Nutrition that helps with ageing and heart problems has been taken up as an excellent business venture by Nestle with its introduction of health-focused subsidiaries.

The group said it would invest hundreds of millions of Swiss francs over the next decade to build the biomedical health sciences
research institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.

“The combination of health economics, changing demographics and advances in health science show that our existing health care systems, which focus on treating sick people, are not sustainable and need redesigning,” said Nestle chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe.

The multinational is aiming to use the new outfits to develop “personalised health science nutrition to prevent and treat health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer?s disease, which are placing an unsustainable burden on the world?s health care systems.”

Health claims on food labels or advertising are regulated in several countries such as the United States and in Europe to avoid misleading information.