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Resveratrol and cancer: The study behind the headlines

Resveratrol and cancer: The study behind the headlines

By Nathan Gray

Last week saw widespread media coverage of research suggesting resveratrol – often referred to as ‘the red wine compound’ – could help to cut cancer risk by half. NutraIngredients caught up with the researcher behind the study to find out more about the...

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in oily fish such as mackerel

Dispatches from Vitafoods Europe 2012

Omega-3 suppliers must know their consumers

By Rod Addy

Omega-3 suppliers must get to grips with their manufacturing customers and with consumers if they are to market their products successfully, according to Virpi Varjonen, executive consultant at commercialisation agents Invenire.

New research unit will help Nestlé quest for health claims gold

Nestlé centralises all clinical research in new centre

New research unit will help Nestlé quest for health claims gold

By Nathan Gray from Lausanne, Switzerland

Nestlé is now  'better armed' to gun for EFSA approved health claims approvals, after the company centralised its clinical research efforts at a new unit in Lausanne, Switzerland.

EndoSeaRch: A new way to modify gut health?

DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2012

EndoSeaRch: A new way to modify gut health?

By Nathan GRAY

A new approach to modifying gut bacteria via orally delivered minerals has been gaining a lot of interest from probiotics players, says Aquapharm.

Dr de Felice:

The father of nutraceuticals: “The placebo effect is real”

By Shane Starling

Veteran researcher Dr Stephen de Felice invented the term ‘nutraceutical’ in 1989 and ever since he has been imploring the sector to design and conduct better human clinical trials to back the medicinal potential of bodily nutritional interventions.

Three gut types may have functional differences, says researcher

Three gut types may have functional differences, says researcher

By Nathan Gray

Earlier this year, an international team of scientists identified three distinct varieties of gut microflora. NutraIngredients caught up with the lead researcher of the project to find out more about the research and its possible implications.

Metagenomic data evolves vitamin E science

Metagenomic data evolves vitamin E science

By Shane Starling from Interlaken, Switzerland

Information about the human genome is providing new insights into the way vitamin E – a nutrient that has very much ridden the scientific roller coaster in recent years in the face of questioning meta reviews – functions in the body.

Probiotics could boost immune functions in athletes, says Prof

Probiotics could boost immune functions in athletes, says Prof

By Nathan Gray

Probiotics are best used for their potentially beneficial effects on gut health, but they may also help to boost immune functions – an effect that could benefit sports stars in the future, according to a leading sports scientist.

What makes a successful functional food product?

Mark Crowell, principal culinologist, CuliNex

What makes a successful functional food product?

Why do so many ‘functional’ foods fail? Sometimes, it’s just bad luck or bad timing, but in most cases, manufacturers only have themselves to blame, product development guru Mark Crowell tells Elaine Watson at SupplySide East.

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

Naturex set for “one or two” acquisitions in 2011: President

By Shane Starling

Naturex will expand again in 2011 with several “€5-20m” targets, 1.5 years after completing the €110m integration of Spanish supplier Natraceutical that made the French botanical extracts supplier the biggest in the world.

Weight management success shows sports nutrition potential

Weight management success shows sports nutrition potential

By Stephen Daniells

During a visit to Glanbia Nutritionals in Twin Falls, Idaho, Loren Ward, director of R&D, told Stephen Daniells how clinical data supporting successful weight loss may also have implications for sports nutrition.

Snack Size Science: Probiotics for dummies

Snack Size Science: Probiotics for dummies

By Stephen Daniells

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we look at how probiotics may help keep babies healthy. A healthy baby is a happy baby.

Beauty from Within 2010 conference is Monday

Beauty from Within 2010 conference is Monday

By Katie Bird and Shane Starling

The Beauty from Within conference, brought to you by CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com and NutraIngredients.com, is only a week away and will uncover how you can get the most out of this emerging sector.

Nestlé enters functional foods ring as claims climate heats up

Nestle

Nestlé enters functional foods ring as claims climate heats up

By Shane Starling

On Monday Nestlé invited a media pack to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology near its Lausanne, Switzerland, base to tell the world about its big move into, as it called it, “the opportunity between food and pharma”.

Snack Size Science: Ahoy to omega-3 from soy

Snack Size Science: Ahoy to omega-3 from soy

NutraIngredient’s Snack Size Science brings you the week's top science every two weeks. This week we cast our net for the newest science on sourcing fish oil from plants.

Nutricosmetics should be distributed as cosmetics products

Special Edition : Beauty From Within

Nutricosmetics should be distributed as cosmetics products

By Katie Bird

In the first part of this nutricosmetics series, we explore why edible beauty is tipped for significant growth. But success will only be found if the products are associated with cosmetics brands and sold in selective distribution channels, according...

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

Looking to a new wave of energy drinks

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Consumers are no longer satisfied with drinks that cause energy to spike and rapidly drop - but manufacturers are looking at new ways to provide consumers with an energy boost, says Beneo's Claudia Meissner.

Opportunities for the next generation of food scientists

Dispatches from IFT

Opportunities for the next generation of food scientists

By Jess Halliday in Chicago

The IFT trade show is not just about business - it's about fostering the next generation of food professionals. University of Nebraska staff share their view on industry prospects and the value of IFT for students.

Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

Dispatches from IFT

Spotlight falls on stevia blends and omega-3 at IFT

By Caroline Scott-Thomas, Jess Halliday and Mike Stones

FoodNavigator-USA's team on the ground at IFT in Chicago give their impressions of the trade show so far on award-winning innovations, new omega-3 and gluten-free ingredients, and great taste improvements in stevia sweeteners.

Vitafoods talks up mental performance

Vitafoods talks up mental performance

By Stephen Daniells

Analysts predict that cognitive health is set to become one of the hottest areas of the functional food, beverage and supplement industries. Experts from across Europe are taking the stage at Vitafoods to present where we stand on mental health.

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

Market still buoyant for energy and sport drinks, says analyst

By Guy Montague-Jones

Energy and sports drinks are the still the market leaders but there has been a growth in the nostaliga and retro drink segment due to consumers hankering after comfort in the credit crisis, claims a Leatherhead market analyst ahead of BeverageDaily.com's...

AHPA president: nothing to fear from AER

AHPA president: nothing to fear from AER

By Shane Starling

Michael McGuffin, the president of the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), tells Shane Starling why recently implemented adverse event reporting (AER) is delivering on its promise some three years down the line.

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