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High-dose supplementation cuts vitamin D deficiency in severely premature babies

Preterm infants given the highest daily doses of vitamin D3 saw significant reductions in deficiency prevalence, say researchers.

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UK advertising standards rule against Bio-fiful ‘secret to better digestion’

Complaints against claims made by a poster ad for Bio-tiful Dairy’s Kefir drink have been upheld by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Med diet plus exercise could aid fatty liver disease

Diet and lifestyle changes reduced liver fat and improved metabolic health in overweight patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), reveals a new study in Nutrients.

Danone pressured to strengthen margins as activists strike

French dairy giant Danone has become the latest European target of activist investors, with New York hedge fund Corvex Management taking a €340m stake in the group.

Collagen supplements may boost nail growth and appearance: Human data

Daily supplementation with collagen peptides may boost the growth of fingernails by 12%, and reduce the frequency of broken nails by 42%, says a new study.

Probiotics a possible treatment for jaundice in newborn babies: Chinese meta-analysis

Probiotic supplementation might be able to safely and effectively treat jaundice in babies, a Chinese systematic review and meta-analysis found, but researchers say better quality data is required.

CO2 rises could plunge millions into protein deficiency

Researchers claim that almost 150 million people (1.57% of the world’s population) may be placed at risk of protein deficiency by 2050 if levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continue to rise.