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Special edition: Nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics could provide nutrition-relevant biomarkers: DSM

The benefits of nutrigenomics tools to illuminate the effect of certain nutrients on genes are occurring right now, but talk of personalized nutrition should be left for the future, says...

No evidence for multivitamin's disease benefit: Study

There is no evidence to indicate that multivitamin use is associated with risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and overall risk of death, according to new research.

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Whole Grain Stamp program sees rapid growth

Use of the Whole Grain Stamp has increased 25 percent in nine months, and it now appears on more than 5,000 products, according to Oldways and the Whole Grains Council (WGC).

DuPont extends Danisco offer deadline for a second time

DuPont has extended its $6.3bn takeover bid for Danish biotech firm Danisco for the second time, after holders of only six percent of Danisco’s shares have accepted the offer.

March 2011 in pictures: Omega-3, carotenoids, GNC

As March draws to a close we look back at a month of news with impressive images from across the industry, from omega-3-rich Alaskan salmon, to the scientific stars at...


Nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition: What does the future hold?

In the fourth part of our nutrigenomics special edition NutraIngredients takes a look at how the field could help to deliver a more personal approach to nutrition in the future.

Industry issues EU-wide ‘call to action’ to raise vitamin D deficiency awareness levels

A consortium of ingredient suppliers, food manufacturers and public health groups this week issued a ‘call to action’ to raise awareness about micronutrient deficiencies among European governments, with an accent...

FutureCeuticals builds science for coffee fruit extracts

A proprietary extract from the coffee fruit may contain more than 10 times the chlorogenic acids (CGA) of a typical cup of brewed coffee, without the caffeine content, says a...

Green tea shows body weight and fat benefits: Rat study

Rats consuming green tea along with a high fat diet gained less body weight and accumulated less fat than animals not supplemented with tea, says a new study.

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Chr Hansen joins microbial genomics group

Chr Hansen has joined the industrial platform Kluyer Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation and will benefit from early access to research results on gene sequencing of enzyme and culture...


Nutrigenomic data may open up ‘goldmine’ of new information, says expert

Understanding the fine details of physiology, rather than looking at surrogate biomarkers of health and disease, can open up new doorways and a ‘goldmine’ of information on how the diet...

Science: Gutless without biomarkers

Stool transition time, pathogen levels, microbiota status and more…the European Food Safety Authority has published some accepted measures of gut health but the industry wants more. For many in this...

Markets, opportunities, rules and messaging

Danone and Yakult are way out in front of the rest and spending millions to keep the sector in the public eye. But the EU health claims system’s mass rejection...

ZMC challenges Kaneka CoQ10 patent

Ingredient supplier ZMC-USA has filed a complaint against fellow CoQ10 supplier Kaneka Corporation over the Japanese company’s recent US patent for a CoQ10 production process.

Vitamin K may benefit both elderly men and women: Study

The bone benefits of a diet rich in vitamin K may extend to both elderly men and women, according to findings from a new study from Spain.

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AHPA offers Microscopic Identification of Popular Botanical Materials course

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) will host a two-day training program for microscopic identification of popular botanical materials.

Fuji doubles astaxanthin capacity as global demand grows

Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. has announced it will double the production capacity for astaxanthin at its wholly owned subsidiary, BioReal AB in Gustavsberg, Sweden.

Special edition: Nutrigenomics

A short history of nutrigenomics

In the second part of our special on Nutrigenomics, we take a look at the progress to date, from the first reports of DNA to predictions of nutrigenomic foods filling...

Eskimo study supports omega-3 for heart health

High intakes of omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to new findings from a study with Alaskan Eskimos.

Fytexia rolls out fruit-vegetable blend for sports nutrition

Natural ingredient supplier Fytexia has launched a new blend of fruit and vegetables for vitality aimed at the burgeoning sports nutrition sector.

BASF cuts jobs in Cognis integration

BASF has announced plans to reduce its workforce by 450 by the end of 2012, as it progresses with its integration of Cognis and works towards its growth goal of...

Special Edition: Nutrigenomics

Is epigenetics the ‘means’ to achieving nutrition’s potential?

Understanding and achieving nutrition’s potential to maintain health and prevent disease may lie with the study of epigenetics, according to a new review.

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F&S declares pTeroPure as ‘Most Promising Ingredient’

Frost & Sullivan has hailed Chromadex’s pTeroPure as the 2010 North American Health Ingredients Most Promising Ingredient of the Year, and expects huge market potential for pterostilbene.

New study addresses ‘important gaps’ in iron status knowledge

Iron deficiency is more prevalent in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy, whilst Mexican American and non-Hispanic black pregnant women are also at higher risk, according to a new...

Cranberry shows heart health benefits: Study

Polyphenol-rich cranberry juice may boost heart health by alleviating arterial stiffness, says a new study from the Boston and Tufts Universities.

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