Gastrointestinal composition could affect the risk of cardiovascular diseases, according to a new review, which calls on greater scientific focus to be devoted to the impact probiotics and prebiotics can have on reducing risk.
A probiotic formula containing Bifidobacterium longum BORI (B. longum) and Lactobacillus acidophilus AD031 (L. acidophilus) has been shown to shorten the duration of rotavirus diarrhoea in young children, according to a Korean RCT.
Synbiotics — a combination of probiotics and prebiotics — are providing one of the most promising opportunities to modulate the gut health of infants born via C-section, thereby lowering their risk and incidence of developing allergies.
Asia's soaring diabetes rates are providing new opportunities for New Zealand’s food and nutrition firms, with leading scientists joining forces to assess the functional potential of a host of ingredients for export.
Well-timed and appropriate supplementation with glutamine, omega-3, prebiotics and probiotics could help prevent or manage acute pancreatitis, especially if it is personalised to the individual, reveals a review led by Jiangnan University.
Athletes in India must be better educated on the detrimental effects of doping and regulators must introduce stricter labelling rules for over-the-counter supplements, president of the All India Council of Sports Vijay Kumar Malhotra has said.
Supplementation with glucoraphanin — an antioxidant found in broccoli, cauliflower, and mustard — could help prevent type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well as obesity-related metabolic disorders such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a study by Kanazawa...