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

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

Incorporating prebiotic oligofructose in the diet as supplements or functional foods may help lower levels of some markers of obesity-associated inflammation, says a new study.

Calcium plus vitamin D could save European healthcare nearly €4 billion

Calcium plus vitamin D could save European healthcare nearly €4 billion

Strong results reiterate Glanbia's nutrition focus; as firm announces Dairy Ireland spin-off

Strong results reiterate Glanbia's nutrition focus; as firm announces Dairy Ireland spin-off

PSE-fortified milk lowered cholesterol levels in rats. © iStock

Phytosterol fortified milk lowers cholesterol and fatty liver build-up: BASF-supported study

Sheep milk has untapped functional food potential: Review

Sheep milk has untapped functional food potential: Review

It's not just cricket...researchers are increasingly assessing a range of insects for their protein potential.  ©iStock

Whey out? Could cricket protein rival whey as a sports nutrition and functional drinks ingredient?

Vitamin B3 supplementation could prevent glaucoma onset: Mouse study

Vitamin B3 supplementation could prevent glaucoma onset: Mouse study

Young men shun products with health claims, Spanish study suggests

Young men shun products with health claims, Spanish study suggests

Ms Ugene can process three sets of microbiological tests on TCM and food products in 14 minutes.

VIDEO: Meet Ms Ugene, the state-of-the-art Singapore robot testing TCM and food products

Microbiome engineering holds great promise thanks to advances in the field of synthetic biology. ©iStock

Microbiome manipulation proposed as way to ‘engineer’ health

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