Nutrition

Human data and Novel Food application

In the European Union, any food that was not consumed to a significant degree before May 1997 is defined as a novel food. This definition is broad and complex, including many types of substances/ingredients/foods. For example, novel foods include new sources of food...

Medical device Regulation 2017/745: One more year!

Following our previous article on “New medical device Regulation 2017/745: Impact in nutrition field?”, it should have been time for the regulation to come into force. Indeed, the text should have been implemented on May 26, 2020, but due to the pandemic time, the...

The positive role of nutritional support in the treatment of COVID-19 (Part 1)

Presently, no drug has been officially and specifically approved for COVID-19 treatment, and symptomatic treatment remains the only viable option: it is hoped that with a good state-of-health, patients will gradually develop immunity and recover. Health officials such...

Measurements of body compositions: how to see beyond weight

Body composition & weight The Body Mass Index, mostly known as BMI (body weight in kilogram divided by the square of height in meter; kg/m2), is a mathematically constructed score. Commonly used in research and clinical practice, this score is not always a good...