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Food and health are intrinsically linked, but we still have much to learn about the precise effects of nutrients on humans as well as optimal intake, bioavailability, and appropriate delivery formats.

New study questions licorice root supplement’s effectiveness as HRT alternative

Components of licorice root extract were found to have low binding affinity for estrogen receptors, among the few things a group of researchers attributed to licorice root’s low potency as...

Dateline Southeast Asia

Obesity rate growing faster in Asean than in weighty Western countries

The number of obese adults in the six biggest Asean economies increased at a faster rate than that of Britain and America from 2010 to 2014, according to data gathered...

South Asia radius

Study: Obese Indian teens getting a fraction of required nutrients

Obese adolescents suffer from a lack of essential nutrients, according to research that criticises modern Indian diets.

This week Down Under

Study: Taking managed diet breaks could help with weight loss

Taking a break from dieting won’t necessarily ruin one’s efforts to lose weight, and could even be a benefit, according to researchers at Sydney University.

XOS alters microbiome of pre diabetic individuals in study

In a UCLA study on xylooligosaccharide the prebiotic fiber showed the potential for altering the gut microbiome of pre diabetic individuals.

Deficiency of vitamin B12 a concern among elderly

Lack of vitamin B12 among the elderly has been linked with serious health conditions, and researchers in Canada found that vitamin B12 deficiency is prevalent in long-term care facilities.

Australia

Complementary health body backs call for more vit. D self-medication

With up to 58% of Australians found to suffer from vitamin D deficiency, the complementary medicines industry has welcomed a new article published in the Medical Journal of Australia  that encourages...

This week Down Under

Taste buds could prove to be the first line of defence against obesity

Training taste buds to be more sensitive to the taste of fat could be pivotal in the battle to curb the world’s growing obesity problem.

All forms of omega-3s support health in different ways, flax advocate says

Omega-3s may have been created unequal, but all varieties, plant-based, marine and algal sources, have a potential role in supporting health, a consultant says.

Sesame oil reduces TAG, but not cholesterol: Review

Sesame significantly reduces triacylglycerol (TAG) levels, but does not affect cholesterol, according to a review.  

A DCD feed supplement may limit nitrogen loss from cattle pastures

Supplementing cattle diets with dicyandiamide (DCD) may help protect pastures from nitrogen loss.

Chitosan may help weight management: Human data

Supplements of chitosan derived from fungus may help reduce body weight and BMI in overweight subjects, says a new study from Belgium and India.

Sweet potato variety may ease third world vitamin A deficiency

Orange fleshed sweet potato is so rich in carotenoids and β-carotenes it could be used to ease vitamin A deficiency amongst malnourished populations in developing countries, a study says.

Omega-3 not omega-6 linked with lower depressive symptoms: 2000-strong Japanese study

Even in countries with higher fish intakes, omega-3 may lower depressive symptoms, according to Japanese research in over 2000 people.

Omega-3 levels in older adults linked to better blood lipids levels: Study

A higher omega-3 index – a quantification of the fatty acid status of a person – is linked to lower triglyceride levels in older adults, says a new study from Australia.

Is food marketed as healthy inadvertently fuelling obesity?

People tend to overeat food marketed as healthy because they assume it is less filling but food companies can counter this by portraying food as 'nourishing' or 'wholesome' instead, researchers...

South Asia radius

Lipid-based prenatal supplement found to boost infant birth outcomes

Women given a lipid-based supplement during pregnancy have been shown to be 25% more likely to give birth to infants with healthy birth measurements in a country where one in...

Black raspberries a contender for best antioxidant fruit, says study

Black raspberries grown in Central Europe show greater health benefits than its closely related cousins the red raspberry and blackberry, research suggests. 

Vitamin B7 ‘mimic’ could be used to treat staph infections

Beyond the traditional and largely preventative uses of vitamins, an Australian researcher believes a “vitamin mimic” could be applied to treat infections.

An Update on the Quality of Australian and New Zealand Products

Omega-3 fish oil products and responding to a flawed research study

How does the industry respond when a scientific study comes out that is critical of quality and label claim for an omega-3 fish oil supplement, and, in the opinion of...

When should pregnant women take folic acid?

Taking folic acid supplements pre-conception may lower the risk of preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age, but post-conception may be too late to have an effect, according to research in 240,954 pregnant women.

Special edition: Battling malnutrition. Exclusive with Nestlé head of public health nutrition

Nestlé: Profit is not a dirty word in the race against global malnutrition

Commercial and public health gain needn’t be opposed bedfellows in the battle against malnutrition among the world’s poorest people, says the chief of public health nutrition at the world’s biggest...

Guest column, chief executive of Elixinol and Hemp Foods Australia

The increasing role of cannabinoids in pain relief

Once forgotten, cannabinoids and their medicinal benefits have recently been thrust back into the spotlight, in particular for their abilities to relieve often otherwise untreatable pain. 

Three-quarters of Indian supplements are fake (as market doubles)

India’s nutraceuticals market size is set to double in the next five years, though up to seven in 10 dietary supplements are fake.

China’s rural kids left behind in nutrition as parents seek fortune

Tens of millions of children from China’s rural provinces are at risk from increased fat and reduced protein in their diets as their parents move to the country’s booming cities,...

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