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.
What is new in nutrition for the first 1000 days?: DSM Nutritional Products satellite symposium at the Power of Programming
Manfred Eggersdorfer, Professor for Healthy Ageing at Groningen University and Senior Vice-President for Nutrition Science and Advocacy at DSM Nutritional Products, emphasized the importance of good nutrition during the first 1,000 days – from conception to the child’s second birthday – for life-long health. He then introduced the three experts who were going to discuss the latest science on vitamins K and D and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) in early life.
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.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of death across the globe. Approximately 17.3 million deaths a year are attributed to CVDs, representing 31% of all deaths worldwide, with at least three quarters of these occurring in low to middle income countries.
A recent roundtable discussion hosted by DSM convened key media in Vietnam to discuss the importance of adequate vitamin E intake. Dr. Haeri Roh-Schmidt presented a new global overview of vitamin E status that has recently been published by DSM. Dr. Luu Ngan Tam then led a session on the latest science behind vitamin E and the risk factors associated with high levels of vitamin E deficiency amongst the Vietnamese population.