Maternal & infant health

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Review: Postbiotics show promise, even if method of action is unclear

By Hank Schultz

The use of postbiotics could be an attractive alternative to prebiotics in immunocompromised children and adults, according to a recent review. But the lack of a definition of the term is still a complicating factor in determining effectiveness, the...

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BASF joins the HMO club with 2’-FL launch

By Stephen Daniells

Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are the “hot new thing” said an expert recently, as BASF announced the US launch of its 2’-FL (2’-fucosyllactose) ingredient, which is branded Prebilac.

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Bill Gates: ‘Probiotics key to solving malnutrition’

By Will Chu

Probiotics could be key in addressing malnutrition, according to Bill Gates, who calls the nutritional imbalances affecting around 200 million children under five ‘the greatest health inequity in the world.’

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GOED Exchange 2020 open for registration

By Stephen Daniells

The GOED Exchange is open for registrations, and will feature presentations from a NY Times best-selling author, updates on the latest science around omega-3s for brain health, and consumer insights data.

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FDA issues pregnancy warning on troubled ingredient vinpocetine

By Hank Schultz

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning on Monday advising pregnant women to avoid the use of dietary supplements containing the ingredient vinpocetine. Industry stakeholders wondered if the missive has more to do with ingredient’s regulatory...