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April 1, 2011
Looking to determine the extent to which a bioavailable form of curcumin (BCM-95) may prevent or delay the expected declines of Alzheimer’s disease, professor Ralph Martins, PhD, has initiated a one-year clinical study at the Centre of Excellen…  Read More »
April 1, 2011
A new meta-analysis published in the scientific journal Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids shows the maximal LDL-cholesterol reduction achievable with plant stanol ester is double that of plant sterol ester. Plant stanol ester is…  Read More »
April 1, 2011
A new report in the April 2011 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, unveils some foods that may seem healthy but aren’t necessarily, and offers advice on truly healthful foods to choose instead. A sampling of the…  Read More »
April 1, 2011
New discoveries in science and medicine that make it possible to prevent chronic illnesses will transform healthcare from a disease-based to a health-focused delivery system, according to Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, chief science officer for Meta…  Read More »
April 1, 2011
Well-known for its role in keeping bones strong, vitamin D is now being hailed for much more—from normal muscle function to a healthy immune system. Yet despite the growing research on the power of vitamin D, seven out of 10 Americans still fal…  Read More »
April 1, 2011
International trade and use restrictions on products containing the South Pacific herb kava (Piper methysticum G. Forster) due to several cases of liver disease linked to ingestion of the botanical may be founded on inadequate information, according…  Read More »
April 1, 2011
A new report by ConsumerLab.com, White Plains, NY, highlights the difficulty consumers may have in selecting a supplement containing the antioxidant CoQ10 or its activated form, ubiquinol. CoQ10 is among the most popular dietary supplements in the U.…  Read More »
April 1, 2011
A survey of 106 dietitians at the ADA Annual, Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo last year showed that more than 75% of them would recommend a carb-control supplement to their clients. “The response highlights the challenge of getting c…  Read More »
March 16, 2011
DSM Nutritional Products, Parsippany, NJ, has received the 2011 NutrAward for best new ingredient for its Fruitflow water-soluble tomato-based product. Fruitflow received approval for an Article 13.5 health claim in Europe, which says the ingredient…  Read More »
March 16, 2011
The U.S.-China Health Products Association recently received an Export Appreciation Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service Health Team for the association's work in promoting the export of U.S. products from J…  Read More »
March 9, 2011
Professor Ralph Martins, PhD, a recognized leader in Alzheimer’s research, has started a one-year clinical study at the Centre of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Care, Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia to determin…  Read More »
March 2, 2011
As Americans look to improve their diets and lead more healthful lifestyles, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) reminds consumers that an easy way to focus on eating better is to “Eat Right with Color,” which is this year's theme…  Read More »
March 2, 2011
Bioenergy Life Science, Minneapolis, MN, has granted exclusive North American distribution rights of Corvalen D-Ribose to Douglas Laboratories, Pittsburgh, PA, for the healthcare practitioner market. The body uses ribose to regulate synthesis of aden…  Read More »
March 1, 2011
Facing charges of deceptive advertising for its Activia yogurt and DanActive dairy drink, the Dannon Company has reached a settlement with FTC. As a result, the company will stop claiming that one daily serving of Activia relieves irregularity and th…  Read More »
March 1, 2011
Growing market sizes, heightened attention to product safety and the continuing harmonization of food supplement regulations show a global trend toward more regulation, according to the International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (…  Read More »

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