Health & Nutrition News

Breakthrough study shows DuPont probiotics impact intestinal microbiota in colon cancer patients

22 Sep 2017 --- A research study conducted by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden, in collaboration with DuPont Nutrition & Health (DuPont), has produced breakthrough results demonstrating that probiotic intervention can positively alter and modify intestinal microbiota in patients with colon cancer.

Doctors advised to recommend cranberry products as first line of defense against lingering UTIs

22 Sep 2017 --- A review of dozens of studies has led scientists to advise doctors to recommend cranberry products as the first line of defense against repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs).

NattoPharma to introduce first full-spectrum vitamin K2

22 Sep 2017 --- NattoPharma is set to launch MenaQ7 Full Spectrum K2. This latest innovation is the result of a proprietary technological breakthrough, creating a vitamin K2 that provides menaquinones (MK) 6, 7, 8 and 9, a range of isomers vital for cardiovascular health, the company reports. 

Australian survey uncovers main diet derailers per personality type

21 Sep 2017 --- A new Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) report has analyzed the five main diet-related personality types of more than 90,000 Australian adults to gain an insight into why many people find it hard to maintain a healthy diet. In what is the nation's largest-ever diet and personality survey, food cravings were found to be one of the most common reasons diets get derailed.

 

Study finds that nuts in diet can stop kilos piling on and lower likelihood of obesity

21 Sep 2017 --- People who include nuts in their diet are more likely to reduce weight gain and lower the risk of overweight and obesity, according to a study recently published online in the European Journal of Nutrition. The findings came to light after researchers at Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluated diet and lifestyle data from more than 373,000 individuals from 10 European countries between the ages of 25 and 70.

Cholesterol-lowering version of breakfast cereal classic makes Australian debut

21 Sep 2017 --- Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing has unveiled an Australian-first extension to its iconic Weet-Bix, the country’s leading breakfast cereal, aimed at supporting the one in three Australian adults who need to manage their cholesterol levels for their heart health.

Frutarom launches fruit-based formulations to deliver nutraceuticals naturally

20 Sep 2017 --- Frutarom BU Health has launched Frutaceuticals, a new fruit-based delivery system combining “great flavor enhanced with the benefits of Frutarom’s-branded health ingredients.” The fruit-based supplements are to be first presented at SupplySide West, Las Vegas. 

Taking a break from your diet may actually help with keeping kilos off

20 Sep 2017 --- Avoiding continuous dieting may be the secret to actually keeping the weight off, according to research from the University of Tasmania. In findings published in the International Journal for Obesity, School of Health Sciences researchers showed in a randomized controlled trial that taking a two-week break during dieting may improve weight loss.

“Sports nutrition protein and positioning rules are being broken,” says Innova Market Insights

20 Sep 2017 --- As sports nutrition has continued its move into the mainstream, one major feature has been the rising interest in active nutrition, giving a performance positioning to more food and beverage products. The rise of active nutrition to meet the demands of a choosier consumer was a key theme highlighted by Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights in a pre-Anuga webinar yesterday. Innova Market Insights is an official trend partner at Anuga 2017 in Cologne (October 7-11).

Protein supplementation doesn’t help to keep weight off after weight loss, study suggests

19 Sep 2017 --- Protein supplementation does not result in improved weight management success or blood biochemistry after weight loss compared with the effects of normal dietary protein intake. This is according to a study sponsored by the University of Copenhagen and collaborated on by Danish companies Arla Foods and Nupo A/S.

Body’s own fat metabolism fights against harmful effects of sugar, study finds

19 Sep 2017 --- Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark have discovered a metabolite that reveals how the body's fat metabolism provides protection against the harmful effects of sugar. The researchers have indicated this has the potential to explain the chemical link between a low-carbohydrate diet and healthy aging.

Sabinsa granted US patent for synbiotic composition of shelf-stable probiotic and cranberry fibers

18 Sep 2017 --- Sabinsa has been granted a US patent on the company’s shelf-stable probiotic LactoSpore in combination with cranberry seed fibers. The granted patent (US9717766) discloses a method of increasing the viable colony count of Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 in a synbiotic composition containing natural plant fibers from Vaccinium oxycoccos (cranberry). The cranberry fibers in this composition were observed to increase the viable count of Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856.

Safe use of Olygose GOS supported by new peer-reviewed publications

18 Sep 2017 --- French natural ingredients manufacturer Olygose has announced that new peer-reviewed publications support the safe use of plant-based galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) from Olygose from infancy to older age.

Diet plays pivotal role in staying sharp as Alzheimer’s disease linked to nutritional problems

18 Sep 2017 --- Decreased glucose metabolism in medial prefrontal areas of the brain is associated with nutritional status in patients with prodromal and early Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to results from a Multimodal Neuroimaging for AD Diagnosis (MULNIAD) study. Nutritional problems, especially weight loss, are commonly seen in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease; however, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood.
 

Landmark in calorie intake understanding as link to extended lifespan explained

18 Sep 2017 --- Researchers have found an explanation for why cutting calorie intake could dramatically extend lifespan in certain animal species. In work published online in Nature Communications, investigators at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) in Philadelphia, US, are the first to show that the speed at which the epigenome changes with age is associated with lifespan across species and that calorie restriction slows this process of change, potentially explaining its effects on longevity.

BASF enters personalized health analytics collaboration with Segterra

15 Sep 2017 --- BASF and Segterra have initiated a collaboration with BASF’s health ingredients brand, Newtrition, to provide personalized nutrition recommendations and scientific support for InsideTracker, an online platform developed by Segterra. InsideTracker is a platform for personalized health analytics in the US market. It is said to track and analyze blood biomarkers and applies algorithms and scientific databases to recommend personalized plans for optimizing an individual’s health.

Global Burden of Disease study links 1 in 5 deaths to poor diet

15 Sep 2017 --- Poor diet is linked to 1 in 5 deaths, with a high blood glucose, high blood pressure, high body mass index (BMI) and high total cholesterol all in the top ten leading risk factors for death globally. These are among the latest estimates for the state of the world's health by the Global Burden of Disease study (GBD), published in The Lancet. The authors note that the relatively poor track record for global dietary risk reduction might in part reflect low investment, as compared to curative health care, as well as the continuing challenges of improving many risky behaviors.

 

Artificial sweeteners linked to increased diabetes risk, ISA refutes small scale study

15 Sep 2017 --- New research presented this week at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Lisbon, Portugal, has suggested that consuming large amounts of artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In response, the International Sweeteners Association (ISA) has issued a strongly-worded statement on the research saying that it “would like to draw attention to the overwhelming body of evidence, including from studies by the same Australian research team, showing that low-calorie sweeteners do not affect glucose control.”

 

Blood biomarkers prove pivotal role of food for diabetes risk

14 Sep 2017 --- Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found that several diet and nutrient biomarkers – molecules that can be measured in blood that are related to diet – are linked with both risk to have Type 2 diabetes and future risk of developing diabetes.

 

Fighting fatigue: Fortified watermelon juice found to improve exercise performance

14 Sep 2017 --- A recent study from Spain has shown that supplementation with watermelon juice enriched with l-citrulline (3.3g/200mL) and pomegranate ellagitannins (22 mg/200mL) had a beneficial effect on exercise performance in 19 young men.

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