Digestive Health

Gut Microbiome and Diet May Affect Depression

17 Feb 2017 --- An international group of researchers have published a study in the paper, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic, that demonstrates new links between the intestinal flora and several disorders such as depression.

Obesity and Saturated Fats Lead to Faster Aging, Says Study

17 Feb 2017 --- Obesity, or a high-fat diet, can lead to changes in the immune system similar to those observed with aging, according to new research published this week in Experimental Physiology.

Further Studies Highlight Benefits of BENEO’s Chicory Fiber

09 Feb 2017 --- BENEO’s prebiotic chicory root fibers have been found to support digestive health by improving bowel regularity and softening stools, while being very well tolerated. The findings come from two recently published scientific studies, which are building on findings from earlier research.

Low FODMAP Drink Powder Wins “Super Food 2017" Award

11 Jan 2017 --- The “Finnish Health Product Retailers Association”, an organization that celebrates quality products with health-boosting properties each year, and has awarded Sunwic with the “Super Food 2017” award. The drink powder is produced by Valioravinto, and consists of 100% Sunfiber — a soluble fiber from Taiyo.

Foods Rich in Resistant Starch May Benefit Health

05 Jan 2017 --- A new comprehensive review has examined the potential health benefits of resistant starch. The review includes research suggesting it can aid blood sugar control, support gut health and enhance satiety via increased production of short chain fatty acids.

High Fiber Diets Could Ease Inflammation Caused by Gout

05 Jan 2017 --- A high-fiber diet likely inhibits gout-related inflammation caused by monosodium urate (MSU) crystals, according to new animal research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.

New High Fiber Ingredient Created From Apple Production Waste Stream

22 Dec 2016 --- The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are well known, but the New Zealand biotech company, based in Hamilton; CNS Biotechnology, is moving this idea to the next level by introducing the concept of “Inner Fitness.” Most fiber products are marketed for bowel regularity.

Nutrition Company Launched To Help Fight Chronic Illness

21 Dec 2016 --- An Edinburgh nutritionist and fitness expert has used her chronic irritable bowel syndrome to inspire her new business, which aims to bring good nutrition and exercise to people’s busy lives. Lorraine Cunningham launched her new company – Nutritious Lolly – to offer easy-to-follow actionable nutrition advice that fits around busy lifestyles. 

Weight Loss Surgery Linked to Gastrointestinal Complaints

20 Dec 2016 --- A new study has found that patients who undergo weight loss surgery often complain of gastrointestinal problems after. Laparoscopic gastric bypass is an effective treatment for obesity, but may be the route of the issues.

Study Shows Sweeteners and Sugar May Have Same Effect on Appetite

15 Dec 2016 --- A new study has shown that the body reacts to sugar, Stevia, monk fruit or aspartame, in the same way, stating that in the end, the four options have the same effect in terms of overall energy intake and the levels of glucose and insulin in the blood. The study was published in Springer Nature’s International Journal of Obesity.

BioGaia makes Further Investment in MetaboGen

01 Dec 2016 --- BioGaia has today made a further investment in MetaboGen AB after the company first reported its decision to invest SEK 12 million into MetaboGen AB in 2014. 

Digital Microbes Could Give More Insight into Gut Health

30 Nov 2016 --- A research team at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg has created a computer model of the complex microbiome, gathering all known data on the metabolism of 773 bacterial strains. They hope the data will allow them to simulate the metabolic processes taking place in the microbes. 

Nitrogen Key Driver For Gut Health

24 Nov 2016 --- The availability of intestinal nitrogen to microbes in the gut plays a key role in regulating interactions between gut microbes and their host animal, say researchers from the University of Sydney. The new study is published in Cell Metabolism.

Genetic Defects in Carbohydrate Digestion Linked to IBS

22 Nov 2016 ---A link between defective sucrase-isomaltase gene variants and Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), has been found by new research coordinated by Karolinska Institutet, in Sweden. The study is published in the scientific journal GUT.

MGP Files Citizen Petition with FDA Under New Dietary Fiber Labeling Rules

15 Nov 2016 --- MGP has filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking the agency to further confirm the status of the company’s patented Fibersym RW and FiberRite RW resistant wheat starches as dietary fiber. 

Pylopass to Launch in the US

14 Nov 2016 --- The nutritional ingredient, Pylopass is set to launch in the US, according to Organobalance, it’s German biotechnology manufacturer, and Maypro Industries, its sole US distributor.

Biopsies Needed to Determine Response to a Gluten-Free Diet

08 Nov 2016 --- Nearly 20 percent of children with celiac disease continue to have intestinal abnormalities on repeat biopsies, even after a year on a gluten-free diet, according a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology. Researchers now state that routine follow-up biopsies are needed to monitor healing in response to a gluten-free diet.

Gut Microbiome Treatments May be Affected by Genetics

08 Nov 2016 --- The bacteria that live in our digestive tract play major roles in our health, according to scientists around the world. Now researchers are studying therapies that manipulate the gut microbiome, including probiotics, prebiotics, antibiotics and transplants of microbes from healthy people.

Gut Microbiome Could Enhance Immunotherapy Treatment

07 Nov 2016 --- Patients with malignant melanoma that has spread are more likely to respond to immunotherapy treatment if they had greater diversity in their gut bacteria, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute’s (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

Probiotics Improve Digestion of Plant Proteins

13 Oct 2016 --- Already known as the only probiotic strain scientifically shown to enhance protein utilization, new research confirms that GanedenBC30 increases digestibility for pea, rice and soy proteins. The findings are being released less than two months after Ganeden’s 24th study was published, confirming that the patented and science-backed strain enhances the body’s utilization of animal-based protein and helps with muscle recovery.