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April 2014 Issue
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Published April 15, 2014
Whey protein consumption may lead to significant decreases in body weight and body fat and significant increases in lean body mass, according to research published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Read More »
Published April 14, 2014
Analysis finds that all classes of obesity in children have increased over the last 14 years. Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
Consumers in seven U.S. states reported bottles of alli that contained tablets and capsules that were not the over-the-counter weight loss drug. Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
Cargill has introduced its ViaTech line of stevia-based sweeteners, which enable food and beverage manufacturers to achieve optimal sweetness and significant sugar reduction. Cargill’s proprietary taste prediction model leads to clean sweetness… Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
JIAHERB, Inc. has introduced a new branded ingredient product line, Yacóntrol, derived from the yacón root. Yacón is a South American root that has been part of the Andean diet for hundreds of years. Often referred to as the &ldq… Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
Gencor has released ActivAMP, an extract of the herb Gynostemma pentaphyllum, designed to regulate metabolic activity in the liver, lipids, skeletal muscle and brain, influencing glucose utilization, oxidation and appetite, and helping to reduce body… 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 »
Published March 28, 2014
Sibutramine, phenolphthalein or a combination of both, was found in select weight loss products from New Life Nutritional Center and Pure Edge Nutrition. Read More »
Dannon Pledges to Improve Yogurt Nutrition
Published March 14, 2014
Dannon made a commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America to improve its yogurt's nutrient density by 10%, while reducing total sugar and fat. Read More »
Nutrition Labeling & the Double Burden of Malnutrition
By Michael McBurney, PhD, FACN, DSM Nutritional Products
Published March 14, 2014
FDA is to be commended for its efforts; however, nutrition labeling is more than counting calories. Read More »
Published March 12, 2014
Guideline will provide recommendations on the limited consumption of sugar to reduce obesity and tooth decay. Read More »
Published March 12, 2014
The grants support universities initiating programs to combat childhood obesity. Read More »
FDA Unveils Plan to Update the Nutrition Facts Label
Published February 28, 2014
The proposed label also would replace out-of-date serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat, as well as include current scientific information, such as the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. 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 »
BodyKey by Nutrilite Tackles Weight Loss
By Lisa Olivo, Associate Editor
Published February 18, 2014
To kick-off Amway’s new additions to its BodyKey by Nutrilite line, the company hosted an event in New York City, featuring NFL players Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kirk Cousins of the Washington Redskins, and Mark Schlereth, ESPN analyst and former NFL player. Read More »
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