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Trendspotter: ‘Naturally healthy' to overtake fortified and functional foods

There has been huge growth in functional and fortified food and drinks in recent years, but experts suggest that the next few years could see industry take a ‘naturally healthy’ approach to formulation.

Mediterranean diet linked to increased telomere length

Following a Mediterranean style diet may be associated with greater telomere length - a finding that further supports the diet’s links to health and longevity, say researchers.

Neptune launches NKO Focus backed by clinical data

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources has launched a blend of krill and lutein for brain and vision health, with clinical data  showing the absorption of lutein being improved by as much as eight times.

Double burden: Poor diet links obese mothers and stunted children

Obesity and malnutrition are often thought of as problems at opposite ends of the nutrition spectrum, but new research has linked diet quality with obesity in mothers and stunted children.

No clear benefit of low GI diet for heart health, say 'surprised' researchers

Using glycemic index (GI) as a guide to healthy food choices may not help improve cardiovascular risk factors or insulin resistance, researchers warn.

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EFSA claim for pro- and prebiotics getting closer, but industry is wary of rushing
"I think everybody would love to see at least one approved health claim in these areas at some point in time”

EFSA claim for pro- and prebiotics getting closer, but industry is wary of rushing

There is a general feeling that probiotic and prebiotic producers are getting closer to receiving their categories'...

Sweden finds unlisted pharmas in sex shop food supplements

Swedish agency comes down hard on unlisted pharmas in libido-boosting supplements

The Swedish Medical Products Agency (MPA) says nearly 70% of ‘sexual potency’ food supplements it tested contained...

New antioxidant capacity technique highlights potential inaccuracy in current system

New antioxidant capacity technique highlights potential inaccuracy in current system

A new technique developed to measure antioxidant capacity has suggested that the antioxidant values of certain products...

EFSA panel member spells out lessons for health claim applications
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EFSA panel member spells out lessons for health claim applications

Good science and trial design must be a focus for companies putting together new health claims dossiers,...

Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions
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Naturally opposed? Balancing new technologies with consumer perceptions

New technologies are vital to the future growth of the food and nutrition industry, but their future...

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