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2010-05-19 07:55:12

The probiotic yogurt-like drink DanActive reduced the rate of common sicknesses such as ear infections, sinusitis, the flu and diarrhea in daycare children, say researchers who studied the drink in the largest known probiotic clinical trial to be conducted in the United States. An additional finding, however, showed no reduction in the number school days missed. The study led by Daniel Merenstein of Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM), was funded by The Dannon Company, Inc., and...

2010-02-16 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Blood, Hurst & O'Reardon, LLP regarding Gemelas v. The Dannon Company. For more information call 1.888.418.6122. Do NOT call Dannon. A proposed settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about Dannon's advertising for Activia® and DanActive® branded products ("Products") and their benefits from "probiotic" bacteria. The lawsuit claims the advertising was not...

2009-10-29 12:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the success of the Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO) program was confirmed with the announcement of two $50,000 grants that are available to rising young investigators in the field of probiotics. 2010 marks the third consecutive year for the grants. The grants were established by The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee formed by DANONE and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., and are designed to contribute to the...

2009-08-13 08:47:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- As Americans are becoming increasingly aware of probiotics, recently released guidelines from the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) provide increased clarity about the definition of probiotics.(1) This is significant because today more than half (52 percent) of Americans said they are aware of the term probiotics, and 44 percent of people say they can define probiotics, as live bacteria that, when...

2009-07-21 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Probiotics Council (GPC), a committee established in 2004 by DANONE and Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., announced the two recipients of the annual Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research (YIGPRO) today. The program was created to identify young rising stars who will continue to contribute to the advancement of probiotics and gastrointestinal microbiota research in the United States. This year, the grant focus is on the role of probiotics...

2009-02-23 07:30:00

New Activia Drinks and Activia Fiber Bring Great Taste and Digestive Health Benefits to Broader Audience WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dannon Company, Inc., announced today that it will expand the Activia brand, adding two new functional products to its probiotic portfolio. Both cultured fresh dairy products, Activia Dairy Drinks and Activia Fiber, both with Bifidus Regularis(TM), have the same scientifically proven benefits of all Activia products, which are scientifically...

2008-09-21 03:00:22

By Anonymous Ask any mom and she'll tell you that milk has inherent health properties. Beverage companies are taking that healthful base and adding functionality with products designed to appeal to kids and adults alike. As consumer comprehension of omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics and plant sterols has grown, beverage companies have found dairy drinks to be an ideal way to incorporate those ingredients. One of the newest ways U.S. consumers are using dairy is the nutrition "shot" format....

2008-06-27 06:02:46

By Bokaie, Jemima Consumer disillusionment with high prices and health claims are hampering brands in the functional foods sector Soya juice brand Adez, which Unilever is withdrawing in the UK less than two years after its launch, is one of several victims of a stagnating functional food market. The sector grew just 3% last year to reach Pounds 613m, despite having posted prodigious growth of 171%, from Pounds 226m, between 2002 and 2006, according to Mintel Analysts claim that growing...

2008-05-02 16:05:00

The yogurt section in the grocery store has gotten pretty complicated. Instead of just choosing between regular and light, or fruit on the bottom versus premixed varieties, customers can now select what kind of bacteria they wish to devour with each cold spoonful. Yogurt manufacturers have long marketed the "live, active cultures" in their products, but Dannon, Yoplait and other industry giants have recently introduced new brands of specialized yogurts containing trademarked microbial...

2008-05-01 09:01:05

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cutting-edge science on the potential for probiotics in geriatric health and disease was presented at The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual Meeting in a symposium, "Probiotics: Impact on Health and Quality of Life in Older People." Leading scientists and physicians shared the newest science on probiotics and how they relate to immune function, intestinal disorders, inflammation, and cancer in older adults. Probiotics are "friendly" bacteria, like...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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