dietary guidelines

In July, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted a public meeting in which they received 49 comments pertaining to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) Advisory Committee Report.

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ADHD food dyes

The old adage “you eat with your eyes before you eat with your stomach” holds true for several cases. Brightly colored foods entice people, but foods that are artificially dyed can be very detrimental to one’s health according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) report entitled, Food Dyes, Rainbow of Risks. CSPI wants food dyes to be banned because they are a threat to public health.

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breast cancer

Seattle, WA—Many studies have focused on the benefits of fish oil, which has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Now a new study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention in July, found that it can also reduce the risk of breast cancer.

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dementia

A new study published in the July issue of the Archives of Neurology found that consuming vitamin E may lower a person’s risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking public comments as they draft guidelines to help implement a new federal law that requires the posting of calorie content and other nutritional information on menus at certain chain restaurants, similar retail food operations and vending machines.

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Acquisitions, company news, web site launches and more.

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Austin, TX—After recently pulling krill oil off its shelves because of a sustainability issue, Whole Foods Market has halted the sale of Kombucha fermented tea after finding elevated levels of alcohol in the product, according to www.dailyfinance.com.

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Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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NBTY

Ronkonkoma, NY; Park City, UT—Supplement powerhouses NBTY and Nutraceutical Corporation have recently made some merger/acquisition news.

 

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Prairie Village, KS—A recent life cycle inventory (LCI) study has shown that recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE), two leading household and beverage plastics, can make a tremendous difference. The research, performed by Franklin Associates, an assessment firm based here, shows that recycling can lead to considerable “reductions in energy consumption, solid waste generation and greenhouse gas emissions.”

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