• Study Reveals Consumer Perceptions about Specific “Health Foods”

    August 10, 2012
    A new study from iModerate Research Technologies has investigated consumers’ perceptions about two specific food groups: functional foods that contain natural health benefits such as the antioxidants found in blueberries, and fortified foods su…

  • Free Wellness Education Website Launched

    August 10, 2012
    A unique collaboration between many of North America’s top health and wellness professionals has culminated in the launch of TheWellnessSite.org, a free online portal that seeks to present contemporary and cutting-edge health and wellness infor…

  • GOED Meets with FDA, IOM

    August 7, 2012
    GOED last week met with representatives from both the U.S. FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The purpose of the meeting was to have a dialogue about areas of interest to the omega-3…

  • Spending on Pets to Exceed $30 Billion in 2016

    August 6, 2012
    U.S. consumer spending on pet health products and services is expected to reach $30.9 billion in 2016, with over three-fifths of expenditures accounted for by services, according to Pet Health: Products & Services, a new study from The Freedonia…

  • Nature Valley Products Sued for Containing Artificial Ingredients

    August 2, 2012
    According to a press release from the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), Nature Valley markets its granola bars and "thins" as "natural," however they contain industrially-produced artificial ingredients such as hig…

  • OncoQOL™ Supplements and Personal Care Products for Cancer Patients

    August 2, 2012
    Thorne Research, Inc. and Helsinn have jointly announced the launch OncoQOL™, a product line consisting of 13 nutritional supplements formulated to support the unique nutritional needs of patients undergoing cancer treatment. The OncoQOL p…

  • Consumer Reports Investigates Vitamin and Supplement Dangers

    August 2, 2012
    In a new report in its September issue and online,Consumer Reports has identified ten hazards that it says might surprise the more than 50% who take vitamins, herbs, or other nutritional supplements.   "Patients sometimes assume that supple…

  • NSF Develops Global Protocol to OTC Compliance with GMPs

    August 1, 2012
    NSF International has developed a new global protocol to assess whether an over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical or prescription drug manufacturer complies with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulatio…

  • Anabolic Steroids Control Act Introduced

    July 25, 2012
    In an effort to amend the Controlled Substances Act to more effectively regulate anabolic steroids, Sens. Orrin Hatch, (R-UT), and Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-R.I.) have introduced the "Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2012," (SB 3431) w…

  • High Dietary Antioxidant Intake May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk

    July 25, 2012
    Increasing dietary intake of the antioxidant vitamins C, E, and selenium could help cut the risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to two thirds. In fact, if the association turns out to be causal, one in 12 of these cancers might be prevented, a…

  • Few Consumers Know How to Lose Weight

    July 25, 2012
    Despite the amount of information available on weight management, a new study by HealthFocus® International shows that a wide disconnect continues to hamper weight loss efforts. The study, titled “Actionable Solutions for Overweight Segment…

  • Triterpenoid Antioxidants Show Promise as Parkinson’s Treatment

    July 24, 2012
    A “new and powerful” class of antioxidants called synthetic triterpenoids have demonstrated the ability to block the development of Parkinson’s disease in an animal model that developed the disease in a handful of days, according to…

  • Gluten-Free Foods Considered Healthier Choice, Survey Finds

    July 23, 2012
    According to a survey conducted by Vitacost.com Inc., an online retailer of health and wellness products, more consumers are choosing to eat gluten-free foods. Close to half of the 1,484 individuals who responded said they follow an exclusively glute…

  • High Consumption of Vitamin E May Lower Liver Cancer Risk

    July 18, 2012
    High consumption of vitamin E either from diet or vitamin supplements may lower the risk of liver cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study was conducted by investigators from the Shanghai Cance…

  • Lactose-Free Goes Mainstream

    July 17, 2012
    Global launch numbers for lactose-free dairy products more than tripled in the five-year period to the beginning of 2012, according to Innova Market Insights data. The share of total tracked dairy introductions featuring a lactose-free posi…

RELATED TOPICS