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19 April 2017 - Nutraingredients - Gut bacteria control age-related inflammation: Mouse data

Changes to our microbiome and intestinal barrier functions directly lead to increased levels of systemic inflammation as we age, say researchers who suggest such age-related inflammation is reversible.



18 April 2017 - TheConversation - Artificial sweeteners are said to be ‘lite’ but they leave a heavy burden on your health

Diet soda drinkers, beware. Recent epidemiological studies have confirmed that the sweeteners used in diet sodas and other lite drinks increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.


12 April 2017 - NutraIngredients - Avocado’s nutrient arsenal a mighty weapon against metabolic syndrome

The nutritional composition of the avocado is potent enough to positively affect the metabolic changes seen in type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


11 April 2017 - The Conversation - The key to eating five fruit and veg a day might just be to make them more tasty

We are deluged with advice and guidance about what we should eat and in what volumes, but still adults and children alike struggle to introduce enough fruit and vegetables into their diet.


10 April 2017 - Nutraingredients - Dad's diet influences brain agility of kids: Mice study

Fathers who excessively consume nutrients found in energy drinks may affect the memory function of their offspring, a mice study has suggested.



30 March 2017 - Nutraingredients - B vitamin deficiencies linked to poor infant development issues

Correcting children`s vitamin B12 and B1 status early may be one measure to secure a healthy development for children.


27 March 2017 - MedicalXpress - High burden of iodine deficiency found in Israel's first national survey

62 percent of school-age children and 85 percent of pregnant women in Israel have low iodine intakes, according to the country's first national iodine survey.






15 March 2017 - BBC - Obesity crisis: Is this the food that is making us all fat?

Vegetable oil, specifically soy bean oil and palm oil, are two of the eight ingredients, alongside wheat, rice, maize, sugar, barley and potato, that are now estimated to provide a staggering 85% of the world's calories.


14 March 2017 - BBC News - B vitamins may have 'protective effect' against air pollution

B vitamin supplementation may offer significant protection against the damaging effects of air pollution on health.