Researchers have identified transcriptional interplay between microbial and nutritional responses to a high-fat meal (HFM) in the intestinal epithelial cells (IEC) of mice, which suggest gut microbes influence postprandial gene action.
Researchers in Russia analyzed changes of fatty acid levels in the blood plasma of national team cross-country skiers. Results suggested possible role of MCT for exercise benefits, such as improved endurance.
How can you create excitement in a mature and established category like omega-3? We chat with Andrew Aussie, COO of Coromega, who brought in marketing expertise from across categories to help an omega-3 brand evolve into a healthy fats brand.
The developers of sciadonic acid—a new to the market anti-inflammatory fatty acid—have pivoted to topical products as they search for partners to more fully develop the substance as a dietary ingredient.
Fully hydrogenated oils (FHOs) do not create harmful trans-fats, and could replace partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in many applications. However, manufacturers are reluctant to use them because the word ‘hydrogenated’ has become “demonized”, argues...
Solazyme is aiming to launch the latest addition to its micro-algae-based ingredients portfolio in early 2016 - an algae butter - which it says could replace hard fats such as palm oil or partially hydrogenated oils in a variety of applications spanning...
Supplementing a high-fat ‘Western’ diet with Chardonnay grape seed flour may significantly reduce cholesterol levels, abdominal fat and weight gain, compared to a high-fat diet alone, says a new study from California.
SOHO Flordis International, an Indonesian/Australian supplement and pharamceutical company, is bringing a fat-binding dietary supplement to market in North America under the Calorease brand name. It promises to do what Olestra couldn’t, that is, cut...
The soaring price of vegetables is having a knock-on effect on the price of fish oils used by the nutrition industry, says Croda Heath Care, which today announced a double-digit increase in the price of its Incromega range.
Astaxanthin, the carotenoid mostly associated with eye health, may
enhance the burning of fat during exercise and lead to improved
muscle endurance, suggests a new study with mice that needs to be
repeated in humans.
Cognis Health and Nutrition is whetting the industry's appetite in
advance of the IFT exhibition, taking place in New Orleans July 16
to 20, where it will be seeking to build awareness for its sterol
and sterol ester ingredients.
Rice bran oil, being used by some US restaurants to eliminate trans
fats, appears to be responsible for the cholesterol-lowering effect
of the ingredient rather than its fibre content, say researchers.
United International Enterprises Limited (UIE), the majority
stakeholder in vegetable oil firm Aarhus United, confirms it will
sell its considerable stake in the Danish firm, due to be divested
by January 2005.
Vegetable oils will take the lion's share of the oils and fats
market in the US as food makers continue to turn away from animal
fats in favour of vegetable alternatives. But as consumers increase
their health concerns, dietary...
A common, but increasingly expensive and popular, food ingredient
is the focus of a new global initiative to protect production.
Ingredients firm Aarhus United has linked up with other
stakeholders in the food industry to push a plan...
After successful sales of Kao's health-orientated Econa cooking
oils in test markets ADM will sell the functional food throughout
America writes Philippa Nuttall. With olive oil seemingly
the only possible rival to Enova, ADM...
Loders Croklaan specialty fats unit Lipid Nutrition has settled a
patent dispute with Norwegian licensing company Natural, defending
the rights to its manufacturing process for CLA, the leading
product in its portfolio.
A whole soybean extract and a formula to boost applications for
phytosterols are among the healthy innovations up for awards at
Food Ingredients Europe, opening in Frankfurt, Germany today. The
show is set to attract up to 12,000...
Scientists have developed a new cattle-feed supplement, which
dramatically boosts the content of unsaturated fatty acids over
saturated fats in cows' milk. It could also be used to reduce
saturated fat in meat, suggest the US-based...
Only months after buying Unilever's Indian fats business Hindustan
Lever, US agri-giant Bunge carves deeper into the Indian oils
market acquiring the India-based assets of private edible oils
company Prestige Foods this week.
A patent battle has ended with a US court giving chemicals giant
DuPont the commercial rights for a patented gene that could one day
lead to healthier vegetable oils for food preparation, according to
reports in the US press.