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Expert founds company with goal to fill in data gaps on sports nutrition for women

When formulating sports nutrition products for women, is the concept to merely give them a little bit less of what you’d give a presumably much heavier man under similar circumstances?  Or are a female athlete’s needs subtly different? No one really knows, says a deeply frustrated expert.

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FDA names foods program veteran as acting director of Division of Dietary Supplement Programs

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that Mr William Correll will serve as Acting Director of its Division of Dietary Supplement Programs following the departure of Dr Daniel Fabricant to the Natural Products Association.

Supplements are most popular complementary health approach: Survey

In 2012, 17.9% of US adults used nonvitamin, nonmineral dietary supplements—more than twice that of any other complementary health approach used, according to analysis of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey by the Center for Disease Control's (CDC's) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). 

NBTY launches line of non GMO supplements

NBTY is introducing a line of non-GMO supplements, the Long Island-based manufacturing giant announced yesterday. The line, called Nature’s Origin, also features a gluten- and irradiation-free positioning.

Cry baby blues: L reuteri probiotic not backed for Colic

A study involving 167 breastfed and probiotic formula fed ‘excessive crying’ infants has found no benefits for the formula-fed ones, even though other studies showed probiotics could reduce the malady.

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Frutarom becomes a bigger botanicals player with THMPD range from NutraIngredients.com

Swiss-Israeli supplier Frutarom has beefed up its botanical extracts in response to changing European Union laws for herbal products and medicines.

Exclusive interview: Pat Crowley, director and founder of Chapul

Chapul cricket bars founder: ‘Our marketing approach has been absolute, utter optimism’ from FoodNavigator-USA.com

As one of the forerunners of the commercialization of edible insects in the US, Chapul, makes its first big push into the national market with its cricket protein bars, founder Pat Crowley caught up with FoodNavigator-USA on the enviable efficiency of insect rearing and the importance of optimism when pioneering...

Judge throws out lawsuit alleging HFCS caused girl’s type 2 diabetes from FoodNavigator-USA.com

A product liability lawsuit alleging high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is to blame for a teenage girl’s type 2 diabetes has been dismissed by a federal judge in New York.

UK FSA: "We are working to clear the backlog as quickly as possible."

UK FSA reopens novel foods doors after industry concern from NutraIngredients.com

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has backtracked on a decision to close its doors on EU novel foods applications after stakeholder unrest at the UK government austerity driven measure. 

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