It is estimated that about 90 million of the 142 million Americans above age 40 are experiencing vision problems, and this population could double by 2050. “For far too long, eye health has received inadequate public health attention, despite good vision being essential to most people’s overall health and well-being,” says Steven Teutsch, former chief science officer for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Major food and beverage brands continue to invest in efforts to understand the human microbiome and its relationship to immune health
January 23, 2023
The science behind understanding what a "healthy" human microbiome looks like, how it is controlled or how it can be changed is an evolving area of research. Recipients of the Danone North America Fellowship Grant support these efforts by exploring how the gut microbiome, yogurt and probiotics help sustain human health and wellness through growth, development, and longevity.
Product developers continue to meet consumer call for new food and beverage products that address immune health
December 23, 2022
Over the course of 2022, Prepared Foods developed dozens of articles, podcasts, videos and infographics about food and beverage product development in the immunity space. Here six items that the Prepared Foods community found most compelling in the past year.
The health of the gut microbiome has been associated with certain chronic disease risk, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes
December 20, 2022
Scientists in the field have found that the microbial community, or microbiome of the gut, affects not only gastrointestinal health, but has links to the brain, immune system and even our circadian clocks.
ADM uses future-focused concepts to showcase global consumer trends at Food Ingredients Europe 2022
November 28, 2022
ADM’s interactive booth (4.C10) will feature sensorial stations that allow for a deeper dive into the company’s technical expertise and vast library of ingredients, spanning health and wellness solutions, flavors and colors, culinary offerings and more.
BENEO reduces energy consumption, boosts chicory root fiber production
November 17, 2022
The company is increasing global capacity for its prebiotic chicory root fibers by 30%, with a 90 million Euro investment ($88.9 million USD) in its production plant in Pemuco, Chile. Simultaneously, officials expect plant processing and technology improvements will help the Pemuco operation reduce energy consumption by 35%.
Consuming almonds increased butyrate concentrations in healthy adults
October 19, 2022
Scientific progress in understanding the human gut microbiome thrills experts in nutrition and gastrointestinal health. Researchers know that diet affects the gut microbiome in ways that benefit health and disease prevention, but they are still discovering the mechanisms of how this happens. New almond research may add another piece to the puzzle. A clinical study investigated how gut microbes break down almonds to produce butyrate, a specific microbiota product associated with several health benefits.