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Big, fat and deficient: The UK’s double diet burden

Micronutrient deficiencies have been overshadowed by the so-called ‘war on sugar’, science director for British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) warns following the publication of a report.

'Compared to other food concerns, relatively little importance seems to be given by consumers to the micronutrient density of food,' says British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) review. © iStock.com / george tsartsianidis

Escaping the malnutrition cycle: Studies aim to optimise nutrition supplementation

The vicious cycle of malnutrition and childhood ailments could be interrupted with a period of nutrient supplementation during the recovery phase from illness, a set of trials has demonstrated.

GOED EXCHANGE 2016

Omega-3s suffering from believability gap, GOED's Ismail tell attendees

The omega-3 sector is in the midst of a believability crisis, GOED executive director told conference attendees last week in the Canary Islands.

Australia

Scientists may have linked energy drinks with heart palpitations

South Australian researchers believe that more than two energy drinks per day could be the cause of fast heartbeat and palpitations.

Soy intake may slash heart disease risk by 12%, but only for equol producers

Soy supplements may reduce the risk of cardiovascular risk for people able to produce equol, a microbial-derived metabolite of the isoflavone daidzein, but equol supplements themselves may not have the same effects, says a new study.

Next generation innovation: Start-up incubator launches in Switzerland

Describing itself as the most "start-up friendly accelerator on the planet," MassChallenge is expanding to Switzerland under the auspices of Nestlé and Givaudan after helping 218 start-ups in the UK and US last year.