August 12, 2014

In the largest study of its kind, researchers last week suggested that in older people, not getting enough vitamin D may double the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 

August 5, 2014

GNC Holdings on Tuesday named Michael Archbold CEO and appointed him to the board, effective immediately.

August 4, 2014

Gummy vitamins continues to be a fast-moving subsegment within multivitamins, Jim Craigie, Church & Dwight executive chairman and CEO, told analysts Friday. 

August 4, 2014

The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Friday submitted comments to the Food and Drug Adminisration regarding the agency's proposed rule changes of nutrition and supplement facts labels. 

July 24, 2014

Abbott, the makers of Similac, studied the diets of more than 80 lactating women to assess how their nutritional intake compared to dietary recommendations. In the study, only 1-of-10 breastfeeding moms on average got 100% of the desired levels for DHA, lutein and vitamin E from their diet.

July 23, 2014

Inergetics, a developer of nutritional supplements, announced that the company will be presenting Martha Stewart Essentials, a line of whole food-based vitamin supplements developed in tandem with Martha Stewart herself at Cardinal Health's Retail Business Conference.

July 22, 2014

DripDrop, an oral rehydration solution, announced that it would make its debut on the shelves of more than 100 H-E-B stores in Texas.

July 17, 2014

Women know that dairy, whole grains, fruits and vegetables are keys to a balanced diet – yet many aren't eating them because of the uncomfortable consequences that often occur when they do.

July 16, 2014

CytoSport announced the launch of Muscle Milk Organic, available exclusively at Target stores and Target.com.

July 14, 2014

CVS/pharmacy has introduced its new radiance PLATINUM brand of preservative-free vitamins and supplements.

July 10, 2014

Skin care brand derma e has announced the launch of its new Stretch Mark Crème.

July 9, 2014

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, according to a study released Wednesday and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

July 3, 2014

New research released Wednesday found that dietary fats impact gut bacteria — some for the better (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids or PUFAs) and some for the worse (omega-6 PUFAs).

 

July 2, 2014

The makers of Larabar have announced the debut of Renola, a new type of granola made with nuts, fruits, seeds and spices, which the brand is billing as an alternative to classic granola.

July 1, 2014

A vitamin D boost may prevent early death from heart disease and cancer, according to a large scale study by Mount Sinai and a consortium of international collaborators, published online in the June issue of BMJ and released Monday.

June 30, 2014

The Walmart Foundation on Monday announced the start of a summer-long initiative to help children and families gain access to nutritious meals and learn healthy-eating habits.

June 27, 2014

Capitol Hill staffers this week learned useful tips from a medical expert on reading and understanding dietary supplement labels, and received a primer on the depth of regulation behind dietary supplement labeling during an educational briefing held by the Congressional Dietary Supplement Caucus in cooperation with the leading trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry, the group announced Friday.

June 26, 2014

The Food Marketing Institute on Thursday launched its 22nd annual survey with Prevention that explores consumers’ health and nutrition attitudes.

June 26, 2014

GelStat on Tuesday announced that it has launched its new weight-loss diet aid Chews 2 Lose Appetite Suppressant Gum and has signed a distribution agreement with Windmill Health Products.

June 26, 2014

ThinkThin, a protein bar brand, expands its lineup with the new ThinkThin Lean Protein and Fiber bars.

June 23, 2014

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are developing 435 innovative new medicines to target 15 leading chronic conditions affecting the Medicare population, according to a new report released by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America last week.

June 23, 2014

Soy protein supplements, which contain natural estrogens, do not reduce testosterone levels in men with Type 2 diabetes who already have borderline-low testosterone, according to a new study.

June 23, 2014

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation along with diet and exercise may prevent Type 2 diabetes in prediabetic individuals who have insufficient vitamin D in their bodies, a study from India suggests.