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Smelling the fat: Odours are the first signal to levels of dietary fat, say Monell researchers

Smell is the first of our senses to detect a food’s fat content, according to new research that suggests using 'fat odours' could make low-fat foods more palatable.

‘Important implications for protein formulations’: Leucine-enrichment can boost low-protein beverages for muscle growth

Supplementing low-protein beverages with leucine can produce the same level of muscle synthesis in young men as a beverage with five times the protein levels, says a new study.

Cutting the calories: Study backs whey protein for fat and starch replacement

Micro-particles of whey protein could help manufacturers cut calories in food products by replacing starch and fat, suggest researchers.

Functional dairy: Milk is 'ideal platform' for bioactive polyphenol delivery, finds study

Milk could act as the ideal protective carrier for bioactive nutrients such as the polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), say researchers.

Calcium plus magnesium and lactulose may cut body fat levels: Study

A combination of minerals and prebiotic fiber may help reduce body fat mass in middle-aged women, suggests a new study from Japan.

'Proactive approach' key to staying relevant in dairy: NIZO

In order to remain relevant after 65 years in the dairy industry, NIZO Food Research has adopted a more “proactive approach” to its work, CEO Ad Juriaanse told DairyReporter.com....

Probiotic blend benefits antibiotic users: Study

500+ Chinese hospital patients with antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) have shown improvement after consuming a probiotic blend, a study has found.

Organic milk higher in heart-healthy omega-3: US study

Organic milk contains significantly higher concentrations of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids compared to milk from conventionally-managed dairy cows, US researchers have found.

Last call for scientific papers: Vitafoods and Probiota in 2014

Vitafoods Europe and Probiota 2014 – two separate events – close the period for submission of scientific and other papers this Friday. Yes in two days.

Poster deadline extended by one week to December 13

Probiota 2014: Poster proposal deadline extended

Probiota 2014 – the leading conference bridging the interface of academia and industry for cutting edge science about the prebiotics, probiotics and the microbiome – has extended the call for...

Teenage milk consumption may not reduce later hip fracture risk: Study

Drinking more milk as a teenager may not lower the risk of hip fracture as an older adult, and instead appears to increase that risk for men, according to new...

Dispatches from #FIE2013

Researchers back zinc citrate bioavailability

A just published study has found zinc citrate is equal to zinc gluconate and higher than zinc oxide in terms of bodily intake, research that could help battle regional deficiencies...

Insignia Technologies hits $1m for global trials

Insignia Technologies will go ahead with trials in the US, UK and Europe after renewed interest with a sizeable cash investment.

Probiotic cheese + low calorie diet shows weight and heart health benefits for obese

A low calorie diet plus daily consumption of a probiotic cheese may improve blood pressure and body mass index measures in obese adults with hypertension, says a new study.

Major breakthrough in recycling sorting systems

Axion Consulting has seen a major breakthrough in sorting technologies which could increase the recycling of an estimated 180,000 tonnes of waste polypropylene (PP) pots, tubs and trays every year...

Australian complementary healthcare body slams NZ vitamin D findings

A meta-analysis that found that vitamin D supplements have no beneficial effect on bone density has drawn intense criticism from Australian experts, who say the study’s conclusions could have “dire...

Portion size science: There is still a lot we do not know, says review

Simply reducing portion sizes is not an easy solution to reducing energy intakes as results from laboratory based experiments do not necessarily reflect what happens in the real world, according...

Insufficient evidence for Lactobacillus reuteri and colic, say researchers

There is not enough evidence to support use of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri to manage colic or prevent crying infants, according to a new analysis.

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‘100 milking robots’ in Ireland by December, says top scientist

Irish scientists developing automated $177,000 milking machines claim to have cracked the problem of pasture-based farms – a breakthrough that could free up farm labour and allow greater production of grass-fed milk.

Raw milk consumption a ‘realistic and unnecessary health threat’

The “only substantial disadvantage” of milk pasteurization is the change in the liquid’s organoleptic profile, Belgian researchers have claimed – rubbishing a range of arguments offered up by raw milk advocates....

Nestlé lodges patent for lactoferrin diarrhoea supplement

Diarrhoea can be reduced via supplementation with milk protein, lactoferrin, according to a Nestlé patent published this month by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

TEAGASC SCIENTIST SAYS NEW PROBIOTIC CUTS CHOLESTEROL

'Dairy pro- and prebiotics can boost brain, liver and infant health'

Irish scientists working with gut bacteria – microbiota – have found 'exciting opportunities' for value-added dairy products, according to the head of biotechnology at Ireland’s largest food research center.

Meta-analysis: Probiotic reduces infant skin disorders (but not asthma/wheezing)

The probiotic strain Lactobacillus acidophilus decreases skin sensitivity in children that can reduce disorders like eczema, researchers have found after a scan of published studies – but other allergic ailments like asthma...

What is a health benefit? Researchers issue probiotic guidance for EFSA applications

An evaluation of all EFSA opinions relating to probiotics will help industry players better understand what sort of claims are accepted as a health benefit and which claims are not,...

WhiteWave seeks to patent ‘light milk’

WhiteWave Services Inc. has filed a patent application for ‘light milk,’ a lower-calorie alternative to skim milk without a watered-down flavor and mouthfeel.

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