24-May-2013 - It started with an earthquake. Then a call from a local relief agency led to a mobilizing of connections. Nineteen years later and Vitamin Angels is reaching 30 million kids with micronutrients. But it could be so much more...
24-May-2013 - Vitamin Angels is combating hidden hunger by helping children under five, pregnant women and new mothers gain access to lifesaving and life changing micronutrients. Check out this photo gallery to learn more about the causes of hidden hunger and see the impact Vitamin Angels’ work is making on the lives of 30 million children and mothers in the US and around the world.
24-May-2013 - Food fortification with neural tube defect (NTD)-reducing folic acid is mandatory in 75 nations, but concerns over cancer and other health issues mean Europe lags far behind – a situation that needs to change and quickly, says DSM thinktank, sightandlife.
24-May-2013 - Dutch food companies have announced a partnership with government and NGOs to help improve nutrition in selected countries in Eastern Africa and Southern Asia.
22-May-2013 - Mothers to be who do not take in enough iodine may put their children at risk of lower IQ and literacy scores, according to two new studies from the UK and Australia.
20-May-2013 - Supplementing the diet of lab animals with magnesium L-threonate may boost the memory lead to the consolidation and retention of conditioned taste aversion (CTA), says a new study that adds to the science behind the ingredient.
17-May-2013 - There are two speeds when it comes to energy products: Slow and fast, says Mintel trend-spotting guru David Jago.
09-May-2013 - There is ‘no clear evidence’ that calcium supplements may increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, says a new analysis from an international team of researchers.
08-May-2013 - The significant benefits of adding lutein and zeaxanthin to the AREDS formula for people with low dietary intakes of the carotenoids is an ‘important message’, especially since a large portion of the population has low levels, says the COO of OmniActive.
06-May-2013 - Adding lutein, zeaxanthin and/or omega-3 fatty acids to the AREDS eye health formula may not offer any additional benefits regarding age-related macular degeneration (AMD) risk, says the much anticipated AREDS2 data.
01-Mar-2013 - Swisse Wellness – Australia’s #1 multivitamin brand – is hitting US mass retail with 15 of its top-selling products available in Walgreens, and aims of $0.5 billion in sales by 2015.
01-Mar-2013 - Women who consume a diet rich in iron are up to 40% less likely to develop PMS than those who consume low amounts, say researchers.
26-Feb-2013 - Albion Human Nutrition has opened a new Cell Biology Laboratory to allow researchers to rapidly gather data and give the company a distinct advantage in product development and comparative studies.
26-Feb-2013 - Controversial new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for vitamin D and calcium could create confusion among consumers and ‘compromise their bone health’, say the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Natural Products Association (NPA).
25-Feb-2013 - With some of the nation’s biggest organic brands already among its customers, Kamut International is anticipating even more growth as it expands the science behind its ancient grain to target heart health, diabetes and sport nutrition.
19-Feb-2013 - Daily consumption of a multivitamin may boost consumers’ perception of mood and energy levels, says a new study from Australia.
13-Feb-2013 - A high intake of calcium from both food and supplements is associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality and death from heart disease in women, reports a new study.
11-Feb-2013 - The mechanism behind zinc's reported ability to help fight off infections may lie in its ability to kick start and shut off immune pathways, say researchers.
06-Feb-2013 - Supplements of calcium and vitamin D may reduce the rate of hip fracture by almost 40%, says a new analysis of data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI).
04-Feb-2013 - High intakes of calcium from supplements may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for men, but not women, says a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.