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May 13, 2010
NPA has analyzed a report released by the Institute of Medicine, which recommends FDA “use the same degree of scientific rigor” for evaluating health benefit claims on foods and dietary supplements that it uses when evaluating drugs.  Read More »
May 13, 2010
Scientists in Finland have discovered that cheese can help preserve and enhance the immune system of the elderly by acting as a carrier for probiotic bacteria.   Read More »
May 12, 2010
FDA should apply the same rigor to evaluating the science behind health claims of foods and dietary supplements as it devotes to assessing medication and medical technology approvals, a new report from the Institute of Medicine said. There are no sc…  Read More »
May 12, 2010
GNC, Pittsburgh, PA, and PetSmart, Phoenix, AZ, are launching a line of dietary supplements designed for dogs and cats.   Read More »
May 12, 2010
Interest in the health benefits of whole grains is continuing to rise globally and is reflected in levels of new product activity being recorded on the Innova Database.  Read More »
May 11, 2010
The Childhood Obesity Task Force has unveiled an action plan: Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation.   Read More »
May 10, 2010
Vitamin D2 and D3 are equally bioavailable in orange juice and capsules, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Read More »
May 7, 2010
Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline, has halted a clinical trial evaluating a resveratrol-based drug after some patients suffered kidney damage.  Read More »
May 7, 2010
Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the U.S. increased by almost 5% in 2009, reaching a total estimated figure of just over $5 billion.  Read More »
May 6, 2010
Several groups are advocating against net-pen salmon farms in favor of wild salmon stocks due to pollutants and environmental concerns.   Read More »
May 6, 2010
Kashi, the natural foods breakfast cereal brand from Kellogg, has released new consumer research, which found that of 5,000 respondents surveyed, although 60% were concerned about heart health, 55% of this group were over the age of 55.  Read More »
May 5, 2010
New tests by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, found most protein powders, shakes and drinks meet their nutrient claims, but two products were contaminated with lead (6 to 18 mcg per day) and a third product contained four extra grams of sugar.  Read More »
May 4, 2010
Greater levels of a brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) may explain why postpartum blues and clinical depression are so common after childbirth according to study published recently in the Archives of General Psychiatry.  Read More »
May 4, 2010
Extremely low birth weight infants who received feedings supplemented with probiotics had better weight gain than infants who were not given the supplements, according to a randomized, controlled, double-blind study.  Read More »
May 3, 2010
Algal DHA improved memory function in healthy aging adults, providing a benefit roughly equivalent to having the learning and memory skills of someone three years younger, according to a new study.  Read More »

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