On this week’s podcast we talk to Arla Foods Ingredients’ Mads Dyrvig, head of sales development, business unit health & performance, and two more interviews from the recent Anuga event in Cologne, Germany: Soriya Jamet, export sales & marketing...
The FDA is amending the food additive regulations to allow manufacturers to fortify a wider range of plant-based dairy milk alternatives and yogurt alternatives with vitamin D2, and to increase the current permitted levels of vitamin D3 in dairy milk,...
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) has delivered its opinion on ultra-violet (UV)-treated milk, and it concludes that the dairy product is safe for the target group, which is the general...
New research has recommended the use of dairy products as a first-line strategy in the prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures, highlighting its benefits as a rich source of calcium and vitamin D for ageing males and females.
Two meta-analyses have questioned the efficacy of calcium supplements to boost bone mineral density (BMD) and reduce the risk of fractures, but the data selection for the analyses has been questioned by a leading trade association.
Greater vitamin D fortification of foods and supplementation can help tackle vitamin D deficiencies that remain prevalent across Europe – with Finland a good example of the success of such measures, a review has found.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against a Nutricia advert, which it says implied a child’s intake of Vitamin D could be affected if they did not consume ‘Growing Up Milk.’
“Which way up was the umbrella? Did this review collect knowledge or shield us from it?”
The ‘umbrella’ review of vitamin D studies that found a myriad of health links for the sunshine vitamin were unconfirmed in the scientific literature, has been criticised for containing too many flawed studies that warped the overall findings.
Functional foods, multivitamins and fish oil are an increasing threat to single vitamin D supplements, as consumers seek to understand the controversy in vitamin D recommendations, says an analyst from Euromonitor.
In recommendations published by Finland’s National Nutrition Council last week, the intake level of vitamin D for people over 60 years of age should be 20 micrograms (mcg) per day, double the current levels of 10mcg daily for this age group.
As research continues into the role of calcium and vitamin D in maintaining bone health, a new study suggests a possible link between their combined supplementation and reduced hip fracture rates in the elderly.
High intake of calcium and vitamin D, particularly from
supplements, may lower the risk of diabetes by 33 per cent, say
American scientists, as a leading European clinician reports that
over a billion people are vitamin D deficient.