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Scientists decode chemistry of nutritional wealth in brown rice

Scientists decode chemistry of nutritional wealth in brown rice

Ester compound cycloartenyl ferulate to be chiefly responsible for the health-promoting effects of brown rice In a recent study led by Professor Yoshimasa Nakamura from the Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science, Okayama University,

Global
Highest cost for healthy diet in Latin America and the Caribbean: UN Report

Highest cost for healthy diet in Latin America and the Caribbean: UN Report

131 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean cannot access a healthy diet A new United Nations report finds that 22.5 percent of the Latin America and the Caribbean population cannot afford a healthy

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Study links consumption of fast food to liver disease

Study links consumption of fast food to liver disease

Risk of liver damage is highest for those with obesity or diabetes A recent study from the US is giving people extra motivation to reduce fast-food consumption. The study found that eating fast food is associated

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Zeroing-in on Efficacious Human Milk Processing Tech

Zeroing-in on Efficacious Human Milk Processing Tech

Sarah M Reyes, PhD, Scientific Liaison and Consultant, Human Milk & Clinical Research, Prolacta Bioscience With mounting evidence that an Exclusive Human Milk Diet (EHMD) provides improved outcomes for premature infants in hospital neonatal intensive

Food
Shouldn’t the Food Industry Focus on R&D?

Shouldn’t the Food Industry Focus on R&D?

Innovation strategy and its outcomes for firms may be different in developing countries as compared to developed countries. Thus, a study that focuses on an emerging economy like India, with a majority of the population

Nutritionals
Pregnant women should not rely too much on nutritional supplements: Study

Pregnant women should not rely too much on nutritional supplements: Study

Survey finds half of pregnant women have excessive sodium intake during early pregnancy Maternal nutrition and lifestyle habits before and during early pregnancy are important determinants for the foetus’s growth and development. A survey conducted

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Mediterranean diet not only boosts health, but also improves fertility: Study

Mediterranean diet not only boosts health, but also improves fertility: Study

Infertility is a global health concern affecting 48 million couples and 186 million individuals worldwide With an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and legumes, the Mediterranean diet has long been applauded for its multiple health benefits.

Food
Bajo Foods bags $2 M funding to strengthen focus on low-carb diet

Bajo Foods bags $2 M funding to strengthen focus on low-carb diet

To serve 100 million Indians by making scientifically backed and tested low-carb products Bajo Foods, the parent company of Bengaluru-based Keto Brand – Lo! Foods, has raised funding of $2 million for its two new

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Scientists discover impact of fruit and vegetable intake on nutritional value of breast milk

Scientists discover impact of fruit and vegetable intake on nutritional value of breast milk

A significant correlation between the dietary habits in fruit and vegetable consumption of lactating women and the polyphenol content in their breast milk The breastfeeding rate in Hong Kong has been increasing steadily over the

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What makes India one of the most micronutrient deficient countries in the world?

What makes India one of the most micronutrient deficient countries in the world?

Dr Nikhil Bangale, Head – Medical Affairs, Consumer Health Division, Bayer India Hidden hunger, also known as micronutrient deficiencies (MiNDs), is the umbrella term used to represent the lack of essential vitamins and minerals required