Even moderate malnutrition in the young coupled with poor sanitation is enough to provoke environmental enteropathy (EE), a condition that debilitates the digestive system so that even if the diet improves, nutritional uptake remains compromised.
The age of Silicon Valley and Digi-everything has seen the dawn of a new diet trend: ‘Biohacking’.
The food and nutrition ingredients division of Dutch giant DSM has seen sales rise 16% to €1.247bn (US$1.37bn) in Q2 but profits slipped 6% amid ongoing pricing challenges on some vitamins.
Codex Alimentarius (Codex) has approved zinc citrate for use in foods for infants and young children - opening the door for it to become an "important zinc source" in infant formula.
A prebiotic-rich diet may shift the gut microbiota profiles of obese children to a more beneficial profile, regardless of whether the obesity was related to lifestyle or genetics, says a study from an international team of researchers.
Swedish ingredients firm Bayn Europe has packed dietary fibers into its marzipan sugar replacer to add a valuable health twist, its developer says.