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Scientists link poor nutrition with chronic diseases for first time

Australia-China

Scientists link poor nutrition with chronic diseases for first time

By Richard Whitehead

International research involving the University of Adelaide has shown for the first time that poor nutrition, including a lack of fruit, vegetables and whole grains, is associated with the development of several chronic diseases over time.

Scientists hit back at multivit study for ignoring decades of research

Australia

Scientists hit back at multivit study for ignoring decades of research

By RJ Whitehead

With the argument over the pros and cons of multivitamin use raging in Australia following the publication of a series of contradictory studies on the subject, the Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia has welcomed a printed response by four leading...

Scientists make brain breakthrough with long-term omega-3 potential

Singapore

Scientists make brain breakthrough with long-term omega-3 potential

By RJ Whitehead

While research suggests the DHA omega-3 fatty acid is good for the brain, little has been understood about how it is absorbed. But now a new study by researchers in Singapore seems to have identified a transporter protein that is used to carry DHA from...

Researcher hopes emu oil may cut bowel cancer

Australia

Researcher hopes emu oil may cut bowel cancer

By RJ Whitehead

A Perth-based researcher is conducting groundbreaking research to investigate whether emu oil can be taken orally to treat bowel diseases that can lead to the onset of bowel cancer.

Spockumentary: MicroWarriors explores probiotics and the human microbiome in highly logical detail

Exclusive documentary preview: MicroWarriors Special edition

MicroWarriors: Exploring probiotic power (and the powers that be)

By Shane STARLING

NutraIngredients went to LA recently to question two leading probiotic academics about probiotics and the microbiome and which we present exclusively here. The interviews form part of a new documentary to be narrated by Leonard Nimoy, better known as...

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Scientists SUGGEST USING COFFEE AS 'THERAPEUTIC AGENT'

Two cups of coffee a day keep deadly liver cirrhosis at bay

By Ben BOUCKLEY

Scientists say coffee could be used to treat liver cirrhosis, after finding that drinking two or more cups per day cut death risk by 66% among Chinese subjects when the disease was caused by non-viral hepatitis.

Frutarom jumps into the omega-3 sea

Frutarom jumps into the omega-3 sea

The health division of Swiss ingredients player Frutarom has launched omega-3s for the first time with the company noting their potential in heart, brain and eye health along with inflammation and general well-being.

Time to renovate your probiotic toolbox? IPA workshop explores how

IPA World Congress, May 9-11 2014, Athens, Greece

Time to renovate your probiotic toolbox? IPA workshop explores how

By Shane STARLING

Companies that manufacture probiotic products can learn much from other fast-moving-consumer-good (FMCG) firms like shower gel, pharmaceutical and smoothie makers in NPD, an expert says.

Combining natural extracts that promote weight-loss in cereals holds opportunities, says Datamonitor

DIGGING INTO INNOVATION & NPD WITH DATAMONITOR CONSUMER

Green tea cereal: The next big nutritional punch at breakfast

By Kacey Culliney

Green tea has migrated from hot drinks into other foods over the years but has particular promise in breakfast cereal where manufacturers can pack nutritional punch into weight-loss products, says a Datamonitor researcher.

Photo Credit: Allow Golden Rice Now

What do the eco heretics mean for GM golden rice?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Dr Patrick Moore – Greenpeace founding member and GM defector – represents a fear that lurks in the heart of all ideologists: Am I on the right side of the fence? Am I the goodie or the baddie? 

Professor Gregor Reid will chair Probiota 2014 in Amsterdam on February 4-5. Expect to be challenged...

“I get personal because they [EFSA] get personal to me"

Fed up: Probiotic research veteran issues global call to action

Veteran probiotic researcher professor Gregor Reid is not a happy man. It’s time the probiotic community fought back against those forces that have for too long denied a perfectly valid body of nutrition science in the form of commercial claims. It’s...

Will you join the likes of Bayer Consumer Care, Bifodan, Capsugel, Cargill, Danisco, the European Scientific League for Probiotics, Jarrow Formulas, Johnson & Johnson, Lonza, Merck, P&G and Yakult at Probiota 2014?

Probiota 2014, February 4-5, Amsterdam

Probiota 2014: The ultimate pre- and probiotic science-business blend

By Shane STARLING

Probiota 2014 – relocated from Brussels to Amsterdam and organised by NutraIngredients – will bring together the finest scientific and commercial minds operating in the pre- and probiotic sector in a 2-day, 2-stream event.

BRIC boom: “Even faster growth is expected to take place in 2013...”

BRIC healthy dairy boom blooms; Europe down but not doomed

By Shane STARLING

Brazil, Russia, India, China – as well as Mexico – are the fastest growing markets for functional dairy products, according to a Euromonitor International presentation given last week at the Healthy and Functional Dairy event.

Probiota 2012 probiotic conference extends poster deadline

Poster deadline extended by one week to December 13

Probiota 2014: Poster proposal deadline extended

By Nathan Gray

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 proposals for its poster sessions by one week to Friday 13th...

Euromonitor: “It’s an interesting development where the brand is clearly focused on targeting the ageing population in its key region – Western Europe.”

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

By Shane STARLING

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 should resonate with older consumers and give rival pro-activ...

Zinc citrate: “a useful alternative for preventing zinc deficiency

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Researchers back zinc citrate bioavailability

By Shane STARLING

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 and conditions like diarrhea.

Australia and NZ add to OxyElite Pro’s global woes

Australia and NZ add to OxyElite Pro’s global woes

By Shane Starling

Australia and New Zealand have jointly issued a warning against pre-workout sports supplement OxyElite Pro following its links to an outbreak of acute non-viral hepatitis in Hawaii that killed one person and affected 29.

Asia leads the way in food and drink brain health-based products

Special Edition: Brain-boosting ingredients

Global brain health market pushing $2bn mark as Asia and supplements shine

By Shane Starling

Sales of brain health boosting food supplements like omega-3s, the B vitamin group, vitamin C and phosphatidylserine are driving the category toward sales of €2bn globally, even as brain-boosting foods and beverages have endured a flat period.

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