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July 22, 2014

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5:00 AM | ConsumerLab.com Reviews Cholesterol-Lowering Products
According to the American Heart Association, 99 million Americans age 20 and older have elevated blood cholesterol levels.

July 21, 2014

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5:00 AM | AHPA Requests Industry Participation in Tonnage Survey
AHPA says the survey helps defend ongoing sustainable harvest of North American herbs.
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5:00 AM | NAD Refers RDK Global to FTC for Provailen Ads
NAD & CRN questioned claims that suggest Provailen can be used to treat pain and manage arthritis.
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5:00 AM | Fish Oil May Benefit Alcohol Abusers
Study finds it may reduce risk of neurodegeneration and ensuing dementia.
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5:00 AM | Unilever Sells Slim-Fast Brand
Private equity firm Kainos Capital acquires business for undisclosed amount.
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5:00 AM | Study Shows Existing Cropland Could Feed Billions More
Report pinpoints key food systems 'leverage points' that hold the greatest the potential to boost global food security and protect the environment.

July 18, 2014

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12:33 PM | Nutrition and Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases
The future of non-communicable disease (NCD) prevention needs more investment. That is the message from Yach and Calitz in JAMA. They identify 4 areas of focus: 1. Conducting more research on the health care costs of preventing NCDs  in community settings. 2. Increasing NIH support for prevention science generally and providing more resources to the NIH Office of Disease Prevention. 3. Stimulating the Foundation of the NIH to accelerate prevention science through private-public research […]

July 17, 2014

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6:41 AM | Who Doubted Safety and Benefits of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementation?
Calcium and vitamin D are essential nutrients for bone health. Many people, especially women, do not consume recommended amounts of these two nutrients from their diet. With a few exceptions, i.e. dairy products, snack bars and ready-to-eat cereals, it has been difficult to fortify foods with calcium (a mineral) without negatively affecting taste (and consumer preference). Federal regulations restrict the types of foods which can be fortified with vitamin D. Dietary supplements become a primary […]

July 16, 2014

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12:23 PM | What is the Evidence Base for Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnant Women?
Many people are interested in how diet during pregnancy can affect health of both mother and infant. In fact, our fourth most popular blog post ever discusses how vitamin D supplementation influences gestational diabetes-related health measures. Recently, Harvey and co-workers published an exhaustive review on the effects of vitamin D supplements in pregnancy. Did these authors find a benefit to vitamin D supplementation?
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8:41 AM | Why Plants Matter
It is said that humans consume every part of the pig, except for its squeak. Although the hog may be a versatile creature, the ways in which we utilise plants are far more varied. In spite of the fact that we routinely eat so few of the plant species that are available to us, we […]

July 15, 2014

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4:46 PM | More Changes Coming for Science Communicators
Two recent posts from the National Association of Science Writers caught my eye: 1. Editors Fighting to Maintain Control over ‘Unfettered tweeting journalists’! NPR and other organizations are warning journalists that their retweets will be seen as endorsements. [Jack Shafer says](http://reut.rs/1oLAYAT) the … Continue reading →
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4:46 PM | More Changes Coming for Science Communicators
Two recent posts from the National Association of Science Writers caught my eye: 1. Editors Fighting to Maintain Control over ‘Unfettered tweeting journalists’! NPR and other organizations are warning journalists that their retweets will be seen as endorsements. [Jack Shafer says](http://reut.rs/1oLAYAT) the … Continue reading →
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7:54 AM | Striving for a Nutritionally Sustainable World
Today I searched Wikipedia for the word ‘sustainability’ and found,  “Achieving sustainability will enable the Earth to continue supporting human life”. With respect to food and nutrition, sustainability requires understanding the determinants and costs of producing, processing, and distributing foods globally to sustainably feed a growing population regardless of where they live. People in the US spend less on food than any other country, only 6.4% of their […]

July 14, 2014

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4:46 PM | Wanting to Get Out of the Kitchen? Some Free Advice
Whether on vacation, traveling for business, or trying to avoid standing in front of a stove during the summer, a common choice is eating at a restaurant. When doing so, most people underestimate the calories in restaurant foods.   A CDC report finds that 57% of Americans use menu labels when making food choices. Women are more likely to read menus than men. 

