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.
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.
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.
With a focus on expanding its retail presence, Vestiage, which creates and distributes nutraceuticals under such brands as RegiMEN for men and Monterey Bay Nutraceuticals for women, has appointed Laura Stall as national VP sales.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition, a trade association serving the dietary supplement industry, testified during a Senate hearing in an effort to demonstrate the industry's commitment to combat deceptive advertising of weight-loss products.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that persons with lower blood levels of vitamin D were twice as likely to die prematurely as people with higher blood levels of vitamin D.
Meals to Heal on Thursday announced that it is working with Walgreens to provide Meals to Heal services to cancer patients and others with chronic conditions in accessing customized nutritional meals and nutrition support services.
Skin care brand derma e has teamed up with Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit organization that distributes vitamins and minerals to at-risk children and mothers in need, to donate $5,000 in 2014, supporting Vitamin Angels on its goal of providing lifesaving and life-changing micronutrients to 40 million children worldwide.
Helen of Troy on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Healthy Directions, a supplier of premium doctor-branded vitamins, minerals and supplements, as well as other health products sold directly to consumers.
Dr. Robynne Chutkan is the founder of the Digestive Center for Women, an integrative gastroenterology practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She’s on the faculty at Georgetown Hospital, a former board member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and the author of “Gutbliss: A 10-Day Plan to Ban Bloat, Flush Toxins, and Dump Your Digestive Baggage.”
The health benefits of dietary fiber have been well-studied and are widely recognized by authoritative health organizations in the United States. The utility of fiber as a bulkforming laxative for treating occasional constipation or for maintaining regularity has been appreciated for many years.
As part of its purpose to help people get, stay and live well, Walgreens is extending its exclusive relationship with Vitamin Angels to help provide 100 million children and mothers in at-risk populations with essential vitamins and minerals.
For seniors older than 65, taking a daily supplement of vitamin D with calcium — but not vitamin D alone — can offer some protection against the risk of common bone fractures, according to an updated review from the Cochrane Library, as released by the Health Behavior News Service Tuesday.
The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday announced the addition of four new companies to its membership roster — voting members Arizona Nutritional Supplements and Ingredion and associate members AccentHealth and UL Consumer Products.
The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday reported that many pregnant and breast-feeding women in the United States may be lacking iodine in their diets, which is an essential element for their babies’ brain development, according to a new policy statement, “Iodine Deficiency, Pollutant Chemicals, and the Thyroid: New Information on an Old Problem,” published in the June 2014 issue of Pediatrics.