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October 30, 2014

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8:31 PM | It’s those beta-glucans! RT @HuffPostGr
It’s those beta-glucans! RT @HuffPostGreen: 5 reasons to eat more oatmeal http://t.co/x6JrpMMgYrFiled under: Uncategorized
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8:31 PM | It’s those beta-glucans! RT @HuffPostGr
It’s those beta-glucans! RT @HuffPostGreen: 5 reasons to eat more oatmeal http://t.co/x6JrpMMgYrFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:56 PM | Multivitamin-Mineral Supplements are Safe, Practical Way to Obtain Nutrients
In the US, a supplement is taken orally and intended to “supplement the diet” with ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanical products, amino acids and substances such as metabolites. The Council for Responsible Nutrition reports that 68% of US adults report taking dietary supplements (50% report being regular users). The majority (>95%) use multivitamin-mineral supplements.  An overwhelming majority (83%) express confidence in the safety, quality and […]
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5:00 AM | Latin American Vitamin & Dietary Supplement Market Grew 5% in 2013
Rising disposable incomes and consumer adoption of health and wellness trends are driving the market.
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5:00 AM | Clear Label Leads Top 10 Trends for 2015
Innova Market Insights to unveil complete list in Nov. 6 webinar.
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5:00 AM | Pet Food Sales to Reach $33 Billion in 2018
Consumers spending more on premium and healthy products, according to Packaged Facts report.
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5:00 AM | 2014 CRN Consumer Survey Offers Insights on U.S. Supplement Use
2014 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements reveals a large number of U.S. adults use and are confident in supplements.

October 29, 2014

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7:35 PM | Nutrient Status, Healthy Livers, and Metabolic Syndrome
Nutrition science developed from a desire to understand the components of a healthy diet. The goal of nutrition guidance (nutrition policy) is to guide human behavior, including food choices, to favor health and longevity. By helping people understand the 5 food groups in the context of a healthy plate, government agencies hope to influence nutritional value of our diet and ultimately, human health.

October 28, 2014

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4:26 PM | Looking at the dietary intakes of people with disabilities
There are approximately 56 million Americans living with disabilities, and living with a disability is associated with a higher likelihood of having health issues such as obesity, hypertension, and many others. People with disabilities need to pay attention to their diet and lifestyle to help support their health just like anyone else, but relatively little is known about what these individuals are consuming.  

October 27, 2014

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8:22 PM | Should the Nutrition Facts panel drive food fortification practices?
You may already be aware that the FDA has proposed numerous revisions to the ever present “Nutrition Facts” panel present on the side of nearly all foods you buy. In the Personal Health section of Sunday’s New York Times, author Jane Brody wrote about these revisions – praising some changes yet also pointing out areas which she felt that the proposal left things to be desired. Relying on a quote from former FDA commissioner Dr. David Kessler, Ms. Brody was specifically […]
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6:15 PM | Cannabis Will Make You Free
Hemp or Cannabis sativa is probably the oldest non-food crop of all. It has been cultivated in Asia to produce ropes, fabrics and oil-seed since Neolithic times. It spread as far as Europe by 1500 BC but took another 2000 years before it became a significant fibre crop in the continent. The narcotic properties of […]
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5:00 AM | Food Tank & The James Beard Foundation Develop ‘Good Food Org Guide’
Guide highlights U.S. nonprofits doing exemplary work in food and agriculture, nutrition and health, hunger and obesity, and food justice.
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5:00 AM | Stevia Market Grows by 14% in 2014
Stevia’s overall market value to is expected to reach an estimated $336 million in 2014.

October 24, 2014

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2:58 PM | Hopefully your Omega-3 Index Exceeds 8%? Find Out Why
The fatty acids found in the membranes of erythrocytes, also known as red blood cells (RBC), reflect the type of fats (animal, plant, seafood) being consumed and their fatty acid composition (saturated, monosaturated, polyunsaturated).  The omega-3 index, the percentage of total fatty acids which are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found in RBC membranes may be a biomarker of cardiovascular risk, especially cardiac death. 
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5:00 AM | Harkin Marks 20th Anniversary of DSHEA
Chairman of HELP committee has been a leading voice in the push for policies that will keep Americans healthy and safe.
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5:00 AM | A Third of Canadians Regularly Purchase Natural & Organic Foods and Beverages
Around 20% of adults under age 44 regularly buy organic groceries, compared to only 12–13% of those age 45 and older.

