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NutritionInsight 08/15/2019 20:00
15 Aug 2019 --- Convenience, taste and work-related stress can significantly impact food choices during the workday, Dan Wainfan, Vice President Brand, Health, Wellness and Nutrition at Aramark, tells NutritionInsight . Aramark collaborated with the American Heart Association (AHA) on a study to discover the eating habits of Americans in the workplace. The study was conducted in support of AHA’s Healthy for Life 20 By 20 program which has set out to improve the lives of Americans by 20 percent by 2020. Wainfan notes that offering healthy and tasty food options in the workplace may inspire a significant change in dietary habits.
NutritionInsight 08/15/2019 20:00
16 Aug 2019 --- In nutrition news this week, Lonza will be revealing the industry’s first clean label colored capsules for dietary supplement manufacturers at Food Ingredients (Fi) South America. Prenexus Health received a “no questions” letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its Generally Recognized as Safe notification for its xylooligosaccharide (XOS) prebiotic. Meanwhile, Kerry will present its better-for-you portfolio at Vitafoods Asia. Moreover, ChromaDex Corp. received a positive opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on Nicotinamide Riboside (NR) as a novel food ingredient for use in a supplement.
NutritionInsight 08/15/2019 20:00
16 Aug 2019 --- A quarter of savory UK picnic foods are dangerously high in salt, while over a third exceed their average salt targets, according to a new survey by Action on Salt, a group based at Queen Mary University of London. Additionally, almost a third of products have no color-coded front-of-pack (FoP) labeling, which Action on Salt says makes it harder for consumers to find a healthy option. The group is now calling for compulsory FoP nutritional labeling on all food products and for bold and comprehensive salt reduction targets to be set in 2020.
NutritionInsight 08/14/2019 20:00
15 Aug 2019 --- Children with celiac disease predisposition are more likely to have the disease if they consume large amounts of gluten, according to a new study published in JAMA . While the study is observational and cannot prove causation, it is the most comprehensive of its kind to date as it followed 6,600 children from Sweden, Finland, Germany and the US from birth until the age of five. The risk of developing pre-celiac disease or celiac disease was highest in two to three-year-olds, which increased noticeably when small amounts of gluten were consumed. The researchers are now calling for further research to see whether a policy revision is necessary.
NutritionInsight 08/14/2019 20:00
15 Aug 2019 --- ZBiotics, a genetic engineering company in the US focused on consumer health, announces today the official launch of the first genetically-engineered probiotic on the market. Zbiotics is a “functional beverage,” designed to break down an unwanted byproduct of alcohol – acetaldehyde – that is associated with the rough feelings the day after drinking. The launch of ZBiotics marks a landmark advancement in the field of biotechnology applied to probiotics. “We are only scratching the surface,” company Co-Founder/CEO and Ph.D. Microbiologist Zack Abbott, tells NutritionInsight .
NutritionInsight 08/13/2019 20:00
14 Aug 2019 --- In obesity resulting from consuming a high-fat diet or overeating, the body stops responding to natural hormonal signals of satiety, or “fullness.” This mice-study finding has been coined a “new piece of the complex puzzle” of weight gain by the team at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, US. It is widely known that leptin, a hormone produced by fat cells, triggers the sensation of feeling full when we have eaten enough. Until now, it was unknown that fatty foods could inhibit this natural process through a gut mechanism. These findings further implicate the importance of a healthy diet in weight loss and maintenance.
NutritionInsight 08/13/2019 20:00
14 Aug 2019 --- A high-fat diet can weaken the gut immune system and lead to insulin resistance and, ultimately, diabetes. This is according to new research published in Nature Communications , which showed how a high-fat diet influences one component of the gut immune system called B cells, specifically those that produce a protein called IgA. This class of antibodies regulates pathogenic bacteria and protects against a “leaky gut” and additional complications of obesity. These findings could be used to develop therapies that boost IgA in the gut, as well as creating new prevention strategies, the research team shared with NutritionInsight .
NutritionInsight 08/13/2019 20:00
14 Aug 2019 --- Trends may be pegged as fleeting but they have the lasting ability to shape the industry and promote innovation. NutritionInsight speaks to industry experts on the nutrition trends of the moment, as well as upcoming ones. Healthy aging, personalized nutrition, dairy innovation, natural ingredients and better-for-you positionings, in addition to elimination diets, are topping the list. Consumers have become more aware of what is best for their health and have corresponding demands for clean label, natural and health-promoting ingredients.
