Individualised nutrition not only helps patients consume more protein and calories, but also improves clinical treatment outcomes and reduces mortality rate, according to a Swiss study of more than 2,000 patients.
Progress on tackling the childhood obesity crisis and increasing breastfeeding has been slow and inconsistent throughout Europe, according to studies released at this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow, UK.
Researchers have found that the type of health claim on foods can be completely uncorrelated with actual nutritional quality yet these messages directly influence consumers' expectations of healthiness and prompt their food choices.
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Researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Singapore have developed a new encapsulation technology that boosts the bioavailability of lactoferrin, a naturally occurring protein in human breast milk.