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August 18, 2014

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1:39 PM | Choline, B-vitamins and Neural Tube Defects
While the nutrient choline is not considered a vitamin in the strictest sense, as it can be synthesized by the body in limited amounts, it has nonetheless garnered research interest as it participates in the same group of biochemical reactions as B-vitamins such as folate and vitamin B12. In particular, as Zeisel explains, it may be especially important for expecting mothers and their infants. Choline is required for normal fetal development and the proper functioning of the liver and […]
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5:00 AM | High Sodium Linked to Nearly 2 Million Cardiovascular Deaths Each Year
The estimated 1.65 million deaths represent nearly one in 10 of all deaths from cardiovascular causes worldwide.

August 15, 2014

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2:58 PM | Want to be Pregnant? Remember Vitamins are Important
When people think about vitamins and dietary supplementation, the tendency is to think about prolonging life for older adults - reducing risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease later in life. Vitamins are also important to conceive and carry a baby to full term. Approximately one out of four couples have fertility problems. Vitamin insufficiency is associated with impairments in sperm production and sperm competitiveness. 
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5:00 AM | CRN-I to Host 5th Annual Symposium\n
The Council for Responsible Nutrition-International will hold its fifth annual symposium on Thursday, October 16th in Brisbane, Australia.
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5:00 AM | Study Predicts 40% of U.S. Adults Will Develop Type 2 Diabetes
Researchers urge lifestyle interventions to reduce the number of new cases.

August 14, 2014

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3:32 PM | How can Anyone Know if Vitamin D Status is Optimal without Measurement?
Everyone should have an annual physical assessment. In addition to routine measurements (weight, height, blood pressure, reflexes, prostate exam for men, breast examination for women), blood and urinary samples are important tools to assess disease risk. Preventive medicine should be more than disease assessment and subsequent management.  Maintaining healthy nutrition levels is important for longevity.
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5:00 AM | Oxidative Stress is Significant Predictor for Hip Fracture
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5:00 AM | Neptune\'s Ramp-up Starts Strong
The company's production levels are on track as it focuses on regaining full operating capacity.
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1:46 AM | The Phrase We Should Never Say Again
“Boy, she could really use to lose a few pounds.” We’ve all said it one time or another. This post is a call to put an end to this phrase for good. We need an all out ban to this ...

August 13, 2014

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4:18 PM | Be Informed, Vitamin D Affects Health, especially D3
Many of you will have heard low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.  The risk was 2.25 higher for individuals who were severely deficient (serum 25(OH)D3 < 25 nmol/L) and 1.5 times higher for deficient (≥25 to <50 nmol/L). To be clear, this is a correlative study describing a relationship. In a new report, Ford conclude baseline vitamin D concentrations do not predict mortality 
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5:00 AM | Report Spotlights U.S. Hospital-Based Malnutrition
The Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition targets malnutrition among hospital patients in its new report.

August 12, 2014

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3:30 PM | Are you getting enough omega-3s (EPA & D
Are you getting enough omega-3s (EPA & DHA)? DHA is needed for brain and eye development. Keep EPA:DHA ratios in 1:2 to 2:1 range. http://ow.ly/Af3ToFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:30 PM | Are you getting enough omega-3s (EPA & D
Are you getting enough omega-3s (EPA & DHA)? DHA is needed for brain and eye development. Keep EPA:DHA ratios in 1:2 to 2:1 range. http://ow.ly/Af3ToFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:18 PM | Building a Foundation for Healthy Aging: Omega-3s, EPA &amp; DHA
Despite headlines to the contrary, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) does not cure periodontal disease, or anything else. Omega-3s are nutrients not medicines. However, inadequate DHA intakes have health consequences. Omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and DHA, are important for brain and cardiovascular health. From conception and throughout life.

