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Study: pasta fortified with parsley brought limited antioxidant values

Researchers in Poland fortified pasta with parsley leaves. Though the phenolic level and antioxidant potential of the product was effectively enhanced, the values were significantly lower than predicted.

Deficiency of vitamin B12 a concern among elderly

Lack of vitamin B12 among the elderly has been linked with serious health conditions, and researchers in Canada found that vitamin B12 deficiency is prevalent in long-term care facilities.

First-time study tracks nutritional distribution of fat in human GI tract

An innovative analytical method has provided insights into the emptying, phase separation and distribution of fat in the human gastrointestinal (GI) system, which could pave the way for more effective functional...

Mangosteen rind ups 'cheap chocolate' polyphenols by 50%: Research

Adding a mangosteen fruit by-product to cheaper low cocoa chocolates could improve their nutritional content without compromising flavour, researchers have discovered. 

Study finds berry pigments may decrease bad cholesterol in overweight individuals

The anthocyanins found in berries help decrease bad cholesterol in overweight individuals, but don’t affect the levels of individuals considered to have a healthy weight.

Chr. Hansen targets diabetes with next-generation probiotic deal

A collaboration between Chr. Hansen and Caelus Health will focus on the development of Eubacterium hallii as a next generation probiotic for prevention and treatment of metabolic disease. ...

All forms of omega-3s support health in different ways, flax advocate says

Omega-3s may have been created unequal, but all varieties, plant-based, marine and algal sources, have a potential role in supporting health, a consultant says.

More lycopene linked to longer lives for people with metabolic syndrome

Higher blood levels of lycopene may reduce the risk of mortality in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

“Small but significant”: Pea fiber may help cut calorie consumption, says human study

Consuming 15 grams per day of yellow pea fiber may help reduce body fat and energy intake in overweight and obese adults, says a new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Gut microbe damage from low-fibre diets may be inherited - and irreversible

Adopting a high-fibre diet may not only benefit the microbial profile of the person consuming the diet but also their future children, according to a study in Nature.

Bone health benefits of botanical extracts linked to genetic pathways

Extracts from pomegranate, grape seed, licorice, and quercetin may affect bone health by modulating gene expression relating to bone breakdown and formation.

Delivery matrix may influence anti-inflammatory effects of probiotics, says study

Consuming a yogurt with Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 added after fermentation could boost the anti-inflammatory actions of the strain, says a new study.

Sesame oil reduces TAG, but not cholesterol: Review

Sesame significantly reduces triacylglycerol (TAG) levels, but does not affect cholesterol, according to a review.  

Most US whey protein ‘total protein’ claims are consistent with content, study finds

When it comes to the accuracy of total protein amount claims on a label to what was actually found in the product, US-produced supplements fared better than Brazilian ones, a...

Researchers evaluate what drives young athletes to take supplements

Most Canadian young athletes were able to back the reason why they take common ergogenic aids. But for vitamins and minerals, plant extracts, and many other supplements they take, it’s...

Prebiotic in early life may benefit brain health into adulthood: Research

Researchers from the University of Oxford have demonstrated for the first time the brain modulating role of prebiotics in early life 'window of opportunity'. 

Higher Omega-3 Index linked to better processing speeds in teenagers

Teenagers with higher blood levels of omega-3s may have better information processing speeds, compared with those with lower levels, says a new study.

Crowdsourcing: Fostering openness and innovation

Outsourcing in the nutraceutical industry has traditionally involved partnering with contract research organisations (CROs) to prove new concepts or differentiate unique product formulas - but more recently the industry has seen...

Inulin-enriched coffee product may keep hunger at bay: Study

Drinking a coffee enriched with inulin may reduce feelings of hunger and boost satiety, says a new study from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Chitosan may help weight management: Human data

Supplements of chitosan derived from fungus may help reduce body weight and BMI in overweight subjects, says a new study from Belgium and India.

Curcumin supplement may improve endothelial function & boost heart health for older people

Consuming curcumin supplements may improve endothelial-dependent dilation (EDD) of blood vessels in middle-aged and older, says a new study.

Study supports safety & omega-3 boosting efficacy of Ahiflower oil

Ahiflower oil may accrue omega-3 EPA up to four times higher than flaxseed oil, says the first human clinical trial performed with the ingredient that also supports the safety and...

Iron supplementation may affect normal micronutrient uptake: Study

Excess iron (Fe) in the diet may affect absorption of other metals such as manganese, leading to concerns that over supplementation of iron could be affecting absorption of other essential...

Resveratrol + exercise may lead to increased mitochondrial capacity

Test participants that consumed resveratrol supplementation after low-intensity exercise training experienced higher mitochondrial capacity in their forearm, says a new study.

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Navigating health conundrums: Nutrients, probiotics and nutrient-microbiome interactions

The general public is just beginning to learn about the true potential of probiotics and the concept that microbes can provide health as well as drive complications previously assigned to...

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