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August 21, 2014

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11:24 AM | Micronutrient Powders Improve At-Risk Infants’ Language Development
Malnutrition can have long term effects on health and development, especially when it occurs during the first thousand days of a child’s life, from before conception to the age of two. From a nutrition stand-point, the best outcomes for children occur when their mothers are well-nourished from the pre-pregnancy period up until birth, and they receive appropriate and adequate nutrition that is tied to their age and development throughout infancy and childhood. Unfortunately, this is not […]
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5:00 AM | Edible Vegetable Waste Could Be Turned Into Biodegradable Plastic
Research published in the American Chemical Society journal Macromolecules.
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5:00 AM | NAD Recommends Chobani Discontinue ‘Farmland’ Yogurt Commercial, Modify Facebook Ads
Challenge brought about by General Mills, the maker of Yoplait yogurt products.

August 20, 2014

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4:16 PM | Teenagers need Exercise & Sunshine: Vitamin D Supplements Recommended
The television commercials of tanned, active young men and women enjoying outdoors activities, especially the beach, effectively compel us to warmer climates during the winter months. When skies are cloudy, temperatures are cool, and conditions can be downright wet or cold, people yearn to feel the sun warming their bodies. It feels good. It is good because vitamin D supports bone and muscle health. Especially important for teenagers.
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5:00 AM | AHP Monograph & Therapeutic Compendium for Osha in Progress
The osha monograph will address identification, adulteration, and sustainable harvesting practices, along with formal population studies.
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5:00 AM | ConsumerLab.com Test Finds Varied Potency of Red Yeast Rice Supplements
Results find 500-fold difference among products evaluated.
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5:00 AM | Fruit & Vegetable Intake Still Too Low
Kansas State University nutritionist noted opportunities to improve lunch options.

August 19, 2014

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3:23 PM | Can DHA and EPA help your heart if they don't come from fish?
The link between fish-based omega-3 fatty acids and heart health has been recognized since the 1960’s. We now have recommendations from the American Heart Association (among others) for intakes of omega-3 fatty acids which aim to support heart health. But what’s a person to do if they don’t like fish? Or if you’re a vegetarian? Are there other sources of EPA and DHA?

August 18, 2014

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1:39 PM | Choline, B-vitamins and Neural Tube Defects
While the nutrient choline is not considered a vitamin in the strictest sense, as it can be synthesized by the body in limited amounts, it has nonetheless garnered research interest as it participates in the same group of biochemical reactions as B-vitamins such as folate and vitamin B12. In particular, as Zeisel explains, it may be especially important for expecting mothers and their infants. Choline is required for normal fetal development and the proper functioning of the liver and […]
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5:00 AM | High Sodium Linked to Nearly 2 Million Cardiovascular Deaths Each Year
The estimated 1.65 million deaths represent nearly one in 10 of all deaths from cardiovascular causes worldwide.

August 15, 2014

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2:58 PM | Want to be Pregnant? Remember Vitamins are Important
When people think about vitamins and dietary supplementation, the tendency is to think about prolonging life for older adults - reducing risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease later in life. Vitamins are also important to conceive and carry a baby to full term. Approximately one out of four couples have fertility problems. Vitamin insufficiency is associated with impairments in sperm production and sperm competitiveness. 
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5:00 AM | CRN-I to Host 5th Annual Symposium\n
The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International will hold its fifth annual symposium on Thursday, October 16th in Brisbane, Australia.
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5:00 AM | Study Predicts 40% of U.S. Adults Will Develop Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers urge lifestyle interventions to reduce the number of new cases.

August 14, 2014

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3:32 PM | How can Anyone Know if Vitamin D Status is Optimal without Measurement?
Everyone should have an annual physical assessment. In addition to routine measurements (weight, height, blood pressure, reflexes, prostate exam for men, breast examination for women), blood and urinary samples are important tools to assess disease risk. Preventive medicine should be more than disease assessment and subsequent management.  Maintaining healthy nutrition levels is important for longevity.
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5:00 AM | Oxidative Stress is Significant Predictor for Hip Fracture
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5:00 AM | Neptune\'s Ramp-up Starts Strong
The company's production levels are on track as it focuses on regaining full operating capacity.
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1:46 AM | The Phrase We Should Never Say Again
“Boy, she could really use to lose a few pounds.” We’ve all said it one time or another. This post is a call to put an end to this phrase for good. We need an all out ban to this ...

August 13, 2014

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4:18 PM | Be Informed, Vitamin D Affects Health, especially D3
Many of you will have heard low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  The risk was 2.25 higher for individuals who were severely deficient (serum 25(OH)D3 < 25 nmol/L) and 1.5 times higher for deficient (≥25 to <50 nmol/L). To be clear, this is a correlative study describing a relationship. In a new report, Ford conclude baseline vitamin D concentrations do not predict mortality 
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5:00 AM | Report Spotlights U.S. Hospital-Based Malnutrition
The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition targets malnutrition among hospital patients in its new report.

August 12, 2014

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3:30 PM | Are you getting enough omega-3s (EPA & D
Are you getting enough omega-3s (EPA & DHA)? DHA is needed for brain and eye development. Keep EPA:DHA ratios in 1:2 to 2:1 range. http://ow.ly/Af3ToFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:30 PM | Are you getting enough omega-3s (EPA & D
Are you getting enough omega-3s (EPA & DHA)? DHA is needed for brain and eye development. Keep EPA:DHA ratios in 1:2 to 2:1 range. http://ow.ly/Af3ToFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:18 PM | Building a Foundation for Healthy Aging: Omega-3s, EPA &amp; DHA
Despite headlines to the contrary, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) does not cure periodontal disease, or anything else. Omega-3s are nutrients not medicines. However, inadequate DHA intakes have health consequences. Omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and DHA, are important for brain and cardiovascular health. From conception and throughout life.

August 11, 2014

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3:27 PM | The Wonders of Vitamins
Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to age-related disease. Non-communicable diseases (NCD) share common pathologies associated with oxidative stress, inflammation and mitochondrial alterations.  Poor diet increases the risk of NCDs. Fruit and vegetables are important sources of folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and dietary fiber. With the exception of women in South America, >69% of men and women do not consume recommended ≥ 5 servings […]
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5:00 AM | Regeneca Worldwide Recalls RegeneSlim Due to the Presence of DMAA
DMAA is potentially dangerous to health as it can narrow blood vessels and arteries.
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5:00 AM | Education & Empowerment Can Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetes Patients
Participants in New York-Presbyterian Hospital study reduced blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels by actively managing their health.

August 08, 2014

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1:24 PM | Mothers’ DHA Omega-3 Levels Affect Infant Developmental Outcomes
Earlier this week, we wrote about how the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA are important for cardiovascular health. The evidence base for omega-3 and heart health is strong enough to allow a qualified health claim in the USA and article 13 health claims in the EU. But these healthy fats are also important in other health areas. In particular, DHA is important for the normal development and function of the infant brain, nervous system and eyesight. Maintaining adequate levels of […]
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5:00 AM | Survey Polls Healthcare Professionals on Supplements & Omega-3s
Findings show healthcare practitioners are open to recommending omega-3s and other dietary supplements.
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5:00 AM | A Healthy Diet Begins in Infancy
Study finds promoting a healthy diet in infants is important to preventing childhood obesity and the onset of chronic disease.
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5:00 AM | Study Links Vitamin D & Dementia Risk
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to a study published in Neurology.
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5:00 AM | Euromonitor Partners with US-China Health Products Association
Market research firm to educate members on the size and scope of the health market in China.
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