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December 18, 2014

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5:00 AM | Sen. Martin Heinrich Recognized as Senate Standard Bearer for Supplements
New Mexico Senator takes torch from Orrin Hatch and Tom Harkin.

December 17, 2014

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7:19 PM | Does fortification work outside of the US?
Food fortification has been an extremely powerful public health tool, improving the nutrient intakes of the public and preventing nutritional deficiencies. Much of the data we refer to in TalkingNutrition is based on information in the United States, however today we have new data from Ireland showing a similar beneficial impact of fortification.
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5:00 AM | Pharmavite Acquires Whole Food Supplement Developer FoodState
Deal extends Pharmavite’s footprint in whole food supplements market.
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5:00 AM | Millnennials, Boomers and Athletes Drive Emerging Functional Food Trends
Proactive wellness and proper nutrition drive dietary trends, according to Packaged Facts report.
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5:00 AM | Study Suggests Low-Glycemic Diets May Not Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes
Comparison of low- and high-GI diets found no significant difference in reducing CV risk or reversing insulin resistance.
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5:00 AM | Thorne Research Partners with Mayo Clinic to Study Supplements
Results will be used to develop supplements, medical foods, functional foods and botanical drugs.

December 16, 2014

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7:18 PM | Raising awareness about healthy livers and vitamin E
With over one-third of American children being classified as overweight or obese, we are becoming increasingly aware of the consequences of the childhood obesity epidemic. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one such consequence in which fat accumulates in the liver, resulting in inflammation and disruptions in liver function, with the potential to result in liver failure. Right now, the primary treatment for this condition involve lifestyle modifications such as weight loss, but an […]
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4:15 PM | Last Minute HEALTHY Gift Ideas
Living a healthy lifestyle is not just about making the healthy choices for yourself but also about exuding health in everything you do and that includes gift giving.  How can we really call ourselves healthy if we pass unhealthy things ...
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4:34 AM | You Mean I Have to Cook?
By Scott Charles Anderson Dining-out is a vice, a dissipation of spirit punished by remorse. We eat, drink and talk a little too much, abuse all our friends, belch out our literary preferences and are egged on by accomplices in … Continue reading → The post You Mean I Have to Cook? appeared first on Notch by Notch.

December 15, 2014

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4:37 PM | More Evidence that Vitamin D Status Affects Health
Low maternal vitamin D status during pregnancy has been associated with offspring language impairment. A new study finds maternal vitamin D deficiency (measured at week 18 of pregnancy) is associated with impaired lung development in the child at 6y of age, neurocognitive difficulties at 10y of age, increased risk of eating disorders in adolescence, and lower peak bone mass at 20 years.
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1:05 PM | Stimulating Tea
According to Chinese mythology more than 4000 years before British mythology claims that Isaac Newton was inspired by a falling apple to discover gravity, the Emperor Shen Nung sat beneath a tree and made, what many consider, an equally important discovery, by watching a falling leaf. Legend has it that in 2737 BC the Chinese […]
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5:00 AM | New Nutrition Business Predicts Top Trends for 2015
Consumers are switching to regular foods to maintain weight wellness.

December 12, 2014

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9:44 AM | The Future is Coming: Understanding Nutrient Requirements by Gender and Genetics
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are based upon an Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) – the average daily nutrient intake to meet the requirements of half the individuals. Adjustments are made for life stage (age, pregnancy, lactation)because they influence requirements. Because gender affects nutrient requirements, DRIs are established separately for males and females. As genetic insights grow, expect current male and female DRIs to be delineated into appropriate subgroups.
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5:00 AM | Top-Selling Eye Vitamins Don’t Match Scientific Evidence
Research shows that, of 11 popular supplements analyzed, 7 do not adhere to proven formulas.
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5:00 AM | Congress Passes Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act
DASCA will protect consumers from potentially dangerous anabolic steroids falsely marketed as dietary supplements.

December 11, 2014

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12:59 PM | Counting steps is Good. What about Sunshine Goals for Health?
Even though vitamin D can be made in skin exposed to sunshine, vitamin D insufficiency is a global health concern. Normal serum 25(OH)D3 concentrations can usually be achieved by exposing arms and face to sunshine for 15-20 minutes daily. Clothing, use of sunscreens, skin color, geographical location (near the equator or the poles of the earth) and time of day also affect vitamin D synthesis. Mazahery and colleagues examined serum 25(OH)D3 status of Middle Eastern women living in New […]
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5:00 AM | Vitamin C May Help Respiratory Symptoms After Exercise
Analysis found positive findings in nine randomized trials on vitamin C against exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
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5:00 AM | Experts Invited to Submit Poster Presentations for Vitafoods Europe 2015
Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 30.
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5:00 AM | House Hearing Tackles GMO Safety and Legislation
Lawmakers discussed the safety, labeling and regulation of GMOs in the food chain.
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5:00 AM | CRN Suggests Supplements for ‘Winter Blues’
CRN suggests that dietary supplements can help enhance mood and increase energy.
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5:00 AM | Nestlé Initiative to Advance Next Generation of Skin Health
Network of innovation hubs will be designed to engage healthcare professionals across disciplines.

December 10, 2014

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2:24 PM | Vitamin E Needs a 9-1-1 Call
The FDA finalized new pregnancy and lactation labeling requirements on prescription drugs and biological products. The ruling involves a subsection, Females and Males of Reproductive Potential, that will encompass information about potential effects on fertility. I wish there was more emphasis on nutrition recommendations, especially vitamin E, with respect to fertility, full-term pregnancies and baby development.
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5:00 AM | Nutrition Capital Network Presents 64 Companies in 2014
More than half of companies participating in NCN investor meetings complete transactions.
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5:00 AM | Investments In Childhood Nutrition Pay Off Long-Term
Every dollar spent on nutrition during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can provide up to $166 in future earnings.
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5:00 AM | AHPA Requests Increased Funding for ODS
AHPA considers the functions of ODS to be vital to the more than half of Americans who use dietary supplements.

December 09, 2014

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1:33 PM | RT @ivanoransky: Why correcting the scie
RT @ivanoransky: Why correcting the scientific record is hard: Great post from @fxcoudert http://t.co/TLk4eHi7l5Filed under: Uncategorized
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1:33 PM | RT @ivanoransky: Why correcting the scie
RT @ivanoransky: Why correcting the scientific record is hard: Great post from @fxcoudert http://t.co/TLk4eHi7l5Filed under: Uncategorized
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11:10 AM | Why Apply Drug Standards to Vitamin D Supplementation Studies?
What is a reasonable risk reduction goal to use in evaluating randomized, controlled trials (RCTs)? MedPage Today is negating benefits of vitamin D supplementation based on a meta-analysis which applied a 15% risk reduction target. Isn’t any nutritionally-attributable reduction in risk of fracture, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer beneficial? If pharmaceutical treatments fail to achieve a 15% risk reduction, are they dismissed?
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5:00 AM | Economic Report Highlights Importance of Calcium and Vitamin D for Women
Report finds calcium and vitamin D can provide women with osteoporosis over the age of 55 significant healthcare savings.

December 08, 2014

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9:04 AM | Controversies in Science: A Tempest in a Teapot?
The American Society for Nutrition held its Advances & Controversies in Clinical Nutrition conference. It began with an exciting discussion around the benefits of dietary supplementation. If you are interested in another summary, see ASN student blog by Sheela Sinharoy. Dr Johanna Dwyer, Tufts University and NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, reviewed data NHANES dietary intake data. She emphasized that nationally representative data, NHANES, finds many Americans not consuming recommended […]
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