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February 11, 2015

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5:00 AM | U.S. Study Reports Shifts in Natural Products Use
Use of melatonin has risen, while echinicea has fallen; fish oil is the top natural product among adults and children.
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February 10, 2015

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5:05 PM | Vitamin E: More Evidence of Health Benefits and Gaps in Intake
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that plays a key role in protecting cell membranes, protecting low density lipoproteins (LDLs) from oxidation (oxidized LDLs contribute to cardiovascular disease), and the regulation of cell growth and differentiation.  Adults aged 20 and older have an RDA of 15 mg/day, but the most recent dietary data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey shows gaps in intake in the United States.  Males and females aged 20 and older who do […]
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4:36 PM | Dining out: A treat or a habit?
When I was a kid in the late 70’s/early 80’s going out to eat was a treat. When your birthday came along you’d get excited because that was the one day of the year you got to go to your ...
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5:00 AM | Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Over Alleged Supplement Fraud
Fallout from New York Attorney General accusations continues.

February 09, 2015

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3:33 PM | Vitamin D helps power athletic performance
Optimal nutrition is essential for supporting physical activity as well as athletic performance.  The importance of protein and electrolytes including sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium for performance and recovery are well-known and are widely found in sports bars and energy drinks.  The role of other nutrients for performance is beginning to be appreciated and a recent study by Maroon and colleagues is sure to peak interest around vitamin D, especially among aspiring football […]

February 06, 2015

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7:39 PM | Nutrition By The Slice
Everyone loves pizza, and for better or for worse, pizza has become a staple of the American diet. Children and adolescents in particular seem to be enamored with pizza as it remains a major contributor to the overall caloric intake of those under age 18 (which might at least partially explain why the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles loved it so much). So what does all that pizza mean for your diet?  

February 05, 2015

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7:34 PM | Do you supplement with #vitaminD regular
Do you supplement with #vitaminD regularly? Regular use leads to smaller fluctuations than a large single bolus http://ow.ly/Iz9x2Filed under: Uncategorized
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7:34 PM | Do you supplement with #vitaminD regular
Do you supplement with #vitaminD regularly? Regular use leads to smaller fluctuations than a large single bolus http://ow.ly/Iz9x2Filed under: Uncategorized
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7:25 PM | Seasonal Changes in Vitamin D Status and Physiological Norms
Watching the news drives home the fact that the northern hemisphere is deep into winter. Barcelona, Spain and Boston, USA are both experiencing snow. Because of inclement weather conditions (and sun block for those in warmer climates), our ability to synthesize vitamin D3 in skin is limited. Without sun exposure, serum 25(OH)D3 concentrations fall  during the winter months. Scientists wondered if a single very large dose (bolus) of vitamin D might maintain serum 25(OH)D3 concentrations […]
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5:00 AM | More Than A Third of Kids in England Are Overweight/Obese
Some evidence suggests rates may be leveling off in younger children.
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5:00 AM | Sales of Local Foods Reach $12 Billion
Packaged Facts predicts sales to approach $20 billion in 2019.

February 04, 2015

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12:46 PM | .@JohnsHopkinsSPH is talking about #vita
.@JohnsHopkinsSPH is talking about #vitamin A and malaria in children. See why: http://ow.ly/ItnYb @ThousandDays @SightandLifeFiled under: Uncategorized
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12:46 PM | .@JohnsHopkinsSPH is talking about #vita
.@JohnsHopkinsSPH is talking about #vitamin A and malaria in children. See why: http://ow.ly/ItnYb @ThousandDays @SightandLifeFiled under: Uncategorized
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12:34 PM | Vitamin A and Malaria Risk in Children Under 5 Years
Johns Hopkins researchers report children under 5 years of age living in sub-Saharan Africa who are supplemented with vitamin A are 54% less likely to develop malaria. This is big news. Why? More than half of the world’s population is at risk of contracting malaria. The affirmation of vitamin A supplementation in 20,984 children comes from analysis of national survey data from 4 sub-Saharan countries (Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Rwanda and Senegal). Vitamin A supplementation was protective […]
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12:29 PM | Citrus and The Forbidden Fruit of Barbados
Everyone thinks they can identify an orange or a lemon, however, the shrubby tropical and sub-tropical trees that we call Citrus have been cultivated for so long that after thousands of years of hybridisation and selection their division into meaningful species is not as easy as you may think. This kind of phenomenon is not […]
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5:00 AM | Older Adults Need to Double Protein to Build More Muscle
Researchers find that the quantity of protein, but not the timing of meals, matters most.
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5:00 AM | Diet & Nutrition Essential for Mental Health
Nutrient-based prescription may have the potential to assist in the management of mental disorders.
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5:00 AM | Green Tea May Target Protein to Kill Oral Cancer Cells
EGCG may trigger a cycle that kills oral cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.
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5:00 AM | New Nutrition Business Sees Potential in Sprouted Grains
Sprouted grains products are on track for over $250 million in sales by 2018.

February 03, 2015

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4:10 PM | Nutrition Labeling: How Can We Make Choosing Healthy Foods Easier?
Do you use nutrition labels on food packages when grocery shopping? Does the information guide your food selection? The Nutrient Facts label required on most foods in the US and Canada is designed to help consumers make informed and healthier food choices. A previous study showed that reading nutrition labels is associated with a lower-fat diet.  But according to a recently published study, the required nutrition labeling in the US and Canada is the hardest to digest out of the four […]
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10:24 AM | It’s a prudent thing for many people to
It’s a prudent thing for many people to use a dietary supplement – Dr Jeff Blumberg @Tufts @JMHNRCA http://ow.ly/IoL1D via @NPRFiled under: Uncategorized
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10:24 AM | It’s a prudent thing for many people to
It’s a prudent thing for many people to use a dietary supplement – Dr Jeff Blumberg @Tufts @JMHNRCA http://ow.ly/IoL1D via @NPRFiled under: Uncategorized
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5:00 AM | AHPA: Attorney General\'s Allegations Based on Inadequate Testing
DNA barcoding does not have the capacity to reach the degree of certainty represented by allegations.
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5:00 AM | New York AG Targets Herbal Supplements at Major Retailers
DNA testing allegedly failed to find ingredients listed on labels.

February 02, 2015

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4:19 PM | #nutrients affect immune function. Just
#nutrients affect immune function. Just have to measure status to see the impact. http://ow.ly/IlR7aFiled under: Uncategorized
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4:19 PM | #nutrients affect immune function. Just
#nutrients affect immune function. Just have to measure status to see the impact. http://ow.ly/IlR7aFiled under: Uncategorized
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9:38 AM | Separating the Chaff from Grain, Fruit and Vegetables on Inflammation and Health
Inflammation is considered to be a key factor initiating many chronic non-communicable diseases. Some nutrients are known to influence inflammation. In a Belgian cross-sectional study of 2,524 generally healthy subjects (35-55y), Shivappa and colleagues measured associations between dietary recall data (Food Frequency Questionnaires of 25 foods items) and inflammatory markers (IL-6, homocysteine, C-reactive protein and fibrogen).
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5:00 AM | Appeals Court Upholds FTC Decision Against POM Wonderful
Court did not confirm requirement for two RCTs.
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5:00 AM | British Herbal Organizations Endorse Botanical Adulterants Educational Program
Herbal Practitioners Association and U.K. trade association to support international quality control initiative.
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