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HMOS DETECTED IN PREGNANT WOMEN AND IN UTERO Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are present in maternal urine and blood during pregnancy. Recently, researchers reported that HMOs are also present in utero in amniotic fluid. The scientists identified several HMOs including 2′-fucosyllactose, 3-fucosyllactose, difucosyllactose, and 6′-sialyllactose to be present....

Diabetes is on the rise worldwide. One in 3 US adults will get diabetes in 2050. A new health water will be launched in the US next year under the Pervida brand name that helps to maintain healthy glucose levels. The Pervida health water contains...

The first workshop will focus on: Prebiotics – a return to true science. Recent thinking on prebiotics has been coloured by concerns about the commercial demands imposed within a complex regulatory environment. In this free-thinking, free-wheeling workshop we’ll cut free from all regulatory restraints to return...

This paper describes very adequately where we stand regarding demonstrating of health benefits of prebiotics. It highlights the main challenges and opportunities from a European health claim perspective. The main challenge is: Given the complex composition of the microbiota, demonstration of beneficial effects of prebiotics is difficult if one only looks at...