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Bones of contention: Joint-up thinking key to market gains

Post-menopausal women, senior citizens both male and female. Those in the twilight of life have traditionally made up the bulk of the market for bone and joint supplements and ingredients.

Special Edition: Bone & Joint Health

Can bone health be improved through microbiota manipulation?

Bone mineral density could be altered by prebiotics and probiotics, according to a new review that links diet-induced obesity, the gut microbiota and bone health.

Grill or microwave mushrooms to preserve protein content, say fungal researchers

Microwaving and grilling are the best approaches to preserve mushrooms’ nutritional profile, a study reveals, trumping methods like boiling and deep-frying.

Policosanol fraction, Vitamin K2 combo helps statin users in study

A policosanol derivative teamed with vitamin K2 was found to be effective in lowering cardiovascular disease risk markers in a large scale study conducted in Serbia.

Potato extract shows satiety benefits for healthy women: Slendesta data

Consumption of a Kemin’s Slendesta potato protease inhibitor II one hour before breakfast may lower hunger and the desire to eat, says a new study by scientists from Kemin and...

NEWS IN BRIEF

Algaia and AIDP partner to expand alginate offering in North America

Starting June 1, algae-derived ingredients by Algaia will expand to customers in Canada, USA, and Mexico.

Time to rethink nutrition labelling, say scientists: Food is not just the sum of its nutrients

It's time to move beyond the single nutrient model that looks only at individual fat, sugar or protein content, say scientists. Foods are eaten whole and so their effect on health...

Dynamic duo of vitamin E and omega-3 reduces cardiovascular injury caused by pollution

Supplementation with vitamin E and omega-3 proved to provide a potent combination against air pollution-induced cardiovascular injuries in rats.

BASF awards Newtrition grants for omega-3 and plant sterol research in Beijing

Five academic projects have been awarded Newtrition Asia research grants by BASF for their work addressing some of the major consumer health concerns in APAC.

Vit D and calcium may reduce onset of early menopause: Study

Taking high doses of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be linked to a lower risk of early menopause as the findings could help in reducing health problems associated with...

Infant nutrition: Early intake key to reducing food allergy risks - Australian consensus

Common allergens should be incorporated into Australian infants’ diets in the first year of their lives in order to minimise their risk of food allergies, according to a panel of...

DuPont’s probiotic strain registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan

Dupont’s probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 has been has been registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan.

New Zealand natural ingredients to be ‘fast-tracked’ to international launch

A new collaboration between ingredient supplier Anagenix and Plant & Food Research will see products based on New Zealand science fast-tracked to the international market.

Evolve BioSystems completes series B financing to fund commercialization of products

California-based microbiome company Evolve BioSystems has completed a $20 million Series B financing to fund the commercialization of its initial products.

Vitamin D during pregnancy could reduce childhood asthma risk: Study

Increased vitamin D supplementation during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy has been shown to benefit the immune system of babies, resulting in decreased development of asthma.

Gut microbe health boosted after weight loss surgery, study finds

A profound shift in gut microbes and their metabolites occurs after weight loss surgery, a study finds, once again highlighting their core role in nutrient micro-management and weight control.

Prebiotic and antioxidant-packed white chocolate: 'A promising opportunity for industry'

Adding prebiotics and an antioxidant source to white chocolate can alter its taste and texture, but a new sensory analysis reported that consumers still ranked it highly, with researchers concluding...

Looking ahead to IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

Howaru Shape: 'A new way of looking at weight management'

DuPont Nutrition & Health’s newly launched Howaru Shape is backed up by a clinical study that found that daily supplements of the probiotic may reduce body fat by 4.5%.

Be still my beating heart: Chocolate’s 'anti-fluttering' qualities highlighted

The link between moderate chocolate intake and lower risk of irregular heartbeat may be due to chocolate’s flavanol content, say researchers.

Vitamin C oversupply could end soon

A global oversupply of vitamin C may have ended, as China continues an environmental crackdown on heavily polluting factories, says DSM.

Nestlé-backed study links probiotic strain and depression

Probiotics could help relieve symptoms of depression in addition to aiding gastrointestinal upsets, according to new Canadian research backed by Nestlé.

Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory drug for knee osteoarthritis: Study

High quality chondroitin sulfate supplementation is as good as a widely prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of painful knee osteoarthritis, new research reveals.

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the...

VITAFOODS 2017

Seaweed swell: European interest turns tide in superfood’s favour?

Long considered a staple food in the Far East, seaweed and algae may finally be making gains in Europe with consumers eager to sample a nutritionally superior food with strong...

Setria Glutathione may brighten skin from within: Study

Oral consumption of Kyowa Hakko’s Setria-branded glutathione may boost skin health in healthy women, says a new study.

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