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Protein quality matters for muscle building, says review

The quality of protein and its leucine content has a significant influence on muscle building with resistance training, a review has found.

Proteins with a high leucine content are 'advantageous' in triggering a rise in muscle protein synthesis, says review. ©iStock/marekuliasz

Probiota 2017 migrates to Berlin; call for scientific abstracts until 11 November

An important prebiotic, probiotic congress takes place in Berlin on 1-3 February next year for those in the business and science of the microbiota.

Sweden to create special supplement e-commerce task force

Sweden is creating a taskforce to bring rogue supplement e-commerce in check, something industry hopes will help close the gap between on and offline standards.

Lowering protein content of formula could help reduce obesity: Study

High protein intake during infancy may contribute to obesity later in life in infants who are not exclusively breastfed, according to a Nestlé Nutrition-funded study.

Social investment vital in war against malnutrition: Report

Macro-investments in health, education and access to water are key to reducing malnutrition, a report has found.

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Indian carotenoid player enters Europe

Bangalore-based lutein and carotenoid specialist Katra Phyto has enlisted UK-based ingredient player and distributor Gee Lawson as its European partner.

Scouting out Europe's latest free-from innovation at SIAL

What are the latest free-from trends sweeping Europe? How is the mature gluten-free market staying innovative? And how much on-pack prominence should you give to free-from claims? FoodNavigator hit the expo floor at SIAL in Paris to find out.

Blackmores Q1 results: Daigou downturn leads to sharp sales drop

Net profits at Australian vitamin and supplement supplier Blackmores fell by 46.6% in the first quarter, with daigou sales – items bought by Chinese entrepreneurs in Australia to ship back to China – plummeting.