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April 27, 2011
The largest study ever to examine the association of dietary fats and prostate cancer risk has found what’s good for the heart may not be good for the prostate.  Read More »
April 27, 2011
A new online resource, designed to give healthcare providers easy access to evidence-based information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), has been revealed by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Read More »
April 26, 2011
Designer Protein, LLC has purchased certain operating assets of Next Proteins, Inc., including the Designer Whey Protein sports nutrition brand and line of products, according to Partnership Capital Growth, a full-service boutique investment bank that focuses on the healthy, active and sustainable living marketplace.  Read More »
April 26, 2011
Among 28 vitamin D supplements recently selected for independent testing, problems were found with eight products (29% of those reviewed), according to ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY.  Read More »
April 26, 2011
Despite their high use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Americans over the age of 50 often do not discuss CAM use with their healthcare providers, according to a survey from AARP and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health.  Read More »
April 25, 2011
To help alleviate the effects of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) should ensure that all military personnel with this type of injury receive adequate protein and calories immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.   Read More »
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 »

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