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Family awareness highlighted during World Diabetes Day

14 Nov 2018 --- Four in five parents have trouble recognizing the warning signs of diabetes, according to research by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). To mark this year’s World Diabetes Day, IDF is seeking to raise awareness of the effect diabetes has on the family, with a particular focus on prevention and management of the disease. 

Bone broth growth: Essentia taps healthier alternative trends with new organic beef bone broth powder

14 Nov 2018 --- Trends toward high-protein, low carb foods are driving innovation at Essentia Protein Solutions which is tapping into the growing popularity of bone broth as part of its showcase during the forthcoming Food Matters Live, in London next week (20-22 November 2018). The company will be presenting a range of nutrient-rich applications including a new organic beef bone broth, a collagen peptide-based cordial drink and a high protein pork crunch snack.

Supplement use in China could ease the double burden of malnutrition, researchers note

14 Nov 2018 --- Despite the Chinese population displaying deficiencies in some key nutrients, such as vitamin B2 and calcium, research has shown that the use of nutritional supplements is relatively low. The involved researchers suggest that adequate supplementation could help to ease the double burden of malnutrition facing the country. 

Experts weigh in on digestive health in Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute webinar

14 Nov 2018 --- Gut health is becoming increasingly popular among consumers. In this wide-ranging health area, the gut-brain axis (GBA) is a key area of interest, along with the sort of probiotic bacteria that aid wider gut health, Dairy & Food Culture Technologies Consultant, Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders, tells NutritionInsight. Sanders will be presenting a Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute webinar today hosted on FoodIngredientsFirst.com.

How vitamin D and fish oil reduce heart attack, stroke and cancer risk: Long-awaited VITAL study bears first results

13 Nov 2018 --- Omega 3 fatty acids can aid in reducing the risk of heart attacks, especially among African Americans, while vitamin D can reduce cancer deaths over time. These are among the long-awaited findings of the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) study. VITAL is the first randomized clinical trial of a general population large enough to adequately address questions surrounding the effects of vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids derived from fish oil, in high doses, on the risk of diseases such as heart attack, stroke and cancer.

Sugar crash? Alarming levels of sugar in milkshakes, UK lobby group says

13 Nov 2018 --- Milkshakes with “alarmingly high” levels of sugar are being sold across UK high street restaurants and fast food chains, according to a survey by UK lobby group Action on Sugar. In the context of its third Sugar Awareness Week, held this week, Action on Sugar is calling for mandatory traffic light colored nutrition labeling across all menus, while the UK government is consulting on menu calorie labeling. Furthermore, the group is calling for a ban on the sale of milkshakes that exceed a calorie limit of 300 kcal per serving.

Beef extract obtained from cooking process may boost exercise performance, mice study finds 

13 Nov 2018 --- An extract obtained by cooking beef could improve exercise performance and lessen post-exercise fatigue, a mice study published in Nutrients has found. The study sought to evaluate the potential beneficial effects of beef extract on exercise performance, as well as the related role of the gut microbiota. Although the extract was found to improve exercise performance by preserving muscle glycogen, it was independent of any relationship with the gut microbiota.

Consumer interest in liquid nutraceutical delivery forms grow as “pill fatigue” perseveres, says Bormioli Pharma 

13 Nov 2018 --- Consumers are more mindful of their health and nutraceutical products have become aspects of an everyday diet. This, coupled with a faster pace of consumer living has spurred a number of packaging innovations for nutraceuticals. This is according to Elena Piazza, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Bormioli Pharma, which supplies pharmaceutical and nutraceutical packaging solutions. Its portfolio includes a dual chamber system packaging which offers precise reconstitution for oral products, including food supplements.

US study links soy-based formula milk to increased risk of menstrual pain in women

12 Nov 2018 --- Women who were fed soy-based formula milk when they were babies have an increased risk of suffering from severe pain during their menstrual bleeds, according to the latest study to investigate the link.

Yuzu, taro and cookie dough: Innovative flavors flex their muscles in sports nutrition category 

12 Nov 2018 --- The sports nutrition market is continually undergoing growth, necessitating flavor innovation for both product differentiation and base-protein taste masking. In an era of bountiful choice, it has never been more critical, yet challenging, to stand out on the shelf, and one way to catch a consumer's’ eye is through novel flavor use. “Flavours of the future” in the sports nutrition market span global cuisines to tantalize future consumer taste buds with yuzu and mochi flavors, as well as US-style s’mores, cookie dough and birthday cake, according to a research project conducted by Synergy Flavours. 

