Synbiotic fermented milk may boost isoflavone bioavailability: Human data

Daily consumption of a fermented milk product containing probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fibers may increase the bioavailability of soy isoflavones in women, says a new study from Thailand.

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