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Report Assesses Role for Human Microbiome in Health, Obesity

Posted January 10, 2014

The human microbiome, the collection of trillions of microbes living in and on the human body, is not random, and scientists believe that it plays a role in many basic life processes. As science continues to explore and better understand the role of the human microbiome.

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Plant polyphenols may modulate microbiota: In vitro study

Posted August 27, 2013

Bioactive compounds from black tea and grapes may help to modify the composition of our gut ecosystem, according to new research from Unilever scientists.

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Flu fighters: Natural ways to combat the flu this winter

Posted January 17, 2013

The flu season is upon us, and it’s a serious one this year. Many people are getting sick, and the numbers just keep going up. In some states, government officials have called for states of emergency to deal with the epidemic. All of this means that you need to be careful, and you should have on hand the right remedies in case you start to succumb to the first signs of flu.

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Manipulating the Microbiome Could Help Manage Weight

Posted August 27, 2012

Vaccines and antibiotics may someday join caloric restriction or bariatric surgery as a way to regulate weight gain, according to a new study focused on the interactions between diet, the bacteria that live in the bowel, and the immune system.

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IADSA Lays Out the Science in Support of Supplements for Micronutrient Adequacy

Posted April 30, 2012

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations this week released a scientific publication detailing the role of food supplements in ensuring micronutrient adequacy for vulnerable groups around the world.

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Micronutrient Supplementation May Improve Physical Performance in School-Age Children

Posted April 30, 2012

Study suggests that multiple micronutrient supplementation may be beneficial in improving micronutrient status and enhancing aerobic capacity and endurance in school-age children. 300 clinically healthy school-age children (7-10.5 y) were assessed in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial looking at the impact of a multi-micronutrient-fortified nutritional beverage on physical performance measures.

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Micronutrient Supplementation Cumulatively Increases Fetal Growth

Posted April 30, 2012

In a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial in Burkina Faso involving 1,056 single pregnancies, the odds of delivering a small-for-gestational age baby was reduced by 21% for each additional tertile of cumulative micronutrient intake (CMI), and this association was positively modified by gestational age at enrollment.

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Exposure to Micronutrients Pre-Pregnancy Associated With Gene Modifications in Offspring

Posted April 30, 2012

The offspring of women who were given micronutrient supplements (minerals needed in small quantities, such as iron, iodine and vitamin A) before they became pregnant had gene modifications at birth as well as when they were tested at 9 months.

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