Supplementing infant formula with probiotics may be a safe and
effective way to boost the immune system in day care infants,
suggest two new studies. BioGaia's human strain L. reuteri
ATCC 55730 was found to be particularly effective.
More information on the effects of phytoestrogens on bone, heart
and breast health is needed before recommendations on
supplementation can be safely made, argues a report in this month's
issue of the Journal of Nutrition.
A group of the world's nutrition experts met at the International
Olympic Committee's headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, this
week to review the latest developments in the world of sports
Finnish dairy company Valio has seen the launch of two infant
nutrition products this spring, both in Finland and abroad,
featuring the probiotic lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus
Gorbach & Goldin (LGG).
The value of dietary fibre in the adult diet is now recognised as
important but in a journal this month researchers suggest that
babies may also benefit from the effects on bowel health by adding
fibre to milk formula.
US firm Galaxy Nutritional Foods, a producer of soy- and oat-based
dairy alternatives, has entered into an exclusive distribution
agreement with French cheese company Fromageries Bel, which will
make Galaxy's brands available...
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland is advising the industry to
remove 10 herbal supplement products from sale, after a survey
found them to contain irradiated components not highlighted in the
Creatine serum supplements seem to have no effect on muscle ATP or
creatine stores, despite claims by one US manufacturer, say
researchers. Creatine manufacturer Degussa BioActives says the
study highlights the value of its creatine...