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The red wine compound resveratrol could help to extend life and may even help to battle obesity by 'moderating' food consumption, according to new research ... in bees.
Italian food supplements trade group FederSalus has brought an action against the EU nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) in European Union courts.
A daily glass of cloudy apple juice may decrease body fat in obese people, compared to a control beverage, with greater effects noted in individuals with certain genetic profiles.
Food giant PepsiCo has joined a private-public research project in the Netherlands that is investigating how nutrition affects muscle function in athletes and the elderly.
Intestinal enzymes responsible for breaking down starchy foods could soon be ‘toggled’ to be on or off, leading to foods that might help battle obesity and diabetes by better controlling blood...
New Zealand authorities have begun action to stop unlawful exports of infant formula to China, after trade bodies blamed these for severely undermining the southern nation’s reputation for food safety....
Growth in DSM’s human and animal nutrition cluster is set to continue after the company this morning indicated an ongoing commitment to broadening its portfolio and did not rule out...
Major changes to the profile of our gut bacteria ecosystem are associated with the development of type two diabetes, according to ‘exciting’ new meta-genomic data published in Nature.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected two health claims dossiers for food supplements that claim to ‘improve transit’ and ‘reduction of vaginal dryness’.
A daily multivitamin and mineral supplement with added herbal ingredients may boost performance accuracy and enhance neural efficiency in older women, suggest data from a randomized controlled trial from Australia.
The problem of oxidation of phospholipids in krill being investigated by an €800,000 tri-party Norway government-backed project that seeks to reveal ways around a problem that affects taste, smell and...
Extracts from hops (Humulus lupulus L.) may help manage weight and increase ‘metabolic flexibility’ in mice fed a high fat diet, researchers report.
A new EU project aims to tackle how consumers interpret health claims and symbols on food products in the hope of developing future guidelines on how such claims can be...
Health claims are not the be-all and end-all when it comes to marketing health food products, says Alan Ruth, CEO of the Irish Health Trade Association, in this guest article.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is reviewing its infant formula regulations, covering a range of issue including composition, labeling and advertising.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has given strength to EU health claim laws by backing health claims of “temporary or fleeting effects”.
UK start-up Clasado Limited says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) failed to follow its own prebiotic guidelines in rejecting the firm’s gut health claims.
A diet rich in buckwheat products would provide a daily dose of the sugar d-fagomine linked to benefits in the range of the active dose seen in supplemental studies, says...
Low levels of vitamin D may be associated with a ‘markedly higher’ risk of heart attack and early death, according to new research.
Consuming fish at least once a month, and increased blood levels of ALA and DPA, may reduce the risk of heart failure, says a new study that adds to the...
Use of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis could help soothe babies suffering from a common condition known as colic, according to new research.
Chocolate biscuits containing probiotics could help to preserve microorganisms in the gut that decline with age and cause constipation and diarrhea, according to a study.
A diet rich in antioxidants could significantly reduce the risk of myocardial infarction in women, according to new research.
The way women eat before pregnancy could play a larger than previously thought role in the healthy development of children, according to new animal data.
Regular consumption of low-calorie cranberry juice could help to control blood pressure, according to new research.
What is a life stage and why are they important to food manufacturers? There are the obvious ‘stages’ like pregnant women, infants, children and seniors. But what about millennials? Teens?...
Malnutrition is still a major problem in Europe, with the costs relating to undernourishment in Europe are more than double those associated with obesity, according to a new dossier from...
Consumption of higher levels of choline throughout early pregnancy may help to lower infant's vulnerability to stress-related illnesses in addition to protecting against chronic conditions later in life, say researchers.
Cargill and DSM have entered exclusive discussions that may result in the acquisition of Cargill’s cultures and enzymes business by DSM, the firms have confirmed.
Researchers have found that Tunisian acacia seeds are rich in lipids and could carry potential as healthy oils.
A new Spanish study suggests that fruit and milk-based fruit beverages are suitable vehicles for plant-based sterols, after detecting low sample levels of potentially harmful compounds called ‘POPs’.
Sesame and rice bran oil consumption may lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol, according to new findings.
