Birmingham, UK—Healthcare professionals have long supported the use of folic acid supplementation during pregnancy to reduce the risk of neural tube defects, especially during the earliest stages of fetal development. Now, new research published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology suggests another reason for women to take folic acid before conception.

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Charlotte, NC—A coalition aimed at reversing the decline of omega-3 sales in the United States is moving forward with a national program.

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Pittsburgh, PA—Michael G. Archbold, the new CEO and director of GNC, says shoppers may soon get a whole new shopping experience in stores.

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redbook supplements

College Park, MD—On December 9, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting to hear comments about its proposal for updating the Guidance for Industry, “Toxicological Principles for the Safety Assessment of Food Ingredients,” commonly known as the “Redbook.”

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Lakewood, CO—In operation since 1995 as a natural products retailer in Independence, MO, Nature's Pantry, Inc. has been purchased by Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage. The store is expected to begin operating under the Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage name by the end of 2014.

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San Diego, CA— A study published in Neural Computation shows that a branded version of coenzyme Q10(CoQ10)  can provide health benefits to veterans suffering from Gulf War illness.

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Washington, D.C.—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has revealed findings from their annual Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements that the supplement market will be happy to see.

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Several past studies have suggested a link between vitamin D and the inhibition of prostate cancer, but a recent study published in Prostateoffers a possible answer as to why this takes place.

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Monrovia, Liberia—While health officials worldwide are consumed with containing the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed more 3,000 people as of press time, some individuals are looking into whether supplements like selenium can have any effect.

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Sugar Land, TX— Dietary supplement manufacturer Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation hosted Congressman Pete Olson of Texas’s 22nd District on a tour of its headquarters to show the growth and sophistication that has taken place in the natural products industry.

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