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Food and health are intrinsically linked, but we still have much to learn about the precise effects of nutrients on humans as well as optimal intake, bioavailability, and appropriate delivery formats.

‘Great economical and clinical benefit’: Garlic is an ‘effective and safe approach’ for BP management, says meta-analysis

Dietary supplements with garlic (Allium sativum) may beneficially affect blood pressure for hypertensives, says a meta-analysis of 7 randomized controlled trials.

Green algae combo may counter obesity-linked metabolic changes: Study

A mixture of green algae extracts may lower body fat and improve lean mass in rats fed a high carbohydrate, high fat diet, says new study.

Harmonised Southeast Asia regulation complete by end of year

The Alliance for Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) harmonised health supplement framework will be up and running by the end of the year after over ten years in the making. ...

Grub’s up as FAO tweets insect infographic

Putting insects on a plate is the subject of a new infographic posted on the social networking site Twitter by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, as pressure mounts to make...

‘Vitamin E helps preserve and protect our fat heads!’: NIH funded study shows role of vitamin E for brain health

Vitamin E may help maintain levels of DHA in the brain, says a new study with zebrafish funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Kiwifruit-derived supplements may boost bowel health for healthy people: RCT data

Daily consumption of supplements containing kiwifruit-derived nutritional ingredients may increase bowel movements in healthy individuals, says a new study from New Zealand.

Eating eggs linked to lower diabetes risk, says study

Eating four eggs a week could lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in men, a study has claimed.

Looking into the food future at Food Vision 2015

Is personalised nutrition about to go public in a big way?

Nutrigenomics – the idea of optimising nutrition via individualised and/or pooled genetic data – is one that has long promised to revolutionise how we eat – not to mention keeping...

April 8, 14:00 CET: Experts debate hot issues in NutraIngredients omega-3 forum

Omega-3 hits €25bn but can it keep growing?

Are omega-3 fisheries really under threat? How many functional foods have cracked omega-3 blockbuster status? How is the sector recovering from the ‘Brasky effect’? How are developing markets developing? How...

Olive oil polyphenol backed for selective anti-cancer potential

A phenolic compound known as oleocanthal can selectively kill cancerous cells while leaving healthy cells intact, say researchers, who suggest their novel findings may explain why olive oil is linked...

Can fermented kimchi alter the gut microbiota and influence metabolism?

Consuming fermented kimchi, a source of lactobacilli, may alter the composition of bacterial populations in the gut and affect metabolic pathways for obese women, says a new study from Korea.

Special Edition: Global Feed Regulation

‘Reforms release a pressure valve of red tape’ - Australian feed sector awaits additive gold rush

Australian feed manufacturers are expecting a glut of feed additives to enter the market following on from a decision to remove any registration requirements for such products in an effort...

Would consumers eat animals fed on insect protein?

An EU-funded project is conducting a survey to find out if consumers feel comfortable eating animals that have been fed on insect protein.

Dutch feed player expands production capacity in Vietnam

De Heus, in its strategy to be a leading player in the Vietnamese feed sector, continues to enhance its production capacity in that Asian country, with construction of its seventh feed...

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Regulation of complementary medicines needs a 'right-touch' approach

The modern processed products industry that is complementary medicines today does not want no regulation, but can see opportunities from deregulation. 

FAO Bangalore Report 'very positive step' towards affirming DIAAS method: Volac

The Bangalore Report, the latest FAO assessment of the DIAAS protein quality measurement method, is a “very positive step” towards replacing PDCAAS, says Volac.

Vitamin D may prevent inflammation behind type 2 diabetes and clogged arteries

Vitamin D may play an important role in preventing the inflammation that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis, according to research in mice.

Special Edition: Beauty from within

Nature’s Bounty: 'Women’s health and beauty is a growth category for our brand'

With its recently launched Hair, Skin and Nails Challenge, Nature’s Bounty is seeing growth in the beauty-from-within category and women’s health.

Special edition: Beauty from within

Nutricosmetics: ‘US market holds great potential but a few challenges must be overcome’, say suppliers

New product launches containing collagen – the majority with a “beauty from within” positioning – have grown an eye-watering 250% in just four years, with Japan offering plenty of delivery...

Special edition: Beauty from within

The science of nutricosmetics: ‘Not all collagen ingredients are created equal’

Collagen ingredients are driving much of the growth in the global nutricosmetics market, which is predicted to reach US$7.4bn by 2020, but how much science is there to substantiate the...

Folic acid may help reduce stroke risk: 5-year study

A combination of folic acid and the medication enalapril may be more effective in reducing the risk of stroke in adults with hypertension than the medication alone, according to large-scale research...

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Veggie diet can reduce colorectal cancer risk rate (in some Christians): Study

Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA)-published research has found vegetarian Seventh-day Adventist men and women have a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer than meat eating folks from the same religion....

Glico builds endurance sports science for Cluster Dextrin ingredient

Formulating sports nutrition products with a highly branched cyclic dextrin may combat the onset of stress factors induced during exhaustive physical activity, says a study from Japan.

Food Vision sneak peeks - Cannes, March 18-20

Ex-World Cup sports scientist: Best carb-protein blend is 3:1

Protein was once thought necessary to fuel sporting activity but evolving research has shown it is better for muscle recovery and short chain carbohydrates (sugars) are the accepted fuel tools....

New prebiotic may boost flu vaccine effects in the elderly: Study

Supplements containing a combination of a new prebiotic called bifidogenic growth stimulator (BGS) and an established prebiotic (galactooligosaccharide) may enhance the effects of the flu vaccine, says a new study...