Researchers continue to link diet with gut health as a US team find fruit, vegetable and whole grain consumption results in higher beneficial bacteria whilst diets that include fat, alcohol, and added sugar result in higher harmful bacteria numbers.
Network marketing giant Amway has deepened its partnership with biological research firm Microbiome Insights with the release of the largest study yet to look at factors influencing skin and oral microbiome diversity.
Researchers in Germany reported that intake of a specific collagen peptide commercialized by German gelatin maker Gelita was associated with improvements in sports-related activities among individuals with chronic ankle instability.
Researchers from global testing firm Eurofins and lab equipment company MilliporeSigma test a “simpler, less time-consuming, and more economical” method of quality control and determination of four bioactive types of vitamin B12.
A lack of fibre during pregnancy could be contributing to the burden of the serious condition preeclampsia, according to researchers who also argue the lack of fibre in Western diets may explain the rapid increase of allergies and autoimmune conditions.
Working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, DuPont is providing a “unique” probiotic strain to help treat sepsis in infants in Bangladesh, but the strain may also have commercial applications closer to home.
Protein supplements may not reduce the risk of fractures or improve bone health in healthy adults, nor may they have any detrimental effect on bone health, according to a comprehensive analysis covering 40 years of research.
The largest trial to date assessing the safety and efficacy of ChromaDex’s Tru Niagen (nicotinamide riboside - NR) will help guide the “next generation of trials to promote wellness”, said the company.
Insufficient intakes of choline and the omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may have lifelong deleterious impacts on maternal and infant health, according to a paper by researchers from Pharmavite LLC, the company behind Nature’s Made supplements.
There is a need for more research and funding for elderly nutrition as the world’s population rapidly ages, executive leading academic from Nestlé’s Institute of Health Science told our Healthy Ageing APAC Summit in Singapore.