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Taiwan fungus provides anti-skin cancer supplement potential, researchers report

The fruiting body of the Taiwanese fungus Antrodia camphorata possesses anti-skin cancer, antioxidant and anti-melanogenic properties, according to new research.

No evidence of link between fruit and veg consumption and reduction in overall cancer cases: Major Japan study

There is insufficient evidence of a link between fruit and vegetable consumption and a reduction in the number of overall cancer cases, according to a pooled analysis of large-scale cohort...

Red seaweed could be a potential aid for cancer treatment: Study

A study found that red seaweed (k.alvarezii) helps in slowing down the growth rate of mammary tumours in rats, which researchers says displays the algae’s potential as a natural aid...

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EFSA quits Brussels for Parma home; commits to livestreaming

The European Food safety Authority (EFSA) is moving open meetings back to its Parma Italy base after a year in Brussels failed to increase turn-outs.

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I-nutrition: This time it’s personal

Personalised nutrition is emerging fast – as technologies like gene mapping and smartphones offer the potential for people to optimise nutrition, live healthier lives and reduce the burden of chronic...

Five-flavoured omija berry boasts obesity-fighting potential

Omija fruit ethanol extract may be helpful to fight obesity and related metabolic disorders such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, dyslipidaemia, and insulin resistance, according to the results of a...

Artificial Intelligence: BASF partner with Nuritas on 'next gen' functional peptides

Ingredients giant BASF will collaborate with Irish start-up Nuritas on the discovery and commercialisation of novel functional peptides using DNA analysis and artificial intelligence (AI).

BioGaia’s probiotic products to be launched in Thailand

BioGaia has signed an exclusive agreement with Abbott to commercialize its probiotic products  in Thailand.

KitoZyme banking on novel prebiotic with new medical device platform

Belgian firm KitoZyme is planning a roll out of of medical device products that put restoring gut flora at centre stage, company told Nutraingredients after receiving two new certifications.

Wild banana ripe for greater functional food and nutraceutical examination: Review

Wild banana (M. acuminata), which has long been used in traditional medicine in South East Asia, is worthy of further investigation to assess its functional food and nutraceutical development on...

French group: Vitamin D-linked infant death not a supplement issue; Health Minister agrees

The French food supplements trade group Synadiet has clarified that the Uvestérol D vitamin D product linked to an infant death before Christmas was a prescription-only medicine and not available...

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Asian VC invests €33m in Indian botanicals specialist; acquisitions targeted

Indian-based but global-facing herbals player OmniActive Health Technologies has won a $35 million (€33m) investment from venture capitalist Everstone Group, as it pursues expansion and acquisition targets.

The nutra space: Eyes turn to 2017

Only the seemingly foolish would have predicted 2016 would see the UK vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump win the US presidential election. But in the post-truth era,...

DuPont gets Gates grant for protein drug production platform

DuPont has joined a Gates Foundation backed effort to develop low cost production methods for therapeutic proteins.

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Firms invest €1.25m in ‘next generation of probiotic products’ for pregnant women

Swedish biotek firm MetaboGen is developing probiotic products to tackle pregnancy itching with Swiss player Ferring.

LGC seals third deal in a month with BRC Global Standards acquisition

Private equity backed LGC has splashed the cash for the third time in a month to acquire BRC Global Standards.

Tomato extract shows blood thinning potential versus aspirin: Study

A proprietary tomato extract – backed in EU health claim law to benefit blood circulation – has been shown to thin blood in healthy people – but less severely than...

ASA U-turn: Omega Pharma ruling reversed after UK medicines agency input

The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has reversed its ruling against healthcare company Omega Pharma following previously omitted advice from the UK’s medicines regulator.

Personalised nutrition: Thoughts from industry leaders at HiE

Personalised nutrition continues to inch its way into the mainstream but is progress certain and what challenges remain? And what is biohacking?

HiE opens arms to European and global nutrition sector

UBM-owned Health ingredients Europe & Natural ingredients (HiE & Ni) kicks off in Frankfurt on November 29. We asked brand director Richard Joyce how the 3-day mega-show is shaping up.

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Indian carotenoid player enters Europe

Bangalore-based lutein and carotenoid specialist Katra Phyto has enlisted UK-based ingredient player and distributor Gee Lawson as its European partner.

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Nestlé lowers full-year sales outlook

Nestlé has lowered its full year outlook from 4.2% to 3.5% as it feels the effect of a deflationary market.

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Pharma vitamins are the next big thing: DSM

DSM’s president of nutrition and health says high-dose vitamin and mineral products marketed via pharma channels are growing rapidly.

Infant nutrient found to lower hospital infection rate: Study

A protein that forms a key component of infant nutrition may play a significant role in reducing hospital-acquired infections in neonatal intensive care, according to US researchers. 

Liver function probiotic addresses ‘unmet clinical need’

OMNi-BiOTiC HETOX, an eight-strain probiotic formulation from Institut Allergosan, is the first product to present a therapeutic alternative to organ transplants for sufferers of liver disease.

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