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Gene activators: Veggie micronutrients join the fight against diabetes and heart disease

Vegetable-derived compounds can battle heart disease and type-2 diabetes by engaging protective genes, researchers have found

Supplements containing the phytochemicals sulforaphane and quercetin are being trialled for their potential to decrease the risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, on the back of new in vitro research at the University of Warwick.

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NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014 round-table debate

Arsenal FC: We can’t get the sports nutrition products we need

The nutritional needs of professional athletes and the general sports playing population are clearly not the same but does the broad sports nutrition market reflect that diversity of need? Arsenal FC and other experts argued the toss at NutraIngredients Sports Nutrition 2014…

ASA bars smoothie web claim

An internet smoothie ad has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for misleadingly exaggerating the amount of fruit portions it contained.

Calcium supplements may support a healthy colon: Harvard study

Supplements of calcium or non-dairy products fortified with the mineral may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, according to meta-analysis of prospective observational studies by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health.

Fish oil supplements show endothelial health benefits

Supplements of fish oil may beneficially modify markers of endothelial health, says a new study from scientists from the University of Reading, UK.

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier.

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher

Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.

China

Approval system stopping supplements from reaching Chinese consumers

Chinese food authorities are stopping many of their citizens from gaining access to the best quality health supplements as a result of their onerous approvals process, according to one British company.

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Australia

Australia’s manufacturers still not fully on board with salt reduction from FoodNavigator-Asia.com

A review of the Food and Health Dialogue, the Australian Government’s flagship initiative to improve the healthiness of the country’s food supply, has showed mixed results in efforts to reduce salt content.

Organic production: To certify or not? from FoodNavigator.com

Subsidies have led to high rates of organic certification in Europe – while costs and confusion often prevent US organic producers from certifying their products, according to a new study.

Sabinsa sets out its animal nutrition stall as it enters market from FeedNavigator.com

US group, Sabinsa, is training its portfolio of botanical ingredients, probiotics and enzymes on companion animals and livestock as it sets up a new animal nutrition division, VetVitals.

PLANS INCLUDE REGIONAL COFFEE HUB

Nestlé South Africa appoints new MD, announces $181m investment from FoodProductionDaily.com

Nestlé South Africa has announced a five-year $181m investment plan in the country and the appointment of Ian Donald as company chairman and MD.

Supermarkets target fresh food to fight discounters from FoodManufacture.co.uk

Fresh food is the first battleground as traditional supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsbury fight against stiff competition from discounters Aldi and Lidl, according to a leading food analyst.

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GoodBelly CEO joins R&D and market research experts to talk digestive health
The NutraIngredients-USA Digestive Health Forum

GoodBelly CEO joins R&D and market research experts to talk digestive health

Leading minds from the world of digestive health will join NutraIngredients-USA’s Stephen Daniells for an hour-long discussion...

‘Fish and algal oil are practical sources of DHA, but it’s premature to say if one is better’: GOED VP on new study

‘Fish and algal oil are practical sources of DHA, but it’s premature to say if one is better’: GOED VP on new study

Supplements containing omega-3-rich algal oil were more effective at boosting DHA levels in omnivores than fish oil...

Global hunger is falling, but malnutrition still a big issue, says UN report

Global hunger is falling, but malnutrition still a big issue, says UN report

The number of hungry people has fallen by more than 100 million over the last decade; however...

Turkey: Education needed to boost functional food sales

Turkey: Education needed to boost functional food sales

Gender, age, education, class – and taste – all influence functional food consumption say Turkish researchers who...

Coffee genome sequenced: Researchers drink to greater caffeine control

Coffee genome sequenced: Researchers drink to greater caffeine control

Reducing, enhancing or even eliminating caffeine content in coffee plants will be possible in the near future...

ENSA: Soy-breast cancer study not reflective of ‘state of scientific knowledge’

ENSA: Soy-breast cancer study not reflective of ‘state of scientific knowledge’

The soy industry has hit back at a recent study that suggested soy supplementation could worsen rather...

‘You think Red Bull’s just gonna roll over? It’s not gonna happen!’
SPORTS NUTRITION 2014: A STARK WARNING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

‘You think Red Bull’s just gonna roll over? It’s not gonna happen!’ Expert warns wannabes

Beverage brand development guru James Tonkin has warned wannabe entrepreneurs that going up against established brands such...

EFSA extends consultation on ‘Open EFSA’
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EFSA extends consultation on ‘Open EFSA’

The European Food Safety Authority has extended the period of public consultation on its discussion paper ‘Transformation...

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