September 08, 2014

5:00 AM | Aenova Group Acquires Contract Packaging Resources, Inc.
Deal will expand Aenova’s global packaging services.

September 05, 2014

3:38 PM | Are you Familiar with all the Tools to Reduce Prevalence of Iron Deficiency Anemia?
Whole grains, legumes and nuts provide plenty of minerals. However, they also contain high levels of phytate which binds with iron (Fe), calcium and zinc. Phytate-bound minerals cannot be absorbed. Iron bioavailability from vegetarian diets are lower (5-12%) compared to mixed diets (14-18%) and heme iron present in meat (25%). Phytates are a major reason that vegetarians and others who do not regularly eat red meat can become iron-deficient. Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is the most common […]

September 04, 2014

4:18 PM | Food Security, Micronutrients and Raising Children: A Global Quandary
The landing page for Scaling Up Nutrition states “When children are properly nourished they can grow up to be healthy and productive.” Proper nourishment refers to the need for adequate amounts of energy (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) and essential nutrients (vitamins and minerals).  We know this to be true. Malnutrition can be acute or chronic. Acute malnutrition (starvation) leads to death and often follows earthquakes or other emergencies. Chronic malnutrition causes […]
7:25 AM | The Wind of Change in the Willows
  As early as the 5th century BC, Hippocrates the father of medicine was recommending taking a bitter extract of willow bark to ease aches and pains. How this ancient herbal remedy lead to the discovery of aspirin is a tale complex enough to give you a headache, with various scientists staking a claim and […]
5:00 AM | Cargill to Buy ADM’s Chocolate Business for $440 Million
Purchase expands Cargill’s chocolate footprint in North America and Europe.
5:00 AM | Changing Global Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
Healthier diets and reducing food waste are part of a combination of solutions.

September 03, 2014

10:20 AM | Nutritional Supplements help fill Nutrient Gaps
A new report finds that adults are eating better. We are making healthier food choices. US diets aren’t great but they are improving. The question is: have diets improved enough? Wang and colleagues investigated dietary quality trends from 1990 to 2010 in the US using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. They used the Alternate Healthy Eating Index 2010 (AHEI-2010) to measure diet quality. 
5:00 AM | Study Gauges Western Readiness to Eat Insects
Young, adventurous men concerned about the environment most likely to adopt insects as a meat substitute.
5:00 AM | Quality of U.S. Diet Improves, Gap Widens Between Rich & Poor
Overall dietary quality remains poor, presenting challenges for public health researchers and policy makers.
5:00 AM | Study Shows Spinach Extract Could Increase Weight Loss
Researchers cited green leaf membranes called thylakoids as mechanism of action.
5:00 AM | CellMark Chemicals Acquires AnMar International
The move aims to bolster the company's global presence in specialty markets and expand custom manufacturing capabilities.
5:00 AM | Herbal Supplement Sales Increased 7.9% in 2013
Sales of herbal dietary supplements in the U.S. reached approximately $6 billion for the first time in 2013.

September 02, 2014

8:00 PM | Young Children can Benefit from Multi-Vitamin-Mineral Supplementation
Scientific progress is much slower than news the news cycle. So it is surprising when scientific studies create a media frenzy. After all, assembling the totality of the evidence isn’t  a matter of immediacy. The creation of regulations is even slower. Last January, Madden, DeBias & Cook published a market analysis of vitamin supplements in JAMA Pediatrics.  
5:00 AM | USCHPA Discusses Dietary Supplement Reform with China’s Lawmakers
The U.S.-China Health Products Association was invited by the China’s National People’s Congress Legislative Department to discuss China's Draft Food Safety Law.

August 29, 2014

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 […]
5:00 AM | ERSP Recommends Obesity Research Institute Modify Claims for Lipozene Supplement
Company said it will adjust claims in future advertising.
5:00 AM | FDA to Strengthen Program to Assess Safety of Chemicals in Foods
Agency reviews its internal evaluation processes.

August 28, 2014

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?
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.
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.
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

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.
5:00 AM | FDA Co-Sponsors Dietetics and Nutrition Webinar with JIFSAN
Webinar will cover updated information on food and nutrition regulatory processes.
5:00 AM | FDA Takes Action Against Georgia Supplement Manufacturer
Firm allegedly ignored previous FDA warnings and GMP regulations.
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

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?
5:00 AM | DSM Invests $30 Million in Omega-3 Production Facility
Company confident in a healthy future for the category.
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
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

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? under: Uncategorized
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