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Prebiotic corn fiber boosts calcium absorption among adolescent girls, study finds

The research of Corrie Whisner, PhD, has helped solidify a new application for prebiotics—their effect on bone health.

Prebiotics promote satiety, but it's hard to make the claim, expert says

Satiety is one of the best-supported effects of prebiotic supplementation, an expert says.  But translating that into claims can be tricky.

Study highlights increase in use of high-dose vitamin D supplements

Consumer use of dietary supplements delivering vitamin D doses up to 4,000 IU – almost seven times the current recommended daily amount of 600 IU – says a new study published in JAMA .

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Blend of probiotics and prebiotics has weight management benefits, DuPont research finds

Study participants who consumed a combination of two ingredients—a prebiotic and probiotic—experienced more body fat and waist circumference reduction compared to a placebo, a study funded by DuPont Nutrition &...

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Green tea-capsaicin-ginger combo linked to weight and metabolic improvements

Dietary supplements containing green tea, capsaicin and ginger extracts may lead to weight loss and improvements in BMI, says a new study.

Olive leaf extract favorably changes blood pressure, cholesterol: RCT data

Daily supplements containing a polyphenol-rich extract from olive leaves may improve blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels in pre-hypertensives, says a new study.

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Lallemand furthers study on probiotic intervention among individuals newly diagnosed with depression

More studies looking at the link between a human’s microbiome and depression are underway. It’s not entirely a novel connection, according to Dr. Thomas Tompkins, research director at Lallemand Health...

A 10% fruit and vegetable subsidy can save lives, new study finds

Fruit and vegetable subsidies can literally save lives, according to researchers at the University of Liverpool, who analysed how different food policy models may reduce deaths caused by cardiovascular disease...

Astaxanthin supplements may improve heart rates during exercise

Daily supplements containing astaxanthin may lower the heart rate of recreational athletes during exercise, says a new study.

K for kids: Low vitamin K2 levels may boost fracture risk

Children with low levels of vitamin K2 are at an increased risk of fractures, and small changes in vitamin K status can have a big effects on bone health, says...

Experts confirm safety and efficacy of creatine supplements

Creatine supplementation is safe and has a number of health benefits in populations ranging from infants to the elderly, according to a new position paper from the International Society of...

Gut health & sleep: Is there potential for pre- and probiotics for sleep improvement?

The potential link between the gut microbiota and sleep is emerging, so could prebiotics and probiotics find a lucrative place in the booming natural sleep aid category?

Study supports probiotic yogurt’s immune boosting effects

Yogurt containing two probiotic strains plus heat-treated bacteria may boost the activity of immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells in people over 60, says a new study.

Improved omega-3 to omega-6 status during pregnancy may boost fetal health: Study

Improving a mother-to-be’s ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s may boost birth weight of the infant and increase the duration of pregnancy, says a new study.

Prebiotic may lower body fat in obese children

Consuming oligofructose-enriched inulin (OI) alters gut microbiota, reducing body fat in overweight or obese children, according to a new RCT conducted at Calgary University.

Probiotic blend to tackle infant infection deemed safe by researchers

A probiotic blend for use in infants to help prevent the reoccurrence of winter infections is safe and well tolerated, a study concludes.

Magnesium supplements show potential anti-inflammatory effects: Meta-analysis

Dietary supplementation with magnesium may reduce levels of inflammatory biomarkers, says a new meta-analysis pooling data from 11 studies.

Nutritional Armor: US Army explores boosting omega-3 levels with food and supplements

Replacing omega-6 foods and ingredients on US military garrison menus with products with increased omega-3 contents may boost the omega-3 profile of soldiers, says a new study exploring the practicality...

Watermelon-pomegranate juice shows athletic benefits: Study

Watermelon juice enriched with l-citrulline combined with pomegranate extracts may reduce muscle soreness and markers of muscle damage following exercise, says a new study from Spain.

B. infantis probiotic alters babies' bowel habits for the better

Evolve BioSystems has announced results of a study that shows its strain of B. infantis probiotic is safe to give to infants and significantly alters their microbiomes and bowel habits....

Probiotics may counter obesity effects on vascular function: Study

Supplementing the diet with probiotic Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum CECT 7765 may reverse the detrimental effects that obesity has on the function of blood vessels, suggests preliminary data from lab mice.

Bio electronics firm pushes magnetic technique to boost algae production

A Seattle-based bio electronics company is showcasing the ability of its magnetic frequency technology to affect metabolic pathways in algae, this offering the potential of boosts in overall production and...

A scientific first: Study highlights potential cardiometabolic benefits of prebiotics

Supplementing the diet with inulin-type fructans may improve the function of the endothelium in blood vessels and reduce the risk of metabolic disorders-related cardiovascular diseases, says a new study.

Green tea polyphenol shows anti-fatigue effects: Animal data

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol from green tea, may extend the time it takes to tire during exercise, suggests data from a mouse study by Chinese scientists.

Test approved that can determine best eye health supplements for individual patients

A new test has been approved for Medicare reimbursement that will determine which age-related macular degeneration patients will benefit from eye supplements. But some experts contest the implication that there...