Public officials and researchers will debate today at the European Parliament in Brussels, following a damning report on the damage and cost of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in Europe, of which poor diet remains the main culprit.
Consumers still assume ready meals are low in nutrition, but wider use of slow cooking techniques such as sous vide can produce foods that's more nutritious than home-cooked equivalents. Can prepared foods become more widely accepted?
Growing public interest in fermented foods in Spain and France is not being seized upon by European food companies and retailers because they are too “risk averse and conservative”, according to the author of a new report into the trend.
The mushroom fibre chitin-glucan has potential as a prebiotic that alters activity in the microbiota and cuts LDL cholesterol, says patent owner KitoZyme as it looks to fund further clinical work and product development.
New meta-analysis suggests that vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for TB, not something that is caused by the condition, while the role played by ethnicity in this relationship merits further investigation.
A diet rich in omega-3 can significantly modify the distribution and bioavailability of fatty acids, and may block the absorption of saturated fatty acids (SFA) in the gastrointestinal tract, a study on mice has shown.
The global nutraceuticals market is expected to reach a value of $302,306m by the year 2022, on the back of CAGR of 7.04%. But, according to new research, APAC is poised to outstrip the global growth average.