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The whey to go? Morning protein drink may help T2 diabetes

Whey protein drinks may help people with type 2 diabetes control erratic glucose levels, according to research.

‘Not enough people are talking about nutrition and brain function’, says DSM's VP of Science, Communication & Advocacy

Vitamins and the omega-3 DHA are a ‘viable alternative approach to delaying brain aging’, says a new review of the scientific literature, but are people talking about nutrition and brain...

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Chilli pepper capsaicin may inhibit gut tumours & extend mice lifespan by 30%: Research

Dietary capsaicin – the active ingredient found in chilli peppers – may trigger a reaction that reduces the risk of colorectal tumours, according to Californian research on mice.

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Australian institute to study ChromaDex's Niagen ingredient in mitochondrial respiratory conditions

ChromaDex Corp. announced an agreement to supply its Niagen nicotinamide riboside ingredient to the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Australia to enable researchers there to study the ingredient’s effects in cellular...

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Folic acid supplements fail to boost mood in young people

Dietary supplements containing folic acid did not improve influence the incidence of mood disorder in young people with an increased familial risk of the condition, says a new study.

‘A measureable benefit’: Vitamin C supplements may boost activity levels & reduce colds in young men

Daily supplements of vitamin C may offer ‘modest benefits’ for boosting the weekly activity levels, and reduce the incidence of the common cold for young men, says a new study.

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Olive & coconut oils may improve intestinal absorption of lutein in mice

Olive and coconut oils may improve the intestinal absorption of lutein, according to research in mice.

‘Specific strategies are needed to boost omega-3 intakes,’ says Pharmavite study. ‘We have a campaign to change the conversation,’ says GOED

With a large percentage of American adults not meeting recommendations for omega-3 consumption, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) is calling on more support from industry for...

Review: Multivitamin and mineral supplements have possible modest benefits and ‘minimal, if any, risk’

With many Americans failing to meet recommended intakes of select nutrients, multivitamin and mineral supplements could be part of the solution, and the potential benefits outweigh any risk, says a...

You’ll regret it in the morning: Review suggests alcohol-caffeine combo does not ‘mask’ intoxication

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks or other caffeinated beverages across different doses may not alter the awareness of intoxication as previously suggested, according to a meta-analysis.

Coffee may hydrate athletes just like water: Researcher

Caffeine does not have a diuretic effect on regular coffee drinkers and is safe to use, says sports nutrition researcher and consultant in elite sport.

Science builds for Chemi Nutra’s Mediator Phosphatidic acid ingredient for sports nutrition

Sports nutrition supplements containing phosphatidic acid (PA), a lipid messenger, may stimulate increases in muscle size, lean body mass, and strength, says a new study using Chemi Nutra’s Mediator ingredient....

Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

A new meta-analysis has found that current evidence does not support the notion that calcium supplements increase the risk of heart disease in elderly women. The study reaffirms the safety...

GM probiotics reduce insulin resistance and body fat: Mouse data

Mice lost weight and had significantly lower insulin resistance and body fat after taking genetically modified bacteria that produce the lipid compound NAPE in the gut, researchers from Vanderbilt University...

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

Daily supplements containing resveratrol may boost memory performance in association with improved glucose metabolism in older adults, says a new study from Germany.

Vitamin D supplements may ‘protect against cardiac failure in older people’, says study

Daily supplements of the sunshine vitamin may reduce the risk of heart failure in older individuals by 20%-25%, says a new study.

Acai seed extracts show heart health support potential: Rat data

Extracts from the seeds of acai berries (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) may protect hearts against exercise intolerance and dysfunction, says new data from a study with rats that adds to the heart...

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Study: Pycnogenol relieves tinnitus symptoms

Horphag Research, suppliers of Pycnogenol, an extract of French maritime pine tree bark, announced the results of a new study that shows the extract significantly improves inner ear blood flow,...

Belgian firm eyes EU bone health claim after study published

Belgian firm BioActor is one step closer to being able to lodge an application for its olive polyphenol product BonOlive, after a human intervention study confirmed its ability to protect...

Folates not folic acid for flour fortification, urge researchers

New findings that the body is less efficient at metabolising folic acid than natural folates could inform policy-making decisions as the UK government considers mandatory fortification of flour with folic...

Probiotics can improve blood pressure: 9-study review

Long-term probiotics consumption may control blood pressure, says a research review in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Caffeine taken during training and even in small doses may boost sports performance: Researcher

Already one of the most widely-used stimulants in sport, recent research suggests there may be greater scope for caffeine to be used in a wider range of sports as well...

Special edition: Cognitive Health

Evidence of gut/brain connection piles up, but actual products are a ways off, researcher says

The gut is teeming with bacteria, good and bad, and these organisms and their cousins living elsewhere on and in the body outnumber the body’s own cells by an order...

Special edition: Cognitive Health

‘The eye and the brain are connected, so it’s no surprise lutein is important for brain health,’ says Kemin

Lutein and zeaxanthin are well-established in the realm of eye health, but ever emerging science shows the importance of the carotenoids in brain health. And that comes as no surprise...

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Probiotics linked to liver fat reduction in rat study

Probiotic consumption for thirty days was associated with a reduction of fat accumulation in the liver of obese rats, say Spanish researchers.