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New evidence about the safety of vitamin E: an e-nterview

The safety of vitamin E is well established. Since there is once again a spate of safety questions, it is time to discuss the most recent research on vitamin E.  Dr. Richard Passwater has interviewed Dr. Manfred... Read more...


The role of nutrition in a targeted approach to metabolic syndrome

DSM hosted a satellite symposium alongside the 12th European Nutrition Conference FENS last week, to discuss the role of micronutrients, including vitamin E and omega-3s, in a targeted approach to address the risk factors in... Read more...


Winner of the DSM Science & Technology Awards Europe 2015

Congratulations to Mehdi Sadaghian Sadabad who won the DSM Science & Technology Award Europe which is part of the DSM’s Bright Science Awards program, and was presented in partnership with the Federation for European Nutrition... Read more...


Creating brighter lives: People+

For companies that take their social and environmental responsibilities as seriously as their bottom line, the Triple P (People, Planet, Profit) approach is well established. Until recently though, it is fair to say that the... Read more...


World Osteoporosis Day

DSM is celebrating World Osteoporosis Day today 20 October 2015, by highlighting the importance of vitamin D in improving bone mineral density through calcium absorption and deposition. Marking the start of a year-long campaign,... Read more...


DSM wins silver in two main categories at the 2015 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards

DSM has been honored with two Silver awards at the Cannes event for its films 'The Unsung Heroes of Science' in the Corporate Films category and 'Hidden Hunger' in the Informational Films category. The awards were presented at... Read more...


Special opening event at the 9th DOHaD World Congress

A special event will open the 9th DOHaD World Congress on 9 November 2015: the symposium will discuss the nutrient needs in the first 1,000 days to achieve nutrition related Sustainable Development Goals. The aim is to showcase... Read more...

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DSM and Sight and Life Congratulate American Society for Nutrition Award Winners

Dr. Mohsen Meydani, winner of the McCormick Science Institute Research Award

Presented to an investigator conducting clinical, translational, in vitro or ex vivo research whose contributions have advanced the understanding of the potential health benefits of culinary herbs and spices

Dr. Meydani is a Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, a Senior Scientist and the Director of the Vascular Biology Laboratory at the Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HRNCA) at Tufts University. Dr. Meydani conducts groundbreaking research in the area of dietary antioxidants and oxidative stress in vascular function, aging and age-related diseases.

Dr. Maret G. Traber, winner of the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Nutritional Sciences Award

Given in recognition of recent investigative contributions of significance to the basic understanding of human nutrition

Dr. Traber is a Professor in the Nutrition Program, College of Public Health and Human Sciences; as well as the Helen P. Rumbel Professor for Micronutrient Research in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Dr. Traber is considered one of the world’s leading experts on vitamin E. She pioneered the methodologies for evaluating vitamin E status in humans, and her work significantly contributed to establishing the Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamin E.

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Folate Status in New Zealand: Does Yeast Extract Spread Make a Difference?

Culture influences food choices and nutrient status at the population level.  Even in countries that share cultural roots, there can be marked differences in the consumption of certain foods. New Zealand is a prime example, where recent shortages in supply of the Kiwis own beloved brand of yeast extract spread lead to a “crisis” situation. The consumption of yeast extract spread on bread or toast is not only a quaint undertaking by antipodeans, as the high levels of B-vitamins that are consumed with the spread can be of public health significance. Read more