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Egg powder may be the next supplement to take on malnutrition

By Danielle Masterson

New research suggests egg powder may be the key to tackling malnutrition in developing countries. Because eggs are not widely available in areas impacted by malnutrition, researchers point to egg powder as an inexpensive and convenient alternative.

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The pursuit of gender equality in mentoring

By Danielle Masterson

New research found gender inequities in mentoring may disproportionately affect women researchers. We tapped several nutrition and health researchers to see how their experiences compared to new findings that examine these disparities.

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Specific HMOs linked to infant brain development: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Individual human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) may play critical roles in the maturation of gray matter in an infant brain, showing that inclusion of specific HMOs in infant formula could be beneficial, says a new study.

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) was first discovered in 1957 as a component in egg yolk.   Image © MarkgrafAve / Getty Images

PEA may improve outcomes for Covid-19: Study

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) may reduce inflammation and optimise immune responses to infectious conditions such as Covid-19, according to researchers in the USA.

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Coenzyme Q10 may reduce fatigue, says meta-analysis

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Coenzyme Q10 supplementation may offer significant fatigue-alleviating effects for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome and for healthy individuals, according to a recent meta-analysis of 13 randomised control trials.

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BMJ studies that discount vitamin D in COVID fight draw ire

By Danielle Masterson

Researchers and stakeholders are reacting to new research that contradicts two previous meta-analyses of randomized clinical trials that found vitamin D to have a protective shield against respiratory illnesses.

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Low dose Holy Basil may reduce stress, improve sleep: Study

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Administration of Ocimum tenuiflorum extract (Holixer), or Holy basil, in low doses can reduce stress and insomnia and increase sleep efficiency, according to the results of a recent trial, published in Nutrition.

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Creatine boosts jumping power for young basketball players

By Hank Schultz

Creatine supplementation significantly increased the jumping performance of a cohort of young basketball players, a recent study reported. The researchers also claimed the intervention helped them score more points in games.

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Study shows anti-aging promise of taurine supplementation

By Asia Sherman

Supplementation with taurine – perhaps best known as an additive in energy drinks – may help control oxidative stress during the aging process, says a recent study published in the journal Nutrition.

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Akkermansia’s immune benefits linked to specific phospholipid

By Stephen Daniells

The potential immunomodulatory properties of Akkermansia muciniphila may be linked to a specific type of phosphatidylethanolamine, says a new paper in Nature that deepens our understanding of how this bacterium supports human health.

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