GOLDEN, Colo. (August 23, 2007) – GTC Nutrition today announced the publication of three new studies relating to NutraFlora® short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS®) prebiotic fiber and immune health. These studies, published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition and the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, complement the more than 20 studies that support the role scFOS plays in helping to support immune health.
The published studies include:
1. Karakan, T., et al. Comparison of early enteral nutrition in severe acute pancreatitis with prebiotic fiber supplementation versus standard enteral solution: a prospective randomized double-blind study. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007; 13(19): 2733-2737
2. Adogony, V., et al. Effects of dietary scFOS on immunoglobulins in colostrums and milk of bitches. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition. 2007; 91: 169-174
3. Fukasawa, T., et al. Identification of market genes for intestinal immunomodulating effect of a
fructooligosaccharides by DNA microarray analysis. Journal of Agricultural and Food
Chemistry. 2007; 55: 3174-3170
"We are pleased to see the results of ongoing research into the many health benefits of NutraFlora," said Patrick Smith, President GTC Nutrition. "Consumers are increasingly demanding better-for-you food and
beverage alternatives, and we are committed to providing healthy, value-added ingredients with proven science to meet this need."
NutraFlora® scFOS® prebiotic fiber rests on a broad foundation of scientific support with over 200 studies highlighting its health benefits to include improved calcium absorption and support of digestive and immune health. These areas of wellness are among the five key health platforms the company supports. Its ingredient solution portfolio expands beyond NutraFlora to include Aquamin™ calcified mineral source, OatVantage™ oat bran concentrate and NutraFlora Plus™ Hi-maize® prebiotic fiber blend to support bone, digestive, immune, heart and glycemic health.
About GTC Nutrition
GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International, Inc., is a recognized leader in providing innovative, customized ingredient solutions along with scientific, technical and marketing expertise to the food processing, dietary supplement and animal feed industries. GTC Nutrition promotes health globally with innovative functional food ingredients and unsurpassed customer support. For more information, visit gtcnutrition.com.