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Giant confronting omega-3, vitamin E challenges

DSM nutrition profits dip 7% in 2014

Pricing and sector market challenges, currency fluctuations and some stiff economic headwinds have contributed to 2014 full-year EBITDA profits sliding 7% for the world’s biggest nutrient player, DSM.

Probiotic strain counting: New method proposed at Probiota

A new method of quantifying probiotic content in products promises greater accuracy and efficiency, according to emerging research.

Curcumin may improve cholesterol levels for people with MetS: Study

Daily supplements of curcumin, the yellow pigment from turmeric, may help slash LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study from Taiwan.

Cochrane review should ‘end all the debates on chondroitin’s efficacy for osteoarthritis’

Chondroitin sulfate is safe and efficacious for improving pain and functional capacity in people with osteoarthritis, says a new review from the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration.

Grape seed flour’s metabolic benefits linked to gut changes: Study

Supplements containing Chardonnay grape seed flour may beneficially alter the gut microbiota and their metabolic processes, says a new study with hamsters.

GM folate rice could help tackle neural tube defects, say researchers

Rice metabolically engineered to be rich in folates could help alleviate associated health problems of folate deficiency, according to researchers.

Clinical trial supports BLIS M18’s oral health benefits

Lozenges containing Streptococcus salivarius M18, branded as BLIS M18, for 30 days resulted in significant improvements in multiple measures of periodontal health, says a new study from India.

EFSA rejects white kidney weight loss appeal; firm points to ‘procedural stickling’

Malaysian pharma-nutra firm InQpharm is taking positives from its white kidney bean extract, weight management health claim rejection at the hands of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

First EU edible insect food safety guide published

Food safety guidelines for insects destined for human consumption have been created for the first time in response to their likelihood of becoming widely consumed in Europe.

Fucoidan boost performance and slows tiring during exercise: Mouse data

Dietary supplementation with fucoidan from seaweed may delay fatigue during fatigue and boost overall endurance, says a new study from Taiwan.

Carotenoid from green algae shows ‘potent’ anti-fat activity

A carotenoid from green algae called siphonaxanthin may inhibit the development of fat cells and the build-up of fat in fat tissue, suggests new research from Japan. The compound could...

Could the future of type-2 diabetes treatment be prescription diets?

In the future doctors could prescribe low calorie diets to reverse type-2 diabetes, not tablets and surgery, according to one scientist conducting a 5-year study on such a strategy.

Special Edition: Blood Sugar Management

Evidence continues to bolster polyphenols' blood sugar management story despite murky mode of action

Although the mechanism of action is somewhat unclear, polyphenols have a solid and growing body of research backing their effect on the regulation of blood sugar levels, experts say.

Opinion

On the spike: The curious case of a contaminated sports supplement

‘Don’t take sports supplements, they can’t be trusted’ was the takeaway message from Welsh track stars Rhys Williams and Gareth Warburton after the recent UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) tribunal agreed steroids...

Hot topic

Join the free FoodNavigator-Asia infant nutrition forum on Wednesday

On Wednesday, January 21 FoodNavigator-Asia will be holding its first free online forum under the banner "Red flags and white gold: Marketing infant formula in Asia-Pacific". Join us as a panel...

Vitamin D may enhance exercise benefits for type-2 diabetics: Study

Combining vitamin D supplements and circuit training may trim belly fat levels and improve blood lipid profiles in elderly women with low D levels and type-2 diabetes.

Sabinsa raises forecasts for curcumin as new formulas, dosage forms, and breakthrough science expand the opportunities

2014 was a great year for curcumin, and Sabinsa is expecting an even better 2015 with new data from a randomized clinical trial showing the ingredient’s ability to lower blood...

Coming to Probiota 2015 - February 3-5, Amsterdam

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

Self-styled 'germvangelist' and microbiologist Jason Tetro says the probiotic industry is obsessed with technicalities and needs to venture back in time to access the innate, holistic power of probiotics.

Fertility food supplement targets older couples

An Israeli firm has debuted ‘his, her’s and theirs’ food supplements aimed at boosting the fertility of ageing couples who want children - the chances of pregnancy drop to as...

Garlic supplements effective for blood pressure management: Meta-analysis

Dietary supplements with garlic (Allium sativum) may beneficially affect blood pressure, especially for hypertensives, says a meta-analysis of 17 randomized controlled trials.

"We hope to develop a pill for fexaramine within 24 to 36 months to try in humans."

Satiety pill shows metabolic syndrome potential: Mice study

The mainstream press has latched onto a mouse study that shows a bile-controlling, gut restricted pharma intervention can mimic food intake and therefore potentially be an obesity beater. But could...

Tomato juice may slash waist size & inflammatory markers for young women

A daily glass of tomato juice for eight weeks has a direct effect on waist circumference, cholesterol, and markers of inflammation in generally healthy young women, says a new study...

GLG Life Tech unveils new stevia variety with higher natural Reb A content

GLG Life Tech Corporation has announced another milestone in its effort to breed new cultivars of the stevia plant. The company has developed a variety that expresses higher levels of...

Review of the year

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic...

Soapbox

Finding right omega 3 and 6 ratio is key to protecting cell membranes

While many people are eager to rid themselves of as much fat as possible, there is still one part of the body really should contain a large quantity of it....