Feijoa and blackberry help reduce inflammation
Feijoa and blackberry are two fruits with a strong anti-inflammatory effect that could help people with inflammatory diseases, according to recent research from the University of Auckland.
The research into treatments for inflammatory bowel disease, published in the journal Nutrients, investigated the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of 12 fruits.
Participants invited to help nutrigenomics studies
Men and women are invited to participate in several nutrition-related intervention studies to be carried out in Auckland this year.
Scientists, doctors and a growing number of the public have been aware for some time that good nutrition is more than a “one size fits all” approach. Our genetic makeup can affect how we respond to foods and beverages.
An Asia-Pacific group will be established at the International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics (ISNN) conference in the Gold Coast in May, recognising the extent of interest and expertise in this part of the world. Nutrigenomics NZ will be well represented at this meeting with confirmed presentations from Lynn Ferguson and Matthew Barnett.
Nutrigenomics scientists named in food sector top 100
Nutrigenomics New Zealand team members Lynn Ferguson, Daryl Rowan and Nicole Roy have been named in the top 100 people contributing to the New Zealand food and beverage sector by NZ Food Technology magazine.
Dissection on a small scale leads to an important publication
A paper by Dr Anna Russ and co-authors describing laser microdissection of inflamed colon tissue has been published in the high-impact PLoS One journal.