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January 6, 2012
It’s a new year, and many consumers are dieting with new resolve. Of 25 diets evaluated by U.S. News & World Report, the DASH Diet received top honors as the best overall diet.  Read More »
January 5, 2012
In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)—the principal authors of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA)—asked Dr. Hamburg to withdraw the agency's controversial draft guidance on new dietary ingredients (NDI) and begin work on “a new draft that will provide needed clarification on what constitutes an NDI, but does not undermine the balance Congress struck in DSHEA to provide consumers with access to safe, affordable dietary supplement products.”  Read More »
January 4, 2012
Senior nutrition is set to be the leading driver of innovation in the functional and nutraceutical sector in 2012, according to the latest edition of New Nutrition Business’ annual trend-spotting report, “10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition & Health 2012.”  Read More »
January 3, 2012
Low intake of fish and omega 3 fatty acids was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease among women, according to a new study published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.  Read More »
December 29, 2011
According to a recent survey by Mambo Sprouts Marketing, Collingswood, NJ, consumers are as concerned about what's not in their products as what is.  Read More »
December 28, 2011
Higher levels of vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids were tied to better cognitive function and brain volume in elderly subjects, according to research published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.  Read More »
December 27, 2011
New research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine supports the efficacy of vitamin D and calcium to reduce the risk of fracture. However, the same study concluded evidence is lacking regarding the benefits of vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of cancer.   Read More »
December 22, 2011
Cardium Therapeutics has entered into a cross-strategic investment agreement with SourceOne Global Partners that provides for the joint development and commercialization of customized nutritional supplements, as well as pharmaceuticals and medical foods.  Read More »
December 21, 2011
Can zinc supplements shorten colds and reduce the progression of advanced macular degeneration? “Yes, but not all supplements provide a dosage that has been proven effective,” according to Tod Cooperman, MD, president of ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY.  Read More »
December 21, 2011
Demand for aseptic packaging in the U.S. is projected to expand 8% per year to $5.1 billion in 2015, well above the overall packaging average, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Cleveland, OH-based industry market research firm.   Read More »
December 20, 2011
According to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCOFCAH) has voted to adopt a Commission Regulation authorizing a list of Article 13 health claims that includes several omega 3 claims.  Read More »
December 19, 2011
Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Park, IL, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have established the first-ever multi-disciplinary nutrition and cognition research center, which will be located on the Urbana campus.  Read More »
December 15, 2011
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission, finding supplement marketer Lane Labs-USA Inc., and its president Andrew Lane in contempt of a court order that bars them from making deceptive health claims.  Read More »
December 14, 2011
The nutritionally-balanced quadrants of the USDA’s MyPlate, the graphic interpretation of the new federal dietary guidelines that depicts a healthful daily diet, looks very different than what’s actually on the plates of most Americans, according to The NPD Group, a market research company.  Read More »
December 13, 2011
Consensus among academics, scientists, authorities and the food supplement sector on the assessment of article 13.1 health claims is still a long way off, but opportunities for more dialogue have opened up, European trade association EHPM has said.  Read More »

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