All news articles for February 2024

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UK Gov to crack down on misleading marketing online

By Nikki Hancocks

The UK Government will soon introduce the hotly anticipated Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill created to see stricter enforcement of consumer protection laws related to online marketing of products.

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The rise of exogenous ketones for athletic recovery

By Stephen Daniells

Initially touted as acute performance aid, exogenous ketones and the supporting science are shifting towards opportunities for athletic recovery, a subject matter expert told NutraIngredients-USA.

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The Gut Stuff on using the ‘shock factor’ in the right way

By Olivia Brown

The Gut Stuff, an education brand founded by sisters from the Zoe TwinsUK microbiome study cohort, is working to spread microbiome science knowledge by cutting through the noise on and offline with an ethical approach to shock factor tactics.

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A new economic imperative for the sports nutrition market

By Claudia Adrien

Finding new markets within the sports nutrition category may be challenging in this economic climate, but experts agree there’s much to be said for diversifying the ways supplements are sold to meet broader consumer needs.

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ChatGPT's nutrition advice is limited for NCD patients: Study

By Olivia Haslam

ChatGPT is “unable to replace a healthcare professional’s consultation”, new research has concluded, following an assessment of the chatbot’s ability to handle prompts for nutrition advice for patients with multiple noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

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Review spotlights gaps in pain relief research for children

By Olivia Brown

A new literature review has underlined the nutraceuticals with potential to provide natural pain relief for abdominal conditions in children, stressing the need for further research into potential products of interest.

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Study suggests Levagen+ holds cognitive health benefits

By Nikki Hancocks

New research has concluded Levagen+ palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) could provide an innovative intervention for cognitive health enhancement in students, opening a door to the gaming market for Gencor Pacific Ltd.

Study links higher omega-3 levels to decreased stroke risk

Study links higher omega-3 levels to decreased stroke risk

By Asia Sherman

A new study published in the journal Stroke shows that people with the highest omega-3 levels have a lower risk of stroke. It also dispels correlations between omega-3s and increased risk of brain hemorrhaging.

NutraCast: Remaining selective in sourcing amid limited fish oil supply

NutraCast: Remaining selective in sourcing amid limited fish oil supply

By Danielle Masterson

From limited supply to the need for more consumer education, the fish oil industry is facing a number of challenges. However, there are still a lot of opportunities in and outside of the sea. This episode examines the state of the fish oil market and...

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Are preservatives killing good gut bacteria?

By Donna Eastlake

Research from the University of Chicago has found that one of the most widely used food preservatives, nisin, has a damaging effect on the good bacteria in our gut

High-protein is projected to be the fastest growing segment within dairy yogurt this year, with a growth rate of 17.2%, according to Circana. Image: Getty/YelenaYemchuk

High-protein dairy is booming, but how 'healthy' is it?

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Danone has become the latest manufacturer to release a range of high-protein dairy products in the UK. But can high-protein yogurts - that typically contain thickeners, starches and sweeteners - really be considered ‘healthy’?

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