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Milk consumption could decrease diabetes rate in Myanmar: Study

Consuming one glass of dairy milk a day can help prevent diabetes by 12% and hypertension by a 6%, according to a recent study by The National University of Singapore (NUS).

Yogurt with probiotics can protect elderly from respiratory infections: Study

A study in the journal Clinical Interventions in Aging said yogurt supplemented with probiotics can protect healthy elderly people from respiratory infections.

From kefir to kvass: What's in store for Europe's fermented food trend?

From do-it-yourself kefir kits and lacto-fermented vegetable juices to kvass and spreadable cheese-style tempeh – what’s trending and what's next for the fermented food trend in Europe?

Yakult begins work on sixth China factory

Yakult is to begin construction of its sixth plant in China to increase production of its probiotic milk drinks.

Consumer demands placing more pressure on flavor, texture of sports nutrition products

Flavor innovation is usually seen as a key component of food product development and of less concern for supplements.  But as sports nutrition brands seek competitive advantages and to bring...

Kefir the key ingredient for a dairy-based sports drink that cancer survivors can stomach

Kefir could be a beneficial dairy-based sports nutrition ingredient for cancer survivors who may be wary of trying products containing milk due to concerns about stomach upsets.

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USDEC on dairy health benefits: ‘We’re strong in the science but not as strong in communication to consumers’

USDEC, in partnership with the National Dairy Council, has been at the forefront of dairy protein research and has uncovered some of its health benefits, but has struggled communicating its...

'Nano scare': Scientists blast Friends of the Earth for 'facile' infant formula claims

Reports that some infant formula products on sale in Australia and New Zealand contain potentially 'dangerous' nanoscale particles have been dismissed by regulators and scientists — with one branding it blatant 'scaremongering'....

Cottage cheese could be fortified with vitamin D: Study

A study on fortifying cottage cheese with vitamin D says the dairy food is a good candidate for delivery of the vitamin, and could be an alternative to fortified drinking...

What’s new for the European market of sports nutrition?

The sports and health nutrition industry is booming in Western Europe as more consumers look for a healthy lifestyle, according to market intelligence agencies.

Glanbia Nutritionals introducing new dairy products at IFT17

Glanbia Nutritionals, a global nutrition and formulation company, is showcasing new ingredients at IFT17 Food Expo in Las Vegas, June 25-28. 

How much milk protein can stimulate muscle growth after exercise in middle-aged men?

Just nine grams of milk protein may be sufficient to stimulate muscle build after resistance exercise, according to researchers from The University of Auckland and Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.

Study supports probiotic yogurt’s immune boosting effects

Yogurt containing two probiotic strains plus heat-treated bacteria may boost the activity of immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells in people over 60, says a new study.

Study finds varying amounts of vitamin K in dairy products

Dairy products may be able to promote another key nutrient, vitamin K, as a study by Tufts University found that many full-fat dairy products contained an appreciable amount of the...

Peptan collagen peptide has dairy product options

Collagen peptides are finding their way into more and more dairy products, as they satisfy both the clean label and functional dairy trends, according to Dutch ingredient manufacturer Rousselot.

Ultima Foods makes $14m investment in drinkable yogurt innovation

Yogurt maker Ultima Foods has invested $14.4m (US$10.7m) in a new production line at its Granby, Québec, plant to meet the strong consumer demand for drinkable yogurt products.

FrieslandCampina focuses on active people with sports nutrition rich in proteins

FrieslandCampina has introduced its own protein-rich sports nutrition range under the Vifit Sport brand.

Variety of events taking place around the world on World Milk Day

Today is World Milk Day. Traditionally, dairy companies have marked this day individually, but this year the Global Dairy Platform (GDP) is coordinating a joint celebration across the industry.

Is dairy a hindrance and not a help for probiotics growth?

The vast majority of new product development for functional foods featuring probiotics “remains in the dairy space”, but this may be more of a hindrance than a help for the...

Unique combination of prebiotic mixture and fermented infant formula helps prevent colic: New Danone Nutricia study

A trial on a novel infant formula appears to shows for the first time that a specific combination of ingredients can have a preventive effect on colic.

Ausnutria reports growing revenue amid fiercer competition and stricter laws

Hong Kong-listed infant nutrition company Ausnutria's total revenues have grown by almost one-third to RMB751.3 million during the first quarter of 2017.

China's infant formula trends: Sales boom predicted with organic and premium brands leading the charge

China’s infant milk formula market is poised to boom in the next five years as a result of the new “two-child” policy, and tighter rules issued by regulators, analysts said...

Yakult adjusts ten-year plan

In 2011, Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd. formulated a long-term business management vision “Yakult Vision 2020,” which it split into three phases. The company has just released its Phase III Plan...

Personalised nutrition: Cost and lack of experts slowing uptake in Asia Pacific

The cost of testing and not having enough experts in the field are holding back the growth of nutrigenomics-based personalised nutrition in Asia-Pacific.

Sadafco continues health charge with fortified fruit laban

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (Sadafco) has launched a functional laban fruit drink in the Middle East after demoing the product in the manufacturer's home market.

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