August 11, 2014

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3:27 PM | The Wonders of Vitamins
Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress contribute to age-related disease. Non-communicable diseases (NCD) share common pathologies associated with oxidative stress, inflammation and mitochondrial alterations.  Poor diet increases the risk of NCDs. Fruit and vegetables are important sources of folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium and dietary fiber. With the exception of women in South America, >69% of men and women do not consume recommended ≥ 5 servings […]
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5:00 AM | Regeneca Worldwide Recalls RegeneSlim Due to the Presence of DMAA
DMAA is potentially dangerous to health as it can narrow blood vessels and arteries.
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5:00 AM | Education & Empowerment Can Improve Health Outcomes for Diabetes Patients
Participants in New York-Presbyterian Hospital study reduced blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels by actively managing their health.

August 08, 2014

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1:24 PM | Mothers’ DHA Omega-3 Levels Affect Infant Developmental Outcomes
Earlier this week, we wrote about how the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA are important for cardiovascular health. The evidence base for omega-3 and heart health is strong enough to allow a qualified health claim in the USA and article 13 health claims in the EU. But these healthy fats are also important in other health areas. In particular, DHA is important for the normal development and function of the infant brain, nervous system and eyesight. Maintaining adequate levels of […]
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5:00 AM | Survey Polls Healthcare Professionals on Supplements & Omega-3s
Findings show healthcare practitioners are open to recommending omega-3s and other dietary supplements.
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5:00 AM | A Healthy Diet Begins in Infancy
Study finds promoting a healthy diet in infants is important to preventing childhood obesity and the onset of chronic disease.
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5:00 AM | Study Links Vitamin D & Dementia Risk
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to a study published in Neurology.
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5:00 AM | Euromonitor Partners with US-China Health Products Association
Market research firm to educate members on the size and scope of the health market in China.

August 07, 2014

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3:37 PM | Hardened against Antioxidant Vitamin Supplements? Maybe you should Reconsider
WebMD defines antioxidants as ‘man-made or natural substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. Antioxidants are found in many foods, including fruits and vegetables. They are also available as dietary supplements.’ The antioxidant vitamins are: C, A, E and β-carotene.  Yesterday’s blog shared CDC data reporting a marginal trending increase in fruit consumption  but no change in vegetable intake among adolescents. What is the impact of not […]
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5:00 AM | Whey Protein Helps Control Blood Sugar Spikes
Consumption of whey protein concentrate before breakfast may suppress post-meal glucose spikes in diabetics.
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5:00 AM | Cadmium Contamination with Cocoa Continues
ConsumerLab.com testing found the problem is widespread among cocoa powders, involving nearly every brand of cocoa powder tested.
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5:00 AM | EAS Asia Offers Workshop on ASEAN Health Supplement Regulation at Vitafoods Asia
Regulatory experts from EAS Asia will hold a workshop on “Navigating Health Supplement Regulations in ASEAN for Successful Market Access" at Vitafoods Asia.
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5:00 AM | Catalent Makes NYSE Debut
Catalent Inc. has completed an Initial Public Offering and is now a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.

August 06, 2014

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7:48 PM | Fruits and veggies are best: What happens if nobody eats them?
Most people understand that fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone to a healthy diet yet the overwhelming majority of the population falls short of the recommended 5+ servings per day. Coming off the heels of a recent report that most children eat a serving of fruit daily, the CDC released new trend data on fruit consumption among children between 2003-2004 and 2009-2010. The result: fruit intake among children increased from 0.55 to 0.62 cup equivalents (aka, servings) per 1000 calories […]

August 05, 2014

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4:23 PM | There is Question: EPA and DHA are Important for Cardiovascular Health
Epidemiologists slice and dice datasets trying to identify the single most important health indicator. Teasing out the relative impact of risk factors is difficult so keep in mind the words of Mark Twain, “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” So let’s look at the reports coming from one study. The Cardiovascular Health Study  enrolled older (≥ 65 years) men and women from 4 counties in the US beginning in the early 1990s.  
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5:00 AM | CRN Comments on FDA’s Proposed Changes to Nutrition Facts Label
CRN submitted comments to FDA on the proposed rule revising Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels.
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