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16 December 2016 - IBDNewsToday - A Single Gene Variant, Once an Evolutionary Edge, Now Seen to Promote Diseases Like IBD

An alteration in a single gene, the Fads1 gene, may determine the risk for certain diseases, including inflammatory syndromes like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study tracing the gene in human evolution and its effects was published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research.



14 December 2016 - NutraIngredients - Probiotics have a ‘positive effect’ on stress and anxiety: Meta-analysis

More studies need to be conducted to determine if the consumption of probiotics could also assist with symptoms of diagnosed clinical depression.


14 December 2016 - The Conversation - Do humans need dairy? Here's the science

A lot of people will have already made up their mind about whether humans need dairy in their diet and will be thinking that the answer is obviously “yes” or obviously “no”. But nutrition is based on science not opinion – so, here’s the latest research on the matter.


13 December 2016 - NutraIngredients - Omega-3s may turn off chronic low-grade inflammation in obese women: Study

Adding omega-3 supplements to a calorie-controlled diet may combat the chronic inflammation associated with obesity by boosting specialized pro-resolving mediators derived from DHA, says a new study European scientists.











1 December 2016 - BBC - 'Diet is global food policy's elephant in the room'

Global food policy needs to shift away from focusing on feeding people calories to nourishing people with healthy diets, say leading experts. They state that poor diets were responsible for more of the global health burden than sex, drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined.