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Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

A new meta-analysis has found that current evidence does not support the notion that calcium supplements increase the risk of heart disease in elderly women. The study reaffirms the safety...

Real time PCR approach developed to detect Listeria

Researchers have developed a real time (rt-) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) protocol for the rapid and reliable identification and quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes.

Southeast Asia

Young Malaysian scientists honoured for probiotics research

Probiotics research is now entering the Malaysian mainstream, according to two female Universiti Sains Malaysia students who recently received international recognition for their work.

Synbiotic gut health benefits limited, say researchers

Potential gut health benefits of synbiotics may be limited since only specific combinations enhance probiotic survival and growth, say researchers.

Mouse data: Omega-3s reduce osteoarthritis severity

Mice fed omega-3s had healthier joints than those fed diets high in saturated fats and omega-6 fatty acids, Duke University researchers say.

Japanese dairy backs bifidobacteria

Scientists have called new discoveries from leading Japanese dairy product company Morinaga Milk Industry on popular probiotic genus bifidobacteria, “an interesting first step”.

Cheese causes nightmares? You must be dreaming, says study

The British Cheese Board has unveiled a study it claims debunks the age-old myth that eating cheese before bed gives people nightmares.

Bürkert FloWave starts field tests in the dairy industry

Bürkert FloWave, which measures the flow of a liquid in a pipe, is being tested in the dairy industry and has requests from a chocolate manufacturer.

Milk digestion findings 'blueprint' for specialty dairy, drug developments

Fresh scientific findings on the structure of milk during digestion could lead to the development of more advanced weight loss drinks, formula for premature babies, and a new form of...

Mead Johnson awards $1m to further study of piglet brain development

Mead Johnson Nutrition has awarded the University of Illinois' Department of Animal Sciences a grant of nearly $1m to further its understanding of how nutrition affects brain development in piglets....

lactimed launches competition for regional products

€10k up for grabs in debut Mediterranean dairy competition

Mediterranean dairy producers are being encouraged to combine their traditional skills with an entrepreneurial spirit to meet demand for the region’s products.

US university creates curriculum for Nestlé training center in China

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, US, will develop the curriculum for a $400m Nestlé dairy training center in China. 

ISAPP consensus: Gut, yes. Immunity, no (for now)

Time to recognise ‘core benefits of certain probiotics’: ISAPP

The evidence has grown so strong for the best-documented probiotic strains that a generic digestive health claim should exist, according to a consensus statement from leading international researchers published this...

Mongolian dairy probiotics may alleviate allergies: Mouse study

Probiotics isolated from Mongolian dairy products could alleviate allergy symptoms through intestinal immunity and helper cell balance, research using mice has suggested.

Investment from Swire, The Coca-Cola Company, Danone and ALPLA

Avantium closes $50m deal to create 100% PEF bottle

Avantium has closed a financing round of $50m from a consortium including Swire Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company, DANONE, ALPLA, and existing shareholders to advancing PEF packaging material.

Grant for novel bacteria detection and separation method

A research team at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received almost $500,000 to develop faster methods for detecting and separating microbial contamination from food.

Three meal spread finding could open up high-protein market: Volac

Fresh scientific claims, that spreading protein intake evenly across meals can optimize the sustainability and growth of muscle, could broaden "mainstream opportunities" for high-protein products, says Volac.

NDC slams science behind resurfaced PETA Got Autism? campaign

The National Dairy Council (NDC) has rubbished the science behind a resurfaced People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign linking dairy consumption to autism.

Obesity epidemic: Nearly one-third of the world is overweight or obese

Almost 30% of the global population are either obese or overweight, according to new trend data from 188 countries.

Paper device could detect deadly pathogens

A paper device, only slightly larger than a postage stamp, could detect pathogens including E.coli thanks to research from the University of Alberta, Canada. 

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Making the most of protein: DSM says enzyme toolbox will 'do more' with protein

Ingredients giant DSM has unveiled a new toolbox for its protease enzymes that aims expand the use of the enzymes from niche market applications, and help manufacturers 'do more with...

High-protein breakfasts could help maintain blood sugar control

Women consuming a high-protein breakfast may have better control over glucose and insulin levels, and could be at a lower risk of developing diabetes, say researchers.

Detecting Listeria with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry

Listeria monocytogenes can be detected from selective enrichment broths using MALDI–TOF mass spectrometry, according to a study.

‘Cost savings and quality of life improvements’: Meta-analysis supports probiotics for common cold

Consuming probiotics may decrease the duration of common upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) by up to a day, compared to placebo, according to findings published in the British Journal of Nutrition ....

Expert panel calls for end to one-size fits all protein recommendations and higher levels for older adults

Dietary recommendations for protein intake should be increased for healthy older adults to 1.0 to 1.2 g protein/kg body weight/day, says an international team of experts.

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