Developing functional foods that deliver health benefits to support the population’s immune and nutrition status is important in the battle against COVID-19, says an ex-policy expert from the Philippines.
The gut-brain axis is a hot topic amongst scientists, doctors, and dietary supplement businesses today, but this was not the case just five years ago, where the idea of using probiotics to address mental and cognitive health issues was met with much scepticism.
A specialist doctor should also be an active clinical researcher in order to stay on top of the latest innovations and understanding, says the winner of NutraIngredients-Asia awards’ NutraChampion title.
Food fortification and developing healthier food options are crucial in tackling the double burden of undernutrition and obesity, but the unique cultural aspects of dietary patterns should not be neglected, says the guest who stars in our latest podcast.
A greying population is the trend in APAC’s advanced economies and in the case of Singapore, a team of researchers is committed to the mission of identifying ways to help the population live a healthier, happier, stronger life as they age.
One way to move today’s probiotic market forward is to explore novel ways of consumption, looking beyond the usual tablets, sachets forms and consider unconventional options such as probiotics-fermented beer, tea, and coffee.
Research has shown that the rich tocotrienol content in palm oil could help prevent osteoporosis, with a leading researcher telling us that those who campaign against the industry need to focus on ‘science and evidence’.
Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are increasingly gaining traction and are said to hold “great promise” for managing chronic pain, claims a leading Australian researcher who stars in our seventh NutraChampion podcast.
Regional collaboration to collect ‘big data’ spanning diets, epigenetics, health backgrounds, and the microbiome will be essential to drive personal and precision nutrition in East Asia, according to industry heavyweight Dr Wang Chin-Kun, who is the subject...
For the first edition of our Nutra Champion Podcast series, we speak with one of the region’s research pioneers, who has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, secured more than $100m in industry funding and has played a critical role in putting Singapore’s...
By RJ Whitehead & Shane Starling from HI-Japan in Tokyo
Japan has always led the world in functional food experimentation even if the results of most of that have remained within the confines of the 127.3m-strong nation with the world's oldest average lifespan - 84.6 years.