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Open Letter Call for EU-wide nutrient profiles for nutrition and health claims

The letter is signed by The European Consumer Organization (BEUC), Danone, European Heart Network (EHN), European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), Nestlé, PepsiCo, The Coca-Cola Company and Unilever.

“The undersigned civil society and private sector organisations want to express their support for the urgent adoption of EU-wide nutrient profiles for nutrition and health claims. In the fight against obesity, the EU needs to take action where it has the competences”, the letter says.

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Study: Probiotic strain may prevent obesity

In the study, the researchers examined the anti-obesity effects of the probiotic Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 (LG2055)  in healthy adults with obese tendencies in a randomized controlled trial by measurement of abdominal fat area, body weight and other body measures, and serum adiponectin.

The probiotic LG2055 showed lowering effects on abdominal adiposity, body weight and other measures, suggesting its beneficial influence on metabolic disorders.

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