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Can the rise of medical foods tackle ‘unsustainable’ public healthcare costs?

Dr Paul Clayton: “We can’t afford the burdens of disease we have already so the projected increases lead to bankruptcy.”

Pharmaceutical-reliant public healthcare systems are unsustainably expensive and governments around the world know it, but can medical foods go part way to breaching the gap and delivering real savings? Panellists at a recent NutraIngredients-hosted debate concluded that yes they can…

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Low dose omega-3s and sterols effective for triglyceride and cholesterol reductions: Unilever study

A combination of low dose omega-3s and plant sterols can effectively reduce both cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with elevated cholesterol levels, says a new study that should allay fears over omega-3s negating the effects of sterols.

Diet could enhance immunity among the elderly: Researchers

Proper nutrition could strengthen immunity in older age and thus prevent diseases, according to two recent UK studies.

Sports Nutrition 2014 delivers business ammunition

It’s free, jammed full of sports nutrition sector insights – and it’s just days away: Sports Nutrition 2014 .

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Junk food could reduce appetite for healthier balanced diet from FoodNavigator.com

A diet of ‘junk food’ not only increases weight gain, but could also lead to changes in food preference that include a loss of appetite for a balanced diet, according to new research in rats.

Government’s hospital food standards ‘woefully inadequate’ from FoodManufacture.co.uk

A new set of mandatory standards for healthier food in NHS hospitals have been described as “woefully inadequate” by the Campaign for Better Hospital Food.

Green Endeavor CEO: I’m an eco-industrialist; upscaling ‘green’ is simple from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Bakers can take simple steps to go green by switching to eco-friendly cleaning products and it's surprising it hasn't happened already, says the CEO of Green Endeavor.

Natra takes out $33m loan after cocoa prices hit chocolate business from ConfectioneryNews.com

Natra has secured credit to mitigate the effect of rising cocoa prices, which have harmed its chocolate business.

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Russia food ban amended: Dietary supplements excluded

Russia removes dietary supplements from import ban list

Russia has amended its ‘total embargo’ on western food imports to exclude dietary supplements, vitamin and mineral mixes,...

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction

Omega-3 foods linked to Lou Gehrig disease risk reduction

Eating foods high Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing the incurable neurodegenerative disease...

European minerals market soars on high-quality supps boom

European minerals market soars on high-quality supps boom

A desire among European consumers to spend more on superior quality nutraceuticals has fuelled a boom in...

Muscle Kitchen launches healthy meals-on-wheels concept

Start-up Muscle Kitchen launches healthy meals-on-wheels concept

Start-up company Muscle Kitchen has launched a personalised cooked meals delivery service for fitness conscious clients around...

Patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use

Half of hospital patients fail to disclose dietary supplement use

A study in Singapore has found that over half of hospital patients do not disclose they are...

Indevex NGC Preload shake may aid satiety and weight loss

Indevex touts protein-fiber shake for weight loss

Swedish biotech firm Indevex is hoping for clinical trial success with its patented preload blend after early results suggest...

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