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August 29, 2011
Aventis Pharma Ltd, a unit of the $44 billion French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis, has plans to acquire Universal Medicare Pvt Ltd’s marketing and distribution business of branded nutraceutical formulations in India.   Read More »
August 26, 2011
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicates consumption of plant sterols, soy protein, viscous fibers and nuts may lower bad (LDL) cholesterol more effectively than low saturated fat foods.  Read More »
August 26, 2011
Article 13.1 claims evaluations should not be finalized until a framework is in place to assess the totality of the evidence, European trade association EHPM argued.  Read More »
August 25, 2011
The global bone and joint health supplements market will exceed $9 billion by 2017, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA).  Read More »
August 24, 2011
A new study suggests that low levels of the highly unsaturated omega 3 essential fatty acids—DHA in particular—may be associated with increased risk of suicide.  Read More »
August 24, 2011
One of the most prominent nutritional and dietary supplements gaining impetus globally is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), perceived as a panacea for several modern-day ills, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. titled “Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): A Global Strategic Business Report.”  Read More »
August 22, 2011
Individual and total omega 3 fatty acid concentrations are associated with lower incidence of congestive heart failure in older adults, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.  Read More »
August 22, 2011
Frutarom Industries Ltd. has acquired 100% of Aromco Ltd. for $25 million in cash, completing its fourth acquisition of flavors companies since the beginning of 2011.  Read More »
August 19, 2011
The DSM Innovation Center (DSM) and NutraCea have entered a joint research and development agreement (JDA). Under the terms of the agreement, NutraCea and DSM will share existing patented and proprietary intellectual property and know-how to investigate extraction and modification of high quality vegetable proteins from rice bran.  Read More »
August 18, 2011
Acai berry, cumin, herbal tea, turmeric and long-term use of garlic—all herbal supplements commonly believed to offer health benefits—may negatively impact chemotherapy treatment, according to a report presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting.  Read More »
August 15, 2011
Cargill, Minneapolis, MN, has made a binding offer to acquire Provimi, the global animal nutrition company, for an enterprise value of €1.5 billion from Permira funds, the private equity firm which owns Provimi. Provimi has agreed, on an exclusive basis, to commence the necessary Works Council consultations and appropriate regulatory approvals.  Read More »
August 12, 2011
Providing proper nutrition is one of the most important things moms can do to help kids grow and develop. However, a recent survey by Abbott, the makers of PediaSure nutritional shakes, revealed that getting kids to eat a balanced diet is just as challenging as getting them to do homework.   Read More »
August 11, 2011
Awareness of omega 3 fatty acids as among the most important nutrients for physical and mental health has reached critical mass, according to a new Packaged Facts report titled "Omega-3: Global Product Trends and Opportunities."  Read More »
August 10, 2011
The nutraceuticals market is growing rapidly, with a 2016 forecast value of $207 billion.  Read More »
August 9, 2011
As awareness of gluten intolerance and sensitivity increases, FDA is looking to define “gluten-free” for labeling food products, including dietary supplements.  Read More »

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