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April 2014 Issue
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Published April 16, 2014
Iron is crucial for the development of infants and toddlers, yet fortifying children’s foods with this essential mineral can be challenging. Iron typically has an unappealing metallic taste and can cause digestive issues, such as constipation.… Read More »
Published April 14, 2014
Analysis finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. Read More »
Flourishing Flora: Probiotics & Prebiotics Market Update
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published April 1, 2014
Emerging science and broadened consumer awareness propel the probiotic and prebiotic categories to mainstream status. Read More »
Slideshow: A Healthy Immune Support Market
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published March 27, 2014
New products and ingredients sustain an important consumer need. Read More »
Dr. Weil Assesses Nutrition & Health
By Sean Moloughney, Editor
Published March 24, 2014
Andrew Weil, MD, discussed factors impacting public health and nutrition at ExpoWest 2014. Read More »
Published March 17, 2014
A rare and potentially lethal disease of newborn babies whose bodies make too much insulin may be treatable with fish oils, according to researchers from The University of Manchester. Read More »
Published March 12, 2014
The grants support universities initiating programs to combat childhood obesity. Read More »
Published March 3, 2014
Study showed the more nuts the mother consumed, the lower the risk was for her child in developing an allergy. Read More »
Published March 3, 2014
Nutraceutical:Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938   Indication: Infant Colic   Source:JAMA Pediatrics, Published online January 13, 2014   Research: Infantile colic, gastroesophageal reflux, and constipation are the most common f… Read More »
Published February 28, 2014
The study suggests dietary intervention with vitamin D, tryptophan and omega-3s could help boost brain serotonin concentrations and help prevent Autism. Read More »
Published February 26, 2014
Rates declined for children 2-5 years old while obesity among women aged 60 years and older increased, according to data from the NHANES. Read More »
Published February 24, 2014
Each year in Britain there are about 1,000 pregnancies affected by spina bifida or other birth defects of the brain, spine, or spinal cord. Read More »
Published February 19, 2014
With concerns about the safety of caffeine and energy drinks, researchers sought to evaluate if caffeine consumption correlated with the increased sale of energy drinks. Read More »
Infant Colic: Academic Definition vs. Clinical Practice
By Jordi Cuñé Castellana, Ph.D., Chief Research Officer, Microbiology, AB-Biotics
Published January 22, 2014
A new definition could facilitate a clearer diagnostic and prescription framework. Read More »
Published January 16, 2014
The use of a probiotic (Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938) can help reduce the onset of functional gastrointestinal disorders, according to research published in JAMA Pediatrics. Read More »
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