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DHA boosts cyclists' power numbers

By Hank Schultz

Amateur cyclists supplemented with a hefty dose of DHA improved their power output, a recent study has concluded.

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Exogenous GABA boosts astaxanthin production: Study

By Danielle Masterson

New research from the Institute of Intelligent Machines (IIM), Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) in China found that the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) can promote the growth of Haematococcus pluvialis and increase the astaxanthin accumulation.

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Gut microbiome changes in high-protein diet offer weight loss insights

By Nikki Hancocks

A high protein, calorie restricted diet (HPD) leads to a more diverse gut microbiome in obesity and different microbial change as compared to that seen in response to a normal protein, calorie restricted diet (NPD), which may indicate the reason behind...

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High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure: Study

By Danielle Masterson

While dietary recommendations for high blood pressure prevention have focused mainly on dietary patterns and macronutrients, increasing attention has been given to bioactives, a group of non-nutritive dietary compounds that are thought to exert a physiological...

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Preclinical mouse study highlights need for more vitamin D

By Danielle Masterson

Vitamin D is involved in many physiological functions that decline with age, and low levels of the substance contribute to frailty and increased risk for negative health outcomes. Conversely, frailty itself may contribute to lower vitamin D by reducing...

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Lonza takes issue with warning about L-carnitine metabolite

By Hank Schultz

Swiss L-carnitine supplier Lonza has said focus on a lone metabolite that has a poorly understood relation to cardiovascular disease presents an incomplete picture of the benefits of the ingredient. The warning about the metabolite figured into a recently...

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Host genetics, gut microbiota play role in MS severity: Mouse study

By Danielle Masterson

Scientists have found that the state of the gut microbiome is often altered in those with chronic conditions, which has further spurred the popularity of probiotics to restore the gut microbiome. However, researchers from the University of Vermont (UVM)...

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