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Microbes and Me: How the Microbiome is Spawning a $0.5 Billion Industry

Rapidly advancing understanding of the relationship between humans and their symbiotic microbes, and how their imbalance (dysbiosis) triggers or contributes to diseases will transform opportunities for novel nutritional, diagnostic and therapeutic products, says a new report by Seventure Partners, one of Europe’s leaders in financing innovation, and a world-leader in the venture investment in the [...]

First-Ever National Study of Dietary Interventions to Treat Crohn’s Disease Receives Funding

For the first time, dietary intervention will be the focus of a major national research study of patients with Crohn's disease. The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has announced that it was awarded $2.5 million from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effectiveness of the specific carbohydrate diet and Mediterranean-style [...]

Babies Fed with INFAT OPO Sleep Better at Night

Infant formula companies that include Advanced Lipids' INFAT OPO in their products can now use a compelling and scientifically proven ‘Super Comfort’ marketing proposition in association with their brands. A series of clinical trials have demonstrated that INFAT OPO offers four separate benefits associated with baby’s comfort. This includes new preliminary evidence that infants fed [...]

Ganeden Drives Food and Beverage Innovation with New Probiotic Jumpstart Programme

In an effort to cultivate probiotic innovation in the functional food and beverage market, Ganeden has announced Probiotic Innovation Jumpstart — an industry-first entrepreneurial programme designed to help companies launch new probiotic products. The programme from Ganeden is an opportunity that invites all scientists, entrepreneurs and inventors with a brand-new probiotic food or beverage product [...]

JÙS by Julie Launches Industry First Vegan, Probiotic Cold Brew Coffee

There’s a new way to drink your daily cup of joe, thanks to the introduction of JÙS by Julie’s Probiotic Cold Brew Coffee, infused with GanedenBC30 vegan probiotics. The first-of-its-kind option provides users with instant energy, along with additional immune and digestive health benefits. Available in original and vanilla flavours, the high-quality cold brew is made [...]

Meta-Analysis Confirms Effectiveness of BioGaia’s Probiotic for Infant Colic

In a newly published systematic review, the proof of effect on infant colic was further strengthened for L. reuteri Protectis. The review evaluated 17 studies of different treatments of infant colic, wherein L. reuteri Protectis was the only probiotic. Only one other product was deemed effective. Simethicone, a drug often prescribed for colic, was shown to have no effect. [...]

Authorized 13.5 Health Claim for BENEO’s Inulin and Digestive Health

Functional ingredients manufacturer, BENEO, is pleased to announce that the EU Commission has authorized a 13.5 health claim with proprietary use for its chicory root fibre inulin promoting digestive health. The official wording for the claim is “chicory inulin contributes to normal bowel function by increasing stool frequency.” From 1 January 2016, this proprietary claim is [...]

A Major Pharmaceutical Company Participates as Strategic Investor in Health for Life Capital

Seventure Partners, a European leader in financing innovation, has announced the completion of a new closing for Health for Life Capital , the first investment vehicle in the world to anticipate the microbiome revolution in the fields of health and nutrition, with Novartis Pharma AG agreeing to participate. This closing will increase the total amount of [...]

The BDA’s Stance on the IARC Evaluation on Red and Processed Meat

In response to the International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) evaluation on red and processed meats, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) provides their viewpoint. The British Dietetic Association, founded in 1936, is the professional association for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the nation’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals [...]

British Dietetic Association Gluten Free Foods on Prescription Policy Statement

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has released a new version of its policy regarding gluten-free foods on prescription to coincide with new coeliac disease guidelines produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The BDA, founded in 1936, is the professional association for dietitians in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is the [...]