FrieslandCampina recognised for commitment to better nutrition
FrieslandCampina has moved up to a fourth place in the 2018 Access To Nutrition Index. With this it is the fastest riser compared to 2016. Every two years, the index tracks the contribution food and beverage manufacturers make to delivering better nutrition worldwide.
Nature vs Nurture – Who Wins?
Genetics (nature) and environment (nurture) both influence the development of an individual. In the Asian population, which makes up 60% of the world’s population, non-communicable diseases are prevalent. Obesity, for example, has become a major global health problem; for instance, the proportion of adults with a body mass index of 25 or greater has exceeded 40% among men in Singapore, and among both men and women in Malaysia (1).
Effects of Early-life Nutrition and Hygiene on Childhood Allergies: New Insights from the Far East
Studies have shown that several factors contribute to the development of childhood allergy, including genetics, nutrition and the environment (1). In the Far East, rapid urbanization has been linked to increased childhood allergies (2). It is estimated that the lifetime prevalence of eczema among children 6–7 years old in Hong Kong is 30.7% (3).
Effects of milk protein supplementation in older adults
Protein plays a role in the building and maintenance of muscle mass. The effects of milk protein supplementation on body composition in older adults, when combined with resistance exercise, were examined in several recent randomized controlled trials. Meta-analysis of these studies shows that milk protein supplementation in combination with resistance training has a positive effect on fat-free mass in older adults.
Stronger effect of resistance training when combined with protein supplementation
Resistance exercise combined with protein supplementation is known to have a positive effect on building and maintenance of muscle mass in elderly. However, the effect of body weight on the augmentation of muscular and functional performance in response to protein supplementation in older people undergoing resistance type exercise remains unclear. Therefore, Liao and colleagues (2017) performed a meta-analysis to examine the effect of resistance exercise combined with protein supplementation on
‘Take advantage of the protein opportunity before sleeping’
Protein is popular among athletes, but there is also a great deal of attention being paid to extra protein in the diets of the elderly. What scientific knowledge backs this up, and how can you apply it in practice? The FrieslandCampina Institute spoke with Jorn Trommelen about his research at the Maastricht University, in the Netherlands, on the effects of protein on the muscles and the effects of consuming protein before sleeping.
New publication on lactose intolerance
FrieslandCampina Institute provides nutrition and health professionals a collection of booklets and publications to help support your practice. A new publication on lactose intolerance offers an overview of types of lactose intolerance, prevalence and practical dietary advice. Nutrition and health professionals can download the publication on our FrieslandCampina Institute website.
New meta-analysis: cheese consumption and cardiovascular health
A meta-analysis by Chen et al. (2017) shows that the consumption of cheese is beneficially associated with cardiovascular health. Furthermore, a dose-response analysis shows that the strongest association is found with a daily portion of 40 gram cheese. This about two servings a day.
Extra protein from dairy products increases body weight in the elderly
Unintentional weight loss in the elderly is considered to be a factor that could have a negative impact on health and quality of life. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis examined the effects of dairy protein intake and vitamin D supplementation on the nutritional status and physical fitness of adults aged 55 year or older. The FrieslandCampina Institute interviewed Priya Dewansingh about the research.
New review: comparison global calcium intake
The calcium intake of adults around the globe has been systematically reviewed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Key findings are that calcium intake varies across countries ranging from 400 to 500 mg/day in countries in South, East and Southeast Asia to 1233 mg/day in Iceland.