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Probiotic industry value set to reach £29bn

Sales of probiotic food, drink and supplements are set to reach £29bn by 2018, as consumers seek food-based answers to health issues, according to one expert commentator.

Probiota 2015, February 3-5, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

6 days to go! Probiota 2015 unveils game-changing innovation in pre- & probiotics

Probiota 2015 in Amsterdam is less than a week a way - a rare place where business leaders and leading researchers gather to transfer knowledge and innovation in the dynamic...

Australia

Researchers ‘astounded’ by results of probiotic peanut allergy study

A probiotic could hold the key to treating peanut allergies in children, researchers in Melbourne have found.

Special edition: Blood Sugar Management

Pre-diabetes: Public health time bomb … and industry opportunity

By 2035 it is estimated that 8% of the global population will be classed as ‘pre-diabetic' – putting them at significantly higher risk of developing full type 2 diabetes. Such...

“This signals a new dawn for weight loss products.”

Industry backs EFSA report on low-calorie diet regimes

EFSA’s full low-calorie diet regime report – published this week – can help “tackle the societal challenge of obesity”, the EU’s specialist food trade group has said.

Vitamin D may boost immune response to colorectal cancer risk

Vitamin D may help to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by priming the immune system to respond against tumour cells, according to new data.

‘Excipient foods' show promise in enhancing nutrient bioavailability

Improving the design of functional and finished products by better understanding the role of excipient foods could help increase the bioavailability of functional nutrients, according to new research.

Intense sweeteners have no proven nutritional value, says French authority

Recommending intense sweeteners as a way to reduce sugar intakes cannot be justified as a public health strategy, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)...

Early human microbiome studies may aid modern nutrition science

A better understanding of the ancient human microbiome could contribute to a better understanding of health and nutrition today, say researchers.

Coming to Probiota 2015 - February 3-5, Amsterdam

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

Self-styled 'germvangelist' and microbiologist Jason Tetro says the probiotic industry is obsessed with technicalities and needs to venture back in time to access the innate, holistic power of probiotics.

Leucine ‘significant’ tool against age-related muscle-mass decline: Review

Leucine supplementation could “significantly” increase muscle protein synthesis in elderly individuals, and therefore be useful in addressing age-related muscle wasting, according to meta-analysis.

EFSA health claim opinions

EFSA rejects yoghurt weight loss health claims

168 human publications including 48 intervention studies, 20 observational studies, 12 meta-analyses, 13 reviews, and 75 other studies (bioavailability and mechanistic studies) have failed to convince the European Food Safety...

DSM and Dutch university ‘join the dots’ in phenotype-nutrient mapping project

Nutrition giant DSM has partnered with the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG) for a large-scale research project on the impact of phenotypes on micronutrient status. 

Heart healthy grains: More whole grain equals lower mortality, say researchers

Eating more whole grains may be linked to a reduced risk of mortality, especially in deaths due to heart disease, say researchers.

Nordic diet may reduce inflammation, say researchers

A Nordic diet may help reduce the expression of inflammation-associated genes in abdominal fat tissue independent of body weight changes, according to research.

Probiotic term could reappear on yogurt in UK

The term ‘probiotic’ could make a re-appearance on pots of yogurt on sale in UK supermarkets, if Italy is successful in getting approval for its use as a ‘generic descriptor’.

Whey supplements help preserve muscle during weight loss: Study

Adding whey to a short-term weight loss regime may prevent muscle loss, but the effects were not observed for soy protein, says a new study.

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Infant formula industry has 'responsibility to adhere' to WHO Code principles

The infant formula industry has a "responsibility to adhere" to the principles of the WHO Code, manufacturer representatives from all corners of the globe agree.

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Asia-Pacific baby formula sales boom despite scandals

Hong Kong is the world’s fastest growing market for infant formula, followed by mainland China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Indonesia, latest Euromonitor research shows.

Special edition: Infant Nutrition

Engaging NGOs critical to infant formula’s future

The infant formula industry must engage NGOs on the benefits of their products, according to scientists at DSM and Dupont.

SPECIAL EDITION: INFANT NUTRITION

Cognitive health and immunity tough for infant formula claims, warns consultant

Infant formula makers are focused on immunity and cognitive health but should turn to essential vitamins and minerals where they could make easier progress with claims, says a consultant.

The microbes we eat: Study investigates bacteria in different diets

Researchers investigating the types of microbes found in foods from different dietary patterns have questioned whether the bacteria in our foods plays a role in the structure and function of...

"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' first ever health claim; however many big companies are wary of rushing applications...

Medical nutrition division still has 'role to play': Danone

After months of speculation, French dairy giant Danone has announced it does not plan to sell its medical nutrition business.

Dispatches from HI Europe, Amsterdam

‘Science sells,’ says FHI as it develops functional ingredients for every stage of life

The nutrition industry has become increasingly research led, says Food for Health Ireland (FHI). 

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