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Italy sets up fine system for non-compliant health claims

In an effort to reduce misleading uses of health claims on advertising for nutritional products, the Italian government has published a decree detailing financial penalties.

Time running out for Australian supplement firms to respond to raft of regulatory changes

Complementary medicine firms in Australia have just one week more to respond to a raft of proposed regulatory changes being considered by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

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Finalists announced: Find out who made the NutraIngredients Awards 2017 shortlist

NutraIngredients is pleased to announce the shortlisted finalists for the 2017 edition of the NutraIngredients Awards, ... with the winners announced at our exclusive awards evening in Geneva on 10th May. Will...

Special Edition: Functional Foods

Naturally functional: Are consumers turned off by 'added' functionality

A huge 70% of Europeans prefer health benefits from natural foods, rather than added benefits, according to Mintel - so could the perception that functional foods are unnatural be a barrier to...

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First steps: Winclove set for 'probiotic claim' with B12 producing bacteria

A probiotic strain that itself produces high enough levels of natural vitamin B12 to enable EFSA approved health claims is a ‘first step’ towards the category gaining its own claims, says...

EU Commission revises “outdated” medical device regulation

The EU Commission has released the revised regulations for the marketing of medical devices, simplifying the confusing between food and medical device, after outlining the changes - including post-market surveillance...

Vitamin A, D and E deficiency linked to repeat colds and flu in Chinese children: Case control study

Low levels of vitamin A, D and E have been associated with Recurrent Respiratory Tract Infections (RRTI) among children living in Northern China, a new case control study reports.

Soy and breast cancer controversy: Dietary products ‘safe and beneficial’, study finds

Dietary soy products are safe and even beneficial for women diagnosed with breast cancer, according to new research which aimed to help resolve the controversy over its link to treatment...

Taiwan mushroom’s cancer cell destroying properties pose potential treatment benefits

A medicinal mushroom from Taiwan helped kill off human breast cancer cells implanted in mice, said a new study.

Omega-3 could decrease mortality rate in postmenopausal women, study suggests

Women with a high omega-3 status are up to 20% less likely to die from any cause, compared to those with low levels of DHA and EPA, finds a new study.

Anti-inflammatory properties of Asian fungus alleviates lung injury, mouse study reveals

The medicinal fungus Sanghuangporus sanghuang (S.sanghuang) helped reduce inflammation associated with acute lung injury in mice, a new study reports.

European Parliament debates cardiovascular disease: Poor diet remains Europe’s biggest killer

Public officials and researchers will debate today at the European Parliament in Brussels, following a damning report on the damage and cost of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in Europe, of which...

Ready meals can be more nutritious than home cooking, so how to convince a sceptical public?

Consumers still assume ready meals are low in nutrition, but wider use of slow cooking techniques such as sous vide can produce foods that's more nutritious than home-cooked equivalents. Can...

Lychee and Alzheimer’s: Saponins boost rats’ cognitive function 'almost as effectively as drug'

Saponins extracted from lychee seeds helped improve cognitive function and prevented neuronal injury in rats induced with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), a new study reports.

Vitamin B’s vaginal benefits: Supplementation boosts conventional yeast infection treatment, RCT finds

Adding vitamin B supplementation alongside conventional treatment can help treat cases of complicated vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), according to two studies.

Herbal supplements all too often ignore underlying principles, experts say

Fitting ingredients that come out of traditional medical systems into the modern marketplace can be a fraught exercise, experts say.

SPECIAL EDITION: BOTANICALS

Has the EU Commission given up on defending the market of botanicals?

Belgium releases its third update to BELFRIT (Belgium, France, Italy) list of approved botanicals, as a list of more than 2, 000 health claims are still waiting to be approved...

Phytosterol fortified milk lowers cholesterol and fatty liver build-up: BASF-supported study

Milk fortified with phytosterols not only helped lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in rats with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but also decreased fatty liver build-up, a study found.

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.

Mars to enter UK supplement space with cocoa flavanol pills

Confectionery giant Mars plans to launch its CocoaVia line of cocoa flavanol-based food supplements in the UK and Ireland later this month.

Academics divided over vitamin D study claims of cold and flu protection

Vitamin D supplements could help prevent acute respiratory tract infections, including colds and flu, according to a study in The BMJ. But a linked editorial penned by academics from New Zealand and...

Dutch authorities make further warnings on 'illegal' slimming products

The Dutch Food Safety Authority (NVWA) has again warned consumers against using some brands of slimming products that have been found to contain potentially unsafe ingredients.

Data demands unchanged

Industry response: New EFSA health claim guidance makes applying easier, but science requirements remain the same

EU health claim specialists say EFSA guidance issued last week clarifies application procedures but changes nothing of the infamous pharma-style scientific requirements that have denied 1000s of claims across the...

CoQ10 ‘partly improves’ chronic inflammation, but larger trials needed: China meta-analysis

CoQ10 supplementation may partly improve chronic inflammation in people with metabolic disorders, but further studies with larger sample sizes and well-defined trials are needed, according to new meta-analysis.

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