A small study on young adults suggests that ginseng can affect exercise and perhaps aging.
In a review of 68 existing studies, researchers found that weight reduction, in particular, can help to reduce the progression of osteoarthritis symptoms. They also found that lipid-modifying diets may contribute to reduced symptoms, though the evidence for that outcome was more sparse.
Chicory inulin given to kindergarten children results in improved digestive health, fewer infections
Adding to an already large amount of research on prebiotic fibers, Hungarian researchers just completed a study on prebiotic use in children ages 3 to 6.
In the study, mice that were fed a high-protein, high-omega-3, low-carbohydrate diet exhibited lower blood glucose levels, including in induced type 1 diabetes, hormone-induced hyperglycemia, and diet-induced metabolic syndrome.
Researchers are studying how whey protein may help manage postprandial blood sugar levels.
Sabinsa Corp. has validated an alternative method to measure live bacteria in its probiotics.
A systematic review in the Annals of Internal Medicine says that hundreds of published probiotic and prebiotic studies failed to report important safety data.
A new probiotic product study suggests that a multi-strain approach may be beneficial in managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and diarrhea.
Algatech Ltd. is a manufacturer of astaxanthin from microalgae, and the company recently partnered with Fujifilm to see what happens to humans when their skin is exposed to UV light after oral consumption of astaxanthin.
A review of existing studies indicates that omega-3s may help to reduce hot flashes and depressive symptoms that occur during menopause, but researchers say further research is needed.