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In vitro study hints at açaí’s prostate benefits: Brazil study

By Kacey Culliney

Açaí extracts have shown significant cytotoxic and antiproliferative action on prostate cancer cells in vitro, likely due to the fresh fruit's rich flavonoid content, warranting further investigation into potential use in clinical nutrition, says...

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ANVISA issues guide for probiotic food applications

By Kacey Culliney

Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) has published guidance on necessary requirements when applying to use probiotics in food and make associated health claims.

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In-depth on omega-3s in Latin America

GOED: Infant formula the 'shining star' for omega-3s in South America

By Kacey Culliney

Infant formula is driving the most significant surge for omega-3 ingredients in South America and this may explain the rising interest in algal sources, says the Global Organization for EPA and DHA omega-3 (GOED).