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April 2014 Issue
Last Updated Wednesday, April 23 2014
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April 22, 2014
If U.S. adults increase dietary fiber to about 25 grams daily, there is a potential of $12.7 billion in healthcare savings annually.  Read More »
April 21, 2014
Transaction strengthens Hillshire Brands’ presence in frozen category; facilitates extension into additional segments.  Read More »
Post Holdings to Acquire Michael Foods
April 17, 2014
The Michael Foods acquisition will be Post's largest transaction to date.  Read More »
April 17, 2014
High total and saturated fat intake were associated with greater risk of estrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer, and human epidermal growth factor 2 receptor-negative disease.  Read More »
NCHS Reviews Regional Complementary Health Approaches in the U.S.
April 17, 2014
In the U.S. 17.9% of adults used non-vitamin, non-mineral dietary supplements, surpassing the use of any other approach to complementary health.  Read More »
Front of Package Labeling Leads to Better Consumer Understanding & Choices
April 16, 2014
Those with lower education levels showed proportionately higher gains in identification of nutrients and percent daily values when information was present on the front of food packages.  Read More »
April 15, 2014
Whey protein consumption may lead to significant decreases in body weight and body fat and significant increases in lean body mass, according to research published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition.  Read More »
April 14, 2014
Users take supplements to improve overall health, fill nutrient gaps, according to published review based on CRN data.  Read More »
April 14, 2014
In vitro study suggests compound extracted from herb found in certain regions of Taiwan and Southern China inhibits hepatitis C virus activity.  Read More »
April 14, 2014
Analysis finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years.  Read More »
April 11, 2014
Reps. Mike Pompeo and G.K. Butterfield have introduced The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act—a bill specifically aimed at halting individual state laws requiring mandatory labeling of GMOs.  Read More »
NCN Reports on 2013’s Top Health & Wellness Industry Transactions
April 10, 2014
The healthy food category saw the most activity in 2013 led by 64 acquisitions.  Read More »
April 10, 2014
Only four of the 30 supplements reviewed had quality problems.   Read More »
April 8, 2014
Research published in the academic journal Psychopharmacology suggests green tea extract increases the brain's effective connectivity.  Read More »
April 8, 2014
Healthy People 2020 represents the nation’s current 10-year goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention.  Read More »

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