Reading scientific study reports is part and parcel of working in this industry but many have not come from a scientific background, making it difficult to confidently read reports and critically analyse how robust and impactful findings really are. This...
Infants fed low-protein formulas which are α-lac-enriched or casein glycomacropeptide-reduced can achieve weight gain and metabolic profiles closer to that of breastfed (BF) infants, new Arla Foods Ingredients-funded research concludes.
Advice on maternal supplementation to prevent birth defects (BDs) should consider the teratogenic effects of multivitamins (MVs) and adverse effects of excess folic acid (FA), according to Chinese research.
Why does bovine milk dominate the infant formula category, when plant-based is booming in adult nutrition? FoodNavigator speaks with lawyer Jessica Burt from Mills & Reeve, as well as brands Aptamil and Sprout Organic to discuss the plant-based potential...
Clinicians should raise the expected value of neonatal haemoglobin (Hb) concentrations when assessing the risk of neuro-behavioural abnormalities from early anaemia in pre-term, very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, say scientists.
From the phage opportunity to microbiome modulation for athletic performance, the science around HMOs, synbiotic mechanisms of action, and the gut-brain axis, the upcoming IPA World Congress + Probiota is not to be missed.
Vegan women should take riboflavin (vitamin B2) supplements during pregnancy to prevent neonatal multiple-acyl-CoA-Dehydrogenase deficiency (MADD), a lethal metabolic disease, according to a new case study .
Women with low omega-3 levels in early pregnancy would benefit most from omega-3 supplement to reduce the risk of pre-term birth, according to a new statement from the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL).
Danone discusses the growing knowledge about the link between gut health and infant health, and the steps its formula is taking to ensure adequate nutrition intake for babies during the pivotal first 1000 days of life.
Individual human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) may play critical roles in the maturation of gray matter in an infant brain, showing that inclusion of specific HMOs in infant formula could be beneficial, says a new study.
Chinese infants consuming milk formulas containing Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis HN019 reported a lower rate of upper respiratory tract infections compared to those who drank formulas containing another probiotic strain, or no probiotics at all,...
Chr. Hansen has received regulatory approval to supply a range of Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMO) to new and existing global markets, following recent endorsements from Australia and New Zealand last year.
Prenatal supplements of fish oil and/ or vitamin D may reduce the risk of croup in babies in children by about 40%, compared to no supplements, according to findings from a randomised controlled trial presented at the European Respiratory Society International...
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) are urging global leaders to do more to protect caregivers and healthcare workers in “humanitarian settings” from unethical marketing practices used by the formula industry.
hy Co.'s (formerly Korea Yakult) clinical trial on how the supplementation of two Lactobacillus strains could alleviate obesity, Nestle Health Science's acquisition of GO Healthy, and the list of NutraIngredients-Asia Awards 2022 finalists are...
Breastmilk can both impede and exacerbate infectious disease risks in infants, which reflects a “trade-off” in milk immune activity that affects host health “in complex ways, depending on prevailing infectious disease conditions”, according to US scientists....
Infant formula’s growing ability to shift the gut microbiome closer to that of breastfed infants is outlined in a study that details how a blend of five human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) work in tandem with each other.
Specific probiotics strains have showed immunomodulatory properties in women suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions, such as gestational diabetes and PCOS, according to a review of RCTs conducted by Nestle.
This round-up will look at developments of brands in the health and nutrition industry, including how brands such as Bubs Australia and Bellamy’s Organic have successfully gained access to the infant formula market in US, as well as Nestle Health Science’s...
More than 50% of pregnant women in the EU are carriers of gene variants that inhibit folic acid (vitamin B9) and cobalamin (vitamin B12) metabolism, leading to deficiencies that provoke maternal and foetal health complications.
Childhood stunting costs low-to-middle income countries (LMICs) up to 1.2% of their annual gross domestic product (GDP), and could be cheaply remedied via nutritional shifts, according to research published in Lancet e-Clinical Medicine.
Novel probiotic products Fertibiome and Neobiome improve fertility in couples and gut health in premature babies, according to research developed jointly by Spanish pharmaceutical Zinereo Pharma and R&D firm Probisearch.
Innovations in iron, beauty, sports nutrition, Australian firms competing to launch the country’s first over the counter cannabidiol (CBD) oral products, as well as infant formula firms’ responses to US shortage are the key trends covered in this round-up.
After winning a coveted Nutraingredients award for Product of the Year in the immune support category, we caught up with the team from Biodane Pharma to find out what their ColoDan Whole Colustrum product as all about and why it took the prize.