Nutrition News

The latest nutrition and research news for the natural and organic products industry.

FSE report stresses role of supplements in healthcare

A report published by Food Supplements Europe (FSE) has identified supplementation as a cost-effective policy to bridge gaps in nutrition and potentially delivery valuable health cost savings.

Haskell and Mezaine get Cooking for Fitness

England Rugby star James Haskell has teamed up with Omar Mezaine – the man who cooked the England football team to victory in the 2018 world Cup – for a new healthy recipe book.

PhD gets active

PhD Nutrition has been chosen to become the official sports nutrition partner of David Lloyd Leisure.

Bio-Kult award back for 2018

Bio-Kult has announced that its educational grant is back for 2018 with a fresh look, a new application process and an additional prize.

Portion sizes ‘confuse’ consumers

The majority consumers struggle to identify a single portion of fruit or veg, according to survey results from the National Charity Partnership.

‘Innovation must be responsible’ says BetterYou

At the NHT Summit in Manchester BetterYou delivered a seminar to brands and retailers on innovation, trends and what’s to come for the VMS market.

UK researchers warn of plant milk risk to IQ of unborn...

Researchers a the University of Surrey in the UK will issue a warning next month that babies born to mothers who drink cow’s milk alternatives – such as soya, almond and coconut – could have lower IQs, reports The Times.  

Supplementation “virtually eliminated” nutritional shortfalls in US study

A study published last week in open access journal Nutrients provide further evidence that frequent use of multivitamins and mineral supplements decreases nutritional deficiencies.

Australian researchers identify B3 ‘cure’ for deficiencies that cause birth defects...

“Landmark” research carried out at Sydney’s Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute could in future prevent miscarriages and multiple types of birth defects, in what is being claimed to be one of the most significant discoveries in pregnancy research.

Study: consuming coffee reduces risk of death from all causes

A study which analysed data from over half a million people has found those who drink coffee may live longer than non-coffee drinkers.

Vitamin K2 improves vascular calcification

A new clinical study published in BMC Nephrology has found that haemodialysis patients benefit from supplementation with vitamin K2. According to the researchers, the vitamin...

Researchers urge health authorities to rethink vitamin D guidelines

Following the publication of a study from the University of Surrey, worldwide health authorities are being urged to rethink guidance around vitamin D.

High sugar intake during pregnancy may increase risk of allergy in...

A study published in the European Respiratory Journal has found a correlation between high sugar intake in pregnant women and asthma risk in children.

Prebiotic reduces body fat in overweight children

A new study into the effects of prebiotics on children who are overweight has found that consumption of oligofructose-enriched inulin reduces body fat.

New online probiotics tool goes live

OptiBac Probiotics has created a new online educational tool to help clear up the many misunderstandings that occur around probiotics.

BDA survey highlights nutrition advice concerns

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) claims its survey shows the UK public don’t know who to trust for advice on diet and nutrition.

Survey reveals children’s lack of food knowledge

New research from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has revealed that a quarter of primary school children believe cheese comes from plants.

Research reveals strong interest in herbals

A recent survey has found that 43% have tried alternative medicine/herbal remedies

US study shows whole grains increase calorie loss

A new study suggests that substituting whole grains for refined grains in the diet increases calorie loss by reducing calories retained during digestion and speeding up metabolism.

New US guidelines on peanut allergy

Babies without eczema or egg allergies, should be introduced to peanut-containing foods alongside other solid foods according to new clinical guidelines from an expert panel...