Eight top food trends to drive consumers by 2020
Eight top food trends will dominate European shoppers’ buying habits by the year 2020, predicts Spanish research organisation Azti-Tecnalia.
Is vitamin D3 more effective than D2?
Vitamin D3 is more effective at increasing blood levels of the sunshine vitamin than the D2 form, says the first-ever systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the effectiveness of the vitamin D forms.
Isoflavones fail to affect blood pressure for women
Six weeks of supplementation with soy isoflavones did not reduce blood pressure or nitric oxide metabolism, says a new study.
Tomato juice shows sports nutrition potential
A daily glass of antioxidant-rich tomato juice may reduce markers of oxidative stress and damage after exhaustive exercise, suggests a new study.
Researchers explore links between overeating and pleasure
Eating for pleasure may stimulate the brain’s reward centers and lead to overeating in a way that eating to satisfy hunger does not, according to findings from a small study published in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Prebiotics may reduce severity of colitis, say researchers
Prebiotic supplements could help to reduce bacterial infection and inflammation so reducing the severity of colitis, according to new research.
Cacao & soy compounds show heart health benefits for diabetic women: Study
Supplementation with cacao-flavonoids and soy isoflavones may improve levels of biomarkers of heart disease in postmenopausal, diabetic women, says a new study.
Plant-animal protein blend boosts post-workout muscles: Study
Blending dairy-derived whey and casein with soy protein can yield benefits in a post-workout setting, according to pioneering but unpublished research.