Prebiotics in the News2017-09-16T08:33:12-05:00

Prebiotics in the News

The latest buzz on prebiotics breakthroughs and industry trends

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Global Prebiotic Association Welcomes Membership

May 9th, 2018|

Global Prebiotic Association welcomes membership The Global Prebiotic Association (GPA), the association formed to steward growth of the category, announced that Prenexus Health, Hayashibara (Nagase), Nutrasource Diagnostics and KGK [...]

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

January 17th, 2018|

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.

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

January 4th, 2018|

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.

International Research on Dietary Fiber

September 2nd, 2017|

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’.

New Research: The Impact of a Prebiotic

August 31st, 2017|

New research (nt. J. Mol. Sci. 2017) examined the impact of a prebiotic, based on Galacto-oligosaccharides (GalOS) with β-1,6 and β-1,3 linkages, on markers of colorectal cancer in Wister rats.

Caret Pharma Acquires Fiber Choice

August 28th, 2017|

Caret Pharma, subsidiary of a company that focuses on medical foods for intestinal conditions, announced that it will acquire Fiber Choice, a line of fiber supplements.