research & science

30 May 2023
--- As warnings against high salt consumption – especially of table salt – have been given by the World Health Organization (WHO), several non-governmental health-related organizations and numerous health-promoting... Read More
09 May 2023
--- Food labels on children’s products in Canada demonstrate a negative association between marketing appeal and nutritional quality, according to a new study investigating advertising power and children’s nutrition.... Read More
05 May 2023
--- Scientists have demonstrated findings supporting omega 3’s reduction of damaging effects on the aging brain. This action happens through a special transporter protein critical in regulating brain cells, protected by... Read More
01 May 2023
--- A Korean-based study has found a link between depression and a higher intake of ultra-processed food (UPF) among the female population. Females who consumed the highest measured level of UPF have a 1.51 times higher... Read More
10 Apr 2023
--- Mothers’ vaginal microbiome composition does not significantly affect that of their babies’, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. NutritionInsight sits down with Maria... Read More
27 Mar 2023
--- Supplementation with vitamin K2 menaquinone-7 may be more effective in improving vitamin K status than a vitamin K-rich diet for people susceptible to vitamin K deficiency, according to a new study which utilized Kappa... Read More
27 Mar 2023
--- The benefits on heart health from consuming walnuts may be explained by the nut’s effects on the gut microbiome, as it increases the production of amino acid L-homoarginine naturally in the body, according to the... Read More
21 Mar 2023
--- Being overweight or obese while pregnant and nursing might lead to the child overeating as an adult, as overnutrition causes developing brains to crave unhealthy foods, which might lead to diet-induced obesity and diabetes,... Read More
20 Mar 2023
--- Two recent studies, Spain-based and US-based, investigated the role of diets and eating patterns and the link between the gut microbiota, respectively, on developing or reducing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).... Read More
15 Mar 2023
--- The annual “Dirty Dozen” list by the US Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been investigated and found to lack scientific-backed claims of containing toxins. The list is said to be used as guidelines to... Read More
10 Mar 2023
--- This week in nutrition news, Aker Biomarine revealed that it now has the first only krill oil to receive International Krill Oil Standards (IKOS) certification. Beneo has provided over 100 small-scale farmers in Laos with... Read More
10 Mar 2023
--- Neuroimaging has revealed a positive association between adherence to the MIND and Mediterranean diets and the reduction of tau tangles and amyloid plaques in the brain – the key signatures of Alzheimer’s disease.
07 Mar 2023
--- The plant-based focused planetary health diet has significant dietary gaps in six essential micronutrients and contains large amounts of phytate – an anti-nutrient found in many plants. Researchers are now saying that... Read More
02 Mar 2023
--- Investigating how food intake among children can relate to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers have discovered a significant association between highly processed, high in sugar and fat and refined... Read More
02 Mar 2023
--- Commonly used means of processing cocoa beans, such as fermentation and roasting, do not reduce the health benefits of chocolate, according to a team of researchers at Pennsylvania State University, US. This reaffirms... Read More
01 Mar 2023
--- Researchers at the Tulane University of Louisiana, US, have revealed significant differences in the environmental footprint and nutritional density of popular diets. The pescetarian diet was the most nutritious, followed by... Read More
24 Feb 2023
--- US-based Elo Life Systems, a biotech company targeting food sustainability, is tapping into gene-editing to save Cavendish bananas from a fungus that could potentially wipe out the species.
23 Feb 2023
--- Increasing the consumption of foods that come from the ocean or freshwater environments could address global challenges such as nutritional deficits, disease risk, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change resilience,... Read More
20 Feb 2023
--- Researchers in the US have found that participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – the country’s largest federally funded nutrition program – may help defend against accelerated... Read More
09 Feb 2023
--- Brightseed, a bioactives company based in California, has unveiled preclinical data showing that two bioactive compounds found in hemp hulls, N-trans caffeoyltyramine (NCT) and N-trans feruloyltyramine (NFT), have potential... Read More