digestive health

13 Jun 2019
--- Foods that look the same on nutrition labels can have vastly different effects on our microbiomes, a recent study has found, further expanding knowledge on the intricate relationship between gut bacteria and overall health.... Read More
06 Jun 2019
--- Gut health is a top concern among consumers and industry is zeroing in on this market with targeted NPD. A common gut-related affliction is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The gluten-free diet craze has cemented itself in... Read More
03 Jun 2019
--- The second research phase of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), under the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund, explores the complex set of chemical and molecular events that disrupt the microbiome and trigger... Read More
27 May 2019
--- Heart health patients who consume higher amounts of fiber tend to have a healthier gut microbiome, which is linked to a reduced risk of death or need of a heart transplant. This is according to a study presented yesterday at... Read More
23 May 2019
--- A modeling study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum estimates the number, proportion and type of specific cancers associated with the consumption of certain diets and sugar-sweetened beverages among US adults. One of the main... Read More
23 May 2019
--- Coffee has long been thought to increase bowel movement, but until now researchers have not pinpointed the specific reason or mechanism why this is so. The accelerated mobilization of bowel movements has been tested in a rat... Read More
22 May 2019
--- People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic foods and supplements, suggests a review of studies. Supporting the expanding clinical... Read More
17 May 2019
--- An “unnatural and particularly comprehensive” nutrient supply in the human gut is responsible for the decoupling of bacteria from their host organism, thus upsetting the delicate balance of the microbiome and... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Modifying gut microbes through diet can lessen inflammation in the brain of middle-aged male mice and could positively influence brain aging and function, a new study has found. It comes at a time of increasing research into... Read More
16 May 2019
--- Widespread interest in gut health platforms is growing and clinical research continues to place the microbiome at the heart of the health conversation. Probiotics are prominent in this space, but further categories are also... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Could a global logo or seal to communicate the quality of probiotic products could be on the cards, following the publication of an expert opinion in Frontiers in Microbiology? The paper has set out recommendations for the... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Microbiome startup Vedanta Biosciences – developers of a new category of therapies for immune-mediated diseases using live human microbiome-derived bacteria – has raised an additional US$18.5 million in its third... Read More
13 May 2019
--- Functional foods innovators must look beyond the complexities of achieving health claims by communicating directly to early adopters. Furthermore, platforms such as personalized nutrition will accelerate and solutions to... Read More
10 May 2019
--- Researchers from King’s College London in the UK have secured US$1.8 million in funding to research the potential link between food additives and Crohn’s disease. The funding comes from the Leona M. and Harry B.... Read More
06 May 2019
--- A new Cornell University study has found that a person’s genetic makeup could alter their gut bacteria, which in turn impacts how they digest food – in the case of this study, starch. People with a high number of... Read More
30 Apr 2019
--- Danone North America has awarded US$25,000 scholarships each to two graduate students from the University of California Davis and the University of Chicago, in the US, which will fund investigations into the study of... Read More
24 Apr 2019
--- Curcumin, the yellow powder derivative of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa) that is widely used as a food colorant and flavoring, may also have therapeutic properties in helping prevent and combat stomach cancer. This is... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- Keto supplements provider, Ketologie has released a new nutritional supplement that is touted as able to boost ketone levels while supporting gut health. The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low carb diet designed to produce... Read More
23 Apr 2019
--- A supplement containing 14 strains of “gut-friendly” bacteria was shown to significantly reduce both the frequency and severity of migraine headaches in adults, according to a study published in Cephalalgia.... Read More
11 Apr 2019
--- Tata Chemicals Ltd and Brenntag Food & Nutrition, a business unit of the Brenntag Group in North America, have announced an agreement for the distribution of prebiotics in the US. Tata NQ, the nutritional solutions... Read More