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The Nutrigenomics Logjam
By Joanna Cosgrove
Published June 21, 2010
It’s got the promise and the financial backing so why hasn’t the nutrigenomics industry taken off? Read More »
Published June 18, 2010
Despite hopes that higher blood levels of vitamin D might reduce cancer risk, a large study finds no protective effect against non-Hodgkin lymphoma or cancer of the endometrium, esophagus, stomach, kidney, ovary or pancreas. Read More »
An Interview with Gretchen Reece
By Sheldon Baker
Published June 18, 2010
Gretchen Reece is president of Scientific Food Solutions, LLC (SFS). Founded in 2002, and based in Fairfield, CA, SFS is a nutritional bioactive innovation and research company focusing upon applications for dietary supplement, conventional and functional food and beverage, and over the counter drug applications. Read More »
Published June 17, 2010
Serum levels of vitamin B6 and methionine were inversely associated with risk of lung cancer, suggesting a preventative effect, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Read More »
Cloned Cows Produce Omega 3 Milk
By Joanna Cosgrove
Published June 17, 2010
Chinese researchers produce genetically modified cows expected to yield omega-3 rich milk. Read More »
Published June 16, 2010
In a new study, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) have found that eating five or more servings of white rice per week was associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Read More »
Published June 14, 2010
Despite ongoing regulatory issues with regard to health claims, the positioning of food and drink products on a heart health platform appears to be continuing unabated. Read More »
Published June 14, 2010
France-based Danone has signed an agreement to acquire Medical Nutrition USA, Inc. (MNI) for $62 million. Read More »
A New 'Eye-Opening' Use for Vitamin E
By Joanna Cosgrove
Published June 14, 2010
Researchers develop special contact lens that aids in prolonged medicine delivery. Read More »
Published June 11, 2010
The first Plenary Meeting of a newly formed Technical Committee, provisionally titled Traditional Chinese Medicine when it was formed last year by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), met over the last two days in Beijing, China. Read More »
An Interview with Gregory Stephens
By Sheldon Baker
Published June 11, 2010
Gregory Stephens is vice president of strategic consulting with the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) and has 30 years of specialized expertise in the nutrition and pharmaceutical industries. Read More »
Published June 10, 2010
A new study involving Institut Rosell-Lallemand’s probiotic Probio’Stick strengthens the idea of a role for the gut microflora and probiotics in the gut brain-axis, or gut-brain communication, indicating potential applications for probiot… Read More »
Published June 10, 2010
Several new research studies underscore the important role of dairy foods in the diets of Americans, particularly children. Read More »
Phytochemicals for Inflammation
By Joanna Cosgrove
Published June 10, 2010
DiscoveryBioMed awarded NIH grant to delve into phytochemical treatments for inflammation. Read More »
Sharing the Wealth
Published September 1, 2009
As this issue went to press, I officially entered the third trimester of my pregnancy-I've been told this will be the hard part, although I'm sure it won't even compare to the actual act of raising my child. Anyway, it was actually great timing, beca… Read More »
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