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Okayama, Japan—Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects 3–7% of school children, the American Psychiatric Association states. There could be a nutritional component to the condition, according to new data published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. A team headed by a Kurashiki City College researcher, based here, believes a soy-derived phosphatidylserine (PS) may help improve ADHD symptoms in kids.

The times they are a changing. Born between 1946 and 1964, many Baby Boomers fulfilled the American Dream by owning houses, raising families and living comfortably. Companies  courted them, tailoring products to meet their specific needs for joint care, anti-aging, blood sugar support and more. However, a new group of consumers is coming of age with the potential to change our market: Generation Y (AKA the Millennials).

Phoenix, AZ—Sprouts Farmers Market has been named the WholeFoods Retailer of the Year for 2013. A chain of neighborhood grocery stores with the feel of an old-fashioned farmers market, Sprouts has 155 locations and counting as of April 2013. Customers can find everyday staples and value-priced specialty items in every bright and friendly store, says the company.

What’s Selling is our monthly review of what our retailers nationwide say is selling well in their stores. This month, we’ve compiled all the data since April to see what’s been popular this quarter.

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New York, NY—Citicoline may be what it takes to slow the progression of glaucoma in some individuals, according to Italian researchers who published their data in Ophthalmologica.

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Hoboken, NJ—A six-month study of those with metabolic syndrome indicates a branded French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol, distributed by Horphag Research USA, based here) may help reduce symptoms.

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