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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'

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

Sports nutrition is one of the key drivers of China's functional product sector. ©iStock

The four key health concerns driving Chinese consumers to spend more on functional foods

The rare plant was tested for its effects on age-related damage. ©iStock

Plant power: Chinese firm files patent for Cistanche tubulosa against muscle loss

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

WATCH: Kefir's CVD and bone health benefits spur Taiwan manufacturer's first international foray

WATCH: Kefir's CVD and bone health benefits spur Taiwan manufacturer's first international foray

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

More consumers are turning to traditional sources of nutrition, such as Ayurveda and TCM. ©iStock

Indulgence and affluence: Nutrition firms urged to appeal to consumers' emotions for APAC sales success

Fortified and functional products dominate health and wellness F&B sales in APAC. ©iStock

APAC's fastest growing functional and fortified food markets revealed

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