Obesity and associated metabolic disorders are a rising global health and social issue. But with current approaches limited by their poor long-term effectiveness (as well as potential side effects and surgical risks), researchers believe gene therapy...
How are attitudes changing towards tackling obesity? And could new technological developments help mitigate the epidemic? Oxford biologist Sir Charles Godfray, the keynote speaker at this year’s City Food and Drink Lecture at the Guildhall, London, weighs...
Israeli food-tech startup Sweet Victory has released a chewing gum designed to curb sugar cravings. A consumer study on the gum found that it enabled its users to significantly cut down on sweets, as well as lose weight. The product, which is already...
We catch up with SVZ's Johan Cerstiaens to find out more about the potential use of fruit and vegetable ingredients as sugar substitute in dairy. "What if by reducing sugar content, manufacturers could add value to their products?”
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has rejected Irish dairy and ingredients giant Glanbia’s claim that its Prolibra whey-peptide ingredient can reduce body fat, failing the claim on characterisation grounds that dogged 100s of probiotic submissions.
Fad diets that focus on protein, fat or carbohydrate content are all the same when it comes to losing weight as a reduced-calorie diet can be successful no matter what macronutrients it is made up of, a new study has concluded.
NutraIngredients-USA examines the enforcement strategy of the US
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its efforts to ensure that the
marketing claims made by food and dietary supplement manufacturers
are accurate and substantiated.
Sticking to a low-carbohydrate diet with some limits of calories
has long-term benefits on body weight and blood sugar levels, says
a new study from Sweden, but a leading diabetes charity advises
against following such a diet.
Taking a daily chitosan supplement had little effect on weight loss
in a new study on obese volunteers, a finding that challenges
previous research showing that the fibre could help people lose
Glanbia Nutritional Products is hoping to build on growing consumer
awareness of the link between dairy foods and weight loss, with a
new ingredient specifically designed to add the beneficial
components of milk products to other...
A fat hormone that causes weight loss could open up new routes to
tackling the rising tide of obesity currently affecting 200 million
people worldwide, say researchers in the US, following
investigations into the hormone adiponectin.
In the second story of the day on herbal products, we report that
the US American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), in a bid to
curtail all deceptive advertising, has unveiled a draft framework
for voluntary advertising practices...
Future weight loss diets could become 'custom-made' for each
individual, according to scientists working on a three-year
international research project funded by the European Union. The
project, known as Nugenob, explores...