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October 10, 2011
People who take dietary supplements often get more nutrients from food than non-supplement users, and may be getting too much of certain minerals, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Read More »
October 7, 2011
A study published in JAMA on October 5 found new evidence for omega 3s and antioxidants for patients with severe lung problems, who are in the intensive care unit.  Read More »
October 6, 2011
It wasn’t so long ago that many shoppers were embarrassed to be seen with a private label product in their cart. Today, nearly everyone buys private label products with no stigma attached.   Read More »
October 5, 2011
Last week, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), Salt Lake City, UT, a class action lawsuit was filed against Dean Foods and White Wave Foods   Read More »
October 3, 2011
As early as 12 to 24 months, children are beginning to develop some unhealthy dietary patterns that may contribute to childhood obesity, according to data from the Nestle Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study (FITS), which was presented at The Obesity Society's annual scientific meeting.  Read More »
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 »

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