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Don't be fooled by yogurt claims, only ‘clinically documented’ probiotics can offer health benefits, says scientist

Consumers are being led to believe that many yogurts contain probiotic strains beneficial to their health, but that is not always the case, according to CHR Hansen principal scientist, Mirjana...

Mycoprotein reduces hunger and diabetes risk in overweight people

Eating mycoprotein could reduce appetite and risk of diabetes in overweight people, new research suggests.

Guest Article

Navigating complex global rules for soft drinks

For soft drink and fruit juice manufacturers looking to expand into new geographies, understanding global regulations is vital. However, this is no mean feat.

Halal range launches with 16 lines on Amazon Fresh

Haloodies, the halal food brand aimed at millennial Muslims, has launched 16 lines with Amazon Fresh.

Not so fast: First fasting supplement takes cautious approach to claims

Start-up Nowrish has launched the first fasting supplement - a mix of vitamins, minerals and herbs formulated to support the body’s cleansing, immune, digestive and energy production systems during periods...

Study supports cranberry + probiotics combination for anti-UTI benefits

A combination of proanthocyanidins (c-PAC) derived from cranberries with select probiotic strains may reduce the invasiveness of Escherichia coli, and help protect against urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Sector to grow 40% by 2020

The world’s unquenchable thirst for energy drinks

Global sales of energy drinks hit €38.2 billion last year and will be worth €53.4bn in 2020 according to Euromonitor International, even as regulatory winds blow ill beneath the sector's wings. 

DHA may beat EPA for anti-inflammatory action, but ‘don’t tilt your odds to favor one omega-3 over another’, says expert

The anti-inflammatory potential of omega-3 fatty acids may lie more with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) than eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), says a new study from Laval University in Quebec.

Supplement halts and reverses cognitive decline: Mouse study

A multi-ingredient food supplement has shown anti-ageing properties that may reduce brain cell loss.

Pakistan cuts duty for meat industry equipment

The Pakistan government has reduced custom duty on machinery imports used in the livestock and meat industry from 5% to 2% to encourage investment in the meat industry.


Supplements can stop fathers from passing on malnutrition to offspring

Australian researchers have found that malnourished fathers can prevent passing on poor health to children by taking antioxidant and vitamin supplements before conceiving.

Sea buckthorn compounds show eye health support

Proanthocyanidins (PACs) from sea buckthorn seeds may protect retinas from harmful light effects, says a new study.

Antioxidant therapy: Could polyphenols reverse endothelial dysfunction in diabetics?

Polyphenols present a promising approach to restoring normal endothelial function in people with diabetes, according to a review calling for more research on this potential ‘antioxidant therapy’.

Changing supply chain

Interconnected diets: Two thirds of crops we consume are result of ‘food globalisation’

'Foreign' crops dominate national food consumption patterns and farming practices, according to new research that finds nearly 70% of fruit, vegetables, legumes and grains in an average country's diet originate...

Archive Article of the Week

Consumer confidence, transparency & innovation: What's going on in the dietary supplements industry?

Schneiderman, McCaskill, Cohen, Frontline… it’s been blow after blow for the dietary supplements industry, so you have to ask if consumer confidence and trust in the products have been affected....

Cellular data: Study suggests role for vitamin K2 in regulating inflammation

Vitamin K2 could block the production of pro-inflammatory molecules by human white blood cells, according to a new in vitro study.

Protein bars to gummies: New supplement product launches in June

Three new gummies by Jarrow Formulas hint at the popularity of the candy-like delivery format, while pastry-like protein bars by sports nutrition brand Cellucor further confirm America's sweet tooth. Another...

Tart cherry supplements may speed recovery and boost performance: Study

Short-term supplementation with Montmorency Tart Cherry powder may reduce inflammatory stress and increase performance in aerobically trained individuals, says a new study.

Pakistan launches its biggest halal plant

Pakistan’s largest conglomerate, the Fauji Group, has launched the country’s biggest halal abattoir, meat processing and exporting unit near Port Qasim, Karachi.


Edible insects: Let’s look at what’s on the menu

In these early days of edible insects going global, it is still unclear which products will stand out and make their way to the mainstream. The ideas popping out of...

Study vets TeaCrine dose, finds positive results on energy, focus and mood

Compound Solutions continues to build the science backing for its TeaCrine ingredient with the release of a two-part study that showed improved concentration, energy and mood.

Perspectives on Africa and Asia: Understanding these growing beer markets

Both Africa and Asia offer opportunities for beer brands: but neither market can be tackled with a ‘one size fits all’ approach.  

Sensible? First supplement for smokers hits UK market

As the first supplement targeting smokers goes on sale in the UK, its maker is confident that sound scientific formulation will ensure the potentially controversial multivitamin complex stands up to...

Call for EU action plan as firms shirk responsibility on soy

The EU needs a deforestation action plan after a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) analysis of the bloc’s largest food companies showed many are using consumer ignorance to dodge...

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2016

Review: B vitamins, the brain (& deficiencies)

B vitamins play a significant role in cognitive performance and neurological functioning but deficiencies are common in too many populations, a Vitafoods Europe congress has been told.

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