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August 10, 2012
A unique collaboration between many of North America’s top health and wellness professionals has culminated in the launch of TheWellnessSite.org, a free online portal that seeks to present contemporary and cutting-edge health and wellness infor…  Read More »
August 7, 2012
GOED last week met with representatives from both the U.S. FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The purpose of the meeting was to have a dialogue about areas of interest to the omega-3…  Read More »
August 6, 2012
U.S. consumer spending on pet health products and services is expected to reach $30.9 billion in 2016, with over three-fifths of expenditures accounted for by services, according to Pet Health: Products & Services, a new study from The Freedonia…  Read More »
August 2, 2012
According to a press release from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Nature Valley markets its granola bars and "thins" as "natural," however they contain industrially-produced artificial ingredients such as hig…  Read More »
August 2, 2012
Thorne Research, Inc. and Helsinn have jointly announced the launch OncoQOL™, a product line consisting of 13 nutritional supplements formulated to support the unique nutritional needs of patients undergoing cancer treatment. The OncoQOL p…  Read More »
August 2, 2012
In a new report in its September issue and online,Consumer Reports has identified ten hazards that it says might surprise the more than 50% who take vitamins, herbs, or other nutritional supplements.   "Patients sometimes assume that supple…  Read More »
August 1, 2012
NSF International has developed a new global protocol to assess whether an over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical or prescription drug manufacturer complies with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulatio…  Read More »
July 25, 2012
In an effort to amend the Controlled Substances Act to more effectively regulate anabolic steroids, Sens. Orrin Hatch, (R-UT), and Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-R.I.) have introduced the "Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2012," (SB 3431) w…  Read More »
July 25, 2012
Increasing dietary intake of the antioxidant vitamins C, E, and selenium could help cut the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to two thirds. In fact, if the association turns out to be causal, one in 12 of these cancers might be prevented, a…  Read More »
July 25, 2012
Despite the amount of information available on weight management, a new study by HealthFocus® International shows that a wide disconnect continues to hamper weight loss efforts. The study, titled “Actionable Solutions for Overweight Segment…  Read More »
July 24, 2012
A “new and powerful” class of antioxidants called synthetic triterpenoids have demonstrated the ability to block the development of Parkinson’s disease in an animal model that developed the disease in a handful of days, according to…  Read More »
July 23, 2012
According to a survey conducted by Vitacost.com Inc., an online retailer of health and wellness products, more consumers are choosing to eat gluten-free foods. Close to half of the 1,484 individuals who responded said they follow an exclusively glute…  Read More »
July 18, 2012
High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study was conducted by investigators from the Shanghai Cance…  Read More »
July 17, 2012
Global launch numbers for lactose-free dairy products more than tripled in the five-year period to the beginning of 2012, according to Innova Market Insights data. The share of total tracked dairy introductions featuring a lactose-free posi…  Read More »
July 17, 2012
Shoppers are paying more attention to nutrition and there’s an increasing interest in healthy labeling and private brands, according to Shopping For Health 2012, the 20th in a yearly study released by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Prev…  Read More »

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