Women's Health

Danone's baby food brands undergo image and ingredient revamp

22 Jun 2018 --- Danone Early Life Nutrition has revamped both of its baby food brands, Cow & Gate and Aptamil. Cow & Gate is launching fifteen new food recipes across the pouch, cereal, jar and tray product ranges, as well as a complete packaging re-brand across its entire formula milk and food portfolio. Starting from mid-June, the changes will be the “biggest the brand has ever undergone.” Aptamil is also launching a new patented next-generation powder formulation and a complete packaging refresh across its entire range.

Yogurt May Protect Women from Developing High Blood Pressure

04 Mar 2016 --- 04 May 2016 Women who ate five or more servings of yogurt per week had a lower risk of developing high blood pressure compared to those who rarely ate yogurt, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific Sessions.

Eating Soy May Protect Women Against Infertility Risks of BPA

29 Jan 2016 --- Consuming soy regularly may protect women who are undergoing infertility treatments from poor success rates linked to bisphenol A exposure, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Pre-Pregnancy Potato Consumption Linked to Gestational Diabetes

15 Jan 2016 --- Women who eat more potatoes before pregnancy may have higher rates of gestational diabetes--the form that occurs during pregnancy--compared to women who consume fewer potatoes, suggests a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study. The researchers propose that substituting potatoes with other vegetables, legumes or whole grains may help lower gestational diabetes risk. The findings appear in The BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal).

EVNol Palm Tocotrienol Effective Against Breast Cancer Cells

06 Jan 2016 --- The world’s largest GMP-certified tocotrienol producer, ExcelVite announces the findings of a newly published research study which shows that EVNol, a natural full spectrum palm tocotrienol complex induces autophagy and apoptosis in breast cancer cells without affecting non-cancerous cells.

Concord Grape Juice Linked to Cognitive Benefits in Working Mothers

08 Dec 2015 --- New research by the University of Leeds in the UK suggests that drinking Concord grape juice daily can benefit certain aspects of memory and everyday tasks in people with stressful lifestyles – specifically working mothers.

Isoflavones in Food Supplements for Post-Menopausal Women: No Evidence of Harm

23 Oct 2015 --- A comprehensive review of the available scientific evidence has revealed no indication that isoflavones at levels typically found in food supplements cause harm to post-menopausal women. Isoflavones are naturally occurring substances which are found, among other sources, in soy, red clover and kudzu root. Their extracts are often used as ingredients in nutritional supplements.

Chr. Hansen Achieves Probiotic Health Claim in Korea

14 Aug 2014 --- Chr. Hansen’s health claim application related to the probiotic concept Urex, which contains Chr. Hansen's Probio-Tec strains named RC-14 and GR-1, has been reviewed and approved by the Korean Ministry of Food & Drug Safety (MFDS). Urex is a dietary supplement that can help maintain a normal vaginal microbiota. From now on Korean customers may use the health claim “Urex can help vaginal health by increasing lactic acid bacteria” on product packaging and in promotion material.