Daily supplements of a probiotic blend may improve gut function in performance athletes and help provide a way of reducing gastrointestinal complaints, suggests new research from Austria.
Natural ingredient specialist Naturex has announced the acquisition of US-based cranberry specialist Decas Botanical Synergies.
Daily supplements of a curcumin complex were associated with significant reductions in triglyceride levels, say data from a placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind clinical trial.
Compounds in purple corn may protect against the development of the kidney condition diabetic nephropathy, one of the most serious complications related to diabetes, suggests new research.
Energy dense, ready-to-use food supplements given to young malnourished children may not have benefits for body weight, according to new research.
Texture-modified foods for the elderly are likely to become an important area for R&D in the coming years as the population ages – but there are many challenges to producing...
A doubling of currently recommended protein intakes could help people suffering from critical illnesses to recover better and quicker, according to a new review.
A new research project by an Australian university is investigating whether the global increase in popularity of omega-3 can be delinked from damage to fish stocks.
Folic acid is good for everybody, and should be fortified into foods across Europe, according to experts meeting at the ESPEN congress.
Increased intakes of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and kale may reduce the risk of breast cancer by about 15%, suggests a new meta-analysis from China.
Supplementation with vitamin E could help to prevent cancer in patients with an under-recognized genetic disorder, according to new research.
A number of New Zealand-based infant formula manufacturers and exporters have joined forces to protect the reputation of their brands overseas.
Mothers with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have children with slower brain development and lower mental and motor skills, warn researchers.
The beneficial effects attributed to antioxidants such as polyphenols could be reversed when they are used in nano-forms, according to new research.
Consumption of the natural supplement Gingko biloba does not offer any cognitive functioning benefits in people with multiple sclerosis, say researchers.
IMCD and Beneo have entered into a distribution deal for food and nutrition ingredients in the Benelux area.
Is it a natural geranium extract or is it synthetic? The bulk of evidence is now pointing rather unfavourably for DMAA, and with many regulators now taking steps to ban...
Supplementing the diet with fish oil and krill oil can beneficially change cholesterol levels, but only krill oil was found to reduce triacylglycerol levels, suggests new data from lab animals.
The presence of certain gut microbes is linked with better digestion and absorption of dietary fats, according to new research that suggests modifying gut bacteria could help to battle malnutrition...
A new way to produce a key sugar in human milk using bacteria could offer hope for increased research and even the possibility of additions to infant formula in the...
The way phytoestrogens affect health and bodily functions may be down to key differences in molecular structures that affect different cellular mechanisms, according to a new review from Wageningen University...
Cranberry juice rich in proanthocyanidins (PACs) may help prevent repeat urinary tract infections in children, according to new findings.
Scientists studying pectins that inhibit a protein called galectin-3 - elevated levels of which are associated with a higher risk of heart failure - say their work could create a...
A new meta-analysis that questioned the heart health benefits of omega-3s is ‘flawed’ and could deter consumers from taking fatty acid supplements and could be harmful to public health, says...
A massive new online metabolite database could soon be helping to transform the field of metabolomics research, say its creators.
Low levels of the dietary antioxidants vitamin C and beta-carotene could be linked to the onset of mild dementia, according to new research.
Europe’s health claims regulator says it stands by a previous rebuttal of industry suggestions that the approved time for plant stanols and sterols to achieve cholesterol lowering effects be shortened from...
Supplementation with a probiotic could help to reduce the incidence of a cinnib gastrointestinal problem associated with premature babies, according to new research.
Polyphenols from wine may improve glucose metabolism in men at high risk of heart disease, suggests a new study from Spain.
A compound derived from mushroom may offer benefits to cancer sufferers, according to new data from research in dogs.
European interest in high protein foods has moved into the mainstream, according to Arla Foods Ingredients, which has introduced two new ingredients for boosting the protein content of yoghurt.
Kampffmeyer Food Innovation has developed a highly nutritious wheat aleurone that plugs a market demand for healthy, good-tasting baked goods, according to its product manager.
Daily supplementation of algal DHA omega-3 may boost a child’s reading ability and improve behaviour, research finds.
