The Council for Responsible Nutrition last month announced the opening of an international headquarters in Manno, Switzerland, globally extending the supplement association’s reach.
The new headquarters will be home to the Council for Responsible Nutrition-International, which will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of CRN.
“This was a natural progression for CRN to formalize the work it’s been doing for decades by standing up for science-based principles for dietary/food supplements worldwide,” Mark LeDoux, CRN chairman, stated. “CRN-I will provide a new forum by which we can strengthen our current efforts, with a particular emphasis on promoting sound nutrition and food safety policies, and encouraging government bodies, regulators and other decision makers to make policy recommendations that are well-grounded in science. In this global economy, having a European-based platform from which to disseminate science-based policy recommendations has been imperative to maximize our influence on behalf of our multinational members doing business around the world.”
According to new research released last month, supplementation with ibuprofen may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
The study found regular users of ibuprofen were 40% less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than people who didn’t take ibuprofen. Also, people who took higher amounts of ibuprofen were less likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than people who took smaller amounts of the drug. The results were the same regardless of age, smoking and caffeine intake, researchers noted.
Survey finds shoppers with a plan spend most money
CHICAGO Coupon clippers and shoppers that plan their excursions to the supermarket are more likely to spend more money, according to a Henkel survey.
Henkel, a manufacturer of such brands as Dial soap, said that those who go to supermarkets with the intent to shop and save yield more profit than carefree shoppers. On average, coupon clippers spent more than $7,100 last year. What’s more, Henkel added, these shoppers accounted for 31% of spending on packaged goods in 2009, even though they only make up 26% of U.S. households.
Another interesting fact, the CPG maker noted, is that shoppers with a plan also are less likely to shop at new stores.
The survey was baed on tracking of about 40,000 households performed by ACNielsen and Information Resources Inc.
Bayer aspirin quick release crystals
CVS had this citrus-flavored Bayer aspirin quick release crystals clip-stripped within adult dentures. And while this product isn’t the 81 mg of aspirin recommended for daily consumption to prevent a second heart attack (it contains 850 mg in each powder pouch), there is still a very strong need for this kind of easily stored/quickly administered aspirin product for seniors.
Sufferers of any heart attack are recommended to chew and swallow aspirin just after they’ve dialed 911 and called for help. As the first aid for heart attacks, aspirin makes platelets less sticky and can minimize blood clot formation and prevent further blockage of the artery.