A new systematic review on the beneficial effects of probiotic supplementation for patients with depressive disorders finds long-term data lacking, with existing evidence only able to report on short-term intervention.
Koreans who consume diets dominated by noodles, dumplings and red meat have a significantly higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) compared to those who eat more vegetables, fish and soy products, new data from almost 45,000 people aged...
It was observed that better performances in cognitive function tests were associated with increased dietary intakes of α-Carotene and β-Carotene, in a new cross-sectional study utilising elderly participants from the Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
Read the latest scientific research on health and nutrition, including the benefits of a novel botanical blend in improving fatty liver, the role of vitamin C, D in supporting COVID-19 treatment and more.
This round-up will feature scientific findings from big brand names, including Swisse and its study of krill oil supplementation on knee osteoarthritis, Amway’s personalised nutrition, and India’s national research agency’s plans for studying cannabidiol...
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 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...
New Zealand’s High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge (HVN NSC) has published updates on how its digestive, immune, infant and metabolic health research programmes are progressing, all of which are designed to foster exports of local products...
Texture-modified, antioxidant-rich, plant-based snacks are a useful nutrition support to benefit healthy ageing via the elevation of antioxidant ability and alteration of gut microbiota, according to new research.
China leads the world with the highest number of research publications on traditional, complementary, and integrative medicines (TCIMs) in relation to COVID-19 clinical trials, followed by India, US, and Iran.
This round-up of new scientific findings looks at how probiotics could be used to reduce insomnia symptoms, how omega-3 and nanocurcumin could alleviate migraine, and new product development potential based on the concept of chrono-nutrition.
A New Zealand firm producing gin from Damson plums is expanding into the functional health foods space and has received funding to research and develop nutrition products based on its high amounts of anthocyanins.
This round-up of new scientific developments will feature an upcoming clinical trial in New Zealand on deer milk's benefits for muscle strength in seniors, Philippines' latest findings on virgin coconut oil and COVID-19, and more.
Regular high caffeine consumption is associated with a higher risk of developing glaucoma in people with a genetic predisposition to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), according to a new large-scale study.
Women taking 1,000 mg of docosohexanoic acid (DHA) daily in the last half of pregnancy had a lower rate of early preterm birth than women taking the standard 200 mg dose, according to a new study involving over 1,000 women.
The probiotic industry has progressed rapidly in its scientific endeavours around immunity and beyond, but new findings have to be communicated effectively to the consumers and health professionals, said a expert panel.
Clinical trial findings are becoming ever more important in today’s world as consumers are looking beyond label claims and are actively reading up on the health benefits and evidence of ingredients used in immunity products, according to an expert panel.
A New Zealand frozen smoothy drop company is aiming to expand its retail presence into more supermarkets, as well as entering the organic food retail scene, after receiving a funding boost and an award win.
There is no strong evidence from existing human clinical trials to support the supplementation of vitamin C to reduce cataract risk in populations with adequate baseline figures, although it may be beneficial in those with lower than optimal levels.
A specialist doctor should also be an active clinical researcher in order to stay on top of the latest innovations and understanding, says the winner of NutraIngredients-Asia awards’ NutraChampion title.
L-carnitine supplementation has been shown to help reduce waist circumference and systolic blood pressure among people suffering from a range of health conditions, including diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, according to a meta-analysis.
In this round-up of new scientific findings, we look at how probiotics supplementation could bring about cardio benefits, how companies such as Anagenix has turned to online arrangements for its clinical trial and more.
The supplementation of astaxanthin and tocotrienol has been shown to improve composite and verbal memory in individuals who have exhibited mild forgetfulness, according to an RCT sponsored by BGG Japan.
There is a lot of foundational research on probiotics in China, but few studies on their technical application, a leading Chinese academic institute has ruled as the sector continues to boom in the country.
A randomised controlled trial funded by Nestle has found that a nutritional combination and exercise induced by electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) for 12 weeks could improve walking speed and increase knee strength in elderly Japanese adults with limited...
The standard of nutritional clinical research in APAC has improved by “leaps and bounds” in recent years, but researchers still need to take note of pitfalls such as biased judgements because strong science provides the cornerstone of commercially successful...
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a spike in demand for immunity-boosting products, but what scope is there for new and credible research to examine if nutra products have a role to play in helping tackle the crisis?
Plant-based products have recently come under fire for potential negative health and environmental effects, but much of this has so far gone more or less unnoticed and/or unmentioned by its proponents, it has been claimed.
In this round up of the latest scientific findings, we look at how different diets could impact cognitive health, the benefits of tocotrienol-rich vitamin E on renal function in diabetic patients, as well as a review on the benefits of natural astaxanthin.