Medical Nutrition

SNE: “We urge European decision makers to now translate this updated scientific evidence into legislation...

“This signals a new dawn for weight loss products.”

Industry backs EFSA report on low-calorie diet regimes

By Shane STARLING

EFSA’s full low-calorie diet regime report – published this week – can help “tackle the societal challenge of obesity”, the EU’s specialist food trade group has said.

On-pack probiotic claims possible with medical women's health products, says Danish supplier Bifodan

Is the future of women’s health probiotics medical?

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Danish probiotic firm Bifodan has created a second business unit for probiotics targeting women’s intimate health, splitting the business between dietary supplements and over-the-counter (OTC) medical products.  

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

Coming to Probiota 2015 - February 3-5, Amsterdam

Germvangelist set to shake Probiota with holistic shout

By Shane STARLING

Self-styled 'germvangelist' and microbiologist Jason Tetro says the probiotic industry is obsessed with technicalities and needs to venture back in time to access the innate, holistic power of probiotics.

How hemp seed oil could offer new hope to epilepsy sufferers

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How hemp seed oil could offer new hope to epilepsy sufferers

By Paul Benhaim

It is well established that the brain has metabolic requirements that must be satisfied by what we eat or in the case of infants, “what their mother eats”. In particular, dietary fats are fundamentally important for thinking, learning and memory abilities,...

SATIN chief: “...even if not combined with another effective mono-therapy it could become a very powerful tool.”

"We hope to develop a pill for fexaramine within 24 to 36 months to try in humans."

Satiety pill shows metabolic syndrome potential: Mice study

By Shane STARLING

The mainstream press has latched onto a mouse study that shows a bile-controlling, gut restricted pharma intervention can mimic food intake and therefore potentially be an obesity beater. But could it pass clinical inspection? One weight loss researcher...

Extra oligofructose and inulin in tube feed doesn't impact bifidobacteria, but does decrease Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and Bacteroides-Prevotella, according to a intensive care ward study

Researchers question extra prebiotic use in enteral nutrition

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Additional prebiotics oligofructose and inulin through enteral nutrition does not significantly impact faecal concentrations of ‘friendly bacteria’ bifidobacteria in intensive-care patients, according to research.

Health claims panel memeber Hans Verhagen told HiE delegates that he thinks 'everybody would love to see at least one approved health claim ... at some point in time,”

"I think everybody would love to see at least one approved health claim in these areas at some point in time”

EFSA claim for pro- and prebiotics getting closer, but industry is wary of rushing

By Nathan Gray

There is a general feeling that probiotic and prebiotic producers are getting closer to receiving their categories' first ever health claim; however many big companies are wary of rushing applications after learning the lessons from previous failed...

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