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July 28, 2014

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5:00 AM | Researchers: AMD Can Affect Younger Demographics
In the age group of 35- to 44-year-olds, 3.8% of the subjects in the Gutenberg Health Study were found to be suffering from age-related macular degeneration.
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5:00 AM | Study Explores Complex Link Between Gut Health & Immunity
Research opens possibility of future intervention aimed at reestablishing balance and restoring health.
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5:00 AM | Potassium May Increase Survival of Patients Taking Diuretics for Heart Failure
Penn study suggests potassium supplementation may be relatively inexpensive way to save lives.

July 25, 2014

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1:24 PM | Is Your Life Being Shortened by a Lack of Vitamin E?
Dr Arya Sharma, Professor of Medicine and Chair in Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta states that body mass index (BMI) is a poor indicator of health. Nevertheless, he is concerned by the rapid increase in the prevalence of severe obesity (BMI of 40-59.9 vs normal weight BMI 18.5-24.9) because of its association with a loss of 6.5 to 13.7 years of life. Being overweight and obesity increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). 75% of those who are […]
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5:00 AM | Nutrition 21 Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit Over Chromium Polynicotinate
Settlement ends a patent and trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Nutrition 21 against SuperNutrition.

July 24, 2014

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3:51 PM | Preventing NCDs: Where to Apply Resources?
Want to stay healthy and active into your 80’s? Of course the answer is yes. Researchers say it can be accomplished by promoting behaviors that prevent molecular and metabolic dysfunction. In other words, adopting healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors. Inflammation is a normal defensive response to infection and injury. Chronic, low-grade inflammation is believed to contribute to the development of several  non-communicable diseases (NCD)

July 23, 2014

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7:43 AM | Malnutrition in Vulnerable Refugee Populations: Report on Syria
The civil war in Syria started almost three and a half years ago. As a result of the conflict, roughly 2.9 million people have fled Syria, and another 6.5 million are displaced within Syria. The majority of the international refugees now live in neighboring countries such as Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt and Turkey, in refugee camps and also in the general community in these countries. Refugees are at increased risk of malnutrition, especially in protracted conflicts such as in Syria. A recent […]
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5:00 AM | NAD Advises Nature’s Way to Change ‘Alive!’ Vitamin Claims
NAD recommended that the advertiser discontinue claim that Alive! multivitamins are "made with 26 fruits and vegetables.”
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5:00 AM | TriVita to Refund $3.5 Million for Fraudulent Cactus Juice Claims
According to FTC’s complaint, advertisements on TriVita's websites touted “Inflammation Relief without a Prescription.”

July 22, 2014

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11:42 AM | What do Maintaining Muscle, Being Strong and Healthy Aging Share? Vitamin D!
Vitamin D is most commonly associated with bone metabolism. Did you know low vitamin D status also affects muscle? Liu and colleagues report that lower 25(OH)D concentrations are linked with greater muscle mass loss in middle-aged people. Using a subset of 3,289 community-dwelling residents from the Nutrition and Health of Aging Population in China Project living in Beijing and Shanghai, they report muscle mass 
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5:00 AM | Farm Bill Funding Available to Organic Producers and Handlers
Funds to assist with organic certification costs.
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5:00 AM | FDA Updates Results for its Total Diet Study
Agency found statistically significant declines in sodium contents of several processed foods.
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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.
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