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Study suggests preloading soy protein isolate may benefit post-meal blood sugar levels

In finding new ways to keep blood sugar levels at a normal range after a meal, researchers in Japan found that consuming 40 g of soy protein isolate before a...

Soybean by-product tipped as alternative prebiotic

By-product Okara, otherwise known as ‘soy pulp’ or ‘tofu dreg’, is a promising novel prebiotic, according to researchers testing the ingredient in a human gut model. 

Erythritol outperforms xylitol in plaque prevention, article concludes

A review article published in a dentistry journal makes the case that erythritol is superior to xylitol or sorbitol in preventing adhesion of harmful bacteria to teeth.

Probiotics may promote weight loss and reduce BMI

Consumption of probiotic ‘good bacteria’ could reduce body weight and body mass index (BMI) scores according to a new Chinese meta-analysis.

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Ketone esters boost endurance in elite athletes: Study

A ketone ester drink developed by an Oxford University start-up for the US Army has shown benefits to elite endurance athletes by unlocking “greater human metabolic potential.”

RCT supports Ashwagandha root extract’s weight management potential

Supplements of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root extract may help people with chronic stress manage their body weight, says a new study from India.

CoQ10 and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide may aid chronic fatigue syndrome in women

Researchers from Spain found that CoQ10 plus nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) supplementation for 8 weeks is safe and potentially effective in reducing max heart rate among chronic fatigue syndrome patients.

GABA may enhance whey protein’s muscle building potential: Study

Adding GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) to a post-exercise whey protein regimen may improve muscle building more than whey protein alone, suggests a new study.

Meta-analysis digs deeper into magnesium’s potential to lower blood pressure

Data from 34 randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials indicated that there is a “causal effect of [magnesium] supplementation on lowering [blood pressure] in adults.”

Researchers assess effects of beta-carotene fortified synbiotic food on type 2 diabetics

A synbiotic food fortified with beta-carotene may improve markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in people with type 2 diabetes, says a new study. 

Zeaxanthin shows skin health benefits from within: Study

Dietary supplements of the carotenoid zeaxanthin with sea buckthorn fruit oil and wheat ceramides may reduce wrinkles in women, says a new study.

‘A milestone’: Pomegranate metabolite shows anti-aging potential

A metabolite from pomegranate compounds may improve mitochondrial and muscle function and enhance endurance during aging, says a new study from Switzerland.

10TH WORLD CONGRESS ON POLYPHENOL APPLICATIONS

What’s new for an old molecule like resveratrol?

Despite the plethora of studies that focus on resveratrol’s beneficial health effects, there is still not one singular mechanism of action that can be agreed upon that sufficiently explains its...

10TH WORLD CONGRESS ON POLYPHENOL APPLICATIONS

3 berry interesting ideas about polyphenols

The elderberry may play a larger role than previously thought in counteracting the decline in neuronal and cognitive functions, particularly in Alzheimer’s disease, according to research presented at the 10th...

Analysis finds no safety concerns for calcium supplements and heart health

There are “no compelling associations” between calcium supplementat use and increased risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events, says a new study.

Lafti L10 probiotic shows respiratory benefits for athletes: RCT

Elite athletes are at increased risk of upper respiratory tract illness (URTI), but supplementation with Lactobacillus helveticus probiotics may reduce the duration of the illness, according to data from Serbia....

10TH WORLD CONGRESS ON POLYPHENOL APPLICATIONS

What we learnt about tea & coffee at the polyphenol world congress

Latest research has suggested that on balance, coffee and tea intake may lower the incidence of metabolic disorders and exert a protective effect on health. 

Flavonoid intakes linked to lower depression risk for women: Harvard study

Higher dietary intakes of flavonoids from fruit, vegetables and herbs are associated with a lower risk of depression in older women, says a new study from Harvard scientists.

Only 1/5 global population meet 'ideal' vitamin E levels: Review

Only a fifth of the world’s population are receiving the recommended vitamin E intake, a review has concluded, placing a heightened risk for conditions affecting the immune system, cognitive function...

Omega-3s may enhance exercise benefits for people with MetS

A daily dose of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) and oleate – a monounsatured fatty acid (MUFA) – may enhance the beneficial effects of exercise for people with metabolic syndrome.

Fragmented Lactobacillus may slash body fat: RCT

Supplements containing a fragmented Lactobacillus amylovorus CP1563 may help cut body fat levels and trim waist sizes, says a new study from Japan.

Meta-analysis concludes meso-zeaxanthin improves performance of eye health formulations

A new meta-analysis strongly supports the use of meso-zeaxanthin along with lutein and zeaxanthin for use in eye health formulations.

Studies look to enhance broccoli’s ability to ward off disease

Research that enhances compounds contained in broccoli may lead to a lower risk of coronary heart disease and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to two studies that reinforce the vegetable’s...

Personalised nutrition: Listening to the gut microbiome

Personalised diets may provide diabetics with a more natural way of controlling the post-meal spikes in blood sugar glucose that are linked to obesity, hypertension and cardiovascular disease, a study...

LactoSpore rodent study suggests the probiotic strain may have anti-diarrheal properties

A study conducted by Sabinsa researchers found that, at the correct amount, B. coagulans MTCC 5856 (LactoSpore)’s anti-diarrheal properties on fecal output of castor oil-induced diarrhea in rodents was similar...

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