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Yakult Danone plans India expansion as probiotics awareness grows

Yakult Danone India is to increase manufacturing capacity at its Sonepat facility to meet rising demand for its probiotic drinks.

Lemon juice protects against alcohol-induced liver damage: Study

Lemon juice could prevent and treat liver damage from excessive alcohol consumption, according to a recent Chinese study.

Mannatech launches supplement-infused coffee in Korea

Mannatech has launched its GlycoCafé coffee product in Korea, with the firm claiming it can improve cognitive function, provide antioxidant support and aid cardiovascular health.

Coffee consumption a counter to sarcopenia in elderly men: Korean study

Consuming at least three cups of coffee a day could lower the risk of elderly men developing sarcopenia, according to a Korean study.

Novel food status for isomalto-oligosaccharide granted in Australia and New Zealand

Regulators in Australia and New Zealand have permitted isomalto-oligosaccharide (IMO) as a novel food for use in a range of food and beverages, including sports nutrition and meal replacement products. ...

APAC to lead global weight loss product sales growth to 2025

Asia Pacific is tipped to become the world’s growth leader in the weight loss and weight management market to 2025, with sales set to rise by 6.91%.

Coffee and anti-ageing: Consumption 'contributes to the prevention' of age-related diseases

Coffee consumption has been shown to offer anti-ageing benefits and contribute to improved insulin resistance, according to new research from Japan.

Let them eat salmon: Fish better than formula for infants, suggests Singapore minister

The Singapore minister leading a government task force reviewing infant formula prices has told parents to give their children a spoon-and-a-half of salmon because it 'provides as much DHA as...

Probiotic beer created at Singapore university has 'commercial potential'

Researchers in Singapore who have created a probiotic beer are on the lookout for industry partners to launch the product to consumers.

Caffeine aids weight loss in mice...but at equivalent of 30 cups of coffee a day for humans

Caffeine helped obese mice lose weight by suppressing appetites and increasing energy exposure — but one academic has argued an equivalent dose in humans is likely to lead to severe caffeine toxicity and...

Lycored sells China and UK premix operations to Prinova

Carotenoid supplier Lycored has sold its premix operations in China and the UK to US firm Prinova Solutions.

Alleviating China’s pollution anxiety: Anagenix’s lung-boosting ingredient set for beverage launch

New Zealand supplier Anagenix has said the first finished product featuring its lung-enhancing BerriQi ingredient will be launched in China in the next few months.

Chinese officials considering establishing a bureau for e-commerce as online business increases

China could set up a dedicated bureau for e-commerce as online sales continue to rise and on the back of widespread regulatory uncertainty that has affected many international supplement firms...

Nutraceuticals in India could soon become more expensive under GST drive

Food supplements and nutraceuticals in India could become significantly more costly after 1 July because they face being subjected to a 28% general sales tax (GST) rate.

Supplements in Singapore: What’s hot and what’s not as sales rise in the City State

Supplements sales in Singapore rose 4% to $574m by the end of last year amid growing health concerns and increasing consumer spending.

Nutritional ingredients firm Barentz International expands in Vietnam amid rising APAC sales

Dutch ingredients firm Barentz International recently has opened its first office in Vietnam, on the back of 15% annual Asia Pacific growth.

Heart health and weight management: Which fruit juices offer the most benefits?

The types of fruit juices that appear to offer the most help in tackling cardiovascular disease and aiding weight management have been highlighted in a new academic review.

Vitafoods Asia 2017 to feature more 'retail ready' products in Singapore

More details have been announced about the first ever Vitafoods Asia event to be held in Singapore this September, which will feature more than 200 exhibitors.

GALLERY: The top 10 most-read nutrition and health stories from APAC in May

Here's a recap of our top 10 most read nutrition stories from May, featuring the latest on vitamin D, infant nutrition, natural health supplements and more.

Functional beverages in Asia: Start-ups need to 'redress the health balance'

Functional beverage start-ups in Asia should not get fixated on making and securing official health and efficacy claims before launching, and could look instead to “wrap up” products alongside more...

Theanine: How a tea amino acid could help fight liver disease

Theanine, the unique amino acid present in the tea plant, can potentially be used to treat liver injury and boost immunity, a new review has shown.

Ausnutria reports growing revenue amid fiercer competition and stricter laws

Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company Ausnutria's total revenues have grown by almost one-third to RMB751.3 million during the first quarter of 2017.

Green tea consumption can lower rice-induced diabetes risk in women: Japanese study

New research from Japan has shown that drinking green tea can reduce the risk of diabetes caused by rice consumption among women.

Energy drink 'risk' revealed for teenagers with genetic heart disease

Caffeinated energy drinks can trigger serious cardiac events in young people with a genetic heart disease, Australian researchers claim.

Blues-busters: Study shows blueberry juice antioxidants ease stress

A blueberry drink a day can help keep stress away, suggests a study which found blueberry’s antioxidant power improved the cognitive performance of adult rats exposed to stress.