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Dynamic duo of vitamin E and omega-3 reduces cardiovascular injury caused by pollution

Supplementation with vitamin E and omega-3 proved to provide a potent combination against air pollution-induced cardiovascular injuries in rats.

Seeds from evergreens packed with enough amino acids to meet WHO standards

Seeds from two variants of Chinese evergreen trees have been found to contain enough amino acids to meet the daily nutritional requirements of infants and adults, according to a recent...

BASF awards Newtrition grants for omega-3 and plant sterol research in Beijing

Five academic projects have been awarded Newtrition Asia research grants by BASF for their work addressing some of the major consumer health concerns in APAC.

Vit D and calcium may reduce onset of early menopause: Study

Taking high doses of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be linked to a lower risk of early menopause as the findings could help in reducing health problems associated with...

Infant nutrition: Early intake key to reducing food allergy risks - Australian consensus

Common allergens should be incorporated into Australian infants’ diets in the first year of their lives in order to minimise their risk of food allergies, according to a panel of...

DuPont’s probiotic strain registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan

Dupont’s probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 has been has been registered for Foods with Function Claims in Japan.

New Zealand natural ingredients to be ‘fast-tracked’ to international launch

A new collaboration between ingredient supplier Anagenix and Plant & Food Research will see products based on New Zealand science fast-tracked to the international market.

First Future Food Asia award winners announced in Singapore

The winner of the first Future Food Asia Award has been announced in Singapore, with Indian firm String Bio taking the US$100,000 top prize.

Prebiotic and antioxidant-packed white chocolate: 'A promising opportunity for industry'

Adding prebiotics and an antioxidant source to white chocolate can alter its taste and texture, but a new sensory analysis reported that consumers still ranked it highly, with researchers concluding...

HI South East Asia 2017

Halal certification key to South East Asia market entry for Chinese ingredient firm

China-based Jiangsu Aoxin Biotechnology wants to make sure all its ingredients, such as D-Glucosamine, chitosan and marine chitosan, are halal certified to boost its chances of success in South East...

Looking ahead to IPA World Congress + Probiota Americas 2017

Howaru Shape: 'A new way of looking at weight management'

DuPont Nutrition & Health’s newly launched Howaru Shape is backed up by a clinical study that found that daily supplements of the probiotic may reduce body fat by 4.5%.

Low levels of carotenoids linked to Parkinson’s disease risk and progression: RCT

Low levels of alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lycopene contributed to increased risk and progression of Parkinson’s disease, a new study reports.

Vitamin C oversupply could end soon

A global oversupply of vitamin C may have ended, as China continues an environmental crackdown on heavily polluting factories, says DSM.

Chondroitin sulfate as good as widely used anti-inflammatory drug for knee osteoarthritis: Study

High quality chondroitin sulfate supplementation is as good as a widely prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug for the treatment of painful knee osteoarthritis, new research reveals.

Herbalife’s China chief departs after a decade in the role

Herbalife’s China President Li Yanliang has left his role after 10 years.

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the...

Australia, NZ most obese OECD countries in APAC

Australia and New Zealand are now among the OECD’s five most obese nations, while Japan and South Korea are the two least obese nations on the list, according to the...

Singapore government to clamp down on infant formula health claims amid rising prices

The Singapore government has established a task force to counter the country’s increasing formula milk prices, with health and nutrition claims set to be severely restricted. 

Setria Glutathione may brighten skin from within: Study

Oral consumption of Kyowa Hakko’s Setria-branded glutathione may boost skin health in healthy women, says a new study.

Possible link between vitamin D deficiency and diabetic retinopathy: Meta-analysis

There is a statistically significant link between diabetic retinopathy and vitamin D deficiency, according to a new review.

Timing of probiotic consumption 'unimportant’ for colonization: Study

Should probiotics be consumed on an empty stomach or with a meal? A new study from the University of Milan suggests it doesn’t matter.

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...

Asian wild medicinal herb reduces inflammation markers, Korean research reveals

Root extract from Allium Hookeri (AHE) has been found to possess anti-inflammatory properties, according to a new Korean study.

Symrise wants one-third of its business in APAC as it opens new Singapore labs

Flavour and fragrance firm Symrise has opened a new innovation and technology centre in Singapore, and is now setting its sights on boosting APAC business to account for one-third of...

Ausnutria takes over ADP and Ozfarm

Ausnutria Dairy Corporation Ltd., a dairy company with production facilities in China, the Netherlands and Australia, has taken over ADP and Ozfarm.

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