• CAM Services Offered at Growing Percentage of U.S. Hospitals

    September 13, 2011
    U.S. hospitals are responding to patient demand and integrating complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) services with the conventional services they normally provide, according to a new survey released by Health Forum, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Samueli Institute.

  • Report Says Immunity Market Looks Healthy in Europe

    September 13, 2011
    The rising incidence of problems related to high blood pressure and weak immune system as well as the gravitation toward preventive healthcare is driving the European market for nutritional solutions in immune and antihypertensive health, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.

  • WILD Flavors to Acquire A.M. Todd

    September 12, 2011
    WILD Flavors GmbH, Zug, Switzerland, has reached an agreement to acquire certain assets of the A.M. Todd Group, Inc. Kalamazoo, MI.

  • FDA Extends NDI Comment Period

    September 8, 2011
    FDA has extended the period to submit comments regarding the New Dietary Ingredient Notification Guidance by 60 days, to December 2, 2011.   Industry groups began calling for an extended comment period shortly after the agency issued its draft g…

  • Confectionery Market Buoyed By New Concepts & Innovation

    September 7, 2011
    According to Innova Market Insights, based in the Netherlands, the confectionery market was the leading food and drinks sector in terms of global launch activity in the first half of 2011.

  • NPA Responds to Criticism of Dietary Supplements

    September 2, 2011
    Responding to a recent story about dietary supplements in the New York Times, Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., executive director and CEO John Gay defended current regulations and responsible industry.

  • Stevia Gaining Momentum, Eyes International Expansion

    September 1, 2011
    The U.S. sweetener market is the largest and most diverse in the world, and Americans are the heaviest consumer of sweeteners, according to a new report from Packaged Facts.

  • Sexual Dysfunction Supplements Analyzed

    August 31, 2011
    Only three out of 10 supplements selected for testing that are for sexual enhancement passed ConsumerLab.com’s latest investigation.

  • Aventis Buys Indian Nutraceutical Business

    August 29, 2011
    Aventis Pharma Ltd, a unit of the $44 billion French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi-Aventis, has plans to acquire Universal Medicare Pvt Ltd’s marketing and distribution business of branded nutraceutical formulations in India.

  • Soy, Fiber, Nuts Lower Cholesterol More than Low Fat Diet

    August 26, 2011
    A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicates consumption of plant sterols, soy protein, viscous fibers and nuts may lower bad (LDL) cholesterol more effectively than low saturated fat foods.

  • EHPM Calls for Revisions to Claims Evaluation Process

    August 26, 2011
    Article 13.1 claims evaluations should not be finalized until a framework is in place to assess the totality of the evidence, European trade association EHPM argued.

  • Bone and Joint Health Market to Reach $9 Billion

    August 25, 2011
    The global bone and joint health supplements market will exceed $9 billion by 2017, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA).

  • Low DHA Levels Tied to Suicide Risk Among U.S. Military

    August 24, 2011
    A new study suggests that low levels of the highly unsaturated omega 3 essential fatty acids—DHA in particular—may be associated with increased risk of suicide.

  • CLA Market to Reach Nearly $200 Million by 2017

    August 24, 2011
    One of the most prominent nutritional and dietary supplements gaining impetus globally is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), perceived as a panacea for several modern-day ills, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc. titled “Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): A Global Strategic Business Report.”

  • Fatty Acids Offer Individual, Collective Benefits

    August 22, 2011
    Individual and total omega 3 fatty acid concentrations are associated with lower incidence of congestive heart failure in older adults, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.