There is a moment at the end of the legendary computer game, Mortal Kombat, where you have just beaten seven shades of something out of your opponent and all that...
Alcohol-free red wine may help to lower blood pressure levels to a greater extent than wine containing alcohol, according to new research that suggests the boozeless drink could cut heart...
A new research project will investigate whether a vitamin E rich diet can help to modify the risk of childhood asthma, by supplying mothers-to-be with a vitamin-rich fortified soup.
Dietary supplements containing L-arginine have no benefit for improved muscular performance, according to a study in the Journal of the Society of Sports Nutrition.
Daily supplements of a chitin-glucan fiber – commercially available as Artinia – may protect against the oxidation of cholesterol, which may promote inflammation, says a new study.
Intake of common nutritional supplements containing amino acids could help to combat a unique form of autism, according to new research published in the journal Science.
Consumption of fish oil could help boost muscle strength in elderly people by around 20%, according to pilot data which will form the basis of a new study analysing the...
Beneo has received approval from Indian regulatory authorities for the use of its prebiotic fibre, oligofructose, in infant milk powder products in the country.
In a freewheeling panel discussion during the second afternoon of the Vitafoods Asia nutraceuticals and supplements show, regulations in food and packaging claims came under the spotlight.
Growing awareness of nutritional intake among Chinese consumers has opened the door for Israel-based global premix supplier LycoRed.
The chair of the international marine-sourced omega-3 trade group has warned the omega-3 sector faces an impending supply crisis as global demand booms for food, pharma and supplement products.
A fresh face in the omega-3s category, Arctic Nutrition, is making a splash with a new ingredient taken from one of the world’s oldest fisheries, deriving its DHA-rich phospholipid oil...
Football governing body FIFA’s chief medical officer claims that nutritional supplements will not boost the performance of athletes “based upon the scientific evidence”.
Guess what? DMAA is not found in extracts from four different species of geranium and three cultivars, and the ingredient in a leading dietary supplement is probably synthetic, says a...
Fruit and vegetable seedlings – often referred to as microgreens – could contain up to 40 times more vital nutrients that their mature counterparts, according to new findings.
The green tea compound epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG) provides benefits to memory and special learning by boosting the production of important neural cells, say researchers from China.
Yesterday a large scale scientific review revealed that organic produce may not be more nutritious than ‘conventionally’ produced goods. But since that isn’t the main reason people buy them, does...
Increased intakes of anthocyanins – antioxidant pigments from fruit and vegetables – may reduce blood vessel hardening and improve overall heart health, says a new study.
Spanish and Dutch authorities have added to the growing list of countries issuing warnings against the pre-workout and weight loss stimulant, DMAA (dimethylamylimine/ methylhexanamine).
Supplementation with vitamin D may have no short-term benefits in terms of reducing cholesterol, according to new research that may overturn previous research findings.
Chemicals company BASF has increased the price of its vitamin B2 products by 10% in response to volatile crude soy bean oil prices due to drought.
Supplementing a resistance training regime with daily doses of vitamin D may improve muscle power and help shed inches from the waistline of overweight and obese people, says a new...
Organic produce offers no benefits over conventional farming methods when it comes to nutrition and health, according to the findings of a new wide ranging review of the evidence.
Consumption of four or more cups of coffee per day may be associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer, suggests new data.
Coconut oil could soon be making waves in the oral health arena, after new research reveals it is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay.
High doses of vitamin D given in addition to antibiotic treatment appear to help patients with tuberculosis (TB) recover more quickly, according to new research.
Gum titan Wrigley has failed to establish a link between active agents in sugar-free gum and improved teeth remineralisation, which can prevent tooth decay.
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has launched an interactive map that details global vitamin D consumption levels.
Danish firm Arla Food Ingredients says a version of its Lacprodan whey can withstand heat treatments typically used in clinical drinks consumed by the elderly.
High usage of supplements across Australia has prompted local firm Lipa Pharmaceuticals to strike a distribution deal for a botanical extract manufactured in India.
There is not enough evidence to support the routine supplementation of preterm infants with infant formula containing probiotics or prebiotics, according to the findings of a new systematic review.
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