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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 »
August 31, 2010
Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, has written an editorial in Military Medicine that highlighted omega 3s as an example of ways to improve the fitness of U.S. military forces, according to the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega 3 (GOED).  Read More »
August 31, 2010
A recent omega 3 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine had significant limitations that prevent broad conclusions that would change scientific opinion on the benefits of omega 3s, said the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega 3 (GOED).  Read More »
August 30, 2010
Low-dose supplementation with omega 3 EPA/DHA or ALA did not significantly reduce the rate of major cardiovascular events among patients who previously had a heart attack, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.  Read More »
August 30, 2010
Food and beverage companies have developed and introduced to the marketplace more than 20,000 healthier product choices from 2002 to 2009, doubling in the last three years, according to the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA) 2010 Health & Wellness Survey.  Read More »
August 30, 2010
Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. has completed the previously announced sale of substantially all of its assets to Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. for $4 million. In connection with the completion of the sale, the company has changed its name to FMI Holdings Ltd.   Read More »
August 27, 2010
The Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court defending the dietary supplement industry against an “overreaching and potentially damaging” decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Read More »
August 26, 2010
Research conducted by scientists at the University of Liverpool and published in the journal Gut showed that soluble fibers found in plantain, a type of large banana, may help treat patients with Crohn’s disease.  Read More »
August 25, 2010
In the EU, the infant nutrition industry is undergoing a shift as a result of various market forces, according to a new from Business Insights.  Read More »
August 24, 2010
Vitamin D may influence the risk of certain diseases by affecting gene expression, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Genome Research.  Read More »
August 23, 2010
A new survey of 443 women ages 25-49 showed those who work out regularly do not just do it to be healthy; they do it to feel like a more confident, energized and accomplished woman.   Read More »
August 20, 2010
Two recently published studies indicate the potential of probiotics to relieve colic in infants and diarrhea in children.  Read More »
August 19, 2010
Metagenics, Inc., San Clemente, CA, has acquired Catalina Lifesciences, Inc., Irvine, CA, which makes Bariatric Advantage, a micronutrient replacement product for weight loss surgical patients.  Read More »

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