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Microparticles could help fight malnutrition

November 19, 2019

About 2 billion people around the world suffer from deficiencies of key micronutrients such as iron and vitamin…
A comprehensive look at cow’s milk

April 29, 2019

Milk is a staple of the human diet, full of key nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, fats, and…
The Best Diets for Cancer Patients and Cancer Survivors

January 10, 2019

Lifestyle changes often follow a cancer diagnosis, both during treatment and after. Eating well is often the first…
Hazelnuts improve older adults’ micronutrient levels

December 7, 2018

Older adults who added hazelnuts to their diet for a few months significantly improved their levels of two…
Nutrient Effect

November 5, 2018

Type 2 diabetes is driven by many metabolic pathways—some driven by amino acids, the molecular building blocks for…
Research to focus on microbes in peat moss

September 13, 2018

Mention “peat moss” and many people will conjure up the curly brown plant material that gardeners use. “Oh,…
Father’s genes can impact motherly love

August 17, 2018

The team of researchers from Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences investigated the hormonal signals given off from the…
Berry-gorging bears disperse seeds through scat and feed small mammals

July 9, 2018

New research shows that mice and voles scurry to bear scats to forage for seeds, finding nutritional value…
A Steady Diet for Kelp Growth?

June 11, 2018

One of the fastest-growing organisms on Earth, giant kelp can grow 2 feet a day and reach up…
Rice becomes less nutritious as CO2 levels rise

June 1, 2018

Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will reduce the nutritional value of rice, according to an international research…
Swarms of tiny organisms mix nutrients in ocean waters

April 25, 2018

Swarms of tiny oceanic organisms known collectively as zooplankton may have an outsize influence on their environment. New…
Cocoa bean roasting can preserve both chocolate health benefits, taste

April 5, 2018

Manipulating the temperature and the length of time under which cocoa beans are roasted can simultaneously preserve and…
Women run faster after taking newly developed supplement, study finds

January 22, 2018

A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a…
New study finds nutrient mix makes phytoplankton thrive

November 6, 2017

An international research team, including the University of Liverpool, has found that the growth of phytoplankton over large…
Studies link nutrient, academic achievement in pre-adolescent children

June 22, 2017

Researchers can look into your eyes to determine whether you’re getting your lutein, a pigment found in green…
Plants to Feed This — and Other — Worlds

June 18, 2017

Astronaut ice cream may be an exotic treat for kids, but for real space explorers, a fresh, crunchy…
Study Discovers Fundamental Unit of Cell Size in Bacteria

April 18, 2017

Biologists have long known that bacteria grow faster and bigger when the quality of nutrients becomes better, a…
Large-scale study reveals new insights into coral and symbiotic algae partnership

November 8, 2016

A large-scale study of Caribbean coral has yielded discoveries on the pairing process between an endangered coral and…
A new behavioural variant in wild chimpanzees: Algae fishing in Bakoun, Guinea

November 6, 2016

Chimpanzees often use tools to extract or consume food but which tools they choose for which purpose can…
Study links nutrition to brain health and cognitive aging

September 29, 2016

A new study of older adults finds an association between higher blood levels of phosphatidylcholine, a source of…
Unhealthy diet during pregnancy could be linked to ADHD

August 18, 2016

New research led by scientists from King’s College London and the University of Bristol has found that a…
Nutrient supplements give antidepressants a boost

April 27, 2016

An international evidence review has found that certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for people…
Overweight individuals more likely to make unhealthier choices when faced with real food

April 15, 2016

Overweight people make unhealthier food choices than lean people when presented with real food, even though both make…
Oily fish eaten during pregnancy may reduce risk of asthma in offspring

April 8, 2016

Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma…
High-calorie package images mislead eaters

March 31, 2016

While a picture may be worth a thousand words, pictures displayed on food packages, like cake mix, may…
Increased vitamin C in the diet could help protect against cataracts

March 24, 2016

Higher dietary intake of vitamin C has been found to have a potentially preventative effect on cataract progression…
Why being fat is an advantage for ants

March 18, 2016

Published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, the study shows how well ants cope when threatened with starvation…
Nutrient Pollution: Give and Take

March 10, 2016

Nature has its own economy, with trading as dynamic as that of any stock exchange. To cope with…
Diabetes expert warns Paleo diet increases weight gain

February 19, 2016

A new study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid…
Soy-rich diet may offset BPA’s effects on fertility

February 4, 2016

Regularly eating soy may protect women undergoing infertility treatments from poor success rates linked with bisphenol A (BPA),…
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