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Vitamin K and fractures: China meta-analysis shows ‘significant’ dose-response relationship

Statistical analysis suggests higher dietary vitamin K intake is significantly associated with a decreased risk of fractures, researchers say.

Vitafoods Asia 2017

WATCH - AstaReal's Singapore boss on its latest sports, skincare and delivery system developments

Recent clinical findings on the sports nutrition and skincare benefits of astaxanthin, as well as new delivery systems for products aimed at older consumers, are helping fuel growth for AstaReal...

Iron crucial to cut risk of fatty liver disease progression: China data

The ratio of serum iron to ferritin — a blood cell protein that stores iron — can accurately predict body composition and fatty liver risk in young adult women, but...

Wacker to open China application lab as it ramps up efforts to boost APAC food and supplement business

German supplier Wacker hopes to strengthen its Asia nutrition and food offerings by opening an application lab in Shanghai next year, a little over 18 months after doing the same...

Marine Ingredients banks on content of omega-3 metabolites in its Bering Sea cod liver oil

Marine Ingredients, a division of KD Pharma, is refining the message surrounding its cod liver oil omega-3 ingredient to concentrate on its unique chemical profile, which includes significant amounts of...

Personalised nutrition app raises €8.4m in first round of funding

An app focusing on personalised nutrition and work out plans has received $10 m (€8.4 m) in funding its Series A round led by Creandum and Eight Roads Ventures.

China cross-border e-commerce rules extension a major business boost for industry

Supplement and food firms operating in China’s booming cross border e-commerce market have been buoyed by a year-long extension of the existing trade laws, which were due to be replaced...


Murray Goulburn struggling to find suitor for buyout

Troubled Australian dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn has called for an end to media speculation over a potential buyout—even calling into question the likelihood of a takeover itself. 

Nutrition one of most 'significant individual factors' for child development in first 1,000 days: Comprehensive evidence paper

The most significant individual factors in the first 1,000 days of a child's life that influence health and development relate to nutrition, substance use and the experience of significant stress,...

Probiotics and obesity: Consumption of Yakult’s Shirota strain aids weight loss in children

Yakult’s probiotic strain Shirota (LcS) aids weight loss while also improving lipid metabolism in obese children, according to a new pilot study.

Q-markers required to affirm effects of TCM, say Chinese researchers

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) needs quality markers to affirm its safety and efficacy in maintaining the health of its consumers, say researchers in China.

Body’s fat metabolism wards off sugar's effects and promotes healthy ageing: Study

The chemical link between a low-carbohydrate diet and healthy ageing could be explained by new scientific evidence showing that the body’s own fat-metabolism protects against sugar’s harmful effects.

NattoPharma debuts 'full-spectrum' form of vitamin K2 to mimic what's found in cheese

Norwegian company NattoPharma will debut a form of Vitamin K2 that includes more of the menaquinone forms found in natural fermented cheese.

FI Asia 2017

DuPont: Ageing Asia creating vast potential but infant formula 'challenging for manufacturers'

DuPont is targeting innovation at both ends of the age spectrum as it seeks to meet the vast needs of Asia's ageing societies, while also helping infant formula firms overcome...

Polyphenol blend may boost post-exercise recovery: RCT

Daily supplementation with a blend of extracts from mangosteen, elderberry, and pomegranate may delay muscle soreness and help manage post-exercise recovery, says a new study.

Imperial network gathers expertise to tackle global nutrition issues

A new network of excellence has aims to become a beacon of nutrition research as it looks towards a renewed focus on balancing nutritional needs alongside food production in preserving...

UK's OptiBiotix and Taiwan's Bened Biomedical unite for ‘psychobiotic’ expansion

UK firm OptiBiotix has signed a deal with Taiwan-based probiotic research company Bened Biomedical, marking the former’s foray into the gut-brain axis area of microbiome research.

Steroid-free asthma hope? Vitamin E holds anti-inflammation promise: Human Trial

The γ-Tocopherol isoform of vitamin E can reduce typical inflammatory features of asthma and could be a future steroid-free option for sufferers, say researchers.

Young Living fined for using illegally sourced essential oils, highlighting issue of supply chain transparency

Young Living, a multilevel marketing company that sells products based on essential oils, has entered into a plea agreement for illegally trading in oils from endangered species. The company will...

Singapore’s war on diabetes: $5 screening test latest weapon in the armoury

After calling on soft drink firms to slash sugar content, and encouraging the development of more functional ingredients, the latest addition to Singapore’s so-called 'war on diabetes' is S$5 screening...

News in brief

DSM takes second spot on Fortune’s Change the World list

DSM has placed second on Fortune Magazine’s third annual Change the World list, which this year recognises 56 companies that have had a positive social impact through activities that are...

TCM herbal extract mixture helps lower diabetes risk: Chinese mouse study

A combination of refined herbal extracts can help to lower the risk of diabetes, according to a Chinese study.

Tokyo Olympics spurring dairy protein demand in Japan as wider region anticipates double-digit growth

The 2020 Olympics, 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the ageing population are contributing to ‘huge demand’ for protein products across Japan's sports nutrition and functional food space.

Kiwis disregarding the impact of diet choices on cholesterol

People in New Zealand need to be more aware of how increasing polyunsaturated fats, dietary fibre, and plant sterols in their diets can help cut cholesterol.

AlaskOmega launches DHA omega-3 concentrates

Ohio-based Organic Technologies, producer of the AlaskOmega brand of fish oils, omega-3 and omega-7 concentrates, has launched new DHA-rich oils.

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