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Prenatal multivitamins may provide early life growth benefits for children

A regular prenatal multivitamin may support "normal" fat gain in infants in the first five months of life, says a new study.

Anti-inflammatory diet could act to preserve bone strength: Study

New associations between food and bone health have been outlined in a study, which suggests that anti-inflammatory diets could strengthen bone and reduce fractures.

The benefits of breeding: Sweeter strawberries and healthier starch

English organisation improving the sustainability of plant based agriculture and horticulture, Agri-Tech East, says the benefits of breeding plants can be seen in strawberries and wheat-derived starch.

Vitamin D may boost IBD treatment success: Study

Low vitamin D levels may reduce the chances of success of treatment for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) such as colitis and Crohn’s, according to a new study.

Cambridge Commodities teams up with Unette Nutrition to produce functional gels

UK ingredient supplier and contract manufacturer Cambridge Commodities Ltd (CCL) has inked a deal to develop its presence in the private label gel space. 

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Lallemand touts high protein yeast extract for meat alternatives

Lallemand says it has created a unique new extract, Prim Lyfe 175A, which enhances meat and bouillon notes suitable for vegetarian alternatives.

What's on the NutraIngredients editorial calendar in 2017?

From the latest issues in botanicals, to the cutting edge of sports nutrition, nutricosmetics, personalised nutrition, omega-3s, probiotics and prebiotics, the Nutraingredients 2017 editorial calendar of special editions and online...

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EFSA updates health claim guidance for first time since 2011

Europe’s central food science agency has issued fresh guidance on health claims including a ‘standardised format’ and clarification of data requirements.

Vitamin D status and rheumatoid arthritis link questioned by Korean data

The vitamin D status of more than 2,000 Korean women had no impact on the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, or on the level of pain and quality of life when...

Curcumin can be ‘as big as omega-3’ with correct science and marketing: OmniActive MD

Curcumin can become as big as omega-3, according to the boss of Indian nutraceutical supplier OmniActive, which has recently received a significant funding boost and made a high-level acquisition.  ...

FDF: 'It's an interesting concept and worth exploring'

Exercise labels are more effective than standard nutrition info for healthy eating, say researchers

'Exericise labels' that say how much physical activity is needed to burn off the calories in food are significantly more effective in encouraging healthy eating than standard nutrition information, according to...

UK focuses on banned DMAA after 7 ‘urgent notices’

Banned pre-workout stimulant DMAA continues to appear on-market in the UK and elsewhere – with the UK medicines regulator making seven busts in 2016.

Prebiotics in early life may boost sleep and daytime rhythms: Study

Supplementing the early life diet with prebiotics may boost the growth of selective bacteria in the gut and alleviate sleep disruptions caused by stress, says a new study.

ECJ strikes down German amino acid restrictions

The European Court of Justice has said Germany’s rules on amino acids as ingredients are not compatible with EU law, creating potential for confusion on amino acid rules in the...

Inulin-type fructans improve stool consistency in constipated kids: Pilot study

Supplementing constipated children with prebiotic inulin‐type fructans could improve stool consistency, a pilot study of 2 to 5 year-olds' has concluded.

Vitamin A status at birth linked to long-term risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s

Elderly people with low vitamin A levels may be more at risk of Alzheimer’s disease and lower brain functioning, says a new study that also finds even marginal vitamin A...

Food Vision Asia returns to Singapore for three-day event on the future of food and nutrition

Following a highly successful inaugural event in 2016, Food Vision Asia announces its return to the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore, from April 25-27.

Nanostructured lipid carriers help protect vitamin D from gut environment

A new study reveals vitamin D3 encapsulated in nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) could survive in the harsh gastrointestinal environment long enough to deliver this important nutrient to its intended targets.

Micronutrient supplementation for mothers boosts infant cognitive health: Follow-up study

Pregnant women should take more micronutrients aside from iron and folic acid to boost the long-term cognitive development of their children, according to a major follow-up study from Indonesia.

Only 3% of study population had ‘good’ omega-3 levels linked to lower heart disease

Two-thirds of middle-aged German women have low omega-3: Increased risk of heart disease

More than 70% of middle-aged women are at an increased risk of heart disease risk because of low omega-3 status, says a new German population study that recommends nearly all...

Black cumin’s anti-inflammatory potential may have airways/asthma benefits: RCT

Supplements containing oil from black cumin (Nigella sativa) may improve asthma control and lung function, says a new study.

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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.

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.

Mead Johnson full-year sales slip, but China and e-commerce performance 'strong'

Infant nutrition company Mead Johnson saw sales in Asia – its largest region – slip 9% year-on-year, 5% on a constant dollar basis, to $1.856bn – although the company recorded...

'Bold' obesity plan in Scotland would see manufacturers suffer, says industry

Scotland needs a “bold approach” to tackle obesity, according to an influential group of politicians. But food industry representatives said tough regulation could present “barriers to business” for the country’s manufacturers....

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