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Vitamin K level not Vitamin E could be to blame for cancer links: Symposium

Diminished levels of vitamin K forms - not high levels of vitamin E - could be the key factor in prostate cancer links, a Stuttgart symposium has heard today.

‘Incubator’ steps aside as Danish probiotic start-up seizes control

After a few years of rapid growth the part owners of nascent Danish probiotics specialist Biocare Copenhagen have bought out the private and public investors that birthed it in 2012...

Omega-3 could help support ‘friendly bacteria’ in the gut

The omage-3 fatty acid EPA may help to support the growth and tolerance of probiotic bacterial strains in the human gut, according to new preliminary research.

Alterations to gut microbe environment may have role in type 1 diabetes risk

Changes to our gut microbiota could have a direct impact the production of antimicrobial peptides that play a role in the risk of developing type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune...

News in brief

Swiss herb player reaping benefits of eastern Europe expansion

Swiss botanicals player Frutarom is pushing hard into botanical medicines and supplements markets in the EU, with pharma-grade extracts produced at its recently acquired Slovenian facility.

Competition remains fierce in cholesterol-lowering niche

Benecol buy-back boosts Raisio Q2 results

Sales and profits were up in Q2 at Raisio, with CEO of the €500m Finnish agro-food player Matti Rihko content its re-housing of key brand Benecol was paying off.

special edition: protein

Protein where it matters: The demands and opportunities in medical nutrition

Protein is a vital part of providing nutrition to the critically ill, but what do we really know about protein demands for this specialist groups, and how can we better...

Comment

Protein: Maybe it’s not just about what’s trendy, but what’s needed

Protein is one of the hottest ingredients in food and nutrition currently, but maybe we should focus more attention on developing protein-rich products for those who actually need more protein.

“We see opportunities for scientifically justified nutritional products…”

EFSA issues medical foods guidance

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued guidance on how firms can compile “well-structured dossiers” for medical foods that may be permitted in the EU’s 28 nations as momentum to update...

Fatty liver disease is a major untapped opportunity for nutraceuticals; platform established

Research, focus and regulatory cunning will be needed if the nutraceutical industry is to tap into the relatively unexplored area of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), says the consultancy firm...

UK ad body warns firm to CEASE misleading autism cure claims for homeopathy

Teddington Homeopathy mislead parents of children with autism with claims that the condition could be cured with nutritional supplements, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said.

Cracking coeliac: Egg yolk supplement could aid people with disease

A newly developed supplement from the yolks of chicken eggs could help people with coeliac to enjoy foods they usually have to avoid, by blocking the absoption of certain gluten...

Nestlé researcher helps establish new Alzheimer’s research hub

A new research hub dedicated to nutrition, metabolism and dementia has been set up at the Alzheimer’s Association International Society, with the help of Nestlé researcher Gene Bowman.

Reaction: BBC report

Herbals attacked for poor quality; industry calls for greater enforcement

A BBC investigation in the UK has questioned quality control in the botanicals sector, especially those sold as food supplements. The industry has called for greater enforcement.

Partnerships and increased capacity will help us ride the protein wave: Cosucra

Cosucra will look to form new partnerships with suppliers of ‘complimentary ingredients’ and companies that can help to deliver better taste and functionality to its ingredients, as it looks to...

Special edition: Immunity

Pre- & Probiotics market snap-shot; ban to cost €1.5bn by 2020 in EU6

The EU’s ban on prebiotics and probiotics as marketing tools has cost the market €500m and will cost a further €1bn by 2020 according to Euromonitor International data – and...

Special edition: Immune support

Nutrition and immunity: Better understanding and biomarkers still needed

A greater understanding of how nutrition and immunity are intrinsically linked, and how different biomarkers reflect states of illness and good health is vital to nutrition and public health research.

Review highlights potential of nano-delivery systems for nutraceuticals in foods

While there are several challenges involved in the nano-delivery of vitamins and nutrients in functional foods, such systems have ‘considerable potential’ within the food industry, says an expert in oral...

Benecol enters China

Finnish food-agriculture giant Raisio has launched its cholesterol-lowering, plant stanol-based Benecol brand in China in a powder form via mostly medical channels in its big coastal cities.

Green tea supplement backed for prostate cancer reduction: RCT findings

Consumption of a green tea extract has been suggested to reduce rates of cancer in certain indiviuals while reducing levels of the cancer biomarker prostate-specific antigen (PSA), say researchers.

May: Which supplements were blocked at the EU border this month?

DNP, Peruvian novel food and therapeutic arsenic clay. NutraIngredients rounds up another month of supplements blocked at the EU border.

1800 firms operating in sector

8/10 Italians take supplements & eat functional foods despite regulatory threat

The Italian health food market is booming – 80% of Italians consume food supplements or functional foods – but regulation threatens a sector comprised of 1800 firms, a congress has been told.

Guest article

Euromonitor runs rule over recent nutraceutical award winners

Market analyst Euromonitor International dissects recent NutraIngredients Awards winners to provide category perspective from sustainable omega-3 to healthy ageing in this guest article.

Neglected female microbiota research a ‘disgrace’; congress lights issues

Better Lactobacilli genetic screening, biomarker development, better pregnancy support and better engagement with health professionals were just a few of many actions proposed to improved women’s health at a recent Amsterdam congress...

Vitamin E is vital to building muscles and repairing cells, say researchers

While body builders have long said that vitamin E helps build strong muscles, the mechanism by which it may bring such benefits has been unknown – until now.

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