Maternal & infant health

Malnutrition offers insight into the gut-brain axis

Malnutrition offers insight into the gut-brain axis research gap

By Claudia Adrien

Cognitive deficits caused by malnutrition may be restored by interventions targeting the gut microbiome. However, direct imaging of the brain is still needed to understand those cognitive connections in humans, according to findings published in Clinical...

CRN’s Steve Mister on NDI enforcement: 'That needs to change'

CRN’s Steve Mister on NDI enforcement: 'That needs to change'

By Danielle Masterson

SupplySide East just wrapped up, and attendees were buzzing about a number of issues ranging from restrictive laws to NDI guidance to DSHEA. NutraIngredients-USA caught up with CRN’s President and CEO Steve Mister Wednesday in Secaucus, NJ to discuss...

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Lutein and zeaxanthin during pregnancy may benefit child development

By Olivia DeSmit

Maternal consumption of lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids may improve offspring language and cognitive development in early childhood, according to a study led by City University of New York and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University researchers.

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How BoobyBiome is unlocking the mysterious breast milk biome

By Nikki Hancocks

Doctors Lydia Mapstone, Sioned Fôn Jones and Tara O'Driscoll founded Boobybiome in 2019 on a mission to better preserve beneficial breast milk bacteria and develop synbiotic supplements to support the infant microbiome.

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Review spotlights gaps in pain relief research for children

By Olivia Brown

A new literature review has underlined the nutraceuticals with potential to provide natural pain relief for abdominal conditions in children, stressing the need for further research into potential products of interest.

H&B: Overcoming trust barriers in menopause supplements

H&B: Overcoming trust barriers in menopause supplements

By Olivia Haslam

Retail giant Holland & Barrett says that lack of consumer trust is a key barrier in the women's health category and that continuous campaigning is needed to improve awareness and education about this ‘underserved community’.

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Research reveals potential role of microbiome in fertility

By Olivia Brown

The dominance of bacteria Lactobacillus spp. in the female reproductive tract is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes while vaginal and endometrial dysbiosis may reduce the chances of successful embryonic implantation, according to a new review.

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UK supermarkets match Danone’s Aptamil baby formula price cuts

By Olivia Brown

Following a recent investigation into soaring infant formula prices, global food company Danone has reduced the wholesale price of its Aptamil infant formula by 7%, and major UK retailers have passed the cost savings on to consumers.

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Cepham zeroes in on specialized formulations for women

By Danielle Masterson

These days, selling a good product just isn't enough. Consumers expect brands to stand up on topics such as gender equality, climate change and ethical labor practices. However, with that demand comes an increased risk of things like greenwashing...

DHA levels higher in breastfed infants

DHA levels higher in breastfed infants whose mothers ate specific fish

By Claudia Adrien

Lactating mothers who frequently consumed “Blue-back fish” and/or “White fish” had breastfed infants with higher levels of serum docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an essential n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (LCPUFA). These levels were higher than...

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