Cognitive function

UK's OptiBiotix and Taiwan's Bened Biomedical unite for ‘psychobiotic’ expansion

The deal follow extensive research into the link between the brain and the gut microbiome. ©iStock

UK firm OptiBiotix has signed a deal with Taiwan-based probiotic research company Bened Biomedical, marking the former’s foray into the gut-brain axis area of microbiome research.

More manufacturers in APAC are working on formula that mimics human breast milk. ©iStock

APAC's on trend infant formula ingredients revealed as manufacturers drive digestive health benefits

The extract is said to boost glucose and fat metabolism. ©iStock

Black gold? Rhizome extract said to have anti-ageing and anti-diabetic effects

WATCH: Can saffron star in Japan? Supplement firm’s CEO on his personal mission to promote cognitive health benefits

WATCH: Can saffron star in Japan? Supplement firm’s CEO on his personal mission to promote cognitive health benefits

Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy affects learning and memory in adulthood. ©iStock

Prenatal vitamin A deficiency linked to cognitive dysfunction in adulthood: Chinese study

Neurotoxicity is a major concern for cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. ©iStock

Supplements inferior to prescription drug in treating chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity

Among those aged 65 and older, being overweight or obese was not significantly associated with increased all-cause mortality. ©iStock

Heart disease, stroke present highest mortality risk for elderly with high BMI: Singapore study

A statistically significant difference was observed in the communication domain at the fourth month. ©iStock

Perinatal fish oil consumption boosts communication domain in four-month-old infants: Trial

A dearth of dietary diversity is affecting the mental development of children in India. ©iStock

Lack of diverse diets affecting mental development of children in rural India

An Indian study has found that maternal vitamin D deficiency does not affect babies' cognitive function. ©iStock

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy does not affect babies’ cognitive function: Indian study

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