health & wellness

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21 May 2019
--- Researchers have investigated the impact that Body Mass Index (BMI), exercise and consumption of soy food have on bone fracture rates among breast cancer survivors. A decade-long study found that higher soy intake was... Read More
21 May 2019
--- A study has found that people with Alzheimer’s disease showed significantly lower plasmatic concentration of total tocopherols, total tocotrienols and total vitamin E (full-spectrum vitamin E consisting of all eight... Read More
20 May 2019
--- The burgeoning market for cannabidiol (CBD) has seen a proliferation of NPD in recent times, as the cannabis extract makes its way into mainstream consumer packaged goods. Where regulation of the compound remains tight in... Read More
20 May 2019
--- A new study shows that 61 percent of US consumers are concerned about the products they put in and on their bodies, but 34 percent say they rarely or never research product claims. Almost half (46 percent) of participants... Read More
20 May 2019
--- Soda taxes generate net benefits to society, and if the US were to implement a nation-wide tax, it would yield US$7 billion per year. This is according to an economic assessment based on an analysis of health benefits and... Read More
17 May 2019
--- In nutrition news this week, Bifodan presented its new product portfolio called “Probiotics for the first 1000 days” at Vitafoods 2019, Geneva. A natural compound found in broccoli may promote the function of a... Read More
17 May 2019
--- Malaysia faces a double burden of malnutrition, with rising rates of obesity, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and key indicators of undernutrition. Yet according to new research by Food Industry Asia (FIA) and research firm... Read More
17 May 2019
--- An “unnatural and particularly comprehensive” nutrient supply in the human gut is responsible for the decoupling of bacteria from their host organism, thus upsetting the delicate balance of the microbiome and... Read More
15 May 2019
--- To address the issue of muscle atrophy in senior populations, bioactive peptides player Nuritas has enlisted the expertise of Professor Luc van Loon from Maastricht University, in the Netherlands. The collaboration involves... Read More
15 May 2019
--- Individuals who have a history of eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive traits, dieting, poor body image and a desire to be thin are more likely to develop a pathological obsession with healthy eating or consuming only... Read More
15 May 2019
--- Bunge Loders Croklaan is identifying opportunities for new nutritional synergies, derived from the combination of its expertise in both lipids and lecithin. This interaction may lead to potential innovations in food and... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Research into personalized nutrition is continuous and expanding, yet adequate delivery methods have been lacking. A host of consumer-facing start-ups are seeking to fill this space, and at Vitafoods Europe 2019, held last... Read More
14 May 2019
--- Microbiome startup Vedanta Biosciences – developers of a new category of therapies for immune-mediated diseases using live human microbiome-derived bacteria – has raised an additional US$18.5 million in its third... Read More
13 May 2019
--- Broccoli sprout-derived compound sulforaphane may help regulate a set of chemical imbalances in the brains of people with schizophrenia related to the chemical glutamate. This is according to researchers from the Johns... Read More
13 May 2019
--- Functional foods innovators must look beyond the complexities of achieving health claims by communicating directly to early adopters. Furthermore, platforms such as personalized nutrition will accelerate and solutions to... Read More
10 May 2019
--- Concerns about conflicts of interest in commercially funded health research have generated increasing disclosure requirements, but are these enough to assess influence? This is the question posed by University of Cambridge... Read More
10 May 2019
--- In nutrition news this week, the Allied Health Professions Federation, including the British Dietetic Association (BDA), and Public Health England (PHE) launched a new Public Health Strategic Framework, in the same week that... Read More
10 May 2019
--- French multinational Danone has granted open access to its collection of 1,800 strains of bacteria for research purposes, in celebration of the 100-year anniversary since the creation of its first yogurt. This includes... Read More
09 May 2019
--- DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences is putting forward its hydrocolloid portfolio as a key solution to providing appropriate nutrition to those suffering from dysphagia – the medical term for swallowing difficulties.... Read More
09 May 2019
--- NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens is urging the food and beverage industry and retailers to tackle obesity by curbing calories and excess sugar and salt in manufacturing. The plea comes as the latest figures reveal... Read More
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