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NattoPharma debuts 'full spectrum' form of Vitamin K2 to mimic what's found in cheese

Norwegian company NattoPharma will debut a form of Vitamin K2 that includes more of the menaquinone forms found in natural fermented cheese.

Research supports immune benefits of Ganeden’s new Staimune ingredient

Inactivated Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086A has similar immune activation and anti-inflammatory effects as live cells, says a new study using Ganeden’s recently launched Staimune ingredient.

Body’s fat-metabolism wards off sugar's effects and promotes healthy ageing: Study

The chemical link between a low-carbohydrate diet and healthy ageing could be explained by new scientific evidence showing that the body’s own fat-metabolism protects against sugar’s harmful effects.

Probiotic intervention may increase beneficial gut bacteria in cancer patients

A Dupont-backed study demonstrates the efficacy of a probiotic intervention after studies reveal its ability to alter and modify the intestinal microbiome in patients with colon cancer.

Frutarom launches ‘naturally delivered’ fruit-based supplements

Israeli company Frutarom Health BU is to make available its fruit-based range of supplements formulated to supply nutraceuticals via a new fruit-based delivery system.

EU offers funding for SMEs targeting elderly personalised nutrition

EU-baked project INCluSilver is launching financial aid vouchers for companies working on personalised nutrition for the elderly.

NutraIngredients award winner launches new product development venture

The formation of a new company aims to ‘bring an external eye inside health and nutrition projects,’ with its founders looking to bring a new model of project management to...

ADM gets personal with new microbiome collaboration with Mayo Clinic

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic on personalized nutrition solutions to healthy body weight through probiotics, prebiotics, and other nutrients.

Polyphenol blend may boost post-exercise recovery: RCT

Daily supplementation with a blend of extracts from mangosteen, elderberry, and pomegranate may delay muscle soreness and help manage post-exercise recovery, says a new study.

Imperial network gathers expertise to tackle global nutrition issues

A new network of excellence has aims to become a beacon of nutrition research as it looks towards a renewed focus on balancing nutritional needs alongside food production in preserving...

Fat-regulating enzyme control protects against disease, say researchers

Researchers have discovered that deleting an enzyme crucial in fat regulation could increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other diseases.

Vitamin D deficiency link with multiple sclerosis: more evidence

Evidence of the association between vitamin D deficiency and higher risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) was strengthened by a recent study in Neurology

Zivo's algal poultry feed push takes step forward as it strives for human nutrition market entry

Zivo Biosciences has announced positive results from studies on the use of its algal biomass ingredient in poultry feed as the company continues to work on market entry for dietary...

UK's OptiBiotix and Taiwan's Bened Biomedical unite for ‘psychobiotic’ expansion

UK firm OptiBiotix has signed a deal with Taiwan-based probiotic research company Bened Biomedical, marking the former’s foray into the gut-brain axis area of microbiome research.

Placing broccoli under pressure enhances its disease-fighting compounds

A high-pressure processing method could rid broccoli of harmful bacteria while preserving the vegetable’s cancer-fighting glucosinolate compounds, according to German researchers.

Study supports efficacy of hyaluronan for wrinkle reduction

Twelve weeks of supplementation with hyaluronan – also known as hyaluronic acid – may improve the “luster” of the skin and reduce wrinkles, says a new study from Japan.

A mother’s breast milk may help premature babies catch-up in growth

MicroRNA found in mother’s breast milk has been found to help premature babies with their growth and development according to a new study.

Prebiotics may help fight rotavirus: Study

Milk oligosaccharides reduced the infectivity of human rotavirus, according to a recent cell study published in The Journal of Nutrition.

News in brief

DSM takes second spot on Fortune’s Change the World list

DSM has placed second on Fortune Magazine’s third annual Change the World list, which this year recognises 56 companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are...

Kiwis disregarding the impact of diet choices on cholesterol

People in New Zealand need to be more aware of how increasing polyunsaturated fats, dietary fibre, and plant sterols in their diets can help cut cholesterol.

Biochemists discover what makes olive oil help with weight loss

Biochemist researchers at Virginia Tech have uncovered the compounds responsible for olive oil’s ability to help with weight loss, shedding new light on the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet....

SPECIAL EDITION: OMEGA-3

Fish oil may help your genes to ward off inflammation

The role of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFAs) in inflammatory diseases involves a diverse and complex set of mechanisms, reports a recent study in Nutrition.

Ageing brain to benefit from nutrition, exercise and lifestyle: Review

Dietary approaches to promote healthy brain ageing should look to factor in nutrition, exercise and lifestyle to target not only the brain but also overall cardio-metabolic health.

Glanbia adds protein punch to hot drinks with heat stable & soluble hydrolyzed whey protein

With protein seeing continued interest from mainstream consumers, Glanbia Nutritionals has launched ProTherma: a hydrolyzed whey protein that can withstand high temperatures and therefore offer a protein punch in everyday...

How can firms enhance and improve omega-3 fish oil extraction?

There is much room to improve omega-3 fish oil’s green credentials for environmental, health and economic reasons as firms seek to shift from energy intensive extraction methods and organic solvent...

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