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April 26, 2015

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9:16 PM | Experimental Biology 2015 Tweet Analysis #expbio
Like 2014 and 2013, I collected tweets for the 2015 Experimental Biology conference (dataset here). The following are some comparisons between the 3 years. This year, there was an increase in the total number of tweets to the hashtags over the official conference start and end times of 8:00am EST, Saturday March 28 to 4:30pm, Wednesday April 1. The hashtags that were collected were: #xbio, #eb2015, #expbio, #asnatexpbio (this one was added at 10:36pm EST on Saturday, March 28 after I noticed […]

April 24, 2015

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6:32 PM | Prostate Cancer and Nutrition
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. It represents 13% of all new cancer cases in the US and >25,000 men will die from it this year. Risk factors for prostate cancer are: age, family history (genetics), and race. Researchers search to determine if nutrition affects prostate cancer risk. A systematic review of 12 self-reported dietary intake and 9 biomarker studies finds no evidence of an association between prostate cancer risk and omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty […]
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1:07 PM | Flexible dieters are more successful dieters: weight regain and the tendency to think in black and white terms
Maintenance of a healthy body weight is challenging for many people. Diet success rates are generally low and it has been shown that 50% of the weight loss is usually regained after one year.  A factor that has been associated with overeating and weight regain is thinking in black and white terms; a personality trait that is called dichotomous thinking. People often hold divided beliefs about food (healthy or unhealthy), their diets (on track or out of track), but also about […]
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5:00 AM | FDA Declares BMPEA Is Not a Dietary Ingredient
Supplements containing the stimulant are thereby misbranded under the law.
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5:00 AM | HORN Nutraceuticals Expands Sales Team

April 23, 2015

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3:07 PM | A Tale of Alzheimer's Disease, Nutrition, and Politics
According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, roughly 5.1 million Americans suffer with Alzheimer's disease. The resulting cost of care for patients with dementia including Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to be between $157 and $215 billion dollars in the United States alone. In the New York Times yesterday, an op-ed by Newt Gingrich called for doubling the NIH budget in order to stimulate research programs around the prevention and treatment of diseases such as […]
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5:00 AM | Study Supports Digestive Health Benefits of Green Kiwifruit Ingredient

April 22, 2015

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4:41 PM | Low #vitaminD concentrations associated
Low #vitaminD concentrations associated with delirium-onset in hospitalized patients http://ow.ly/LYhL5 #EarthDayFiled under: Uncategorized
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4:41 PM | Low #vitaminD concentrations associated
Low #vitaminD concentrations associated with delirium-onset in hospitalized patients http://ow.ly/LYhL5 #EarthDayFiled under: Uncategorized
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4:30 PM | Earth Day, Vitamin D, Delirium, and Death: All in One Blog!
Yesterday was a day of colossal journalism failure leading to miscommunication about multivitamins and cancer. It has been confirmed by the University of Colorado Cancer Centre that Dr. Byers didn’t present new research findings in Philadelphia on Monday. The entire news cycle linking multivitamin/mineral supplements with cancer risk seems to have been stimulated by a university press release alluding to a commentary published in 2012. For a scientific perspective, see “Journalism […]
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5:00 AM | ABC Publishes 6,000th HerbClip Research Summary
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5:00 AM | Q Laboratories Hires Chemistry Lab Group Leader
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5:00 AM | Indian Minister Of State Responsible For Promoting Ayurveda Visits Sabinsa / Sami Labs
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5:00 AM | Blue Diamond Introduces Almond Flour Line
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5:00 AM | Applied Food Sciences Obtains GRAS Status for PurCaf
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5:00 AM | Green CoffeeTea Provides Immune and Weight Loss Support
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5:00 AM | BI Nutraceuticals Celebrates Steam Sterilization Milestone
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5:00 AM | Bimbo Bakeries Launches Healthfull Line
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5:00 AM | NBTY Adds to Leadership Team

April 21, 2015

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3:36 PM | Are headlines on #multivitamin/mineral s
Are headlines on #multivitamin/mineral supplement use and #cancer accurate? What do you think? http://ow.ly/LUJJe #RollingStoneFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:36 PM | Are headlines on #multivitamin/mineral s
Are headlines on #multivitamin/mineral supplement use and #cancer accurate? What do you think? http://ow.ly/LUJJe #RollingStoneFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:04 PM | Journalism Fails when Stories are not Adequately Verified
Journalism, get your act together! Once again, print and televised media (Sunday Express, The Guardian, Daily Mail, CBS News) are disseminating a story which raises many questions. Only a few weeks since the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism investigation led Rolling Stone to apologize for failing to meet journalistic standards. What are today’s sordid details? The American Association for Cancer Research is holding its annual meeting in Philadelphia, Apr 18-22. Dr […]

April 20, 2015

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6:48 PM | Insuring Against Worst Case Scenarios with Vitamin D
With the exception of elective surgery, most hospital admission are unexpected. Given the unexpected nature of emergencies, it would seem that one cannot really prepare. New evidence suggests that maintaining adequate circulating vitamin D concentrations may be an excellent form of insurance to modify the outcome of an emergency trip to the hospital. Serum 25(OH)D concentrations of 4,344 adults hospitalized between 1993 and 2011 were analyzed with respect to 30d all-cause mortality. Patients […]
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5:00 AM | Lipid-Based Vitamin D Formulation Boosts Blood Levels
Life Extension study showed 5,000 IU softgel formulation led to a 28.5% increase in 25(OH) D blood levels.
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5:00 AM | TSI Group’s Innovation Symposium Grows in Second Year
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5:00 AM | Glanbia Nutritionals Adds truebroc to Ingredient Portfolio
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5:00 AM | ASEAN Health Supplement Sector Primed for Growth
Harmonization of standards will help establish a single market and production base.
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