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Fortification plus supplements could be key to healthy vitamin D

Fortifying four different foods with vitamin D together with taking a daily supplement led to intakes that were both adequate and safe,...

Is Nestlé leading the charge in €4bn race for Merck’s vitamin and supplements business?

Various sources have suggested that the world’s biggest food and nutrition company have submitted the highest bid for Merck’s consumer...

Omega-3s and heart rate: Meta-analysis provides ‘strong clinical evidence’ for benefits

Results of a meta-analysis, which pooled data from approximately 3,000 people, indicated that omega-3 supplementation was associated with...

Multivitamin plus omega-3s may be ‘safe, economical and effective means for lowering diabetes risk’: Study

Data published in Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology​​ indicated almost half of the participants with prediabetes...

Could fibre stave off the effects of a high-fat diet?

Mice given the fermentable fibre inulin as a supplement to their HFD showed less weight gain and developed far less severe symptoms of...

2018 and beyond: Five mega-trends set to shape the food industry

If you thought 2017 was a turbulent year, 2018 is likely to herald further food sector shake-ups. From the growing influence of disruptive...

Dutch supermarket app will recommend healthier products over unhealthy ones

Launched this week, the app will help people navigate the information on a product’s small print as well as allowing the possibility to...

Low-fibre diet linked to leaky gut: Mouse study

Mice fed with a low-fibre, Western Style Diet (WSD) for 8 weeks developed increased gut permeability compared with their littermates fed a...

Omega-3 may protect against DNA damage in vascular cells: Study

Data from in vitro​ studies published in PLoS ONE​ ​indicated that eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) may...

Adaptogens are here to stay but marketing them effectively will require creativity and innovation, say experts

Adaptogens are defined as: “Non-toxic substances and especially plant extracts that are held to increase the body’s ability to...