A lack of fermentable fibres in people's diet may pave the way for allergic inflammatory reactions such as asthma - and increasing intake of these fibres could help battle asthma, according to new research.
Battling obesity is not the first port of call for prebiotics – they are much more commonly known for their role in promoting gut health and boosting immune systems. But a growing number of studies is showing different prebiotic forms can influence weight...
A look into the probiotic crystal ball reveals that genetically engineered "friendly" bacteria could be switched on by specific prebiotic sugar, possibly leading to a new generation of pre- and probiotic products.
Food safety and health and wellness concerns mean microbiology is playing an ever increasing role in the food industry says Danisco Cultures’ innovation chief, as the company opens a new BioScience Development Center in France.
Leatherhead is proposing a collaborative industry study to assess
microencapsulation systems for preserving probiotic bacteria and
boosting their effectiveness in the gut, a keen area of interest
for companies looking to lead the...
Researchers from Tufts University, Boston, US have concluded from a
review of recent literature that further studies need to be carried
out to substantiate the link between the ingestion of probiotics
and gastrointestinal health.
Leading ingredients firm Danisco has announced its second licensing
deal for the Howaru probiotic strain with Chile's biggest dairy
processor Soprole. The agreement looks set to generate significant
interest among food makers...
Procordia Food, one of Sweden's biggest food manufacturers, is the
latest to join the growing number of companies in the functionaland
health food arena, teaming up with compatriot BioGaia to produce a
gut-friendly range of products.
Prebiotics are complex carbohydrates - such as inulin and
short-chain sugars called oligosaccharides - that pass undigested
from the lower intestine to the colon. At this point the
carbohydrates are consumed by Bifidobacterium and...
As the European Commission discusses moves towards harmonising
health levels between the EU15, a panel of Dutch scientific experts
has positively approved Bakkerij Veenhuis' request for a health
claim for the Vitaalbrood Flora...
The dairy industry is increasingly turning towards innovation in
order to drive sales forward. With the health trend gaining pace by
the week, a key element of recent developments in the industry is
the use of probiotics in yoghurts....
As probiotics find increasing favour with food manufacturers a new
European funded study, PROGID, is set to investigate the impact of
two probiotic strains on easing the symptoms of inflammatory bowl
In Europe, approximately 75 000 citizens die from colon cancer each
year which is a significant financial and social burden on Member
States. Recent studies have revealed a link between the preventive
effect of naturally occurring...