Functional foods

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.

One million people are forecast to have diabetes in Singapore by 2030. ©iStock

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WATCH – Chr. Hansen: 2017 ‘one of our best ever years’ for probiotics in APAC

WATCH – Chr. Hansen: 2017 ‘one of our best ever years’ for probiotics in APAC

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

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

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

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The study used a probiotic strain developed and trademarked by Chr. Hansen. ©iStock

Cholesterol dip? Probiotics have no impact on lipid profile, finds study

"We are fast approaching the next stage in the development of the microbiome in healthcare," said Optibiotix CEO Stephen O'Hara.

Tata and OptiBiotix seal deal for India prebiotic expansion

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

APAC's fastest growing functional and fortified food markets revealed

One-quarter of the region’s population will be over the age of 60 by 2050. ©iStock

Ageing APAC: Onus on nutrition industry to persuade younger consumers to act now

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