As more evidence accumulates on the specific health effects of whole and isolated dietary fibers it may become possible to recommend a personalized suite of ingredients for IBS patients, a new review argues.
Recent research suggests that at looking the microbiome changes that result from increased protein and fiber consumption could be a better way to design nutritional plans that decrease the incidence of sarcopenia and obesity in older adults.
Growing consumer awareness along with demand in animal nutrition is driving the overall growth of prebiotics, which a trade group says will account for $5.5 billion in sales in 2019. Better messaging can help maintain that momentum, the group says.
Relatively small doses of prebiotics may be able to increase the body's production of health-boosting short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) by activating the metabolism of human colonic microbiota, according to researchers in Japan.
Swedish start-up Carbiotix says its focus on personalised feedback and dosing at a competitive price point will help consumers to fill the 'fibre gap' in a meaningful and easy way. And with long-term plans to allocate profits to food fortification...
Gold kiwi fruit supplementation increases the abundance of bacteria associated with a lower risk of gastrointestinal disorders, leading researchers to conclude it offers a potential strategy for improving gut microbiota composition.
Which ingredients should be classified as dietary fibers and why? Elaine Watson caught up with Dr Dennis Gordon from North Dakota State University (NDSU) at the IFT show in Las Vegas as the FDA considers petitions from suppliers of everything from inulin...
Korean cactus juice Cheonnyuncho not only decreased constipation in rats, but its soluble fibre content also improved the rodents’ bowel movements, colon thickness and gut microbiota, a study revealed.
FDA’s draft guidance on dietary fiber should be significantly amended or tossed out altogether, according to industry trade groups. But at least one company that has been affected by the process believes it adds value to the marketplace.
A survey of over 1,000 consumers in the UK and Spain has helped German ingredients giant BENEO join the dots between its EFSA-approved stool frequency health claim on paper and what consumers look for in digestive health on pack.
FMC Corporation has announced a restructuring of its pectin business in a deal with Cargill. This comes in the wake of disappointing overall earnings in the second quarter of 2015 and nutrition segment revenues that were impacted by continued slow demand...
Adding soluble fiber to a tea that is consumed along with a meal can increase satiety hormones and decrease hunger in health men and women, say results of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study.
A test method pioneered by Irish diagnostic technology company Megazyme International has become the global method of choice for ensuring dietary fibre content is not 'double counted' on nutritional labels.