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November 13, 2014

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2:25 PM | The Global #NutritionReport with #nutrit
The Global #NutritionReport with #nutrition data on 193 UN countries is out. Key part of #ICN2. http://ow.ly/E25os via @ThousandDaysFiled under: Uncategorized
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2:25 PM | The Global #NutritionReport with #nutrit
The Global #NutritionReport with #nutrition data on 193 UN countries is out. Key part of #ICN2. http://ow.ly/E25os via @ThousandDaysFiled under: Uncategorized
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5:00 AM | CRN Database Compiles FDA Warning Letters
CRN developed a free online tool that compiles FDA Warning Letters to dietary supplement companies in a searchable database.
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5:00 AM | EFSA Issues New Positive Opinion on DHA Health Claim
If adopted, the new ruling would provide a stronger emphasis on the importance of DHA for children, according to GOED.
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5:00 AM | Capstone Nutrition Offers Development & Manufacturing
Integrity Nutraceuticals and Cornerstone Research & Development join forces to provide OTC development and manufacturing.
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5:00 AM | Environment Committee Backs Flexibility for EU Countries to Ban GMO Crops
Group supports rights of member states to ban GMO crops on environmental grounds.

November 12, 2014

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9:12 PM | RT @RhonaA_PhD: Dr. Steve Blair–NIH est
RT @RhonaA_PhD: Dr. Steve Blair–NIH estimates of funding for physical activity and exercise Part 2 #Nutrition2014 http://t.co/rj2FpTsY5kFiled under: Uncategorized
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9:12 PM | RT @RhonaA_PhD: Dr. Steve Blair–NIH est
RT @RhonaA_PhD: Dr. Steve Blair–NIH estimates of funding for physical activity and exercise Part 2 #Nutrition2014 http://t.co/rj2FpTsY5kFiled under: Uncategorized
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8:49 PM | A night to remember indeed…. http://ow
A night to remember indeed…. http://ow.ly/EbrPJ via @DrSharmaFiled under: Uncategorized
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8:49 PM | A night to remember indeed…. http://ow
A night to remember indeed…. http://ow.ly/EbrPJ via @DrSharmaFiled under: Uncategorized
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7:29 PM | Eat Fiber for the Health of Your Gut, Liver and Kidneys
People don’t eat enough dietary fiber. We just don’t and we aren’t changing our habits. The average intake of US adults still hovers around 15g daily. We should be eating twice that amount. Why? There are good reasons. Let’s start from the back and work forward! Bacteria living in the large intestine have the enzymes that we lack to digest fiber. As gut bacteria break down dietary fibers anaerobically (called fermentation), they also use nitrogen sources 
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5:00 AM | Food Matters Live to Hosts Food, Drink & Nutrition Industry Experts
Conference gathers retailers, food service providers, nutrition and health professionals, and government.
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5:00 AM | China’s FDA Issues Draft Regulations for Nutritional Supplements
USCHPA says the new draft regulations are an important step toward the modernization of China’s health food industry.

November 11, 2014

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9:47 PM | “Publishing is good. Being read is bette
“Publishing is good. Being read is better.” Talking Science blog competition winners announced: http://t.co/4xYmuPXEHu via @samuel_staceyFiled under: Uncategorized
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9:47 PM | “Publishing is good. Being read is bette
“Publishing is good. Being read is better.” Talking Science blog competition winners announced: http://t.co/4xYmuPXEHu via @samuel_staceyFiled under: Uncategorized
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7:45 PM | Could Omega-3 Benefits be Partly Explained by Vitamin E?
For decades, the advice has been to reduce consumption of saturated and trans fatty acids. As evidence accumulated, people were urged to replace solid fats with oils and increase their seafood consumption. The intent was to encourage dietary patterns rich in long-chain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) and better balance omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. What about antioxidants protecting LCPUFA?

November 10, 2014

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5:09 PM | Life Choices can Tip Risks and Benefits of Vitamin D
Life is a balancing act. Regularly we find ourselves weighing circumstances.  An obvious example is work-life balance. A classic nutritional example is vitamin D status. When exposed to sunlight, skin can synthesize vitamin D3. However sun exposure, especially sunburns, increases the risk skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Guy Jr and colleagues report the incidence of skin cancer is increasing. Using data from the 2002-2011 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey,
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5:00 AM | Experts Invited to Submit Papers for Vitafoods Europe Conference 2015
Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 14.
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5:00 AM | AHPA Election Recap: Race Results Impact the Dietary Supplement Industry
Growing Republican power may reshape key congressional committees for the dietary supplement industry.
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5:00 AM | Mediterranean Diets May Offer Lasting Health Benefits
Diet and exercise leads to improved blood flow in cells in the inner lining of the blood vessels.

November 09, 2014

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11:56 PM | The Real Reason We Don’t Exercise
A friend of mine came back from one of those crazy obstacle races and commented, “I’m finally used to walking around with my shoes, socks, and feet soaking wet and cold.”  He said when he first started exercising outside he ...

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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