Nutraceutical developer Provexis has entered into a collaboration
agreement with an unnamed 'leading' clinical nutrition company to
create a food containing its plantain extract for people with
inflammatory bowel diseases.
Omega-3 fatty acids have been believed to confer a beneficial
effect on patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, but scientists from
California are disputing a firm...
Herbal medicines like ginger and chamomile may help alleviate
gastrointestinal complaints in children, but more research into
their effects is needed, according to a new review article. Some,
such as star anise, could prove dangerous.
Leading cereal maker Kellogg on Monday launched a new initiative in
the US to promote its fibre-rich cereal products. It aims to raise
awareness of the importance of dietary fibre in order to encourage
Americans to increase their...
Infants in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to
illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea, but researchers have
found that taking a zinc supplement each week could significantly
lower their risk of dying from these diseases.
UK vitamin distributor Quest is launching what it believes is the
first probiotic that has been scientifically shown to target IBS
symptoms, a condition that affects a third of the UK population at
one time during their lifetime,...
Researchers in New Zealand's Massey University have reported that
whey protein concentrate reduced the severity of rotavirus-induced
diarrhea in a mice model. If replicated in humans, this result
could help save the lives of...