Medical Nutrition

Lead author: “I think that the headlines in the papers do rather misrepresent the principal findings of the study...

Study compares 8 probiotic products' efficacy

Empty stomach: Probiotics professor clarifies findings of efficacy study

By Shane STARLING

A soon-to-be-published UK study has questioned the efficacy of several on-shelf probiotic products after testing eight including giants Yakult and Danone – but the lead author tells us its key findings have been distorted in the press.

PRI members are looking for medical approvals for probiotic products as food laws tighten

Probiotics easier to market as drugs than foods: PRI

By Paul Gander

The EU’s strict nutrition and health claims regulation (NHCR) which has barred all probiotic claims means 'living microorganism'-based products could be easier to bring to market as drugs, a 4-year-old French group has said.

Arkopharma Cys-Control marketing as it appeared online today. The UTI-focused product's EU medical device registration has been withdrawn and no claim is being made here...

Gunter Haesaerts: “The party is over now.”

French cranberry medical device status stripped

By Shane STARLING

French food supplements manufacturer Arkopharma has had its ‘EU medical device’ status revoked for a cranberry product that claimed to treat urinary tract infections (UTI) in women.

Bonkers: The medical world's nutrition blinkers (and the damage done)

By Shane STARLING

If the end goal of both the medical and nutritional fraternities is healthier, happier populations, it is difficult not to pour scorn on the latest work from the American College of Physicians (ACP) for slapping another clumsy brick into a dodgy, medically-biased...

Smartfish big fish (left to right): Ronny Vikdal, investment director, Investinor; Janne Sande Mathisen, founder/director R&D, Smartfish; Jens Nordahl, CEO, Smartfish

Swedes invest €4.3m in Norwegian medical omega-3 player

By Shane STARLING

Norwegian high-dose omega-3 player Smartfish is investing in new studies, an R&D facility and regional growth after winning a €4.3m (SEK35m) investment from a Swedish government-backed venture capital firm.

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