The importance of digital technology and machine learning as a means to provide precise, tailored nutrition took centre-stage at Probiota Asia 2018, as Danone revealed some of the pioneering research it is undertaking in Singapore.
The mechanisms behind the gut-brain axis in infants should be further explored and better understood, so possible nutritional interventions can be explored to support healthy brain development, according to a Danone-led study.
Vitamin D supplementation for pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) may lead to improvements in their glucose and cholesterol levels, and lower their offspring's risk of hyperbilirubinemia, say researchers in Iran.
NutraIngredients, backed by trade association Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), is to hold its inaugural Omega-3 summit in February 2019 in Singapore, with a host of top speakers already on board.
The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has said it has restarted its action plan against infant formula firms that violate local regulations, ahead of the date previously communicated to industry representatives.
The Agriculture Department of Odisha, India, has rolled out a programme to promote the cultivation of mandia (finger millet) as part of its efforts to fight malnutrition among tribal peoples in the state — especially women and children.
A forward-thinking approach to infant formula is required to properly benefit both industry and consumers in Asia-Pacific's diverse markets, and must be supported by extensive research and strong co-operation with regulators.
Thai regulators and industry have been "engaged in very serious discussion" over which types of products for children should be allowed to be registered and sold as dietary supplements, as current regulation may be hindering innovation.