October 23, 2014

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9:26 AM | Designing a Nutritionally Balanced Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food from Local Ingredients
The World Health Organisation considers Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to have “revolutionized” the treatment of severe malnutrition in children. RUTF saves the lives of hundreds of thousands of children every year. RUTF are shelf-stable pastes that can be used at home, and contain a nutritionally-balanced mix of ingredients that provide children with the energy, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals for them to put on weight and treat deficiency. But how can it be developed […]
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5:00 AM | Resveratrol May Boost Spinal Bone Density in Men with Metabolic Syndrome
Study suggests compound found in red wine has potential as osteoporosis treatment.
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5:00 AM | Private Label Foods & Beverages Making Healthy Eating Affordable
Retail dollar sales of private label food and beverages will grow by a CAGR of 4% to reach $122 billion in 2018.
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5:00 AM | Conscious Consumers Impacted by Health, Safety and Sustainability
Americans are willing to spend 31% extra per week on safe and sustainably produced grocery food.

October 22, 2014

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8:27 PM | Is a milk by any other name just as nutritious?
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that supports healthy bones, muscles and more, yet more than 90% of Americans don’t get enough in their diets. This is partly due to the fact that naturally occurring vitamin D is not found in high amounts in many foods, save for fish – a food which Americans certainly do not to eat enough of (see: every article ever posted on Talking Nutrition about Omega-3’s).  As a result, vitamin D intakes in the United States are largely driven by […]
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5:00 AM | Industry Responds to JAMA Letter on Adulterated Supplements
JAMA study finds 66.7% of the recalled supplements still contain banned substances; industry organizations respond.

October 21, 2014

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9:25 PM | Full Spectrum Multivitamin and Mineral Supplements: a Source of Essential Nutrients
Twenty years ago, Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA), recognizing the role of dietary supplements in health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases. The law established a new regulatory framework and mechanisms to deal with safety issues, labeling, and health claims. It provided guidance on good manufacturing practices. Unfortunately, Congress didn’t guarantee funding for enforcement of DSHEA.
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1:50 PM | 12 Things You Can Do While Exercising
  Hey you multi-taskers! Feel like you have no time to exercise? Here are some ways to get more out of your exercise time while feeding your desire to get things done. 1. Watch TV. Yeah yeah yeah, everyone has ...
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5:02 AM | ACN Humanitarian Award Presented to Vitamin Angels
Vitamin Angels received the American College of Nutrition’s Humanitarian Award at ACN’s 55th Annual Conference.
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5:00 AM | Study Examines How Nutrition May Reduce Hospital Readmission
Study of 3,000 patients will quantify the effectiveness of nutrition care in hospital settings.
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5:00 AM | Food Supplements Europe Issues Quality Guidance
Manufacturing checklist and self-assessment tools designed to ensure product safety and quality.

October 20, 2014

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8:38 PM | Can Scientists be Social and Translate Science?
Not everyone is intrigued by science. I get that. However, science (and scientists) is interesting. Three reasons to follow science blogs: 1) By nature, scientists test hypotheses. When considering questions from different perspectives, they challenge the status quo. 2) Scientists have a profound ability to distill a problem into the obvious. And 3), being a scientist can be fun. We may even have friends.
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5:00 AM | USDA Awards Funding for Excellence in Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention
The $4 million in grants will establish four regional centers and a coordinating center for research on nutrition education and obesity prevention.

October 17, 2014

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8:55 PM | Reasons to keep tweets to 140 characters
Reasons to keep tweets to 140 characters! RT @Science_Factoid “Research has found that your brain can’t handle more than 150 friends.”Filed under: Uncategorized
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