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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.

Review links microbiome makeup to autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms could be reduced by altering gut bacteria makeup, according to a review of more than 150 papers.

Folic acid could cut childhood leukaemia risk

Maternal folic acid consumption prior to, and during, pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood leukaemia, according to a recent literature review.

Improved omega-3 to omega-6 status during pregnancy may boost fetal health: Study

Improving a mother-to-be’s ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s may boost birth weight of the infant and increase the duration of pregnancy, says a new study.

News in brief

ANSES warns against multiple supplement sources in pregnancy

A recent warning notice by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) cautions against combining multiple sources of vitamins and minerals without an established need...

B. infantis probiotic alters babies' bowel habits for the better

Evolve BioSystems has announced results of a study that shows its strain of B. infantis probiotic is safe to give to infants and significantly alters their microbiomes and bowel habits....

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.

Great Ormond Street study suggests poor nutrition in children with IBD

The vast majority of patients fail to meet current guidelines for calcium and vitamin D, prompting calls for supplementation.

Infant nutrition: Early intake key to reducing food allergy risks - Australian consensus

Common allergens should be incorporated into Australian infants’ diets in the first year of their lives in order to minimise their risk of food allergies, according to a panel of...

Vitamin D during pregnancy could reduce childhood asthma risk: Study

Increased vitamin D supplementation during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy has been shown to benefit the immune system of babies, resulting in decreased development of asthma.

Evolve BioSystems: We’re facing a ‘generational loss’ of critical gut bacteria in infants

Research into the gut microbiome suggests that the ‘generational loss’ of a specific variety of beneficial bacteria - B. infantis - in the infant gut could increase the risk for a...

Dad’s vitamin D has impact on childhood growth and obesity risk

Pre-conception vitamin D intake is associated with height and weight of children at age five, according to new data.

VITAFOODS 2017

Fun and tasty gummy bears are not just for kids, say Anlit

Curcumin and omega-3 filled gummy bears and chews were on offer from Israeli children's supplement specialists, Anlit, at Vitafoods this year.

Unique combination of prebiotic mixture and fermented infant formula helps prevent colic: New Danone Nutricia study

A trial on a novel infant formula appears to shows for the first time that a specific combination of ingredients can have a preventive effect on colic.

Belgium drafts supplement guidance for four nutrients … but is it right?

Industry should fight amendments to a Belgian decree setting out minimum and maximum levels for caffeine, lutein, lycopene and red yeast rice, because some proposed levels fall well below established...

Danone Nutricia study backs synbiotic to ‘normalise’ microbiota after C-section

Supplementation with a synbiotic combination could help normalise the microbiota of infants born by Caesarean, according to new research heralded as a ‘big step’.

Genetic study suggests vitamin D is not linked to asthma or dermatitis

Supplementation with vitamin D ‘is unlikely’ to reduce the risk of asthma, atopic dermatitis, or allergies, a new genetic study has found.

Winners revealed: Find out who won out at the NutraIngredients Awards 2017!

Leading members of the functional food, supplements, and healthy nutrition industry gathered in Geneva this week to celebrate huge successes ... and find out who won out in the battle...

Droplet size and coatings key to infant milk nutrition response: Danone study

Altering the droplet size and coating of fats used in infant milk could modify postprandial responses in men, according to new research deemed 'very important' by the authors.

VITAFOODS EUROPE 2017

Vitafoods 2017 in tweets

All the social media highlights from Geneva.

Unsafe levels of arsenic found in baby food products, research finds

Almost three-quarters of infant and baby foods containing rice exceed safe levels of arsenic defined by EU law.

What's on the label isn't always what's in the product

Do commercial probiotics need better quality controls?

Probiotic products should have a more stringent quality control process with processes that ensure contents match what is on the label, warns a new position paper.

Analysis: Can EFSA ever cut ties with industry?

The consultation for a new policy on independence at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) draws to a close this week and campaigners have told FoodNavigator that the final document...

Prenatal folic acid could benefit children’s psychological development: Study

Folic acid supplementation has been found to have beneficial effects on psychological development of children if taken during the first trimester, says a new study.

‘Green tea’ EGCG supplement backed for gestational diabetes: RCT data

Supplementation with the green tea compound epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) could improve gestational diabetes outcomes in both mothers and new-born infants, new data suggests.

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