Gut Health

Quantum produces fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). Pic: Getty Images/ddukang

Tate & Lyle to acquire Chinese dietary fiber business

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle PLC has signed an agreement to acquire Quantum Hi-Tech (Guangdong) Biological Co., Ltd (Quantum), a prebiotic dietary fiber business in China from ChemPartner Pharmatech Co., Ltd (ChemPartner) for a total consideration of $237m.

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Industrial engineer turns his AI talent to personalised nutrition

By Nikki Hancocks

An industrial engineer turned serial entrepreneur with an aptitude for AI has created what he hopes will be the most effective microbiome-based personalised nutrition service after only discovering what the microbiome was three years ago.

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Scientists develop targeted fibre approach to gut health

By Nicola Gordon-Seymour

Researchers at the Whistler Centre for Carbohydrate Research, US, have discovered a way to select prebiotic fibres that promote bacteria propagation for improved gut health and are effective in any microbial environment.

Kerry's naturally sourced soluble dietary fibre ingredient is designed to boost the fibre content of white bread products. Pic: GettyImages/mstwin

Kerry targets global popularity of white bread to close the fibre gap

By Gill Hyslop

Kerry Taste & Nutrition has developed a naturally sourced soluble dietary fibre ingredient – designed for use in the manufacture of white bread products – that ticks a number of boxes, including the nutritional and functional advantages of gum acacia,...

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Fermented milk speeds microbiome recovery after PPI therapy

By Nikki Hancocks

In Helicobacter pylori patients undergoing proton pump inhibitor treatment, the consumption of a multi-strain fermented milk can induce a faster recovery of the microbiota composition and SCFA production and limit the increase of pathogenic bacteria,...

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Are omega-3 fatty acids prebiotic ingredients?

By Stephen Daniells

Omega-3s may beneficially alter the composition of the gut microbiome and lead to increases in the production of short chain fatty acids, says a study from King’s College London.

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BB-12 probiotic yogurt reduces antibiotic harm, study suggests

By Nikki Hancocks

Daily consumption of a BB-12 probiotic yogurt drink alongside antibiotics significantly reduces the antibiotics' impact on Short Chain Fatty Acid (SCFA) levels and aid a more stable gut microbiota over time, according to new research.

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Parents launch pre- and probiotic snack bar startup

By Nikki Hancocks

A husband and wife team have created a range of cold pressed pre- and probiotic snack bars providing kids and adults with up to 50% of their daily fibre needs, as well as protein and omega-3.

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Postbiotics see 1,300% increase in Google searches

By Nikki Hancocks

Postbiotics have become the fastest growing area in terms of gut health related Google searches, with a nearly 1,300% increase in the last two years, according to new data from Lumina Intelligence.

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