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November 07, 2014

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6:27 PM | YAWN, Today’s Main Citation Won’t Make Headlines
Controversy grabs attention. It makes news cycles turn. Eyeballs become focused. People stop to listen. People converse about current events. All of these actions help make cash registers ring. Today’s nutrition story won’t do any of those. Unfortunately because the scientific insight is important. What is the message? Multivitamin use is safe. Multivitamin use is not associated with long-term risk of cardiovascular (CVD) events: myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, or cardiac […]
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5:00 AM | Added Sugars Consumed by U.S. Adults Up 30% in Three Decades
Added sugars provided 300 calories per day to the diets of U.S adults from from 2009-2010.

November 06, 2014

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2:36 PM | Using Biochemical Indicators of Nutritional Status for Resilience
What is good health?  According to the World Health Organization, it is more than the absence of disease.  The social well-being of people in a community must be considered when defining good health.  The Samueli Institute writes of resilience – the ability of individuals and societies to respond to stressful challenges, including our ability to cope mentally and physically. Dr Barberger-Gateau explores nutritional opportunities to support the brain during aging. 

November 05, 2014

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11:19 PM | US Military Evalulating Benefits of Omega-3 Supplementation
At the Council for Responsible Nutrition Day of Science, Dr Wayne Jonas (@waynejonas1) from the Samueli Institute highlighted the release of a special issue of Military Medicine entitled “Nutritional Armor: Omega-3 for the Warfighter”. The collection of peer-reviewed papers demonstrate the importance of maintaining n-3/n-6 balance to fulfill demanding mental and physical performance expectations of active military personnnel.
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5:00 AM | Breakfast Skews Toward Snacks
On-the-go, convenient breakfast snacks are changing the way consumers start their day.
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5:00 AM | CRN-I Symposium Exports GMP, Other Standards to Global Audience 

Meeting in Brisbane presents expert insights on establishing, maintaining dietary supplement quality.
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5:00 AM | AHPA Launches Import Records Center
Association calls for submission of reports of import interruptions.

November 04, 2014

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8:59 PM | No need for panic: folic acid is still essential to maintain a healthy pregnancy
Women of childbearing age are encouraged to supplement with 400 mcg/day of folic acid to reduce the risk of neural tube defects in their children. The current Dietary Reference Intake for folate during pregnancy is 600 mcg/day, yet women who are considered at high risk for having children with neural tube defects are often advised to consume up to 5000 mcg/day. Recent data suggests that this practice may be harmful – so is it cause for alarm?
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5:00 AM | U.K. Food Standards Agency Publishes Survey on Allergen Labeling
Survey examined levels of milk, gluten, peanut and hazelnut in products with allergen warnings.
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5:00 AM | Alternative Sweeteners Gain 12% Share of $73.4 Billion Market
Sucrose remains the dominant ingredient but health concerns drive global sweetener market toward alternatives.

November 03, 2014

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8:31 PM | People Want Gluten-Free Products
Researchers confirm the food system is primarily an economic enterprise. Food choices are affected by price, demand, cost, and trade regulations. Our food supply is complex with over 85,000 uniquely formulated food and beverage products which are often changing. New products enter the market, old ones leave, and others are reformulated. Miller and colleagues examined the US food supply in relation to the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) 2010 
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5:00 AM | Study Finds Moderate Aspartame Consumption Safe
American Cancer Society researchers concluded aspartame not associated with increased risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

October 31, 2014

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1:54 PM | Listen to your Heart Beat: Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Muscle Function
A human hearts beat 100,000 times per day, 35 million times per year, and more than 2.5 billion times during the average lifetime. It pushes about 5.6 liters (6 quarts) of blood around the body three times every minute. An amazing amount of work. Most people understand that omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPFUFA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), have heart health benefits. The mechanism of action is presumed to be related to LCPUFA effects on blood […]

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.
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