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Probiotics and obesity: Consumption of Yakult’s Shirota strain aids weight loss in children

Yakult's Shirota strain aids weight loss in children.

Yakult’s probiotic strain Shirota (LcS) aids weight loss while also improving lipid metabolism in obese children, according to a new pilot study.

DuPont is developing concepts to serve both seniors and children in Asia. ©iStock

DuPont: Ageing Asia creating vast potential but infant formula 'challenging for manufacturers'

The deal follow extensive research into the link between the brain and the gut microbiome. ©iStock

UK's OptiBiotix and Taiwan's Bened Biomedical unite for ‘psychobiotic’ expansion

NZMP is reporting growing interest in sports nutrition in Japan.

Tokyo Olympics spurring dairy protein demand in Japan as wider region anticipates double-digit growth

More manufacturers in APAC are working on formula that mimics human breast milk. ©iStock

APAC's on trend infant formula ingredients revealed as manufacturers drive digestive health benefits

The extract is said to boost glucose and fat metabolism. ©iStock

Black gold? Rhizome extract said to have anti-ageing and anti-diabetic effects

WATCH: Can saffron star in Japan? Supplement firm’s CEO on his personal mission to promote cognitive health benefits

WATCH: Can saffron star in Japan? Supplement firm’s CEO on his personal mission to promote cognitive health benefits

The firm also hopes to receive self-approved GRAS status in the US.

Halal status raises Morinaga's sales hopes for immunity-boosting Lactobacillus strain

Food firms are being urged to follow the lead of supplements and launch more functional products for Asia's seniors. ©iStock

Healthy ageing NPD in Asia: Can functional foods follow supplements’ lead?

Layn wants to introduce its monk fruit extract to Japan and Europe. ©iStock

Chinese supplier aiming to bring monk fruit-based sweetener to Japan and Europe

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