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EU folate fortification failure caused 7,500 neural tube defects in 10 years

Europe is facing an “epidemic” of folic acid-preventable neural tube defects (NTD), spina bifida and anencephaly, researchers have said.

Between 2000 and 2010, 7478 pregnancies with spina bifida and anencephaly were caused by the failure of EU governments to introduce folic acid fortification on a population level, say researchers

Gut bacteria play vital role in benefits and harms of different fats: Mouse data

The impact of different dietary fats on our health may be mediated by the changes the cause in our gut bacteria ecosystem, according to new research. 

‘Incubator’ steps aside as Danish probiotic start-up seizes control

After a few years of rapid growth the part owners of nascent Danish probiotics specialist Biocare Copenhagen have bought out the private and public investors that birthed it in 2012 for an undisclosed sum.

Amino acid supplements may boost vascular endothelial function in older adults: Study

A combination of HMB (a metabolite of leucine), glutamine and arginine may improve vascular function and blood flow in older people, says a new study.

‘The ratio of vitamin E to PUFA is critical & requires deeper examination’: DSM

Vitamin E requirement should be increased as intakes of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) increase, say scientists from DSM and the University of Southampton in a new paper.

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