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Diet high in animal protein may help prevent functional decline

A diet high in animal protein could help elderly people to function better physically, psychologically and socially, say researchers.

Yili expands with European research centre

Chinese dairy group, Yili, has launched a European research and development centre at Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands. 

Study: 'little difference' in digestibility

Raw milk: No benefit for lactose intolerance

‘There is little difference in the digestibility of raw (unpasteurized) milk and pasteurized milk’, claims a pilot study, ‘Effect of Raw Milk on Lactose Intolerance,’ from Stanford University School of...

The FoodNavigator Forum

How does sugar affect health? Find out at FoodNavigator’s Sugar Debate: Separating Fact from Fiction

Sugar – at least in excess – has been blamed for everything from heart disease to obesity and cancers in recent months. But is it as bad as all that?

Milk proteins plus exercise may boost cardiovascular health for obese women

Whey or casein supplementation with combined exercise training was associated with significant improvements in blood pressure and arterial stiffness in young obese women with hypertension, says a new study.

Breast milk benefits ‘overstated’ study headlines slammed

Baby Milk Action (BMA) is among several breast milk advocates to criticize reporting of a study that suggests the benefits of breastfeeding on child health and wellbeing may be "overstated."...

Vitamin D deficiency doesn't speed up T1 diabetes, say scientists

The progression of type 1 diabetes is not affected by vitamin D deficiency, despite patients recently diagnosed having significantly lower levels of the vitamin. 

Benefits of breast milk over infant formula ‘overstated’: Study

Breast milk may be no more beneficial than infant formula for 10 of 11 long-term health and wellbeing outcomes traditionally associated with breastfeeding, US researchers have claimed.

Eating yogurt may reduce type 2 diabetes risk: Cambridge study

Consuming four and a half standard pots of yogurt per week could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than a quarter, a team of researchers from...

News in brief

Cows' milk makes kids behave likes cows: Ghanian health expert

Stressing the need for mothers to exclusively breastfeed, the president of the Ghana Heart Foundation reportedly said that parents who feed their child cows’ milk risk seeing them grow-up to...

Calcium absorption theory 'insufficient' to explain milk tolerance: Study

Analysis of DNA data from the 5,000-year old skeletal remains of eight Iberian farmers suggests that the widely cited theory of calcium absorption was not the only reason Europeans evolved...

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.

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