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Probiotics may have taken some time to seep into consumer consciousness, especially in the US, but digestive health last year entered the top three fastest growing functional food categories. And with developments in science and technology also come greater opportunities to widen the category beyond the traditional dairy application.

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.

HIGHLIGHTS FROM PROBIOTA 2017 IN BERLIN

Making a deposit: Faecal biobanks have ‘great potential’

The interest in stool transplants or faecal microbial transplants has gathered momentum in recent years giving rise to the concept of faecal biobanks.

A 'golden age' of probiotics for premature babies? It depends on birth weight and strains: Meta-analysis

The use of probiotics on very low birth weight (VLBW) infants is associated with a reduced risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), late-onset sepsis, and mortality, but the effects on extremely...

Transitioning: Danone profits soar by 34% as firm outlines €1bn cost-cutting

A 34% rise in net profits for French dairy and nutrition giant Danone was backed up by the announcement of a €1 billion efficiency program as the firm continues its...

Deal to develop microbiome analysis for clinical nutrition

Day Two link with Johnson & Johnson on personalised microbiome analysis for diabetes nutrition

Gut microbiome analysis firm DayTwo will collaborate with Johnson & Johnson on personalised clinical nutrition for diabetes, and plans to open up its nutrition recommendation platform to new partners.

New Australian university centre eyes Asia opportunities for omega-3 and probiotics products

The University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia is opening a $1m new Food Science Innovation Precinct to drive new products and research in probiotics, omega-3, functional foods and dairy.

Probiotics boost the kidney benefits of soy milk in diabetic patients, RCT reveals

Probiotic soy milk improves several indexes of kidney function in type 2 diabetic patients with nephropathy – a major complication of diabetes and the foremost cause of end-stage renal failure.

Asian expansion gives BioGaia reasons for optimism: Managing director

Probiotics manufacturer BioGaia has reported annual sales growth of 9%, excluding exchange rate effects, with managing director Axel Sjöblad highlighting growth in Asia as a key reason for continued confidence...

Highlights from Probiota 2017 in Berlin

Probiota Insights: Does the prebiotic definition need reworking?

A debate is brewing over what exactly constitutes a prebiotic, and whether the established definition needs to be updated. NutraIngredients spoke with leading researcher Professor Bob Rastall to find out...

'Minor' effect of omega-3s on ADHD - but future bright for probiotics, study suggests

Omega-3 supplementation may only have a minor effect on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), say researchers who add that the gut microbiota and the use of probiotics may have long-term...

News in brief

Prebiotics and probiotics show potential in dermatitis treatment

Could altering the gut microbiome help prevent or treat Atopic Dermatitis (AD)? Japanese researchers seem to think so as they make a case for this approach in a recently published...

News in brief

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.

Faecal transplant may ease kids’ autism symptoms, small study suggests

Children with autism may be helped by faecal transplants as work further underlines the importance of gastrointestinal (GI) health in neurodevelopmental disorders.

High fibre and protein ice cream developed by DuPont is soon to be in hospitals

A range of high fibre and high protein ice creams that have better tastes and textures than standard hospital food will soon be on the menu for patients.

Firm open to more M&A activity after profits more than double

Probi set sights on EFSA claim after acquisition caps ‘exceptional’ financial results

Swedish probiotic player Probi could soon re-submit an EFSA dossier for iron uptake, says CEO Peter Nählstedt as he talks to NutraIngredients about how the company more than doubled its...

Inuit microbiome study could shed further light influence of nutrition and modern diet on health

While the gut bacteria of indigenous Inuit populations are ‘broadly similar’ to modern Western populations, subtle differences that distinguish the two could help researchers understand how diet impacts our health...

Probiotics and Alzheimer’s: Personalised nutrition tipped to become crucial area of treatment research

Modulation of gut microbiota through personalised diet or probiotic intervention will increasingly become a key focus for treating brain disorders including Alzheimer’s Disease, Chinese academics have concluded in a new...

BioGaia’s probiotic products to be launched in Thailand

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

Lotte’s probiotic chocolate success highlights functional potential in Japan

Functional chocolate is poised to contribute to market growth in Japan based on the success of Lotte’s Sweet Days chocolate, says market analyst Canadean.

Heard of the gut-brain axis? Meet the gut-skin axis...

Probiotic supplementation may improve adult acne appearance as researchers discuss the existence of a gut-skin axis in which the gastrointestinal area is targeted by bacterial strains to affect skin physiology.

DuPont announces €57m European dairy investment

DuPont Nutrition & Health is to invest $60 million (€57m) in expanding dairy culture production sites in France and Germany.

Probiotic fermented milk may ease GI distress: Danone study

Probiotic fermented milk (PFM) may relieve gastrointestinal discomfort via a modifying effect on the gut microbiota, says British research commissioned by French dairy giant Danone.

Gum from Thai vegetable an ‘excellent’ probiotic protector

Adding Tiliacora triandra gum, from the indigenous Thai vegetable ‘Yanang’, to maltodextrin could create an excellent protector of probiotics, researchers have revealed.

Peek inside PROBIOTA 2017: Berlin, 1-3 February

In search of biomarkers: Can metabolomics drive prebiotic & probiotic research

Can large-scale studies using metabolomic data points help researchers better understand our microbiome and how what we eat influences our health?

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,...

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