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What’s new for the European market of sports nutrition?

The sports and health nutrition industry is booming in Western Europe as more consumers look for a healthy lifestyle, according to market intelligence agencies.

Embarrassed by intestinal gas? Don’t worry, it could be healthy

A fibre-containing beverage may help intestinal production of hydrogen, a gas with anti- inflammatory effects according to a Japanese study.   

Ganeden bets on inactivated probiotic ingredient for new applications

Probiotic giant Ganeden says its new immune ingredient looks to take the benefits of its validated strain into categories and areas that probiotics cannot be used.

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Aker BioMarine named as Norway’s ‘most innovative business’

Krill player Aker BioMarine has been named as Norway’s most innovative company by leading magazine Innovasjonsmagasinet, the company said.

Industry innovation can help target products to the elderly

The industry can do more to target fashionable high protein foods and drinks to the over 65s market, while rest of Europe should follow Norway with nutrition-filled NPD for the...

Eight companies chosen for PepsiCo Nutrition Greenhouse

PepsiCo announced today the eight European nutrition start-ups it has chosen for the first Nutrition Greenhouse programme, offering one winning company €100,000.

Broccoli extract backed in fight against diabetes

Sulphoraphane, from broccoli sprout extract, may help blood sugar management in diabetes, reveals a new study in Science Translational Medicine.

‘Rogue operators’ undermining growing field of personalised nutrition, warns nutrigenomics author

Sham operators are undermining the field of nutrigenomics and personalised nutrition, according to the author new research that shines light on how dietary changes thousands of years ago impacted the...

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Taiyo launches ‘Regular Girl’ symbiotic supplement blend into EMEA

Japan-based Taiyo says the digestive health supplement containing a blend of its prebiotic Sunfiber and functional probiotics is now available in the EMEA region.

Dutch consortium to Challenge time to market for new health products

Three Dutch companies aim to slash time to market through the use of low-cost predictive models that speed up pre-clinical and human trials.

Gut health & sleep: Is there potential for pre- and probiotics for sleep improvement?

The potential link between the gut microbiota and sleep is emerging, so could prebiotics and probiotics find a lucrative place in the booming natural sleep aid category?

EFSA rebuffs Marks & Spencer health claim on protein-carbohydrate ratios for weight loss

A health claim application by leading UK retailer Marks & Spencer suggesting that consumption of a fixed carbohydrate to protein ratio of less than 1.8 could help reduction of body...

‘Next gen’ probiotics: Chr. Hansen adds 100 new strain development library

Danish bioscience firm Chr. Hansen says 100 new strains added to its library could help development of new commercial probiotics for a range of metabolic, immune, and digestive health issues.

Fortified snacks drive ‘poor’ dietary decisions

Nutrient claims on vitamin-fortified snacks may influence consumers to make “poor diet-related decisions”, according to research.

Prebiotic may lower body fat in obese children

Consuming oligofructose-enriched inulin (OI) alters gut microbiota, reducing body fat in overweight or obese children, according to a new RCT conducted at Calgary University.

Nutritional Armor: US Army explores boosting omega-3 levels with food and supplements

Replacing omega-6 foods and ingredients on US military garrison menus with products with increased omega-3 contents may boost the omega-3 profile of soldiers, says a new study exploring the practicality...

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Biopolymer microgels improve probiotic viability, study suggests

Delivering probiotics via alginate-gelatin microgels could help survival into the large intestine.

Could chia oil help make margarine healthier?

Fortifying margarine with chia oil dramatically improves omega-3 content and boosts antioxidant properties, without harming flavour or texture.

A scientific first: Study highlights potential cardiometabolic benefits of prebiotics

Supplementing the diet with inulin-type fructans may improve the function of the endothelium in blood vessels and reduce the risk of metabolic disorders-related cardiovascular diseases, says a new study.

What is a probiotic? IPA releases guidance document on qualifying probiotics

The definition of probiotic varies by region, and an increasing number of products potentially mislabeled as “probiotic”. In response, the International Probiotics Association has released a guidance document.

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AAK targets seniors with push into special nutrition

Swedish ingredients supplier AAK has confirmed first delivery of its senior nutrition product Akovita as the firm continues a push into special nutrition.

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Experts wanted: EFSA calls for new NDA Panel members

The European Food Safety Authority has opened applications for its next Scientific Panel on Nutrition, Novel Food and Food Allergens (NDA) – which is tasked with setting dietary reference values...

Be still my beating heart: Chocolate’s 'anti-fluttering' qualities highlighted

The link between moderate chocolate intake and lower risk of irregular heartbeat may be due to chocolate’s flavanol content, say researchers.

Vitamin C oversupply could end soon

A global oversupply of vitamin C may have ended, as China continues an environmental crackdown on heavily polluting factories, says DSM.

Nestlé-backed study links probiotic strain and depression

Probiotics could help relieve symptoms of depression in addition to aiding gastrointestinal upsets, according to new Canadian research backed by Nestlé.

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