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Europol: False organic certification continues to be major problem for food industry

Counterfeit certification labels, such as fake organic or protected designation of origin (PDO) labels, continues to be a major problem for the European food industry, according to a report by Europol....

Supply chain performance not profitability at heart of food firms’ voluntary sign-up

Motivations for voluntarily implementing food traceability schemes stem not from the need to maximise profits but enhance information, safety and quality management within the supply chain.

Vitamin K2 may reverse calcification of blood vessels in people with kidney disease

Four-week supplementation with vitamin K2 MK-7 (menaquinone-7) significantly improves vascular calcification (VC), according to a new study published in BMC Nephrology. 

French study links 'Med diet' pattern to lower risk of frailty

Consumption of a Mediterranean style diet is rising in Europe and the US because they 'easy to follow', says author of paper linking Med diet with reduced frailty.

Adequate magnesium intakes may boost bone health: Study

Increased intakes of magnesium from the diet may slash the risk of fractures for older women, but the benefits for older men are less clear, says a new study.

Research sheds light on nature of ancient microbiome

Is there a goal to shoot for when trying to alter consumers’ microbiomes?  Researcher Jeff Leach is trying to answer that question with work he is doing among hunter gather...

Curcumin-piperine combo may support heart health for diabetics: Study

A combination supplement containing curcuminoids plus piperine from black pepper may support heart health for diabetics by improving the levels and functionality of cholesterol, says a new study.

Should occupation be considered in vitamin D supplementation guidelines?

Guidelines on screening for vitamin D deficiency and supplementation strategies should consider the how different jobs and shift patterns affect status, according to new research that finds job type may...

New oil combining algal DHA and organic selenium introduced by Metabolium

Metabolium set sights on human and animal nutrition market with novel DHA-selenium oil from algal source.

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Omega-3 and arthritis: Study finds link between fish consumption and joint disorder

Regular consumption of omega-3 rich fish could reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, new data suggests.

Eat plants to stay slim, say Spanish researchers

People with diets that favour plants over meat can cut their risk of developing obesity by almost half, according to research being conducted in Spain.

China’s medical nutrition mistakes: ‘You can’t starve a tumour to death’

Medical nutrition is not taken seriously enough in China, with a lack of patient, regulatory, and in some cases, physician knowledge contributing to the poor nutrient intake among cancer patients.

Enzymotec launches higher concentrate krill oil that trades on purity message

Enzymotec has expanded on its krill purity message with a new, higher concentrate form of its K-Real ingredient.

Shrimp waste: A cheap solution for sourcing natural astaxanthin?

The heads, tails and carapace of commercial shrimps could provide a natural and cheap source of astaxanthin for the nutraceutical industry, say Indian researchers in a review of extraction methods.

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Omega-3 deficient teenagers may become anxious adults

Low omega-3 in adolescent mice leads to behavioural problems in adulthood, finds new study in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Botanical extract offers anti-inflammatory potential in tackling Alzheimer’s

A botanical plant extract offers possibilities in preserving memory and learning abilities lost to Alzheimer’s disease as a study highlights the plant’s anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.

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There's opportunity in new probiotic enumeration technology, says expert

Analyzing and identifying probiotic strains in a finished product is becoming increasingly crucial as probiotic-infused food, beverages, and supplements climb further into consumer interest.

ISSN publishes position stand on protein and exercise

The International Society of Sports Nutrition ISSN has updated its position paper for the use of protein by physically active individuals.

Blackmores Asia MD appointed first international member of China Association for Quality Inspection

Blackmores’ standing in China has received a boost after its Asia MD, Peter Osborne, was appointed vice chairman of the China Association for Quality Inspection’s (CAQI) advisory committee.

Iron fortification: Chitosan encapsulation strengthens stability and boosts bioavailability

Coating iron with chitosan nanostructured lipid carriers is a superior protection method when fortifying milk, with researchers also predicting its suitability for fruit juices, yogurts and traditional drinks.

Probiotic from Tibetan kefir grains can provide antioxidant boost to functional foods: Study

The probiotic strain L. plantarum MA2 from traditional Tibetan kefir grains has significant antioxidant properties, in addition to its previously reported cholesterol lowering credentials.

Study highlights increase in use of high-dose vitamin D supplements

Consumer use of dietary supplements delivering vitamin D doses up to 4,000 IU – almost seven times the current recommended daily amount of 600 IU – says a new study published in JAMA .

Review links microbiome makeup to autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms could be reduced by altering gut bacteria makeup, according to a review of more than 150 papers.

Ganeden bets on inactivated probiotic ingredient for new applications

Probiotic giant Ganeden says its new immune ingredient looks to take the benefits of its validated strain into categories and areas that probiotics cannot be used.

Prebiotics promote satiety, but it's hard to make the claim, expert says

Satiety is one of the best-supported effects of prebiotic supplementation, an expert says.  But translating that into claims can be tricky.

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