Microbiome

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Is fibre essential for brain health?

By Donna Eastlake

The importance of dietary fibre for a healthy gut has been hailed for years now. But is it also the secret to a healthy brain?

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Are preservatives killing good gut bacteria?

By Donna Eastlake

Research from the University of Chicago has found that one of the most widely used food preservatives, nisin, has a damaging effect on the good bacteria in our gut

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Could eating beans aid cancer prevention?

By Donna Eastlake

Research suggests consuming nutrient and fibre-rich foods, such as beans, which support the health of good bacteria in the gut, could help in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer

Zoe introduces kefir shot to gut health market

New Zoe Gut Shot a 'big step forward' for gut health market

By Nikki Hancocks

A probiotic kefir shot developed by the personalised nutrition scientists at Zoe has been hailed “a big step forward for the gut-health macro trend”, with industry pundits applauding the science-first product development approach.

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Chr. Hansen review outlines HMO health benefits

By Nikki Hancocks

In a new systematic review, Chr. Hansen scientists have compiled data from 26 clinical studies on HMOs, concluding there is a wealth of evidence that these are well-tolerated modulators of the gut microbiome providing health benefits.

Low dose resistant potato starch shows prebiotic effects in new study

Low dose resistant potato starch shows prebiotic effects in new study

By Olivia Haslam

A new clinical trial has concluded that Solnul, a resistant potato starch (RPS), has prebiotic effects at low dosages, stimulating increases in beneficial health-associated bacteria and reducing diarrhoea and constipation when compared to a placebo group.

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Five-fold increase: ADM opens 'world-first' production hub in Spain

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The nutrition solutions specialist has invested more than US$30m into the Valencia-based production facility, which will serve several key global markets and significantly boost the company's capability to produce the sought-after ingredients.

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Feeding your gut microbiome: Why focus on fibre?

By Katy Askew

Most of us know that dietary fibre is good for us – and still the majority of people don’t eat enough. What implications does this have for our microbiomes? And how does this relate to issues like cardiovascular disease, digestive disorders and colon...

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ADM identifies key microbiome trends

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

Global nutrition company ADM has announced its top predictions for the fast-growing global microbiome market based on findings from its consumer insights platform, Outside Voice.

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Unilever research tie-up targets ‘mental wellbeing’ ingredients

By Katy Askew

Unilever is partnering with microbiome experts at Holobiome to identify food and beverage ingredients that could positively impact ‘mental wellbeing’ by targeting the gut-brain axis. Unilever Science and Technology manager Dr Simone Pyle tells FoodNavigator...

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Ginseng boosts attention and memory via the gut

By Nikki Hancocks

An American ginseng supplement can improve acute working memory and attention while chronic supplementation can improve cognition and mental fatigue, thanks largely to changes in the gut microbiome.