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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.

Yeast hydrolysate shows weight management potential in obese subjects: RCT

A hydrolysate from spent brewer’s yeast may help reduce body weight and fat levels in obese men and women, says a new human study from South Korea.

Poster deadline extended by one week to December 13

Probiota 2014: Poster proposal deadline extended

Probiota 2014 – the leading conference bridging the interface of academia and industry for cutting edge science about the prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome – has extended the call for...

Acai and brain health: Has study unlocked Amazonian fruit’s neuroprotective effects?

The potential brain health benefits of açai (Euterpe oleraceae Mart.) may be linked to an inhibition of the aggregation of beta-amyloid proteins, says a new study from Australia.

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UK herbal sector to feel (righteous) pain as THMPD enforcement kicks in for real?

The EU herbal products sector has come in with a mixed reaction to the UK MHRA announcement last week that the sell-through period for unregistered herbal medicines would finish on...

FAO backs dairy to raise nutrition among poorest people

Dairy products have an important role to play in improving nutritional levels among the world’s poorest people, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) says in a new book.

Benecol ahead of Unilever Pro-activ with bone-heart claims?

Benecol has expanded its plant stanol, cholesterol management-based health offering in the UK by adding vitamins that permit approved EU heart and bone health claims – a move analysts said...

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Researchers back zinc citrate bioavailability

A just published study has found zinc citrate is equal to zinc gluconate and higher than zinc oxide in terms of bodily intake, research that could help battle regional deficiencies...

Coffee polyphenols show heart health potential for healthy men: Study

Acute ingestion of polyphenols from coffee may improve the function of the cells lining blood vessels (endothelial cells), says a new study from Japan that supports the heart health benefits...

Increased omega-3 levels may boost behavior, attention, and literacy in ADHD children: Study

Increasing the levels of DHA and EPA omega-3s in red blood cells by dietary supplementation may improve attention, literacy, and behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says...

Special Edition: Botanicals

Any moment now… Is curcumin momentum building towards a tipping point?

It has been described as ‘one of the biggest-growing products in the botanical market right now’ and ‘the next omega-3’, so is the momentum building towards a tipping point for curcumin?  ...

Magnesium shows insulin benefits in non-diabetics: Study

Increased intakes of magnesium are associated with decreased metabolic biomarkers of insulin resistance in non-diabetics, says a new study.

Calcium and heart health: ‘Nutrition savvy dieticians do not recommend calcium in isolation’

Studies linking calcium intakes to heart concerns continue to be published, but studies showing no effects and even benefits can also be found in the literature, so what are the...

‘Important public health implications’: Meta-analysis supports lycopene’s blood pressure management potential

Supplements of lycopene, the antioxidant most commonly linked to tomatoes, may significantly reduce blood pressure, particularly for people with moderately elevated blood pressure, says a new meta-analysis.

Brain imaging shows that Bayer’s Berocca supplements may boost memory & processing

Multivitamin supplements may boost working memory and attentional processing, and adding guarana may enhance these effects further, says a new study with Bayer Healthcare’s Berocca Performance and Boost products.

Special edition: Brain boosting ingredients

Vitamin E: The ‘overlooked’ nutrient and its brain health benefits

With over 90% of Americans not consuming the RDA for vitamin E, and most people eating less than half of the RDA, there exists a significant opportunity to educate consumers...

French and Italians ink global cranberry supplements deal

Italian botanicals giant Indena will market a high-potency cranberry extract made by French firm Pharmatoka in global markets like South Korea, India and Russia, under a new alliance.

Dietary advice should be no different for those with diabetes, study finds

Dietary guidelines for those with diabetes should be the same as those for the general population – although the benefits of following a healthy diet are greater for diabetics, claim...

Probiotics (Bl-04) may reduce common cold risk in active adults: Clinical trial

Daily supplements of the probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis subsp lactis Bl-04 may reduce the risk of the common cold (upper respiratory tract infections or URTIs) in active adults, says a new study from Australia....

Sunsweet: Prunes are fashionable in Japan but face image problems in US

Prunes hold bakery promise in Japan because they are fashionable and highly regarded for digestive health properties, but there are challenges in the US given the fruit’s image problem, says...

Omega-3 supplements linked to younger biological age in older people

Supplements of omega-3s may slow cellular ageing in older people with mild cognitive impairment, according to results of a pilot randomized clinical trial

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AT GLANBIA'S KILKENNY PLANT

Glanbia: We’re gearing up to meet ‘unrelenting’ Asian dairy demand

Irish dairy giant Glanbia has pinpointed infant formula-hungry Asia as “a key market” as it continues its preparations for the abolition of the European Union (EU) milk quotas.

Research to prove that more food is not the solution to malnutrition

Despite two decades of increased agricultural productivity across the world, there has not been a corresponding drop in malnutrition rates. And now, two new multidisciplinary projects at the University of...

Nestlé lodges patent for lactoferrin diarrhoea supplement

Diarrhoea can be reduced via supplementation with milk protein, lactoferrin, according to a Nestlé patent published this month by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

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International Congress of Nutrition: Big food booed for coming…but rude not to?

Thousands of nutritionists gathered in Granada, Spain, last week for the 20th International Congress of Nutrition. It was a huge event with eight simultaneous streams of seminars over a full week....

Live from the 20th International Congress of Nutrition

Prof: 'GI can be more powerful obesity-fighting tool in Asia than the west'

Prebiotics and other fibres have a big role to play in curbing spiraling obesity, diabetic and pre-diabetic rates in emerging economies like India and China, according to one respected nutrition...

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