Quatreflora Biootic: The natural and innovative probiotic approach to vaginosis
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Researchers at the Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition discuss research into human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) and why supplementing infant formula with certain synthesised HMOs is a promising innovation for infant nutrition.
The sweet truth
Low-calorie sweetened beverages are often marketed as an important part of weight loss plans, but their impact on energy intake and weight maintenance is, to say the least, a contentious issue. Now, a new study led by Dr Charlotte Hardman of Liverpool University suggests that – for certain people – these drinks can help to reduce cravings for sweet foods. She speaks to Jim Banks about what this might mean for dieting.
What’s in a name?
The term ‘probiotics’ is emblazoned on more and more food products, and is inextricably tied to increasing awareness among consumers of the importance of gut microbes to overall health. Few, however, understand what the term signifies. Director of scientific affairs at the International Probiotics Association Jessica ter Haar talks to Jim Banks about which claims for probiotics are supported by reliable science.
More and more US consumers are switching on to the multiple health benefits of malt, which, as a food ingredient, is low in fat, as well as a proven source of fibre, complex carbohydrates, protein and vitamins, and natural sugar constituents. Ingredients Insight looks into how US company Malt Products Corporation is expanding its operations to cater to this surge in popularity.