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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FDA has issued a revised draft guidance document entitled “Draft Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding the Labeling of Dietary Supplements as Required by the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer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 »
January 1, 2009
The National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NIH/NCCAM) has issued a $600,000 grant to Silliker, Inc., Homewood, IL, to conduct a study on the allicin bioavailability of garlic products at its facilit…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
La Mirada, CA-based E.T. Horn Company has agreed to distribute Martek Biosciences Corporation’s life’sDHA to the food and beverage industry in Southern California, Arizona and Utah. This marks the first time Martek has used a distributor…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
In comments submitted to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), Silver Spring, MD, requested the Congressional focus of recent amendments to the Lacey Act be maintained on t…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
A recent test of zinc supplements from ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, revealed some don’t contain dosages that have been proven to shorten colds. Lozenges providing 13 mg to 23 mg of zinc have been shown to reduce the duration and symptoms…  Read More »
January 1, 2009
In an effort to better serve the bakery, spreads and dietary supplement sectors of the Canadian market, Norway-based Denomega Nutritional Oils, has partnered with Oakville, Ontario-based Tempo Canada. Ultimately, the combination of Denomega’s t…  Read More »

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