‘Probiotics’ on salad greens could make them safer, healthier

14 November 2016 Friendly bacteria may be introduced to bagged salad leaves to help ward off the possibility of salmonella and listeria outbreaks. University of Queensland researchers have entered a partnership with Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited to investigate the proposal. The two-year, $800,000 project will use friendly lactic acid bacteria discovered at UQ and commercialised Read more about ‘Probiotics’ on salad greens could make them safer, healthier[…]

Australia’s first high-pressure processed baby food to help reduce food wastage

ABC Rural -http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-10/wa-company-to-produce-high-pressure-baby-food/7920022 By Tyne Logan Posted Mon at 7:17pm Photo: Jenny Fraceschi is gearing up to launch Australia’s first high-pressure processed baby food. (ABC Rural: Tyne Logan) A Western Australian processing facility is about to launch the country’s first high-pressure processed baby food range, in the hope it will tap into the growing market Read more about Australia’s first high-pressure processed baby food to help reduce food wastage[…]

Review finds bias in industry-sponsored reviews on artificial sweeteners

Review finds bias in industry-sponsored reviews on artificial sweeteners Artificial sweetener industry sponsored reviews were more likely to have favorable results (3/4) than non-industry sponsored reviews (1/23), RR: 17.25 (95% CI: 2.34 to 127.29), as well as favorable conclusions (4/4 vs. 15/23), RR: 1.52 (95% CI: 1.14 to 2.06). All reviews funded by competitor industries Read more about Review finds bias in industry-sponsored reviews on artificial sweeteners[…]

Processed Meats Linked to Heart Health Risk

Eating 50g of bacon or ham every day could increase the risk of dying from heart disease by nearly 25%, a new study has shown. The study, published on the Journal of Internal Medicine, follows the announcement from the World Health Organization last October, warning of the dangers of consuming too much processed meat. The Read more about Processed Meats Linked to Heart Health Risk[…]

Mango and the Microbiota: New Research Reveals Potential Role of this Superfruit in Maintaining Gut

Mango and the Microbiota: New Research Reveals Potential Role of this Superfruit in Maintaining Gut Health Mangos may play a beneficial role in modulating adverse effects associated with a high-fat diet Research published in the Journal of Nutrition has for the first time documented the potential effects of mango consumption on gut microbiota of mice. Read more about Mango and the Microbiota: New Research Reveals Potential Role of this Superfruit in Maintaining Gut[…]

‘Glycemic Index’ May Be Too Unreliable to Manage Diabetes: Study

‘Glycemic Index’ May Be Too Unreliable to Manage Diabetes: Study Glycemic index values of the same foods can vary widely and may be an unreliable indicator of blood sugar response, according to a new study. The glycemic index was created to show how fast blood sugar rises after eating a specific type of food, the Read more about ‘Glycemic Index’ May Be Too Unreliable to Manage Diabetes: Study[…]

Eating Whole-fat Yogurt Is Associated with Lower Obesity in an Elderly Population – International Milk Genomics Consortium

Eating Whole-fat Yogurt Is Associated with Lower Obesity in an Elderly Populationby Sandeep Ravindran in SPLASH! milk science update: September 2016 Researchers have previously studied the association between yogurt consumption and obesity, but so far the results have been inconclusive, and few studies have compared the effects of low-fat and whole-fat yogurt. A new study Read more about Eating Whole-fat Yogurt Is Associated with Lower Obesity in an Elderly Population – International Milk Genomics Consortium[…]

Probiotic Supplementation Causes Fat Loss in Overweight Adults

Probiotic Supplementation Causes Fat Loss in Overweight Adults

Study Shows Morinaga’s New Probiotic Strain Bifidobacterium breve B-3 Significantly Reduces Fat Mass Compared to Placebo

TOKYO–Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:2264), the second largest dairy product company in Japan, confirmed that its new probiotic ingredient, Bifidobacterium breve B-3, caused a significant reduction of body fat and modified metabolic function in adults with obese tendencies in a randomized, double-blind, parallel-controlled trial.

“In addition, we also observed a possible improvement effect of liver function, indicated by a significant decrease of serum γ-GTP level.”

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Milk could be good for your brain | EurekAlert! Science News

Milk could be good for your brain | EurekAlert! Science News. Most people know that milk is good for their bones, but did you know that it could also be good for your brain? Scientists have found a link between drinking milk and the levels of a naturally-occurring antioxidant called glutathione in the brain in Read more about Milk could be good for your brain | EurekAlert! Science News[…]

Commission opens inquiry into Danish ‘fat tax’ | EurActiv

Commission opens inquiry into Danish ‘fat tax’ | EurActiv. The European Commission suspects that Denmark’s so-called ‘fat tax’, introduced in 2011 but scrapped a year later, could be considered illegal state aid. Opening the case on Thursday (5 February), the EU executive said it sought to determine whether or not food producers who were not Read more about Commission opens inquiry into Danish ‘fat tax’ | EurActiv[…]