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12 Dec 2019
--- A food system overhaul is necessary to curb climbing rates of deadly noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including hypertension, heart issues and many types of cancer. This is according to Francesco Branca, Director of the... Read More
12 Dec 2019
--- Breastfeeding may have an important role to play in preventing short- and long-term diabetes, according to a recent rat study conducted at the Rio De Janeiro State University, Brazil. The results reveal that early weaning... Read More
12 Dec 2019
--- Biotech company Holista CollTech has filed a patent for its platform technology touted for delivering fat-soluble nutraceuticals that can also be applied to the cannabidiol (CBD) industry. The technology can make oils... Read More
12 Dec 2019
--- Biotechnology company PanTheryx’s bovine colostrum has received GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after being reviewed by an independent expert panel of... Read More
11 Dec 2019
--- Protein is the key macronutrient in the aging process, and there is a clear market opportunity for creating accessible, high-protein food and beverages for both older and younger people. This is according to Kerry Health... Read More
11 Dec 2019
--- The energy market is evolving beyond the espresso shot. With elevated energy and focus levels topping the list of consumer priorities, coffee alternatives are featuring strongly as new ways to help spark cognitive function.... Read More
11 Dec 2019
--- Physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) food labeling may promote healthier food choices, according to research from Loughborough University, UK. The researchers analyzed 15 studies to compare the impact of PACE labels... Read More
11 Dec 2019
--- Research in maintaining a healthy gut and microbiome is booming, with research from Wake Forest School of Medicine, US, identifying that dead Lactobacillus paracasei (D3-5) reduces age-related leaky gut in older mice as... Read More
11 Dec 2019
--- The cultivation of pulses could address a range of malnutrition needs around the globe. This is according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), which is embarking on a three-year partnership... Read More
11 Dec 2019
--- New technology helps address the age-old issue of picky eating in children. Based on the evidence that children who are exposed to pictures of vegetables are more likely to eat them, the European Institute of Innovation and... Read More
10 Dec 2019
--- What is the future of food? This question has perhaps never been more relevant than now, as climate change chaos has ensnared the global population. Permeating these chaotic times are vital questions about feeding a growing... Read More
10 Dec 2019
--- The German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, is instituting a networking office to pool and strengthen nutrition research in Germany. The office is set to support the German nutrition research... Read More
10 Dec 2019
--- The majority of neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) participating in the Children’s Hospitals Neonatal Consortium are unable to reliably and consistently monitor caloric intake delivered to infants at risk for growth... Read More
10 Dec 2019
--- Natural astaxanthin (AX), a carotenoid pigment found in some algae and increasingly popular in supplements, are safe in doses up to 24 mg per day. This is according to a safety review published in Phytotherapy Research.... Read More
10 Dec 2019
--- Optimum Nutrition’s parent company Glanbia Performance Nutrition has entered into an agreement with Kalil Bottling Company to expand the reach of its energy drinks range. Essential Amin.O. Energy Plus Electrolytes... Read More
09 Dec 2019
--- Brain scans are a key tool in enabling reformulators to create a product that consumers respond positively to at all levels of consciousness. This is according to Camilla Arndal Andersen, a scientist at DuPont Nutrition... Read More
09 Dec 2019
--- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2050 the global population of people over the age of 60 is forecasted to more than double to two billion. The frailty of this population partially hinges on nutrition and... Read More
09 Dec 2019
--- Extra sugar added to holiday treats can – both directly and indirectly – affect bone health. This is according to the US Institute for Better Bone Health (IBBH), which affirms that high blood sugar is linked to... Read More
09 Dec 2019
--- Probiotics and prebiotics may impact the microbiome of male infants differently to female infants, according to a study in 28-day-old piglets. A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Reading in the UK... Read More
09 Dec 2019
--- Swiss dairy and formula player Hochdorf has sold its majority stake (51 percent) in companies of the Pharmalys Group to Pharmalys Invest Holding, controlled by Amir Mechria. According to the company, the selling price... Read More
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