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UK paediatrics body may cut all ties with formula funding following vote

Attendees of the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s (RCPCH) annual meeting have voted to cut its financial ties with infant formula companies.

'The College should decline any commercial transactions or any other kind of funding or support from all companies,' say paediatricians. © iStock.com / ljubaphoto

Spanish company files for mastitis probiotic health claim

The Spanish firm Biosearch Life has filed for a health claim linking a probiotic strain with the reduced risk of painful inflammation of the breast during breastfeeding.

Medical food firm eyes obesity-battling health claim

A French company has filed a health claim application for its medical weight loss drink and the decrease in visceral fat in obese people.

Long-term multivitamin use linked to fewer heart problems: Harvard study

A daily multivitamin may protect men from cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke in the long-term, says a new study.

Coconut and kefir: Rhythm's fermented drinks

The ‘next generation’ of digestive health drinks? Rhythm tunes into consumer trends

Rhythm Health believes its coconut-based kefir beverages and snacks can be the ‘natural successor’ to the current drinks for digestive health on shelves, because its products also tap into consumer demands such as dairy-free, gluten-free and no added sugar. 

Novel bitter melon extract show metabolic and anti-obesity effects: Study

Oil extracts from the seeds of bitter melon (Momordica charantia) may help reduce body weight, suggests a new study from China.

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Why early life nutrition is the cornerstone of lifelong health

Knowledge of the importance of early life nutrition has increased significantly in recent years. While the main goal used to be feeding a baby enough to hit a predefined growth curve, scientific research is now revealing a nuanced picture of the nutrient levels that are needed from preconception through to postnatal, to ensure long-term development and health.