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12 Jul 2018 --- Consuming chicory root fibers can bring important health benefits to kindergarten children aged three to six years, according to research by Professor Tamás Decsi and Szminoetta Lohner at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pécs, Hungary. Previous studies have demonstrated a strengthening of the natural defense system in infants and children between birth and two years of age. However, this is the first time this evidence has been established for this age group.
25 May 2018 --- Protein supplementation is finding its way into an ever-increasing range of formats, with on-the-go snacks and “bite-size” in particular seeing tremendous growth. However, new research by nutrition experts at Purdue University has shown that people looking to manage their weight with strength-training and protein supplements should consume their supplementation during a meal.
23 Jan 2018 --- Researchers at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland have developed a new indicator for assessing active aging. The indicator is called the University of Jyväskylä Active Aging Scale (UJACAS). Active aging refers to having initiative and doing things the aging person considers important. The indicator consists of a series of questions, which can be presented either in an interview or as a questionnaire. A score describing active aging is calculated based on the responses.