20-Jun-2022 By Nurul Ain Razali
Consumption of whey protein and vitamin D3 supplements in healthy young males undergoing resistance training has revealed beneficial effects on muscle mass and strength.
01-Jun-2022 By Oliver Morrison
By measuring the maximum concentration over time, Danish researchers found bioavailability of vitamin D to be higher in milk and water.
27-Oct-2021 By Jim Cornall
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...
04-Jan-2018 By Jim Cornall
In 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates that 161,360 men will be diagnosed with, and 26,730 will die from, prostate cancer.
23-Oct-2017 By Gary Scattergood
An Australian trial is recruiting 120 post-menopausal women — both lean and overweight — to investigate how a person's body composition influences the effect of calcium against bone loss.
30-May-2017 By David Anderson
Taking high doses of dietary vitamin D and calcium may be linked to a lower risk of early menopause as the findings could help in reducing health problems associated with this period.
11-Jan-2017 By Nathan Gray
Daily consumption of fortified toddler milk helps to improve the nutritional status of children and can reduce deficiencies in iron and vitamin D, a new randomised trial has found.
19-Aug-2016 By Will Chu
Calcium should come from healthy sources like fermented dairy products and leafy greens as a review outlines an approach to receiving an adequate intake while supporting bone and heart health.
19-Jul-2016 By Elaine Watson
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,...
22-Apr-2016 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
Sweden is preparing to send its proposals for mandatory vitamin D food fortification to the EU, with the regulation due to come into force in autumn 2016.
08-Mar-2016 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
An estimated 13% of the EU population are vitamin D deficient, an EU-funded project providing the first internationally comparable data has found.
07-Mar-2016 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
With the spotlight on vitamin D in many European countries, one company says its recently approved novel UV milk treatment could be a way to tackle deficiency.
12-Jan-2016 By Jim Cornall
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...
23-Dec-2015 By Will Chu
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.
29-Sep-2015 By Stephen Daniells
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.
16-Apr-2015 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
There is substantial interest in calcium- and vitamin D- enriched products for improved bone health in the UK. But young people still don’t see the importance, says Canadean.
26-Nov-2014 By Anna Bonar
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delivered a positive opinion on vitamin D based on its ability to lower the risk of falling associated with muscle weakness and postural instability.
21-Oct-2014 By Nathan Gray
Children who drink non-cow's milk such as rice, almond, soy or goat's milk, have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood than those who drink cow's milk, say researchers.
02-Oct-2014 By Shane STARLING
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.
Danone Nutricia denies wrongdoing despite ruling
18-Jun-2014 By Rachel Arthur
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?”
07-Apr-2014 By Shane STARLING
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.
03-Mar-2014 By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn
The progression of type 1 diabetes is not affected by vitamin D deficiency, despite patients recently diagnosed having significantly lower levels of the vitamin.
03-Jun-2013 By Stephen DANIELLS
Daily supplements of calcium up to 1000 mg may be associated with reduced mortality for women, says a new study from Canada.
27-Feb-2013 By Mark Astley
Yoplait has been ordered to pull a TV advert for its Calin+ yogurt range after the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it made an unauthorised reduction of disease-risk (RDR) claim.
15-Jan-2013 By Nathan Gray
Consumption of cow’s milk and vitamin D supplements are the two most important factors determining a child’s vitamin D status, according to a new study.
18-Dec-2012 By Mark Asltey
Two cups (500ml) of milk per day is enough to maintain adequate vitamin D and iron levels in children aged between two and five, a Canadian study has claimed.
29-Oct-2012 By Mark Astley
A Northern Ireland-based dairy processor has rolled out its new ‘Super Healthy Milk’ – Europe’s first and only probiotic and vitamin K2-enriched fresh milk.
Americans may have low vitamin D Levels
Only 23 percent of Americans reach vitamin D levels that experts agree is needed for optimal health, according to new research.
