All news articles for December 2017

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Can potassium affect your body clock?

By Tim Cutcliffe

Circadian rhythms in human red blood cells (RBCs) may be regulated by potassium, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

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Is fungus the new bogeyman in gut inflammation?

By Tim Cutcliffe

The role of pathogenic bacteria in disease has been the focus of much recent research. However, the role of fungi, a co-inhabitant of the gut, has been relatively overlooked. The effect of the mycobiome (the fungal community in the gut) on health and...

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The top five APAC regulation and policy developments of 2017

By Gary Scattergood

Rule changes in China dominated the regulatory landscape for the supplement and infant nutrition industries in Asia over the past 12 months — and this was clearly reflected in our top five policy stories of 2017.

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Guest article

Probiotic crusades and other energetic and organized campaigns concerning probiotic issues

By George Paraskevakos, Executive Director of the International Probiotics Association

Despite the connotation of medieval military expeditions when one speaks of crusades, the one which IPA has taken on the last year has not resulted into any blood being spilt. On the contrary, the probiotic crusades have been constructive, open and accepting...

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