03/18/2014 - 9:33am

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Seattle-based Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the National Institutes of Health and Mars, Inc. plan to partner on the largest research trial to date that will investigate the heart-health benefits of cocoa flavanols and multivitamins, the groups announced Monday.

03/17/2014 - 1:44pm

Sales of the U.S. OTC market in 2013 were up 3% to $23.5 billion at the manufacturer's level, according to a blog on research firm Kline's site posted Monday.

03/17/2014 - 11:39am

An educational briefing, “Widespread Nutrient Shortfalls: A Public Health Crisis?” was held for Capitol Hill staffers Friday by the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus, in cooperation with the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry — the American Herbal Products Association, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association and the United Natural Products Alliance.

03/13/2014 - 10:16am

Men and women with large waist circumferences — even those with a healthy body mass index — are more likely to die younger, and were more likely to die from such illnesses as heart disease, respiratory problems and cancer after accounting for BMI, smoking, alcohol use and physical activity, according to a study led by a Mayo Clinic researcher.

03/12/2014 - 11:14am

A new study suggests that calcium and vitamin D supplements after menopause can improve women's cholesterol profiles, and much of that effect is tied to raising vitamin D levels.

03/07/2014 - 12:53pm

Hero Nutritionals on Thursday accepted the 2014 Taste for Life Essentials Award for its Slice of Life Sugar Free Multi+, a gummy vitamin and mineral supplement for adults.

03/07/2014 - 10:44am

A study published online Friday shows that the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA — commonly found in fatty fish and fish oil supplements — are as effective, if not more effective, in lowering blood pressure as some of the commonly recommended lifestyle changes like increasing physical activity and restricting alcohol and sodium intake.

03/07/2014 - 10:18am

Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems on Friday unveiled its new Game Changer/Life Changer marketing campaign at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif.

03/06/2014 - 11:07am

Scientists from the Council for Responsible Nutrition addressed a key group of healthcare practitioners regarding recent studies on multivitamin and multimineral supplements in the Annals of Internal Medicine through a review published in the Natural Medicine Journal, the journal of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.