Instant-mix cap: Karma-Aptar collaboration targets personalized, fortified nutrition trend

12 Nov 2018 --- Creators of the Karma Push Cap Technology, Karma, have formed a collaboration with Aptar Food + Beverage, a global specialist in dispensing, sealing and active packaging solutions, to deliver instant-mix technology to a range of market segments focused on the rising trend of personalized, fortified nutrition. The collaboration believes that the cap has the potential to extend beyond beverage into other industries, including medical and pharmaceutical.

Arjuna: Novel ashwagandha delivery form aims to ensure purity and potency

12 Nov 2018 --- Arjuna Natural Ltd. has developed new technology that ensures the safe delivery of its proprietary Shoden ashwagandha extract at a new level of purity and bioactivity. Arjuna will showcase Shoden, its potent, all natural, extract of ashwagandha (withania somnifera) at Hi Europe 2018 in Frankfurt, November 27-29, 2018.

Coca-Cola eyeing energy drinks space, reports claim

09 Nov 2018 --- Coca-Cola is reportedly planning to introduce a range of energy drinks under its own brand name, further signaling the company’s intent to offer beverages for all occasions. According to Reuters, the company is looking to launch two versions – “Coca-Cola Energy” and “Coca-Cola Energy No Sugar” – made with guarana extract and naturally-derived caffeine sources.

UK Type 1 diabetes patients miss out on glucose monitoring device, study says

09 Nov 2018 --- A flash glucose monitoring device made available on prescription across the UK last November is still not available to everyone who may need it, claims a study published in BMJ. According to the study’s findings, about 25 percent of clinical commissioning groups (CCG) do not recommend it to patients, thinking that it is too costly. 

Drink up: Tea polyphenols may promote lower gut health

09 Nov 2018 --- A University of Naples study has found that polyphenols found in tea can be beneficial to lower gut health. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the colon bioaccessibility and antioxidant activity of tea polyphenolic extract. The findings of the study could present a novel strategy for the management of gut-related inflammatory diseases.

Weekly Roundup: CJ CheilJedang expands Indonesia plant, Valensa hosts expert panel on saw palmetto

09 Nov 2018 --- This week in nutrition, CJ CheilJedang has expanded its Indonesia Jombang plant with a new production line, while Advanced Organic Materials is expanding its manufacturing operations into Spain. OmniActive Health Technologies CurcuWIN and Lutemax 2020 both gained US Pharmacopeia (USP) verification, and Valensa International appointed Sendhil Pani to lead its microalgae market expansion. Valensa also hosted an expert panel yesterday to examine the damage to saw palmetto extract’s sustainability following recent hurricane damage in the Florida area.

Eyeing nutrition growth: Brenntag expands business structure with global Food & Nutrition brand

08 Nov 2018 --- Brenntag has today launched a global Food & Nutrition brand, drawing together in one coordinated business unit and management the company’s food and beverage specific capabilities in 73 countries, with 28 food application and development centers.

Conveying overall wellness: Better-for-you NPD thrives on protein, fiber and natural platforms

08 Nov 2018 --- With half of all food and beverage launches in 2018 year to date having a better-for-you claim, the surge in product innovation catering to consumer demands for a healthier lifestyle is clear-cut. But what are some of the standout strategies for creating products with a much sought after health halo? Yesterday’s webinar presented by Innova Market Insights cast a light on the role of protein, fiber and natural ingredients in providing formulators with key strategies to convey overall wellness in food and beverage development.

Personalized approach: Lallemand targets women’s health market with Lactobacillus solutions

08 Nov 2018 --- General statements concerning human health and nutrition are being swept aside to make room for more personalized considerations, advice and approaches. Lifestyle, age and gender are all differentiations that can spawn different health recommendations, and consumers are increasingly seeking such information. Lallemand is seeking to tap into this space by offering health solutions specifically for women, utilizing formulations with probiotics from the Lactobacillus species.

College education on dietary supplements could reduce risky use among young adults

08 Nov 2018 --- Educating young adults on the proper use of dietary supplements enhances the probability that they will use them appropriately, a US study has found. The college time-frame is key as many young adults establish lifelong habits at this stage, as well as being the target for certain dietary supplements via social media advertising. The researchers found that the top three reasons for supplement use by college students were overall health and wellness, increased energy and skin, hair and nails health, respectively.