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Have your say today: NutraIngredients state of the industry survey

Which consumer trends will be important for your business? Are European markets too fragmented? What is in store for your category? How are EU rules affecting your prospects? To gauge...

Differences in gut bacteria could account for altered nutrient absorption

Variable absorption: Study warns of vast differences in the way plant extracts get into the body

Polyphenols from plant extracts are absorbed into the body at widely different times, with the microbiota playing an important role in significant variation in bioavailability and absorption patterns, warns a...

Could probiotic ease depression? Mouse study suggests so…

Lactobacillus, a probiotic bacteria found in live-culture yogurt and sauerkraut, could reverse depressive symptoms, according to a new mouse study that researchers think could hold true in humans.

Low omega-3 intakes a ‘concern’ for pregnant women: US data

Pregnant women in the US should be encouraged to consume more omega-3s, with a new analysis showing that intakes of EPA and DHA are falling short of recommendations. 

Wasted value: Tomato waste backed for development of ‘nutrient rich’ ingredients

Agricultural tomato wastes could be used to produce valuable functional ingredients as part of a sustainable strategy that uses sustainable extraction methods and contributes to a bio-economy, say researchers.

Brexit could impact UK nutrition research funding

Brexit could severely hinder the ability of UK firms and research bodies to participate in big EU-funded food science projects, a leading nutrition scientist has warned.

FOOD VISION 2017: Food evangelists, 3D printed selfies and the importance of ingredient diversity

Industry movers and shakers gathered in London last week for Food Vision discussing the some of the hottest trends and issues affecting the industry today. Here are some highlights if...

Food Vision

Nutrition advice questioned by gut microbe scientist

Conventional advice on maintaining health and avoiding obesity have been called into question by a leading expert on bacterial gut health – also known as the microbiome – who claimed...

Gain from grain: Kids nutrient and diet quality show improvement from grain foods

An increase in nutrient intake, including those that children are considered deficient in, could be achieved by adding more grain-based foods, a study has concluded.

Irish study says people with highest dairy consumption have lower BMI

A new study looking at dairy consumption and its relationship with metabolic health has delivered some promising results for the dairy industry.

An apple, or five, a day could help keep COPD away in men who smoke, research suggests

New research suggests there could be something to the old adage an apple a day helps keep the doctor away – at least with regards to chronic lung disease in...

What connects crickets, coffee & mushrooms in a sustainable urban food loop? This Danish start-up's protein juice

Another month, another insect start-up? Maybe, but Danish firm Insekt KBH's apple, ginger and cricket juice is different: it's sustainable not only thanks to its ingredients but because it's produced...

Sheep milk has untapped functional food potential: Review

Sheep milk has significant but neglected potential for use in functional foods, according to a new review, which highlights its suitability for use in probiotic and prebiotic applications.

Young men shun products with health claims, Spanish study suggests

Young, healthy men are more likely to actively avoid, rather than be attracted to, products with prominent health claims such as reduced-fat or high-fibre, according to new research in Spain.

Maternal diet has key impact on baby’s muscles and long term health

A maternal diet that puts her growing baby under stress could result in weaker muscles and set her child up for greater risk of long-term health issues, say researchers.

Go with the grain: Gut health boost linked to whole-grain diet

Whole grains appear to wield small improvements to the gut microbiota and immune response, says a study outlining the benefits of adopting a diet that is also rich in fibre,...

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Aker BioMarine invest €112.6 million in new krill vessel

Norwegian krill player Aker BioMarine has commissioned a new environmentally-friendly krill fishing vessel, at a cost of around €112.6 million (NOK 1 billion).

Higher vitamin D levels linked to longer telomeres: Study

Increased levels of vitamin D are associated with longer telomeres, reported to be a marker of biological aging, says a new study.

Med diet approach could help children with ADHD: Study

Sticking to foods that typically make up the Mediterranean diet may prove to be an effective approach in managing ADHD, a Spanish team has deduced. 

Preaching to the converted? Only dieters are responsive to healthy eating adverts

Most people choose unhealthy snacks that are high in salt, fat and sugar regardless of whether they have watched adverts for healthy or unhealthy food, with only dieters choosing the...

The benefits of breeding: Sweeter strawberries and healthier starch

English organisation improving the sustainability of plant based agriculture and horticulture, Agri-Tech East, says the benefits of breeding plants can be seen in strawberries and wheat-derived starch.

Olive oil could slash your chance of bone fractures in half, study says

Eating more extra virgin olive oil could cut your risk of osteoporosis related fractures, says a new study.

Millions with MetS may benefit from improved vitamin E testing

People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, says a new DSM-backed study that finds current methods of testing for vitamin E deficiency can mask deficiencies in people with...

More, please: Holland & Barrett sexes up London with ‘high concept’ store

Health products retailer Holland & Barrett opened its new flagship ‘More’ store on London’s Oxford Street, as the firm aims to make its stores “sexy” and widen its range of...

Peed piper: Urine fine to define dietary kind

Researchers in Britain have developed a urine test which can distinguish between different diets, potentially allowing a person’s health to be assessed more effectively than through food surveys.