A combination of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), prebiotic short-chain galactooligosaccharides (scGOS) and long-chain fructooligosaccharides (lcFOS) may enhance the immune response to the flu vaccine, says a new study.
Serum levels of the carotenoid lutein are linked to improved memory function in overweight and obese adults, but other carotenoids are not, says a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Early studies on animals have linked consumption of polyphenol-rich berries to improvements in some cognitive markers. This has warranted studies on humans, and results are shedding more light on how berries may benefit our brain health.
Researchers at Laval University in Quebec studied the impact of polyphenols on metabolic disorders in obese mice, and unexpectedly observed an increase in physical activity in a group of mice supplemented with the compound proanthocyanidins.