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September 29, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new effort to address childhood obesity using successful elements of both primary care and public health.   Read More »
September 28, 2011
Research published in the journal Pediatrics indicates fiber supplements may be more effective than other non-pharmacologic treatments or placebo in treating childhood constipation.  Read More »
September 28, 2011
In response to the published study, “Effect of Increasing Doses of Saw Palmetto Extract on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms,” published in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., issued a statement.  Read More »
September 27, 2011
People are eating more vegetables, fish, chicken and whole-grain foods, while decreasing the amount of foods they eat containing trans fats, according to the American Dietetic Association’s public opinion survey “Nutrition and You: Trends 2011.”  Read More »
September 26, 2011
The American Heart Association is expanding and improving its Heart-Check Food Certification Program to allow certification of more foods with healthier fats, including fish, nuts and other foods higher in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. The association is also revising sodium allowances and implementing screening guidelines to limit added sugars and promote dietary fiber in certified products.  Read More »
September 26, 2011
The American Dietetic Association, the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, will change its name effective January 2012 to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Read More »
September 23, 2011
Preclinical experiments reported recently in the journal Cancer Cell suggest fish oil may reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapy, however, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, said application of these results should depend on future research.  Read More »
September 21, 2011
According to the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA), Brussels, Belgium, food supplement companies across Latin America have come together to form a regional association to help create an optimal regulatory and policy environment for the growing supplement market.  Read More »
September 20, 2011
FDA has grossly underestimated the burden of its New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notification process on the dietary supplement industry in terms of time resources, according to the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., which submitted comments to the Office of Management and Budget.  Read More »
September 19, 2011
The global economic impact of the five leading non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—cardiovascular disease (CVD), chronic respiratory disease, cancer, diabetes and mental ill-health—could total $47 trillion over the next 20 years, according to a study released by the World Economic Forum.  Read More »
September 16, 2011
High intake of white fruits and vegetables may protect against stroke, according to a new study published in Stroke: The Journal of the American Heart Association.  Read More »
September 15, 2011
Nutrition experts at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) in conjunction with colleagues at Harvard Health Publications have unveiled the Healthy Eating Plate, a visual guide that provides a blueprint for eating a healthy meal. Like the U.S. government’s MyPlate, the Healthy Eating Plate is simple and easy to understand—and it addresses what researchers claim are important deficiencies in the MyPlate icon.  Read More »
September 14, 2011
The British Medical Journal recently published a large analysis based on the results of five clinical trials conducted in the U.S., Great Britain and New Zealand that involved more than 8000 people.   Read More »
September 13, 2011
U.S. hospitals are responding to patient demand and integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) services with the conventional services they normally provide, according to a new survey released by Health Forum, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Samueli Institute.  Read More »
September 13, 2011
The rising incidence of problems related to high blood pressure and weak immune system as well as the gravitation toward preventive healthcare is driving the European market for nutritional solutions in immune and antihypertensive health, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.  Read More »

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