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Supplementation for over 55s offers significant healthcare savings

Calcium plus vitamin D could save European healthcare nearly €4 billion

Fortification or supplementation programmes to increase levels of calcium and vitamin D could prevent almost 200,000 fractures per year in Europe – saving €3.96 billion in avoidable healthcare costs.

Calcium plus vitamin D could save European healthcare nearly €4 billion
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Can prebiotics rival drugs for exercise-induced asthma?

The ability of prebiotics to reduce exercise-induced asthma – a common ailment among elite and amateur athletes – is exciting the research and sporting worlds alike as a powerful drug alternative or adjunct. An ad hoc trial has already been undertaken by British Olympians.

Company to sell 60% stake in Dairy Ireland to Irish co-op

Strong results reiterate Glanbia's nutrition focus; as firm announces Dairy Ireland spin-off

Glanbia reported better than expected growth in 2016 with performance nutrition driving revenue and profits, said the firm as it announced the part sell-off of its Irish dairy business. 

Chinese investment in supplements expected to continue: NCN

The US investment community has only a limited interest in investing in or acquiring dietary supplement brands, but interest in the sector from Chinese investors is expected to continue, says Nutrition Capital Network.

Profits slump at Blackmores as 'challenging' China market continues to take its toll

Net profits at supplements manufacturer Blackmores slumped by 41% in the first of half of the financial year, with the firm reporting reduced demand from Chinese ‘daigou’ shoppers who buy in Australia and then ship goods back to their homeland.

Hedonists more likely to believe food industry nutrition and marketing claims: APAC study

People in Asia-Pacific with ‘hedonistic values’ are more likely to place their trust in food industry sources of nutrition information and make greater use of fast food and convenience outlets.

FAO: Two-thirds of Yemeni households are now food insecure

The number of food insecure people in Yemen has grown by 3m in seven months, with an estimated 17.1m people now struggling to feed themselves, according to a joint assessment by three UN agencies.

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