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Waste not want not: Why more needs to be done to maximise the functional food potential of by-products

The functional food and nutraceutical opportunities offered by agricultural waste products in developing countries are not being fully exploited, meaning vital nutrients that could be of immense health and economic...

Rice bran cereals could get antioxidant boost from Assam tea fortification

Rice bran cereals can be fortified with Assam tea extract (ATE) to boost its antioxidant properties without sacrificing taste and texture, states a new study.

Student’s start-up supplement bars help reduce anaemia in Indian women

A fortified iron supplement bar given to women in and around Mumbai reduced anaemia with no reported side effects, according to a study by Duke University researchers and collaborators in...

Finding the fish: Rethinking nutrition amid modern diets

In a perfect world you would get all the omega-3s you need by eating fish, but less than 10% of Australian adults consume the required level of fish regularly, writes Gerald...

HIV: Patients reveal the therapeutic foods and supplements they want

Ready-to-eat therapeutic foods designed to boost the nutritional status of people with HIV in Thailand should contain clear health claims, be manufactured in a soft, or liquid form, and be...

New study boosts use of thiamine fortified fish sauce to tackle beriberi

Further evidence has been published showing how fortified fish sauce is being used in Cambodia to help tackle thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency and the associated disease beriberi in babies.

Green tea extract an ‘effective treatment’ for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Study

Treatment with green tea extract (GTE) has been found to reduce hepatic inflammation in mice with the fatty liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Orange peel extract from Xinhui and Sichuan boast 'best' anti-inflammatory properties, study finds

Obtaining dried citrus peel (chenpi) from mandarins or tangerines grown in Sichuan or Xinhui in China can provide potentially superior benefits in nutraceuticals and functional foods compared to conventional sources,...

Vital role of Vitamin D in improving gut flora and preventing metabolic syndrome revealed in new research

Scientists have discovered that vitamin D deficiency is necessary for metabolic syndrome caused by a high-fat diet to progress in mice.

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How Australia’s omega-3 map will feed frenzied fatty acid research

“We are building it while we’re flying it,” says William Harris, the distinguished American omega-3 researcher, of a mapping project to find out the true level of omega-3s in Australians’...

Can Asia rival Latin America as the world’s fortified food hotspot?

The demand for ‘clean label’ products, especially in North America and Europe, is continuing to affect consumers’ acceptance of fortified foods, meaning manufacturers should focus their efforts on Asia, Latin...

'Alarming' rates of iron deficiency in Australian Indigenous children, study finds

A study of school children in a Northern Territory Indigenous community has found that around half are iron-deficient, leading researchers to claim it is a major public health problem.

Probiotics have a ‘positive effect’ on stress and anxiety: Meta-analysis

Probiotics consumption may have advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Four-out-of-five Indian women have vitamin D deficiency

A four-year survey from India shows that 75-80% of women have inadequate vitamin D levels in their blood. 

UN: Bangladesh must boost protein intake to fight stunted growth

As Bangladesh grapples with the problem of stunted growth in children, a United Nations expert has called for a boost in animal protein consumption to tackle the crisis.

Australian oats study provides hope of boosting cholesterol-fighting properties of other cereals

Researchers have identified a new mechanism for how oats reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood stream, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease.

India’s new functional food and supplements rules: The key requirements every firm needs to know

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued its long-awaited rules for functional foods and supplements – publishing a 79-page set of criteria on its website.

Iron deficiency more prevalent in Australia than people think

One-in-ten non-pregnant young women in Australia have an iron deficiency, which is also estimated to be highly prevalent in indigenous communities, researchers say.

Milk containing only A2 protein doubles disease-fighting antioxidant GSH: Study

Cow's milk containing only A2 protein has been shown to increase the antioxidant glutathione (GSH) that may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power. 

'Great probiotic potential': Korean soy sauce contains bacterial strains with commercial promise

Three bacterial strains isolated from traditional Korean soy sauce show commercial potential as probiotics and starter cultures, say researchers.

China supplements market uncovered (part two): Which health claims can entice Chinese citizens?

Analysis of the top 20 claims of new health supplement launches in China between 2014-16 shows products targeting female and seniors are on the rise, with claims related to bone,...

DSM and China firm By-Health seal deal for CVD collaboration

DSM has sealed a strategic collaboration agreement with Chinese supplement firm By-Health to develop new cardiovascular health products containing tomato extract ingredient Fruitflow.

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Malnutrition affecting child cancer treatment in India

Young cancer patients in Delhi, India, will soon get nutritional support from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as part of their treatment regime.

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Fonterra New Zealand innovation award for infant nutrition studies

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has welcomed an Innovation Award received by Fonterra at the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016 for its research in infant nutrition.

Kids with vitamin D deficiency more likely to develop asthma: 10-year study

Children with vitamin D deficiency are more likely to develop asthma, a 10-year study of children in Perth, Australia, has discovered.

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