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Lemon juice protects against alcohol-induced liver damage: Study

Lemon juice could prevent and treat liver damage from excessive alcohol consumption, according to a recent Chinese study.

Trust in nutritional science ‘deflating’, claim Dutch scientists

Nutrition science appears to be in crisis with a public reluctance to trust nutritional insights, according to a Dutch group of scientists, who also believe the subject’s boundaries are hampering...

Coffee consumption a counter to sarcopenia in elderly men: Korean study

Consuming at least three cups of coffee a day could lower the risk of elderly men developing sarcopenia, according to a Korean study.

Maternal cashew nut consumption boosts cognitive development of offspring

Maternal consumption of cashew nuts during pregnancy and lactation is beneficial to the cognitive development of offspring, a new study on rats has revealed.

Nutrition knowledge in both parent and child vital for healthy diets: Japan study

Nutrition campaigns in Japan should be targeted at both children and adults, and not one or the other, in order to increase healthy dietary habits in youngsters, according to a...

Probiotics' positive effect on infant diarrhoea risk may be due to SCFA response: Indian study

The beneficial effects of probiotics in reducing the risk of diarrhoea in children may in part be due to their impact on faecal short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and branched chain...

Could malformed mushrooms be the next big sports nutrition ingredient?

Mushrooms have been hailed as the perfect ingredient for new sports drinks, with researchers in Australia claiming they could be key to refuelling after a workout.

Walnuts lower cardiovascular disease risk by boosting endothelial function: China meta-analysis

Consuming walnuts could help lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases by improving endothelial function, according to new Chinese analysis, which didn't find the same specific effect from almonds, hazelnuts or pistachios....

Letting infants control their feeding doesn’t reduce risk of becoming overweight: Study

A baby-led approach to complementary feeding did not help reduce the risk of infants becoming overweight compared with traditional spoon-feeding, a New Zealand study has concluded.

Kefir the key ingredient for a dairy-based sports drink that cancer survivors can stomach

Kefir could be a beneficial dairy-based sports nutrition ingredient for cancer survivors who may be wary of trying products containing milk due to concerns about stomach upsets.

Edible insects can help solve hunger and improve nutrition in Sumatra: Study

Edible insects from Sumatra can provide a strategic solution for hunger problems and subsequent undernourishment due to their high essential fatty contents, researchers have concluded.

NZ childcare services fall short of guidelines for child nutrition

A large number of childcare services in New Zealand that provide food to pre-schoolers aged three to four do not meet current nutrition guidelines, a recent study has found.

Vitamin B1 deficiency linked to infertility and miscarriage: Japanese study

Vitamin B1 deficiency could be a factor in infertility and miscarriage by contributing to low-quality oocytes, a study from Japan has found.

Higher dietary vitamin E intake can reduce lung cancer risk: Chinese meta-analysis

Increased dietary vitamin E intake could help to lower the risk of lung cancer, according to a Chinese meta-analysis, but the association appears more significant for Americans and Europeans than...

Enhanced vitamin A banana a 'world first': Australian academics

Australian researchers have created the world's first golden orange-fleshed banana, which is rich in pro-vitamin A and will help tackle micronutrient deficiency in Uganda.

Protein intake above recommended level may benefit bone health, says study

Though protein is popular among consumers as a nutrient for muscles, researchers at George Mason University review existing literature on its benefit for the bones and hip fracture prevention. They...

Vitamin D supplementation 'essential' for Chinese osteoporosis patients in South East Asia: Study

One in four Chinese women with post-menopausal osteoporosis (PMO) living in the tropics are vitamin D-deficient, a Malaysian study has reported.

Coffee and anti-ageing: Consumption 'contributes to the prevention' of age-related diseases

Coffee consumption has been shown to offer anti-ageing benefits and contribute to improved insulin resistance, according to new research from Japan.

Eye health and vitamins: Supplement intake ‘can increase degeneration’, review reveals

Scientists have cautioned that antioxidant consumption in supplement form is not as effective as a nutrient-rich diet to improve eye diseases, with some evidence suggesting they can actually worsen existing...

Poor nutrition a major preventable risk factor in China cancer deaths: Study

Seven per cent of all cancer deaths in Chinese men can be attributed to poor nutrition, new research has revealed.

Increased supplementation critical to reducing low birth weights in Nepal

Better access to nutritious food and greater intake of vitamin and iron supplements during pregnancy are urgently needed to reduce low birth weight children in Nepal.

Indigenous botanicals: $1.25 million project to study and commercialise Aboriginal plant-based products

The nutritional profile and bioactive compounds of Aboriginal food plants will be assessed as part of a major new research partnership to support the development of an Australian native food industry....

Inflammatory bowel disease: Manipulating the gut microbiome a promising future treatment option

There is considerable promise in manipulating the gut microbiome to treat the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, according to a new review....

Low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet presents lower cardiometabolic risk: Chinese study

A diet high in carbohydrates but low in fat carries a lower cardiometabolic risk among the non-obese, according to a study led by China’s Zhejiang University.

Food based carotenoids may lower lung cancer risk: Study

People consuming the highest intakes of carotenoids and vitamin C from fruit and vegetable sources may reduce their risk of lung cancer by 25%-35%, suggests a study in Frontiers in Oncology....