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Industry voice: In defense of nutritional medical devices in the EU

Since 2008 the severity of the EU’s health claim laws has seen many firms seek other avenues to back claims – the EU’s medical devices legal avenue being one of them. Amsterdam-based Maikel Hendriks, the CEO of Medical Brands, examines the controversial, commercially lucrative claims pathway…

Special edition: healthy ageing

Protein, leucine and muscle wasting: ‘It’s an on/off switch, not a dimmer’

Protein and leucine may be a useful tool in tackling muscle wasting, but if individuals are already consuming enough of the nutrients, supplementation may not have much impact, according to a researcher.

Ladislav Miko tipped as acting SANCO head, following chief resignation

The position of head of the directorate general for health and consumers (DG SANCO) will likely pass to Czech environmental politician Ladislav Miko following the resignation of Paola Testori Coggi, according to the European Commission.

Supply problems with Peruvian anchovy could create opportunity for alternative marine omega-3 sources

The closure of the upcoming fishing season in Peru will have a generally positive effect on the suppliers of other niche omega-3 marine ingredients, sources say.  But it is more complex than a mere commodity relationship in which scarcity in one source creates heightened demand in another.

Special edition: Healthy Aging

Quality of life, aging with grace, and sleep: Experts give insights into ‘healthy aging’

Healthy aging, anti-aging, the quest for a fountain of youth: The desire to stay young for as long as possible has accompanied humans throughout civilization, but what does healthy aging look like in a modern sense?

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DG SANCO chief resigns after disciplinary inquiry

DG SANCO chief resigns following ‘sober’ disciplinary inquiry

Director general of the European Commission’s Health and Consumers unit (DG SANCO), Paola Testori Coggi, has resigned...

HFMA court hearing in the case against EU health claims regulation

HFMA awaits EU health claims verdict after court hearing

The UK Health Food Manufacturers' Association (HFMA) appeal against the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR)...

Insight: How 100 trillion bacteria in your gut help to keep you healthy
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Insight: How 100 trillion bacteria in your gut help to keep you healthy

I am one of many scientists around the world whose work involves studying an ecosystem of diverse...

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market
Special edition: Healthy ageing

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional...

GSK-MaxiNutrition loses protein health claims appeal

GSK-MaxiNutrition loses protein health claims appeal

Sir Hayden Phillips, the man tasked with performing ‘independent reviews’ of UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) rulings,...

Healthy ageing comes of age: Free forum is next week

Healthy ageing comes of age: Free forum is next week

Next Tuesday NutraIngredients is proud to host our first healthy ageing forum, an hour long online discussion...