Gut Microbiota

Purple potatoes may combat the effects of environmental pollutants

Purple potatoes may combat the effects of environmental pollutants

By Asia Sherman

Purple potatoes protected against disruption of short-chain fatty acid production and gut microbiota brought on by toxic PCB chemicals in a simulated human digestion model, according to a recent study led by McGill University researchers.

Prof backs GI to battle obesity in Asia

Live from the 20th International Congress of Nutrition

Prof: 'GI can be more powerful obesity-fighting tool in Asia than the west'

By Shane Starling in Granada, Spain

Prebiotics and other fibres have a big role to play in curbing spiraling obesity, diabetic and pre-diabetic rates in emerging economies like India and China, according to one respected nutrition academic here at the ICN in Granada.