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August 29, 2014

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5:03 PM | Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Heart Health: Algal, Krill or Fish Oil Supplements
Most people do not consume enough fatty fish containing long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 LCPUFAs). Consequently, our intake of the ω-3 LCPUFAs - eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) – is low. ω-3 LCPUFAs help reduce production of triglycerides by the liver and increase triglyceride clearance. Increasing ω-3 LCPUFA intake can also increase HDL-cholesterol concentrations. Based on this evidence, the FDA approved the use of […]
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5:00 AM | ERSP Recommends Obesity Research Institute Modify Claims for Lipozene Supplement
Company said it will adjust claims in future advertising.
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5:00 AM | FDA to Strengthen Program to Assess Safety of Chemicals in Foods
Agency reviews its internal evaluation processes.

August 28, 2014

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1:02 PM | Clinical Studies With Food Highlight Limitations of Nutrition Research
Today, two studies that conducted clinical trials using food appeared on my nutrition research radar: a study by Navarro and co-workers looking at the effect of cruciferous vegetables on markers of inflammation, and another by Pereira-Caro and colleagues on the bioavailability of polyphenols from orange juice. What do these types of studies tell us about health benefits of foods and phytonutrients?
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5:00 AM | U.K. Study: Lycopene Might Reduce Prostate Cancer Risk
Men who eat more than 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18% lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
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5:00 AM | Phytosterol Supplements Help Protect Hearts, and Wallets
Use of supplements at preventive levels among a targeted U.S. population would lead to significant savings.
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5:00 AM | More Consumers Opt for Healthy Snacks Between Meals
Snack foods eaten at main meals will grow approximately 5% over the next five years, according to an NPD report.

August 27, 2014

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2:36 PM | Fish-to-Krill isn’t exactly Apples-to-Apples
Krill oil has hit the Omega-3 supplement market as an alternative to fish oil, touting claims of better absorption. But is it really true? A recent re-examination of the evidence challenges these assumptions.
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5:00 AM | FDA Co-Sponsors Dietetics and Nutrition Webinar with JIFSAN
Webinar will cover updated information on food and nutrition regulatory processes.
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5:00 AM | FDA Takes Action Against Georgia Supplement Manufacturer
Firm allegedly ignored previous FDA warnings and GMP regulations.
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5:00 AM | Losing Weight Lowers Healthcare Costs for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Research published online in the journal Diabetes Care.

August 26, 2014

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11:33 AM | Do Parents’ Shifts in Identifying Childhood Obesity Reflect the Normalization of Excess Bodyweight?
Hansen and colleagues report on how parents’ perceptions of childhood overweight have changed over 15 years. Comparing sampling periods from 1988-1994 with 2005-2010, the researchers found that the probability that parents correctly identify their child as overweight decreased by 16% between the two study periods, with more parents thinking that their overweight or obese child had a weight that was about right. What is going on here?
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5:00 AM | DSM Invests $30 Million in Omega-3 Production Facility
Company confident in a healthy future for the category.
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5:00 AM | FTC Order Concludes Health Claims for BrainStrong Supplement Were Deceptive
Ruling bars i-Health and Martek from claiming that DHA can prevent cognitive decline or improve memory in adults
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5:00 AM | Abbot Funds Nutrition and Cognition Research
Nearly $6 million in funding was awarded as part of the third annual research challenge.

August 25, 2014

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7:48 PM | Vitamin E and prostate health. The vitam
Vitamin E and prostate health. The vitamin E status of most men is less than those volunteering for clinical studies. Do you know your vitamin E status? http://ow.ly/AHIdOFiled under: Uncategorized
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7:48 PM | Vitamin E and prostate health. The vitam
Vitamin E and prostate health. The vitamin E status of most men is less than those volunteering for clinical studies. Do you know your vitamin E status? http://ow.ly/AHIdOFiled under: Uncategorized
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6:14 PM | Prostate Health: Are you Typical or a SELECT Male with High Vitamin E Status?
Antioxidants protect us. Our bodies have many interrelated systems to protect our cells and tissues. Vitamin E (α-tocopherol) is the most abundant lipid-soluble antioxidant in our bodies. It is co-located within cell membranes to protect polyunsaturated fatty acids from peroxidization. Vitamin E, as well as other antioxidants such as vitamin C and selenium, help protect DNA and proteins from oxidation. Vitamin C is required to regenerate vitamin E.
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3:09 PM | Peer-Reviewed Journals Called to Defend Themselves
Scientific publications which have undergone peer-review are supposed to be the epitomy of quality. The assumption is that scientists have critically evaluated the study. While reviewers may not agree upon the interpretation of the data, they are endorsing the methods and … Continue reading →
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3:09 PM | Peer-Reviewed Journals Called to Defend Themselves
Scientific publications which have undergone peer-review are supposed to be the epitomy of quality. The assumption is that scientists have critically evaluated the study. While reviewers may not agree upon the interpretation of the data, they are endorsing the methods and … Continue reading →
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6:38 AM | Vanilla for One
More than any other plants orchids are evocative of the exotic. In fact as a family the orchids are highly cosmopolitan, occurring almost everywhere on earth. With more than 20,000 species it is the largest family of flowering plants. In temperate regions most orchids are ground dwelling perennial herbs, however the majority of orchids live […]

August 22, 2014

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6:28 PM | Using Technology Advancements to Improve Nutritional Assessments
Nutrient intakes are routinely used to estimate nutrient status. Because of day-to-day variability in eating patterns, the number of days of food intake data required varies tremendously by nutrient. Food intake must be recorded for 5-16 days to estimate the true average vitamin B intake for a group of individuals and greater than 19 days for vitamins A and C. Most nutrient intake studies are not this comprehensive. Ideally, nutritional status is assessed using objective measures

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?
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