A new Spanish trial suggests that, for patients with disease-related malnutrition, high energy-dense oral nutritional supplements (edONS) could be more efficient for patients than a reference supplement (heONS).
Prolonged whole egg supplementation has been found to positively impact adolescent growth by promoting HDL-cholesterol and health-promoting bacteria growth, according to a study on Thai rural children.
New research suggests egg powder may be the key to tackling malnutrition in developing countries. Because eggs are not widely available in areas impacted by malnutrition, researchers point to egg powder as an inexpensive and convenient alternative.
A standard milk-based therapy fortified with a specific strain of gut bacteria may reduce inflammation in the infant gut and promote weight gain in infants with severe acute malnutrition, says a new study.
Age-related loss of appetite (or anorexia of ageing) is a primary cause of malnutrition in the elderly, which has a direct impact on the body’s ability to fight infections in later life, according to a DSM Whitepaper ‘Supporting optimal immune function...
Fortifying ready-to-eat therapeutic foods with DHA-rich fish oil may significantly improve brain development in malnourished infants and children, says a triple-blind, randomized, controlled clinical feeding trial.
Drinking a milk-based supplement could significantly and more quickly improve the weight and BMI of kids at risk of malnutrition, when compared to those who drank a lactose-free version of the same product, according to a study conducted by Abbott on...
Italy’s Ministry of Health has made available a document that looks into improving the nutritional needs of the country’s elderly by addressing the ‘triple burden of malnutrition’ that this group is susceptible to.
Research into a food supplement for malnourished children is offering insights into how gut bacteria may affect growth as it appears to ‘repair’ disrupted microbiomes and effectively address the effects of malnutrition.
A unique new nutrient delivery system, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, could help billions of people suffering from malnutrition by improving the way iron and vitamin A are fortified into foods, say those behind the project.
Recent comments by Bill Gates supporting probiotics and ways to modulate the microbiome to help tackle malnutrition are hugely significant, says the executive director of the International Probiotics Association (IPA).
Probiotics could be key in addressing malnutrition, according to Bill Gates, who calls the nutritional imbalances affecting around 200 million children under five ‘the greatest health inequity in the world.’
African leaders took a stand against malnutrition this week, with a united commitment to improve the nutritional needs of the continent’s children and reduce the rates of stunted growth and development.
With social care and medical costs are predicted to hit €17.8bn (£15.7bn) a year in the UK by 2030, politicians from all parties have called on the Government to address the issue of malnutrition amongst the elderly.
DSM has placed second on Fortune Magazine’s third annual Change the World list, which this year recognises 56 companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are part of their core business strategies.
An analysis of more than 100 locally-manufactured premixed infant cereals from low and middle income countries, including Indonesia, China and Nepal, has revealed widespread variation in nutritional content, sparking concerns they could contribute to...
Screening incoming patients for malnutrition and prompt initiation of an oral nutrition supplement program may shorten a patient's length of hospital stay by 25% and reduce the risk of readmission by 27%, says a new study.
There have been huge changes in the way malnutrition is seen and managed in European hospitals in the last 30 years – but a more preventative, community-based approach is needed to cut public health costs, according to a British Association for Parenteral...
Exclusive interview with FAO’s director for nutrition
After years of battling undernutrition, Africa is now facing an emerging threat of obesity and the two must be considered simultaneously, according to the director of nutrition at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
Even moderate malnutrition in the young coupled with poor sanitation is enough to provoke environmental enteropathy (EE), a condition that debilitates the digestive system so that even if the diet improves, nutritional uptake remains compromised.
The number of hungry people has fallen by more than 100 million over the last decade; however 805 million people around the world are still chronically undernourished, according to a new joint UN report.
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has called on countries to put nutrition high on their national and international agendas, and to take a lead role in the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2).