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FDA takes aim at claims for infant food allergy prevention

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration has taken action against two companies that claim their products can help prevent children from developing food allergies. The claims turn the products into unapproved drugs, the Agency claims.

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Gut microbiome changes in high-protein diet offer weight loss insights

By Nikki Hancocks

A high protein, calorie restricted diet (HPD) leads to a more diverse gut microbiome in obesity and different microbial change as compared to that seen in response to a normal protein, calorie restricted diet (NPD), which may indicate the reason behind...

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ANVISA grants novel food certification for Levagen

By Stephen Daniells

Gencor’s Levagen, a clinically studied form of palmitolethanolamide (PEA), has been granted novel foods certification by Brazil’s National Health Surveillance Agency ANVISA.

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Dr Google: Getting under the skin of prebiotics

By Nikki Hancocks

The interest in probiotics for immunity has passed its peak but a 24-month rise in internet searches for prebiotics and skin health is more than a passing trend, according to new insights from Lumina Intelligence.

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High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure: Study

By Danielle Masterson

While dietary recommendations for high blood pressure prevention have focused mainly on dietary patterns and macronutrients, increasing attention has been given to bioactives, a group of non-nutritive dietary compounds that are thought to exert a physiological...

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Preclinical mouse study highlights need for more vitamin D

By Danielle Masterson

Vitamin D is involved in many physiological functions that decline with age, and low levels of the substance contribute to frailty and increased risk for negative health outcomes. Conversely, frailty itself may contribute to lower vitamin D by reducing...

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Lonza takes issue with warning about L-carnitine metabolite

By Hank Schultz

Swiss L-carnitine supplier Lonza has said focus on a lone metabolite that has a poorly understood relation to cardiovascular disease presents an incomplete picture of the benefits of the ingredient. The warning about the metabolite figured into a recently...

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