Prebiotics in the News

The latest buzz on prebiotics breakthroughs and industry trends

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Len Monheit

Executive Director A recognized industry analyst and thought leader, Len Monheit has over 20 years experience in the natural products and dietary supplement industry, with over 15 years background in

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Kara Landau

Media Representative and Nutrition Advisor Kara Landau “Travelling Dietitian” is a highly respected Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Author, and Founder of Uplift Food – Good Mood Food, which is the

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Prebiotics in infant formula could improve learning and memory and alter brain chemistry

University of Illinois researchers have investigated the effect of a cow’s milk-based infant formula supplemented with polydextrose (PDX), a synthetic carbohydrate with prebiotic activity, and galactooligosaccharide (GOS), on a piglet population, measuring volatile fatty acids (VFAs) — excreted by bacteria during digestion of these prebiotic fibers, leading them to conclude and extrapolate that prebiotics in infant formula could improve learning and memory as well as alter brain chemistry.

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Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.

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International Research on Dietary Fiber

ILSI, the EU-based International Life Sciences Institute, published a document describing ‘Dietary Fibre in Europe – Current State of Knowledge on Definitions, Sources, Recommendations, Intakes and Relationships to Health’.

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