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Probiotics may offer relief for allergy sufferers: RCT data

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A combination of three probiotic strains may improve quality of life for people suffering from seasonal allergies, says data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.

"Supplementing prebiotics in the diet may help delay or prevent comorbidities associated with obesity," wrote the researchers. Image © iStock/Kenishirotie

Prebiotics may lower markers of obesity-associated inflammation: Human data

Studies estimate that East Asian countries have more than double the proportion of people able to produce equol than Western countries. ©iStock/fotokostic

Equol-ibrium shifts: Gut bacteria's abilty to process soy linked to heart protection

Experts make the case for European vitamin D fortification strategy

Experts make the case for European vitamin D fortification strategy

Vitamin B could be an effective adjuvant therapy for complicated VVC. ©iStock

Vitamin B’s vaginal benefits: Supplementation boosts conventional yeast infection treatment, RCT finds

Probiota Insights: What have the last five years taught us about probiotics?

Probiota Insights: What have the last five years taught us about probiotics?

Fenugreek is a herb that contains a higher content of minerals and inorganic compounds compared to other herbs. ©iStock/Ezergil

Formulating a plan: How manufacturers are rising to the botanical formulation challenge

A new study from FHI in Ireland says eating cheese is not associated with body fatness or LDL cholesterol. Pic: ©iStock/Halfpoint

Irish study says people with highest dairy consumption have lower BMI

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An apple, or five, a day could help keep COPD away in men who smoke, research suggests

The relatively high-altitude habitat for V. glaucoalbum may be responsible for the high levels of anthocyanins and antioxidant activity.

Berries from Tibetan Himalayas have ‘great functional food potential’: China research

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