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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Imbalanced Microbiome

26 Apr 2017 --- Scientists have discovered abnormal levels of specific gut bacteria related to chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME/CFS, in patients with and without concurrent irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The findings come from researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

SGS Approved to Audit Against the Gluten-Free Certification Organization Standard

26 Apr 2017 --- SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company has been approved as the first Certification Body to audit against the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO) standards covering all regions of the world.

Glanbia Introduces Lecithin-Free Agglomeration Technology

26 Apr 2017 --- Glanbia Nutritionals has announced a breakthrough patent-pending agglomeration technology called BevEdge for powdered drink mixes and liquid beverages. Entirely lecithin free, this method of agglomeration is based on an all-protein solution and can be applied to whey-based, milk-based, casein-based and plant-based ingredients, including hydrolysates. This flexibility provides both sports and lifestyle brands with significantly more opportunities to create highly marketable beverages. And with no lecithin, it is a perfect clean label solution.

Low Fat, High Sugar "Diet" Products Contribute to Weight Gain: US Study

26 Apr 2017 --- A new study has underscored the idea that low fat, high sugar "diet" foods play an important role in unwanted weight gain. Researchers from the University of Georgia found that rats fed a diet high in sugar but low in fat increased body fat mass when compared to rats fed a balanced (rodent) diet. Moreover, the rats fed a high-sugar diet were more likely to experience a range of other health problems, such as liver damage and brain inflammation.

Colitis Relieving Properties Turmeric Extract BCM-95 Underlined by Study

26 Apr 2017 --- A study has found that while standard curcumin does possess anti-inflammatory properties, BCM-95, a high-potency turmeric extract, is significantly more effective than standard curcumin in reducing colitis related disease activity and inflammatory symptoms. BCM-95 is a proprietary formulation of Arjuna Natural Extracts in a joint venture with Dolcas Biotech LLC and is composed of pure curcuminoids and essential oils from turmeric with a specific content of turmerones.

Key Interview: How the FODMAP Trend Could Affect the Dietary Fiber Market

25 Apr 2017 --- The low FODMAP trend is making ripples in the nutrition industry, with Nestle recently launching its low FODMAP snack drink, “ProNourish” designed to help people with IBS snack easily, and get enough low FODMAP fiber on the go.

Today NutritionInsight talks to Dr Stefan Siebrecht, the Managing Director of Taiyo in Germany, who provided the low FODMAP dietary fiber, Sunfiber, which is used in the new nutritional drink. We chat about what opportunity the low FODMAP trend presents the company, and how the Sunfiber brand could profit from it.

Lipofoods Launches Palm-Free, Water-Dispersible Phytosterols

25 Apr 2017 --- Lipofoods, SLU, has launched its palm free Lipophytol phytosterol system, a highly concentrated, water-dispersible source of plant sterols in an easy-to-use format designed to support cardiovascular health. Phytosterols are steroid compounds derived from plants. Comparable to cholesterol in the structural behavior and functionality, phytosterols compete with cholesterol during absorption in the digestive system and can help decrease cholesterol uptake and lower cholesterol in the blood.

Asiros Launches New Standard of Bilberry Extract

25 Apr 2017 --- Asiros has launched its new bilberry extract, DX-BILBERRY. 3DX-Bilberry exclusively uses bilberries originating from the EU and is the only bilberry extract verified by U-HPLC-qTOF fingerprint.

Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating Habit in Children

25 Apr 2017 --- School-age children whose parents fed them to soothe their negative feelings were more likely to eat emotionally later on in life, according to a new longitudinal study from researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, King's College London, University College London, and the University of Leeds.

Frozen Foods Plays Key Role in Fruit & Veg Consumption, Study Finds

25 Apr 2017 --- New research has shown how consumers who eat frozen fruits and vegetables eat more fruits and vegetables overall, and have significantly greater intakes of key nutrients, such as potassium, fiber and calcium.

Lonza Reports Strong Q1 Results, Robust Growth in Specialty Ingredients

25 Apr 2017 --- Lonza has reported a record quarter in terms of sales and earnings during the first quarter of 2017, resulting from a particularly strong performance in the Pharma & Biotech segment and continued robust growth in the Specialty Ingredients segment.

UHT Milk Study Improves Understanding of Age-Related Diseases

25 Apr 2017 --- Researchers at Australian National University (ANU) are studying UHT milk to gain a better understanding of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and type 2 diabetes, age-related diseases that cause millions of deaths each year.

Diet High in Animal Protein Associated with NAFLD: Study

24 Apr 2017 --- A study has found that a diet high in animal protein was associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition which affects approximately 1 billion people worldwide. The study, conducted in the Netherlands, also showed that fructose consumption per se might not be as harmful as previously assumed.

EFSA Launches Consultation on Draft Opinion on Riboflavin Dietary Reference Values

24 Apr 2017 --- The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has announced an open consultation on its draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values (DRV) for riboflavin for adults, infants and children, pregnant and lactating women. The opinion finds that average riboflavin requirements range from 1.3 mg/day for adults to 0.5 mg/day for children aged 1 to 3 years and proposes a number of areas that require further research.

BioGaia Oral Health Probiotic to be Launched in Three New Markets

24 Apr 2017 --- BioGaia has signed three new exclusive agreements for Prodentis, its oral food supplement that contains a natural lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis. The new agreements will see the product launched in Canada, Vietnam and the Philippines.

No Difference Between Fast and Slow Proteins on Long Term Muscle Adaptation

24 Apr 2017 --- A new study looking into the effects of protein intake on muscle mass and strength during resistance training has shown that the supplementation with 100% fast protein and 50% of fast protein does not lead to higher long-term adaptations in muscle.

Group to Study Effect of Tailored Nutrition on IBS

21 Apr 2017 --- A research partnership is set to study how diet can improve the quality of life of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The group will use the study’s findings to provide a scientific basis for the development of foods and supplements aimed at relieving the symptoms of this chronic condition.

Aker Biomarine Withdraws Patent Lawsuit Against Rimfrost

21 Apr 2017 --- Aker Biomarine has voluntarily withdrawn its complaint at the International Trade Commission (ITC), alleging that krill manufacturer Rimfrost had violated several of its patents.

Olygose Expands its Range of Prebiotic Fibers

21 Apr 2017 --- Natural health ingredients supplier Olygose has announced an agreement with Korean supplier Neo Cremar for the distribution of its organic fructo-oligo-saccharides (FOS) and galacto-oligo-saccharides (GOS). Neo Cremar’s Nature’s Oligo FOS is obtained from organic sugarcane and is suitable for use as a prebiotic in functional foods, dietary supplements and for sugar replacement. 

Specific Probiotic Strain Shown to Reduce Gestational Diabetes Incidence by Nearly 70%

20 Apr 2017 --- A new study has shown how a certain probiotic may reduce the risk of gestational diabetes by nearly 70 percent. Researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and the University of Auckland, looked at how a ‘home-grown’ naturally occurring probiotic reduces the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy and lowers fasting blood sugar.