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March 1, 2009
Just as a new group of elected officials prepares to work for the American people in the White House, Congress and in political posts across the country, a new survey from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Washington, D.C., reveals where t…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
The nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Washington, D.C., objected in mid-January to a “midnight” attempt by the outgoing Bush Administration to institutionalize an FDA practice permitting “qualified health c…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
About 2 million individuals are potentially at risk for a major drug-drug interaction, according to a study of about 3000 people published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in early January. For this study, in-home interviews,…  Read More »
March 1, 2009
Among people who use dietary supplements, fish oils are nearly as popular as multivitamins, and CoQ10 use is comparable to calcium, according to a recent survey conducted by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY. At higher age levels, multivitamin use wa…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
Findings from the “Life…supplemented” Healthcare Professionals (HCP) Impact Study reveal that orthopedic specialists, cardiologists and dermatologists take and recommend dietary supplements to their patients both for overall wellne…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
Approximately 38% of U.S. adults and nearly 12% of children (17 years of age and younger) use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a new nationwide government survey. Comparing data to a previous 2002 survey suggest…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
London, U.K.-based Unilever has abandoned plans to develop a hoodia-based weight management product for the functional food market. Unilever and Phytopharm plc, Godmanchester, Cam­­bridgeshire, U.K., originally signed a license and joint deve…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
FDA has issued a revised draft guidance document entitled “Draft Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding the Labeling of Dietary Supplements as Required by the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act:…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
The University of North Texas plans to study the effect of amino acids and B vitamins on about 200 elementary school-age children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This would be the first placebo-controlled study to dete…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
Two weeks of cocoa consumption enhances insulin-mediated vasodilatation, but does not improve blood pressure or insulin resistance in essential hypertension, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. For thi…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
In an effort to deliver vital nutrition and eye health information to optometrists and their patients, Kemin Health, Des Moines, IA, is pursuing a series of initiatives in partnership with the American Optometric Association (AOA). The Kemin-AOA educ…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
COLD-fX—derived from North American ginseng—from CV Technologies, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, will be the focus of a study sponsored by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) involving chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients. The double-bl…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
Bunge Ltd, White Plains, NY, has called off its planned $4 billion acquisition of Corn Products International Inc, Westchester, IL, five days after Corn Products’ board withdrew support for the deal. Bunge could have forced Corn Products shareh…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
Research involving consumers in Spain and the U.K., conducted by BENEO-Orafti, Tienen, Belgium, demonstrates that health benefits generate added value for shoppers and increase the appeal of established brands. The company tested a range of applicati…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
Total Nutraceutical Solutions, Spartanburg, SC, has acquired an option to license an invention entitled “Rapid Generation of Vitamin D2 from Mushrooms and Fungi Using Pulsed UV-light” from The Penn State Research Foundation (PSRF). Scient…  Read More »

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