A DSM- and Sight and Life Foundation-led editorial board has launched a new book, Good Nutrition: perspectives for the 21st century, to provide the latest perspectives on the nutrition challenges that are now common to all societies worldwide. The first section of the book sets the scene for nutrition across the globe applying a one-world approach. The second part of the book considers the economic drivers of malnutrition and the relationship between nutrition quality and quality of health.
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Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the diagnosis of breast cancer is growing in the developing world, due to increased life expectancy, increased urbanization and adoption of western lifestyles. A new study suggests higher vitamin D levels are associated with lower risk of breast cancer progression and mortality. 
Will new research on the interplay between low vitamin D levels and negative psychotic symptoms affect the market for antidepressants?
New scientific findings from Norway (1) reveal a strong association between low vitamin D levels in the blood and increased negative psychotic symptoms and depression. Negative psychotic symptoms are loss of positive interpersonal communication functions, such as the lack of emotions and interest in other people and of ideas. In Europe, around 37% of the population is concerned about mental health (2).
A DSM- and Sight and Life Foundation-led editorial board has launched a new book, Good Nutrition: perspectives for the 21st century, to provide the latest perspectives on the nutrition challenges that are now common to all societies worldwide. It argues that the case for good nutrition for all people, in all parts of the globe and throughout the entire life-cycle, is growing stronger and includes contributions from some of the world’s most influential and respected experts in the field. The first section of the book sets the scene for nutrition across the globe applying a one-world approach; below is a summary of the key points discussed in this first section.
During the recent 38th ESPEN conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, the results of a new study into AN-PEP enzyme were presented. Gluten protein is hard to digest because it contains many proline residues, which are poorly digested by our own enzymes. The AN-PEP enzyme specifically targets proline residues and can efficiently degrade gluten into harmless fragments. Traditional DPP-IV enzymes target only the terminal peptide bonds in gluten protein. However, the AN-PEP enzyme is more efficient than those DPP-IV enzymes as it cleaves the entire gluten protein into small fragments, which are easier to digest.