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.
Immature rice grains may contain ‘a remarkable amount of bioactive compounds’, giving them great potential for applications in nutraceutical foods, according to new research.
Danone Baby Nutrition’s new R&D centre in Singapore will facilitate cooperation with nutrition experts at universities and hospitals in the Asia Pacific region – and the exploration of factors that...
FrieslandCampina has announced details of a 12 month study into the health and nutrition of children in key regions of Southeast Asia, which it claims will deliver scientifically robust data...
Consuming highly salty foods may begin to impair the functioning of blood vessels within 30 minutes, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Consuming high levels of vitamin D and calcium for breakfast may increase fat oxidation rates and energy burning during the course of the day, says a new study from Australia.
Consumption of B vitamins during pregnancy does not increase the risk of allergy in the infants, says a new study from Japan that challenges previous findings.
Norwegian and Chinese researchers have committed to a five year study that may provide insights into the species feeding on the tiny omega-3 and phospholipid-rich crustaceans dwelling in the Antarctic.
A Medical Journal of Australia study has found blood folate levels have increased in the Australian population after mandatory folic acid fortification of bread products was introduced in September, 2009.
A new rat study has added to the evidence that Caralluma fibriata extract can suppress appetite and help with slimming.
Enzymotec has won a patent in Australia for its blend of phosphatidylserine (PS) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
India’s Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd., a supplier of herbal ingredients, has obtained GMP certification from NSF International, with the manufacturing facility reported to be compliant with NSF/ANSI Standard 173, Section...
Health experts in China have defended iron-fortified soy sauce as an effective and safe way to reduce anemia after claims emerged that it could cause cancer and other health problems.
As the need for scientific support for potential health claims for healthy foods increases, India is leveraging its pharmaceutical expertise to take a bite of the functional foods pie.
China is to monitor the nutritional status of its population, with the Ministry of Health focussing on nutritional deficiencies and excesses, according to the People's Daily Online.
Cartoon role models and direct experience of fruit and vegetables in a classroom setting may markedly improve consumption levels amongst children, according to a Thai study.
Higher intake of both soluble and insoluble dietary fibers may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease amongst Japanese men and women, according to a new study.
Lonza has confirmed that its planned vitamin B3 production expansion will occur in China, where the firm expects a double digit surge in demand for the ingredient in coming years.
Global omega-3 DHA leader Martek Biosciences Corporation has launched its life'sDHA ingredient in China after signing a five-year deal with local dairy, Mengniu.
Scientists in the employ of an Australian government scientific research body have developed plant prototypes genetically modified to boost their omega-3 content beyond alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
The penetration of Asian markets by functional ingredients manufacturers continues apace with the launch of a juice containing cholesterol lowering plant sterols and stanols in the Philippines.
The Indian government is aiming to establish guidelines for probiotic products by the January 2010, the Third India Probiotic Symposium in New Delhi has heard.
A new partnership with chemical group Solvay will enable the distribution of a low dosage prebiotic food ingredient with multiple food and drink applications within Europe, the Middle East and...
Global CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) leader, Cognis, has won a category-first novel foods approval to use its weight management ingredient in Chinese functional foods and dietary supplements.
Distribution of probiotic one-shot drinks is broadening in India, with a major push occurring in cities like Mumbai, as disposable Indian incomes rise, and more people take an interest in...
Regular milk has won a vote of support for its general safety after the New Zealand government backed a European assessment that found no concerns about the A1 casein forms...