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Nexira boosts acacia capacity as demand for fiber grows

By Stephen Daniells

Leading acacia fiber producer Nexira has increased capacity at its plant in France by over 20% in response to rising demand for the ingredient that was recently granted dietary fiber status by the US FDA.

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GPA: Prebiotics not just about fiber and go well beyond gut & digestive health

By Len Monheit, Executive Director, Global Prebiotic Association

For years we’ve been predicting the arrival of the category to the main stage as the science booms, the ingredients with demonstrable prebiotic activity proliferate, consumers realize they can obtain prebiotics in multiple forms and formats, and the product...

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New study links fiber intake to PTSD

By Danielle Masterson

The famous quote by Greek physician Hippocrates, “Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food” is true—at least according to Canadian researchers.

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Satiety makes a comeback in weight management

By Hank Schultz

Promoting satiety as a weight management strategy has had a checkered career, but the concept is regaining some acceptance as a viable way to help consumers battle the bulge.

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