health & wellness

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17 Jan 2020
--- Low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets (LCHF) like the ketogenic diet (keto) may help reduce an endurance athlete’s response to fatigue at a low intensity, but the hypothesis requires more research, according to a recent... Read More
17 Jan 2020
--- This week in nutrition news, the US Chair of the House Agriculture Committee introduced legislation that could provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the flexibility to allow hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) to be... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- Despite an unchanged product, KIND Healthy Snacks has reduced the labeled calorie count by 10-30 calories on more than 95 percent of its nut snack bar portfolio. This is the result of research led by the US Department of... Read More
16 Jan 2020
--- The next decade could see the commercialization of a new probiotic drink with a specifically engineered genetic element to help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. By targeting small DNA molecules called plasmids, a team of... Read More
15 Jan 2020
--- Jennewein Biotechnologie has filed a patent infringement suit with the regional court in Mannheim in Germany, against Nestlé Nutrition and its holding company Nestlé Deutschland. Nestlé offers its infant... Read More
15 Jan 2020
--- Jumping on the bandwagon of the snacking sector’s current market boom, Dutch vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan has launched a new snack brand called SN!BS, consisting of small, healthy snack vegetables which can be... Read More
14 Jan 2020
--- Responding to a growing number of adults with food allergies, Taiwan User-Friendly Sensor & Tech (TFT) – led by Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) – has created a personalized food allergen detection system to... Read More
14 Jan 2020
--- Glucomannan, which is found in the root of the konjac plant (also known as the elephant yam), is set to be added to the US definition of dietary fiber. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will add the ingredient to its... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- B2B software company LifeBase Solutions will provide a nutrition coaching platform to Lean Kitchen Company, a US-based prepared meals franchise company. The software is touted as simplifying and automating the nutrition... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- There has been a 29 percent reduction in the total amount of sugar sold in UK soft drinks between 2015 and 2018. This is according to a study from the University of Oxford, which confirmed Public Health England (PHE)’s... Read More
13 Jan 2020
--- Nestlé Health Science (NHSc) and Codexis – a biotherapeutics developer – have signed an agreement to advance the development of CDX-7108, the lead candidate for the potential treatment of a... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- As people around the world turn away from animal-derived foods as part of Veganuary, the market for meat analogs that look, feel and taste like meat continues to boom. Much of this may be driven by the positive health... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- In nutrition news this week, Catalent completed the purchase of Biologics Fill-Finish and Oral Solid Dose Facility, while KD Pharma rearranged and expanded its debt facilities, raising €150 million (US$166 million) in... Read More
10 Jan 2020
--- Food banks can improve food security, dietary intake and health status for vulnerable individuals, such as those with diabetes Type 2, according to a new report from Feeding America. The study, which was funded by Cargill,... Read More
09 Jan 2020
--- Online grocery platforms are adopting harmful digital marketing tactics that mirror those seen in brick-and-mortar stores that undermine healthy eating. This is according to a new report from the Center for Science in the... Read More
08 Jan 2020
--- Nutrient deficiencies are a matter of global concern. Both obesity and malnutrition are pertinent problems that large parts of the population suffer from and often lead to nutritional deficiencies. The issue is especially... Read More
08 Jan 2020
--- With the year only a week old, its strong start in NPD releases could provide an initial glimpse of what the new decade may hold. Reformulation continues to be key, with siggi’s launching yogurt pouches for children,... Read More
08 Jan 2020
--- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s potential changes to standards of identity for many staple food and drinks could harm consumers, according to an open letter from The Center for Science in the Public... Read More
07 Jan 2020
--- The holiday season may spell indulgence but the month of January, ushering consumers into the new year, has wellness at its core. From joining movements such as Veganuary, which seeks to reduce meat consumption, to pledging... Read More
07 Jan 2020
--- The last few years have seen the proliferation of technology in the nutrition space, with the new decade primed to witness a digital healthcare revolution. Breakthroughs such as artificial intelligence (AI) and increased... Read More
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