July 12, 2014

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5:29 PM | Men Fat Shaming Targets Too
Every time a celebrity shows up at the beach without a picture perfect body (according to some perceived standard) they end up on magazine covers with headlines like “out of control” or “letting herself go.” Women have been the usual ...
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5:29 PM | Men Are Fat Shaming Targets Too
Every time a celebrity shows up at the beach without a picture perfect body (according to some perceived standard) they end up on magazine covers with headlines like “out of control” or “letting herself go.” Women have been the usual ...

July 11, 2014

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7:18 PM | My Half-Fast Diet
By Scott Charles Anderson A little starvation can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines and the best doctors. — Mark Twain. One of the most depressing studies in the already discouraging annals of … Continue reading →The post My Half-Fast Diet appeared first on Notch by Notch.
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7:13 AM | Vitamins and Cancer: Is Nutrient Balance Important?
Recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Wang and colleague published an article describing follow-up analyses of the high-dose vitamin E and C component of the Physicians Health Study II. This study was exceptional in that it recruited a large number of subjects that were well-nourished (male physicians), randomized them to various dietary supplements, and followed them to track key cardiovascular and cancer-related endpoints for a very long time: follow-up occurred over 14 […]
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5:00 AM | NIH Funds Research into Alzheimer’s Disease Genome
Scientists will analyze genome sequence data to identify gene risk, protective factors.

July 10, 2014

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7:47 AM | The Rise and Rise of Yogurt: Using an Ancient Food to Meet Nutrient Needs
Yogurt is a food known from ancient times. Around 77 AD, Pliny the Elder wrote “the barbarous nations…understand how to thicken milk and form therefrom an acrid kind of liquid with a pleasant flavor” in his famous encyclopedia of the ancient world. This is our first description of yogurt consumption, although it was likely to have developed at least 7000 years prior to its description by the Roman naturalist. Over the past millennia, societies that have bred animals for their […]
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5:00 AM | Extreme Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy Up To 14 Years
Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a younger age from cancer and many other causes.

July 09, 2014

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5:27 PM | The Alchemy of Nutrition and Environment to Age with Grace and Tranquility
Getting  older is only better than the alternative. Everyone’s goal is to age, surrounded by family and friends, in the best of health until the last day. The chances of the ideal scenario depend upon genetics, environment, nutrition and sometimes luck. The 6 leading risk factors for non-communicable diseases  (NCD) globally are high blood pressure, tobacco smoking (including second-hand smoke), household air pollution, diet low in fruits, alcohol use, and high body-mass index.
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5:00 AM | Consumer Interest in Healthy Eating is on the Rise
A United Soybean Board survey finds healthy eating, reducing childhood obesity and increasing fruit and vegetable intake as top concerns for consumers.
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5:00 AM | ADM to Acquire Wild Flavors for €2.3 Billion
Deal will create one of the leading flavor and specialty ingredient companies in the world, with sales approaching $2.5 billion.
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5:00 AM | Kroger to Acquire Vitacost.com
Addition of eCommerce retailer expands company’s market reach.
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5:00 AM | Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands Enter Merger Agreement
Transaction valued at approximately $8.55 billion.

July 08, 2014

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5:09 PM | Getting Antioxidants We Need from Fruits and Vegetables
To counteract the severe oxidative stress created with the production of O2 during photosynthesis, plants load themselves with antioxidants. Antioxidants commonly found in fruits and vegetables are beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Eating a diet with lots of vegetables and fruits is healthy for humans. Processing can also affect the bioavailability of antioxidants found in food.  Because most of the compounds are unstable, exposure to oxygen or […]

July 07, 2014

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3:54 PM | 60 years later, Dr King’s words still ri
60 years later, Dr King’s words still ring true: nutritional status needs to be measured using microchemical analysis for vitamins and minerals. http://ow.ly/yRJdXFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:54 PM | 60 years later, Dr King’s words still ri
60 years later, Dr King’s words still ring true: nutritional status needs to be measured using microchemical analysis for vitamins and minerals. http://ow.ly/yRJdXFiled under: Uncategorized
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3:40 PM | 60 Years Later, Where is the Fitbit to Measure Nutrition Status?
Does diet affect health? Of course it does. Vitamin and mineral deficiency diseases are evidence that nutrition is essential. Overweight and obesity are caused by eating more calories than we expend. This implies that obese individuals must eat more. And the insinuation is they probably eat more energy-dense foods too. Albar and colleagues used 4 day self-reported dietary records from a nationally representative survey of  636 UK adolescents (11-18y).  
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