A 12-month RCT conducted in Australia has found that zinc supplementation did not produce significant benefit in preventing diabetes, a finding which is in contrary to the existing body of scientific literature.
Hopes of being able to ‘out-run’ poor nutrition have been dashed by new research from Australia that shows high levels of physical activity do not counteract the detrimental effects of a bad diet on mortality risk.
Specific probiotics strains have showed immunomodulatory properties in women suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as gestational diabetes and PCOS, according to a review of RCTs conducted by Nestle.
A 12-week RCT funded by Mitsubishi Corporation Life Sciences has shown that nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) intake has significantly improved certain aspects of muscle mobility, especially gait speed and left grip strength – which the company says presents...
This round-up looks at the latest scientific findings in Asia-Pacific’s health and nutrition industry, including the benefits of curcumin-piperine supplementation in reducing weakness in COVID-19 patients, how Singapore researchers are upcycling kale...
Dietary supplementation with two Lactobacillus strains, the Lactobacillus curvatus HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum KY1032, could alleviate obesity by modulating and increasing microbiome biodiversity.
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) has shown to inhibit the COVID-19 virus in both in-silico and in-vitro settings, and positive findings from a clinical trial are expected to be published in Q3, says functional ingredient firm Gencor.
With consumers increasingly demanding scientifically-validated nutra products and ingredients, one of the key scientists in Australia’s national research agency has revealed the three factors that are crucial for a high-quality trial.
Vitamin D levels marginally increased in people who received low dose vitamin D3 alone or combined with calcium, compared to a decline seen in those who received calcium supplement alone or a placebo, according to a new RCT from the UAE.
The consumption of fortified infant cereals could help reduce the burden of iron-deficiency anaemia on Indonesian infants and young children, and have longer-term economic, health and social benefits, according to a study funded by Nestlé Infant Nutrition...
This round-up of new scientific findings will look at how low NAD+ level is associated with anaemia in women, Mitsubishi Life Sciences’ NMN clinical study findings, and the benefits of vitamin E for exercise recovery and PCOS.
Consuming the paraprobiotic Lactobacillus gasseri CP2305 improves mild psychological symptoms and common vasomotor symptoms such as hot flashes unique to menopausal women, according to a Japanese study.
Here we reveal new scientific findings on how turmeric supplementation could improve metabolic parameters in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), Indian experts’ recommendation of Lactobacillus GG (LGG) for treating diarrhoea in children,...
Turmeric has been found to improve blood pressure, weight and BMI among nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) patients effectively and improve sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) levels – a key metabolic regulator of glucose and lipid haemostasis.
Indian paediatric experts in the National Consultative Group (NCG) have for the first time recommended the use of probiotics containing Lactobacillus GG (LGG) and potentially Saccharomyces boulardii to treat children with diarrhoea.
Future infant nutrition research should look into the link between nutrients and gut-brain axis and even its impacts decades later when a child reaches adulthood, instead of merely mimicking human breast milk and focusing on only height and weight gain.
This round-up of the latest scientific research looks at how lactic acid bacteria supplementation in children could reduce school absenteeism linked to cold and flu, New Zealand’s goat milk healthy ageing research, omega-3’s role in Japan’s fewer COVID-19...