Americans may not be getting enough calcium, suggests study
28-Apr-2011 By Nathan Gray
Many Americans are not reaching the recommended levels of calcium intake, putting them at risk of suffering from poor bone health, according to new research.
08-Apr-2011 By Stephen Daniells
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.
21-Jan-2011 By Shane Starling
Lallemand Bio-Ingredients is promoting a new vegetarian form of vitamin D it says can make a considerable dent in global deficiencies in the ‘sun vitamin’ due its functional food flexibility.
Vitamin A and D milk tests win patents
Canadian firm SciMed Technologies Inc. has won patents in the US, Australia and New Zealand for testing kits that can accurately determine vitamin A and D levels in milk in two hours.
More calcium and vitamin D may aid weight management
08-Sep-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Increasing intakes of calcium and higher blood levels of vitamin D may boost weight loss, suggest findings from a two-year clinical trial.
10-Aug-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Daily supplements of calcium, with or without vitamin D, may reduce body fat levels and help maintain lean mass, suggests new data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.
Two hour vit A milk test gains AOAC certification
11-Jun-2010 By Guy Montague-Jones
SciMed Technologies has gained certification from AOAC International for a new test that the creators claim can accurately measure vitamin A levels in milk within 2 hours.
Finland proposes a doubling of Vit D dose for elderly
06-Apr-2010 By Jane Byrne
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.
Vitamin D may save 40,000 Canadian lives per year
02-Apr-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Inadequate levels of vitamin D may be causing about 37,000 premature deaths in Canada and costing the country billions of dollars, according to a new review.
Vitamin D could save Germany €40 billion in health costs
02-Apr-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Ensuring the German population gets adequate intakes of vitamin D could save the country about €37.5 billion in health care costs, according to a new review.
High calcium intakes may improve male survival: Study
25-Feb-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Intakes of calcium above the recommended daily levels may reduce the risk of dying from heart disease and cancer by 25 per cent, says a new study from Sweden.
Vitamin D may cut colorectal cancer risk by 40 per cent
22-Jan-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Increased blood levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by as much as 40 per cent, says a study with people from 10 European countries.
Sales success for new Danone bone health yoghurt
10-Nov-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
Early sales figures for Densia yoghurt suggest that Danone has found a winning niche in the bone health market.
12-Jun-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Increased intakes of vitamin D may improve weight loss while following a calorie-restricted diet, according to new findings from the US.
Symposium details Calcium-Vitamin D fracture potential
29-May-2009 By Neil Merrett
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.
Vitamin D good for brains and lungs, say new studies
22-May-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Increased intakes of the sunshine vitamin may slow age-related losses in mental function, and ease breathing in asthma sufferers, according to two new studies.
Boost for vitamin D fortified milk
The US National Dairy Council recommends boosting vitamin D intake for children after a new clinical report from the American Academy of Paediatrics.
EFSA says yes to calcium, no to omega-3s and probiotics
23-Oct-2008 By Shane Starling
The latest batch of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) opinions has surfaced with the assessor giving the thumbs up to three claims revolving around calcium, vitamin D and bone health.
Vitamin D3 stable for fortifying cheese: study
18-Aug-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Fortification of Cheddar cheese with vitamin D3 may be an effective means of raising vitamin D levels in the population, suggest new results from Canada.
Fortified cheese as good as supplements for vitamin D: study
25-Jun-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Eating cheese fortified with vitamin D results in the same blood
rises in the vitamin as from supplements, reports new research from
Vitamin D levels should be multiplied by ten for children: study
28-May-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Raising current vitamin D levels from 200 International Units (IU)
to 2,000 IU could boost bone health amongst children and have
long-term health benefits, says new research.
Calcium, vit D may cut pre-menopausal breast cancer risk
29-May-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Premenopausal women who consume higher amounts of calcium and
vitamin D may lower their risk of developing breast cancer by
almost 40 per cent, new research suggests.