Nutrient composition

Free aromatic amino acids in egg yolk show antioxidant properties

Abstract Laying hens are known to be able to “bio-convert” health-promoting components from the diet into eggs. Wheat and corn are important sources of antioxidant phenolics in the human diet. Given the fact that wheat and corn are major feed ingredients of laying hens in Canada, the...

Assessment of the UK iodine status: a National Survey

The UK population may now be iodine-deficient, warranting a full review and evidence-based recommendations to safeguard public health, according to new research. Iodised salt has helped to reduce iodine deficiency globally, but is not currently used in the UK. The findings, presented at...

Is protein intake associated with bone mineral density in young women?

Background The range of protein intakes for optimizing bone health among premenopausal women is unclear. Protein is a major constituent of bone, but acidic amino acids may promote bone resorption. Objective The objective was to examine cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between...

Egg protein as a source of power, strength and energy

High-quality proteins make a valuable contribution to the synthesis and maintenance of muscle and indirectly to the regulation of blood glucose levels, thus contributing to power, strength, and energy. Eggs have traditionally been used as the standard of comparison for measuring protein...