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‘Risk averse’ EU industry shunning fermented food trend

Growing public interest in fermented foods in Spain and France is not being seized upon by European food companies and retailers because they are too “risk averse and conservative”, according to the author of a new report into the trend.

‘Risk averse’ EU industry shunning fermented food trend

Resveratrol breathes new life into age-related lung damage

Inhaled treatments that use the natural phenol resveratrol appear to slow age-related degenerative changes in the lung, suggesting that this delivery method does not impose on compound efficacy.

Probiotics may offer relief for allergy sufferers: RCT data

A combination of three probiotic strains may improve quality of life for people suffering from seasonal allergies, says data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.

Chitin-glucan has prebiotic potential to cut cholesterol, finds KitoZyme trial

The mushroom fibre chitin-glucan has potential as a prebiotic that alters activity in the microbiota and cuts LDL cholesterol, says patent owner KitoZyme as it looks to fund further clinical work and product development.

Prebiotics may lower markers of obesity-associated inflammation: Human data

Incorporating prebiotic oligofructose in the diet as supplements or functional foods may help lower levels of some markers of obesity-associated inflammation, says a new study.

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Celebrity superfood endorsements drive botanical demand

Social media-influenced superfood demand is driving botanicals sales in retailers, as independent health food shops fight to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace, says UK NAHFS chair.

Eat 10 pieces of fruit and vegetables a day to live longer, say scientists

Eating 10 portions (800 g) of fruit and vegetables a day can greatly reduce the risk of cancer, stroke and heart disease and could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide, according to researchers.

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