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September 20, 2010
A meta-analysis published recently in the British Medical Journal concluded that glucosamine and chondroitin, alone or in combination, failed to reduce joint pain or have an impact on narrowing of joint space among patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.  Read More »
September 17, 2010
With obesity fears a constant concern, many consumers are striving to eat better, seeking out affordable better-for-you food options.  Read More »
September 16, 2010
Higher dairy calcium intake and increased serum vitamin D are related to greater diet-induced weight loss, according to results of a study published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Read More »
September 15, 2010
UC Irvine researchers have discovered that markedly depleted amounts of an omega 3 fatty acid in brain tissue samples from Alzheimer’s patients may be due to the liver’s inability to produce the complex fat, also contained in fish-oil supplements.  Read More »
September 14, 2010
The global probiotics market, still in its infancy stage, is forecast to reach $28.8 billion in revenue by 2015, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc.  Read More »
September 13, 2010
A study commissioned by Australia’s National Institute of Complementary Medicine (NICM) found that EPA and DHA fish oil supplements are a cost-effective way to reduce cardiovascular mortality, but not cost effective in rheumatoid arthritis as an adjunct therapy to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega 3.  Read More »
September 10, 2010
With most Americans only consuming about half the recommended amount of 25 to 30 grams of fiber daily, major food companies and other industry players are introducing waves of new fiber-fortified food and beverage products, according to a new report from Packaged Facts.  Read More »
September 9, 2010
In the largest trial of its kind, Oxford University researchers have discovered that B vitamins significantly reduced the risk of mild cognitive impairment in a population of subjects 70 and older. Mild cognitive impairment often leads to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Read More »
September 9, 2010
The Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (DSC), in cooperation with two trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry—the Natural Products Association (NPA) and the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)—held a briefing on Capitol Hill yesterday to debunk some of the untruths and misconceptions about the dietary supplement industry and its role in Americans’ wellness regimens.  Read More »
September 8, 2010
Bio2com has, in collaboration with its partner Mintel, released a new report that analyzes nutritional issues of school children.  Read More »
September 7, 2010
ChromaDex Corporation, Irvine, CA, has initiated a clinical study at the University of Mississippi for pTeroPure pterostilbene, which is chemically related to resveratrol.  Read More »
September 3, 2010
Trygg Pharma AS, a company jointly owned by Norwegian biotechnology company Aker BioMarine ASA and New York-based investment fund Lindsay Goldberg, has acquired omega 3 supplier EPAX AS from Austevoll Seafood ASA.  Read More »
September 2, 2010
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have reportedly identified a molecular mechanism that allow omega 3 fatty acids to reduce chronic inflammation and insulin resistance.  Read More »
September 1, 2010
Studies of the safety, effectiveness and biological action of botanical products are major focuses for the five dietary supplement research centers selected to be jointly funded by the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), two components of the National Institutes of Health. The NIH's National Cancer Institute is co-supporting two of the five centers.  Read More »
August 31, 2010
While the world’s economic problems have hit many industries hard, the nutritional supplement business has proved resilient on the strength of spending by the aging Baby Boomer population and other health conscious consumers, according to a new report.  Read More »

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