Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology will soon embark on a trial to investigate if prebiotic supplementation can reduce anxiety levels in autistic children by acting on their gut microbiome.
High intake of folate, insoluble and soluble dietary fibre, carotene, iron, vitamin C and potassium has been associated with a lower risk of metabolic syndrome in a first-of-of its kind assessment of nutrient patterns in a Japanese population.
Biosciences firm Probiotics Australia has opened the country's first cGMP- and TGA-certified facility dedicated to probiotic API manufacturing, with an eye on expanding the use of probiotics in food for Chinese consumers.
UK firm OptiBiotix is looking to increase its APAC presence, with Food Standards and Safety Authority of India (FSSAI) approval the latest development in its expansion plans withits weight management product, SlimBiome.
Asahi-Nutifood — the joint-venture firm consisting of Asahi Group Foods and Vietnam Nutrition Food JSC (Nutifood) — has announced the launch of its new range of infant and maternal formula products for the Vietnamese market.