• Vitamin D Study Results Disputed

    October 25, 2012
    A study on the health effects of vitamin D that was recently published in the journal PLOS ONE has drawn sharp criticism from CRN.   CRN explained that vitamin D is a vital nutrient and intake at appropriate levels, particularly when adequate su…

  • Dietary Supplements, Unapproved Drugs Seized From Confidence, Inc.

    October 24, 2012
    At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals recently seized dietary supplements and unapproved drugs from Confidence, Inc., of Port Washington, N.Y.   The products seized included Dr. Brain, pH Balance, Fe-Mon-9, Gluco…

  • Avoca Teams With Olympic Seafood in Krill Oil Venture

    October 23, 2012
    Avoca, Inc. and Olympic Seafood AS have formed a joint venture to produce krill oil, allowing for a guaranteed supply of krill oil to the steadily growing market. The new venture, called Rimfrost USA, LLC, combines Olympic Seafood’s production…

  • Lower Carb, Lower Sugar Diet Reduces Cognitive Impairment Risk

    October 23, 2012
    A recent study funded by the National Institute on Aging from the Mayo Clinic and published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has found that people 70 and older who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of developing…

  • CRN Calls for FDA to Reverse its Synthetic Botanicals Position

    October 23, 2012
    The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has called on FDA to reverse its current position that synthetic constituents of botanicals cannot be dietary ingredients. In a letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D., CRN advised the a…

  • Gluten-Free Continues to Trend Upward

    October 19, 2012
    The market for gluten-free foods and beverages has continued to grow even faster than anticipated, according to Gluten-Free Foods and Beverages in the U.S., a new report by Packaged Facts. The market will reach $4.2 billion in 2012, fo…

  • Echinacea Proven to Prevent Cold Symptoms

    October 18, 2012
    In the largest clinical trial ever conducted on the popular medicinal herb echinacea, British researchers have concluded that a special Swiss echinacea extract is both safe and effective in helping to prevent symptoms of the common cold. The findings…

  • ConsumerLab.com Analyzes Vision Supplements

    October 18, 2012
    Vision supplements promise to help improve vision and prevent macular degeneration but it can be difficult for a consumer to know which product, if any, is right for them and most economical. To that end, ConsumerLab.com recently purchased,…

  • JAMA Study Links Multivitamins to Modest Cancer Reduction in Men

    October 17, 2012
    A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found “daily multivitamin supplementation modestly but significantly reduced the risk of total cancer” in a large population of healthy male physicians. …

  • Getting to the Root of Why Europeans Gain Weight

    October 16, 2012
    A network of 13 research centers in Europe is set to begin a €3.8m ($4.8m USD) study on the factors that cause weight gain among Europeans. The project, called “Spotlight,” will look at the physical and social environment which shape…

  • Gaga for Greek Yogurt

    October 15, 2012
    A new market report from Innova Market Insights has found that Greek yogurt and Greek-style options represented 8% of the total yogurt global launches in the 12 months to the end of June 2012, up from less than 2% in the previous five years, with act…

  • NutraCea Changes its Name to RiceBran Technologies

    October 12, 2012
    NutraCea, a producer and marketer of value added products derived from rice bran, has changed its name to RiceBran Technologies™ and added two new members to its Board of Directors.   “Coupled with our long-standing tag line - nutrit…

  • Nationwide Cooperation Yields Healthful New Food Label

    October 11, 2012
    A health food renaissance is upon us, as the notion of “healthful” is being redefined nationwide, according to the recently released “The New Healthful: Culinary Trend Mapping Report” from Packaged Facts and San Francisco…

  • Nexira Acquires Tournay Biotechnologies

    October 11, 2012
    Nexira Group has acquired Tournay Biotechnologies, a European extractor of active botanicals for the nutraceutical and dietary supplements industries. The acquisition enables Nexira to expand its range of ingredients and reinforce its positioning tow…

  • Study Set to Determine if Omega-3 Can Impact Solider Suicide Rate

    October 10, 2012
    A $10 million, three-year study will soon begin testing to see whether or not a specially formulated omega-3 smoothie can influence military suicide rates. The multi-organizational study, funded by the Military Operational Medicine Joint Program Comm…

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