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Study supports cranberry + probiotics combination for anti-UTI benefits

A combination of proanthocyanidins (c-PAC) derived from cranberries with select probiotic strains may reduce the invasiveness of Escherichia coli, and help protect against urinary tract infections (UTIs).

ABC updates black cohosh adulteration with new bulletin

The American Botanical Council has extended its series of adulteration documents with the release of a Black Cohosh Bulletin.

Probiotics in sports nutrition? Lallemand’s Lafti L10 studied for immune support in athletes

A double-blind, placebo controlled study on elite athletes found that the dairy-derived Lactobacillus helveticus Lafti L10 by Lallemand Health Soultions can be a beneficial supplement for the reduction of upper...

DHA may beat EPA for anti-inflammatory action, but ‘don’t tilt your odds to favor one omega-3 over another’, says expert

The anti-inflammatory potential of omega-3 fatty acids may lie more with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) than eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), says a new study from Laval University in Quebec.

Paleo diet linked to faster weight loss, but also lower intake of key micronutrients, study finds

New research supports the controversial but long-held belief that the paleo diet, which encourages the consumption of lean meats, healthy fats and no grains, is a more effective way to...

Oral microbiome rich environment for study, product development, event attendees told

Good overall health starts in the mouth, dentists have preached for years. Oral health is a promising avenue for probiotics development, attendees at a recent event were told.  

Probiotics for women health 'needs to be the future': Experts

New research is bringing to light the role microbes in women’s bodies play in the development of a baby’s immune system, and ultimately, the healthy development of children.

Sustained release arginine supports endothelial function in healthy adults

Dietary supplements containing sustained-release L-arginine may support endothelial function in healthy overweight adults, says a new study.  

Whole, natural fiber works best to protect gut mucosal layer, researcher says

Dietary fiber plays an important role in protecting the gut’s mucosal layer, according to research presented at the recent Probiota Americas event.

Cocoa, tea compound may slash heart disease mortality by 40%

Long-term consumption of epicatechin, a compound found in tea, apples, and cocoa, may significantly boost heart health and reduce the risk of heart-related mortality, says a new study from The...

Data conflict: Polyphenol supplementation improves fat oxidation but not insulin sensitivity

Researchers have found the metabolic effects of supplementation with the polyphenols epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and resveratrol don’t lead to improved insulin sensitivity in overweight men and women, adding to conflicting data...

Sea buckthorn compounds show eye health support

Proanthocyanidins (PACs) from sea buckthorn seeds may protect retinas from harmful light effects, says a new study.

Probiotic strain may help prevent obesity

Probiotic strain Lactobacillus gasseri activates ‘multiple actions’ that may work in synergy to prevent obesity, Japanese research in rats has suggested.

Researcher: 'Lutein could be more important than vitamin C.'

Lutein shows brain health promise beyond ‘Alzheimer’s of the eye’

Eye health nutrient lutein may be even more important for brain function, a congress has heard.

Calcium linked to reduced breast cancer rates: Meta-analysis

A review of 26,000 cases has found consuming more calcium-rich foods such as milk and cheese as well as supplements may slightly reduce the risk of developing breast cancer.

Phosphatidic acid may boost lean body mass for strength-trained men: Study

Adding supplements of phosphatidic acid (PA), a lipid messenger, to a resistance training program may boost lean body mass more than exercise alone, says a new study from researchers at...

Tea and grape compounds show mitochondrial benefits for overweight & obese people

Supplements containing epigallocatechin-3-gallate and resveratrol may boost mitochondrial capacity and stimulate fat oxidation, says a new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel intervention trial.

Breast milk seen as source of prebiotic ingredients

Human breast milk is a novel source of interesting prebiotic candidates, attendees at the recent IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event were told.

Ginger linked to healthier hearts: Study

Daily consumption of ginger may reduce the risk of many chronic conditions, including high blood pressure and coronary heart disease, says a new paper from Chinese researchers.

Rosemary extract may improve brain trauma-induced cognitive deficits, rat study finds

By observing how well rats with mild brain trauma navigate through a maze after being administered with rosemary extract, researchers saw a relation between the extract and improved cognitive deficits.

Nano-emulsions may boost beta-carotene availability from supplements

The bioaccessibility of beta-carotene from commercial tablets and softgels is low, and could be significantly enhanced by using nano-emulsions, says a new study.

Concept of healthy microbiome gaining acceptance among MDs

The concept of a healthy microbiome has gained some traction among physicians, an expert told attendees at the recent IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas event in Chicago.

Cellular data: Study suggests role for vitamin K2 in regulating inflammation

Vitamin K2 could block the production of pro-inflammatory molecules by human white blood cells, according to a new in vitro study.

White House announces $121 million National Microbiome Initiative

The Obama administration announced a multi-million investment to accelerate better understanding of microbiomes in all fields of the life sciences. 

Psyllium shows satiety benefits: P&G study

Psyllium – a soluble, gel-forming, non-fermented fiber supplement – may help consumers stay fuller for longer, says a new study from scientists at Proctor & Gamble.

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