Nutrition & Health News

Medicinal Food Diet Effective Against Type 1 Diabetes, Finds Study

28 Mar 2017 --- By following a diet high in short-chain fatty acids, humans may be able to improve their immune system and protect against type 1 or juvenile diabetes. That’s according to Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute where researchers say their new findings illustrate the dawn of a new era in treating human disease with medicinal foods.

B12 Deficiency in Children Linked to Lower Cognitive Ability

28 Mar 2017 --- Low levels of vitamin B12 as a child may impact their cognitive level as they grow up, new research has found. In a recent study, children with lower levels had more difficulties solving cognitive tests, such as the ability to do puzzles, recognize letters and interpret other children’s feelings. 

Discounting and Promotions Contribute to Childhood Obesity, Claims UK Health Committee

27 Mar 2017 --- Members of the UK Government have declared that more robust action is needed in order to tackle the impact of deep discounting and price promotions on the sales of unhealthy food and drink. The statement comes as part of the Health Committee’s follow up report into childhood obesity. 

High Intensity Exercise Could Act as “Prescription” For Kids Metobolic Health

27 Mar 2017 --- Just 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity may be the key to helping some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study led by a researcher at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 

Omega Ingredients Achieve Industry First

24 Mar 2017 --- Omega Ingredients Limited has become the first company in the industry to achieve a BRC AA grade to version 7 with the additional approval to the new Traded Items Module. 

NutriScience Improves Purity of InnovaTea, Launches Vegetarian L-Tyrosine/L-Leucine Products

24 Mar 2017 --- NutriScience Innovations, a leading global supplier of nutritional ingredients and functional raw materials, has announced it has further improved the purity of its proprietary and trademarked InnovaTea, natural caffeine from tea. It has also launched new vegetable origin L-Tyrosine & L-Leucine.

Survey: Strict Regulations Pose Biggest Challenge to Nutrition Industry

24 Mar 2017 --- Strict EU regulations are posing the greatest challenge to nutrition companies, according to new research from the organizers of Vitafoods Europe. The survey also revealed that regulation posed an even bigger challenge than the state of the global economy.

Kyowa Hakko’s Glutathione Rolls Out in Europe

23 Mar 2017 --- Kyowa Hakko is expanding its premium branded ingredient, Setria Glutathione, into the European markets, it has announced. The move comes after the company has maintained a successful presence in the US and Asian regions by marketing the product as a key antioxidant ingredient.

ibSium Can Help to Manage Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Disorders

23 Mar 2017 --- Lesaffre Human Care has announced that findings of a recent meta-analysis support claims that ibSium benefits gastrointestinal disorders. The research reveals that subjects who consumed ibSium felt 12.3% less pain/gastrointestinal discomfort than when consuming a placebo.

Research Investigates if Boosting “Good” Cholesterol Really Improves Health

23 Mar 2017 --- A new review has addressed the mysteries behind “good” HDL cholesterol and why boosting its levels may not necessarily provide protection from cardiovascular risk for patients.

Taiyo Joins Forces with Benexia to Distribute Chia Seed Products

22 Mar 2017 --- Taiyo is set to join forces with Benexia, a producer of 100% natural, clean label, non-GMO, gluten-free chia seeds. The new partnership will see the duo exclusively distributes Benexia’s ingredients throughout North America.

UK Trials Alternative Weight Loss Treatment to Gastric Band

22 Mar 2017 --- EndoBarrier, an alternative weight loss treatment to the gastric bypass, could soon be a mainstream option for obese people with type 2 diabetes in the UK, according to new data being presented at Diabetes UK’s Professional Conference 2017.

Beneficial Role of Alpha-Carotene in Metabolic Health Highlighted in New Study

22 Mar 2017 --- A type of pro-vitamin A has been found to play a critical role in preserving optimal health, according to a new study. The vitamin, Alpha-carotene has been found to aid the maintenance of phenotypic flexibility, also known as the ability to respond to physiological changes, in healthy overweight subjects.

Sweeteners & Low Sugar Can Help Prevent Tooth Decay: Nutrition Industry's Response to World Oral Health Day

21 Mar 2017 --- The 20th March marked World Oral Health day, triggering the nutrition industry to hone in on the issue of tooth decay, a topic that links closely with the sugar debate currently dominating the industry. In response, both sweeteners and low sugar snacks were highlighted by members of the nutrition industry as ways to promote healthier oral hygiene.

Few Foods on Track to Meet 2017 Salt Reduction Targets, Research Reveals

21 Mar 2017 --- Only 1 out of the 28 food categories surveyed by Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) are on track to meet Public Health England’s (PHE) 2017 Salt Reduction Targets. The new findings come just 9 months ahead of when the targets are due to be in place.

SternVitamin Taps into Value Added Supplementation Trend

20 Mar 2017 --- SternVitamin, a specialist in customized vitamin and mineral premixes, has announced it will be working with manufacturers of foods and food supplements to generate new value-added potential with specific product concepts.

Study Finds Link Between Vitamin D and Autism Prevention

20 Mar 2017 --- Following a string of recent health claims associated with vitamin D, a new animal study has shown how supplementing mice with the vitamin during pregnancy may prevent autism traits in their offspring. Researchers from University of Queensland say the study provides further evidence of the crucial role vitamin D plays in brain development.

BioGaia and Nestlé Collaborate to Sell BioGaia Protectis Drops in Australia

17 Mar 2017 --- BioGaia has announced that its global collaboration with Nestlé has been extended, with the company signing an agreement with Nestlé Australia Ltd for the exclusive rights to sell BioGaia Protectis drops in Australia from 2017. 

Canadian Scientists Create Food Guide for Brain Health in Older Adults

17 Mar 2017 --- Scientists at Baycrest, home to the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, have led the development of the first Canadian Brain Health Food Guide to help adults over 50 preserve their thinking and memory skills as they age. 

Limited Support for Omega 3 Supplementation for Heart Disease Prevention, Claims AHA

17 Mar 2017 --- Omega-3 fish oil supplements prescribed by a healthcare provider may help prevent death from heart disease in patients who recently had a heart attack and may prevent death and hospitalizations in patients with heart failure, according to a new science advisory from the American Heart Association.