NutritionInsight 08/13/2019 20:00
14 Aug 2019 --- Contrary to conventional dietary recommendations for Type 2 diabetes treatment, patients can better regulate their blood sugar levels if they consume foods with reduced carbohydrate and increased protein and fat content. This is according to a recent study by Bispebjerg Hospital in collaboration with Aarhus University and the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The findings may lead to improved nutritional therapy methods for diabetics, the researchers note.
NutritionInsight 08/12/2019 20:00
13 Aug 2019 --- Whether a child is born by vaginal delivery or Caesarian section has a major influence on shaping the microbiome, proposes new research in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology . The maturation of skin microbial communities is key to skin health in children, and for the development of the adult immune system. Additionally, the bacterial population of a child’s skin is more similar to that of their mother’s than to a stranger’s.
NutritionInsight 08/12/2019 20:00
13 Aug 2019 --- The diversification of the food and beverage industry is increasingly presenting labeling challenges to companies active in the space. These range from knowing how to appropriately label market “newcomers,” such as meat alternatives, to communicating health claims to consumers. PackagingInsights contemplates the potential “disconnect” between the actual healthiness and the health claims a product may carry, as well as what responsibilities along ethical lines this may bring to suppliers and packaging companies.
NutritionInsight 08/12/2019 20:00
13 Aug 2019 --- Palmiwon, a fruit extract of the Forsythia suspensa flowering plant, has been found to alleviate dyslipidemia (abnormal blood lipid levels), a commonly observed condition in menopausal women. The popular Eastern remedy is spotlighted in a study by the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, wherein researchers induced menopause in rats by excising ovaries and caused dyslipidemia through a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet. The researchers now recommend human supplementation with the extract for the effective prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases caused by dyslipidemia during menopause.
NutritionInsight 08/11/2019 20:00
12 Aug 2019 --- A study has revealed that mice will voluntarily choose to consume behavioral-effective doses of edible tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the primary psychoactive component in cannabis – and do so repeatedly. Lead researchers of the experiment propose that these findings will help open new doors to further studies of the behavioral and physiological effects that occur in people who consume marijuana-infused food. The study is among the first to report on voluntary oral THC consumption in animals, a method of consumption that is similar to the way humans take the drug.
NutritionInsight 08/11/2019 20:00
12 Aug 2019 --- Responding to the increasing demand for natural ingredients suitable to the sports nutrition sector, botanical ingredients supplier Nektium has extended its portfolio of Rhodiolife standardized Rhodiola rosea extracts. It now brings to the market an additional product grade that is certified BSCG drug-free. This means that athletes can be assured that the ingredient does not contain banned substances set by major international sports organizations, which widens potential application avenues for the ingredient in the space.
NutritionInsight 08/08/2019 20:00
09 Aug 2019 --- Nutri-Score is the most effective style of front-of-pack label (FoPL) for helping consumers rank products according to their nutritional quality, according to a new study published in Nutrients . However, there were only marginal differences in how favorably the various FoPLs were perceived by consumers, with there being no significant difference observed for how FoPLs influenced food choices. This study examined Dutch participants, but the researchers are currently collecting and analyzing further data from across the EU.
NutritionInsight 08/08/2019 20:00
09 Aug 2019 --- In nutrition news this week, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) deregulated Cargill’s canola for cultivation, while the Singapore Food Agency added SweeGen’s Reb M Stevia Leaf Sweetener to its list of permitted food additives. A new study confirmed that Biova’s BiovaFlex, water-soluble eggshell membrane ingredient, offers benefits for joint health from only 450mg daily. University of Queensland researchers formulated a low-fat potato chip, while Corteva Agriscience became an American Chemistry Council (ACC) member.
NutritionInsight 08/08/2019 20:00
09 Aug 2019 --- Advanced Protein Technology, under the Nutra Collagen brand, has launched a new line of instantized collagen products called Collagen+. Instantized collagen creates a product with enhanced tasting and mixing capabilities, the company says. The collagen is combined with ingredients like natural medium-chain triglyceride coconut oil to create a wellness supplement that may help to boost health.

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