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Regular breakfasts help children meet key nutrient intake targets: Study

Children who regularly eat breakfast are more likely to meet recommended nutrient intake (RNI) and lower RNI levels of key nutrients, reports a study in the British Journal of Nutrition....

High-dose supplementation cuts vitamin D deficiency in severely premature babies

Preterm infants given the highest daily doses of vitamin D3 saw significant reductions in deficiency prevalence, say researchers.

You are what your grandparents ate

Inter-generational malnutrition: Grandparents diet and health also impact baby

Malnourishment during pregnancy could have an effect on the weight of future generations, says a new study. Meaning the health of our grandmothers could affect our own growth.

Tryptophan coupled with probiotics could help sooth gut inflammation: Mouse data

Combining the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri with the protein tryptophan could help promote greater ‘tolerance’ in immune cells in the gut, according to new animal data.

The case of the vanishing microbiota: Gut bugs powerless to halt disease rampage

Changes to the gut’s microbial diversity, as a result of a modern lifestyle, may be responsible for a rise in chronic diseases, such as asthma, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease,...

Low omega-3 levels linked to prenatal depression: Taiwan study

Omega-3 deficiency and heightened inflammation are associated with prenatal depression (PND), with the former resulting in longer depressive episodes, according to a recent Taiwanese study.

Tocopherol source may affect breast milk vitamin E profile, says study

The vitamin E alpha-tocopherol is imperative to a baby’s nervous system development, and they primarily get this from breast milk or formula. In a clinical trial, researchers from Abbott Nutrition...

Molecular mechanisms: Could omega-3 metabolite offer hope in battle against age-related diseases?

A signalling molecule produced by the the omega-3 fatty acid DHA could be used to target age-related conditions and diseases including stroke and Alzheimer’s, new research suggests.

‘Breast milk-like’ formula may help babies sleep more and cry less, suggests study

Infants given formula milk containing high levels of SN-2 palmitate, sleep more and cry less than those given standard formula, reveals a study in Clinics in Mother and Child Health....

Food-based iodine during pregnancy important for child brain development

Low levels of maternal iodine may be linked to reduced brain development at age three, a new study has suggested.

Infant gut bacteria link with smarter toddlers: Study

The make-up of babies’ gut microbiomes may be associated with with later cognitive development, suggests new research.

Carnitine deficiency linked to mild form of autism

The possibility that a mild form of autism may linked to carnitine deficiency has been proposed in a new research paper published in BioEssays.

Vitamin B1 deficiency linked to infertility and miscarriage: Japanese study

Vitamin B1 deficiency could be a factor in infertility and miscarriage by contributing to low-quality oocytes, a study from Japan has found.

International probiotics experts and global firms to feature at first Probiota Asia summit

A world-class line up of international probiotics experts will feature at our first Probiota Asia summit, to be held in Singapore in October.

EFSA rebuffs Heinz health claim complaint

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said comments from Heinz questioning its refusal of an Article 14 health claim relating to Nutrimune late last year does not change its opinion.

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WATCH: Probiotics in China — ‘The market is set to explode’

The probiotics sector is forecast to soar by 23% in China to 2020 and even greater long-term growth beckons if the industry unites to better educate consumers and regulators.

Russian billionaire buys Holland & Barrett for healthy €2.0bn

US private equity firm Carlyle sells Europe’s largest health and wellness retailer to investment fund controlled by Mikhail Fridman

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.