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Brussels caffeine congress

Caffeine opinion not measuring effect of 5 Red Bulls and a bottle of vodka: EFSA

Accounting for the lifestyle choice of excessive consumption of energy drinks and alcohol was not the point of EFSA's risk assessment on caffeine, the authority has said at a Brussels stakeholder meeting on the draft yesterday.

Insights from the 13th Global Food Technology & Innovation Summit

Nutrition and sustainability are key to good innovation, says Nestlé R&D chief

Food and beverage manufacturers must focus research and development activities on creating more nutritious and sustainable food solutions, says Nestlé’s head of global R&D.

Gut microbiota shifts could predict diabetes risk, suggests study

The composition of our microbiota may change through the development of pre-diabetes and diabetes, thus predicting risk and potentially leading to new ways to aid blood sugar management, say researchers.

EU vitamin advice

EFSA issues vitamin A intake advice: Women 650 μg; Men 750 μg

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has established vitamin A population reference intakes (PRIs) in the EU, recommending 750 μg for men and 650 μg for women. 

EFSA: "How can it have both an adverse and beneficial effect? It can."

Alert vs insomniac: EFSA says caffeine effect can be both good and bad

EFSA's draft opinion on caffeine does not contain contradictions since the health effects of caffeine can be both negative and positive depending on the context, the authority has said at a stakeholder meeting.

Lutein/zeaxanthin may boost retinal sensitivity for people with early AMD: Long-term study

Two years of supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin may boost macular pigment optical density (MPOD) and retinal sensitivity in people with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD), says a new study.

Food companies should help people eat less, says food policy expert

The onus should not be on consumers to choose healthy foods but on companies to help reduce consumption, says Food Policy professor at City University London, Tim Lang.

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Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?
Cultured views from Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam

Expert insights: What is the future for probiotics and prebiotics?

Probiotics, prebiotics, and microbiome science are big business, and already generate a great deal of scientific and...

ASA rejects LighterLife Fast complaint: 100% of RDAs in just 600 kcal?

ASA rejects LighterLife Fast complaint: It's hard to get 100% of RDAs with 600 kcal of ‘ordinary' food

It would be extremely difficult for consumers to devise a 600 calorie diet providing 100% of vitamin and mineral...

ESSNA non-compliance campaign

ESSNA non-compliance campaign is ‘coming of age’ for sports nutrition sector

The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance’s (ESSNA) campaign against non-compliance has already seen its membership double and more...

What are the top 10 botanicals in Europe?
Special edition: Botanicals

What are the top 10 botanicals in Europe?

Botanical supplements are popular among consumers of all ages in Europe, but what are the most popular?...

Lycotec to resubmit L-tug cholesterol-lowering chocolate health claim

Lycotec to resubmit rejected EFSA health claim for 'cholesterol-lowering' chocolate

Biotec firm Lycotec will prepare another dossier to support claims its L-tug ingredient lowers cholesterol after EFSA...

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CULTURED VIEWS FROM PROBIOTA 2015 IN AMSTERDAM

Biased by industry? Do academic and business collaborations work?

Like many areas of nutrition research, probiotic and prebiotic science relies on strong collaboration between academic experts...