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April 21, 2011
The global market for L-carnitine is forecast to reach $127.7 million by the year 2017, driven by rising consumer concerns about weight management, health related issues and importance of healthy, functional foods, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA).  Read More »
April 20, 2011
Pharmacists have become an influential information source for consumers, answering questions about dietary supplements and offering recommendations to their customers.  Read More »
April 19, 2011
Energy drinks appear to alter some of the objective and subjective impairing effects of alcohol, and may contribute to a high-risk scenario for the drinker, according to research published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.   Read More »
April 18, 2011
While it was once the must-have “superfood,” essential for any healthy diet, according to a new report from Mintel and data from SPINS, the soy food and beverage market declined 16% from 2008 to 2010.  Read More »
April 15, 2011
Wellmune WGP reduces allergy symptoms and improves the quality of life of individuals who suffer from ragweed allergy, according to a new clinical study presented at Experimental Biology 2011, an annual meeting attracting nearly 13,000 scientists and exhibitors.  Read More »
April 15, 2011
The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), in cooperation with the Natural Products Association (NPA), Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) and United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)—held its first briefing for the 112th Congress on April 6. A capacity crowd of 60 House and Senate staffers attended the event.  Read More »
April 14, 2011
Although only one in 10 American adults eats enough fruits and vegetables, new research finds older adults are consuming higher levels of carotenoids, flavonoids and other phytonutrients found in fruits and vegetables that are thought to support healthy aging.  Read More »
April 14, 2011
More than half (53%) of U.S. adults take one or more dietary supplements, according to a government survey conducted from 2003-2006, up from about 42% in 1988-1994.  Read More »
April 13, 2011
According to a new study to be presented at this week’s Experimental Biology conference in Washington, D.C., consuming DHA omega 3 during pregnancy may reduce the risk of postpartum depression.  Read More »
April 12, 2011
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., has submitted comments to USDA regarding its organic food fortification policy.  Read More »
April 11, 2011
The European Commission should undertake a discussion of the specificities and limitations of nutritional research and reappraise the claims evaluation process before rejecting claims based on EFSA opinions, three industry associations have said.  Read More »
April 8, 2011
The European Food Safety Authority’s NDA Panel dealing with dietetic products, nutrition and allergies has published its fourth series of “general function” Article 13 health claims proposed for use on food products.  Read More »
April 8, 2011
A resolution opposing the plan to allow producers to claim that adding the fatty acid DHA to baby food “contributes to the normal visual developments of infants up to 12 months of age” did not reach the necessary majority in a vote by the European Parliament. This means that the authorization of the health claim will go ahead.  Read More »
April 7, 2011
High intake of fiber and fruit may decrease the risk of Crohn’s disease (CD), and high vegetable intake may decrease risk of ulcerative colitis (UC), according to a review published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.  Read More »
April 5, 2011
A new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry suggests that seeing certain foods, like a milkshake, activates the same brain regions implicated in substance dependence.  Read More »

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