Tagged: infections

prebiotics and immunity

Prebiotics Reduce Colds and Flu

Researchers from the University of Florida have found that supplementation with galactooligosaccharides, a type of prebiotic, resulted in fewer days of colds and flu, and less intestinal upset in general. The study enlisted 427 healthy university students, and they were given either placebo,...

infections and micronutrients

Micronutrients Increase Immunity

Hospital nutritional researchers have discovered that micronutrient supplementation significantly increases immunity and decreases infections among people with type-2 diabetes. The research, carried out by the Department of Nutrition of Beijing’s PLA General Hospital, studied 196 type 2 diabetic outpatients, who were randomly divided...