See December's 10 most read health and nutrition stories, including Nestlé Health Science China's new product innovation centre, FANCL launching its first cold care supplement, and new nutritional labelling requirements from Taiwan FDA.
A mega-merger between International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) and DuPont nutrition & biosciences unit will create a new industry giant worth more than $45 billion (€40.4 billion), say those involved in the deal.
Researchers linking the effects of vitamin B3 deficiency to incidences of psychosis could hold the key to solving ‘medical mysteries’ associated with the condition, and may provide hopes for those in developing countries.
Could an individual’s microbiome indicate how wealthy they are? That is the premise for a team of scientists, who suggest a healthy gut and its microbe profile are linked to social and economic status.
Clinical trials involving diet are severely under-funded and more difficult to complete than drugs studies, say researchers who warn that nutrition studies are prone to bias, are often too small and of too short duration and regularly change outcome...