New research has recommended the use of dairy products as a first-line strategy in the prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures, highlighting its benefits as a rich source of calcium and vitamin...
Drinking a beverage rich in cocoa flavanols improved blood vessel function and reduces diastolic blood pressure in individuals with kidney failure, German research has found.
As the year draws to an end, we look back at the most significant health claim happenings of 2015 – what stood out to you?
When we say ‘fermented’ you say beer? Bread? Sauerkraut? But one start-up is coupling the concept with probiotics for a much needed sector make-over.
Scientists and the media have long been uneasy bedfellows, but when it comes to research on nutrition they have become unlikely sweethearts.
DSM is ramping up its focus on digestive health with the launch of a new ‘platform’ to help manufacturers develop products that target specific gastro-intestinal health concerns.
The EU’s decision to streamline the way it regulates novel foods and ingredients has received broad support from the food industry.
Korean scientists have discovered a small molecule that destroys the protein plaques that build up in the brain of those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
The Italian advertising standards body has ruled that the marketing of a cystitis-fighting cranberry product is misleading – proof of the country’s increasing disregard for the EU nutrition and health claims regulation...
The Healthy Marketing Team tells us what NOT to do when marketing a healthy food product, based on work by their colleagues at New Nutrition Business.
French prebiotic nutrition and feed specialist Group Solactis used this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) event in Paris to showcase a galacto-fructose (lactulose)-based blend promoting infant microbiota diversity.
Microbiome metrics, the genderfication of health and active nutrition. NutraIngredients’ 2016 agenda is looking pretty fit to us.
Future research on collagen and the prevention of age-related muscle wastage should focus on the ingredient in combination with whey, according to the Collagen Research Institute.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is considering four health claim applications on joint function, blood sugar, indigestion and stomach ulcers.
It’s been two and half years since lactoferrin from cow’s milk was authorised as a novel food ingredient in Europe – but with no health claim for its iron boosting...
Nutrition companies are making moves to go certified organic. But does organic hold any weight in the supplements aisle?
Large and small ingredient suppliers, supplements and functional food manufacturers, outsourcers and researchers – there are just six weeks to submit your entries to the NutraIngredients Awards 2016. January 15 is the deadline.
Poland occupies 46% of central Europe’s supplements markets that will grow collectively at 7.6% annually until 2020 with improved economic indicators, analyst PMR has said.
Norwegian authorities have published risk assessments for 12 so-called unregulated ‘other substances’ in food supplements and energy drinks, including caffeine, taurine and omega-3 forms EPA, DHA and EPA.
There is no evidence that the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium breve can reduce the risk of necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), late-onset sepsis and death in preterm infants, a study of 1315 infants has found....
Food manufacturers should add seaweed to help combat cardiovascular disease and related conditions, according to researchers.
There is only one approved health claim for inflammation in Europe and it is not being used because it means nothing to consumers, according to a health food consultant.
The UK has launched an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on micronutrients and health, something the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) said would help bring nutrition to the forefront of discussions...
Probiota 2016 in Amsterdam is extending the deadline to submit abstracts for the Scientific Frontiers competition to December 14. We've had 15 entries but our scientific panel wants to see more...
Dutch start-up Nutrileads has secured seed financing from four investors including DSM, which it plans to use to develop an immunity ingredient previously developed by Unilever.