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Enforcement likely to continue under Trump, with state AGs waiting in wings if it falters

The pace of FDA enforcement is unlikely to change under the Trump administration, at least in the near term, a former staffer has told NutraIngredients-USA.

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Probiotics may offer relief for allergy sufferers: RCT data

A combination of three probiotic strains may improve quality of life for people suffering from seasonal allergies, says data from a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.

Injunctions, $6.6 million fine in FTC case citing misleading claims, fraudulent return policy

The FTC and Maine's AG have announced the settlement of a case involving alleged deceptive marketing practices for dietary supplements that were featured in radio spots.

Herbalife unveils China TCM joint venture as it posts flat full-year sales for 2016

Herbalife has reached an agreement in principle to form a joint venture with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) products and services firm Tasly Holding Group.

Prebiotics may lower markers of obesity-associated inflammation: Human data

Incorporating prebiotic oligofructose in the diet as supplements or functional foods may help lower levels of some markers of obesity-associated inflammation, says a new study.

Stonyfield Organic survey explores consumer attitudes toward probiotics for babies

A majority of surveyed parents (77%) don’t include probiotics into their baby’s daily diet, and only 36% of them think it’s even important at the age. Stonyfield Organics saw this as an opportunity to promote the reformulation of its YoBaby yogurt with an added probiotic.

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JAMA review finds no statistical support for bias in industry-sponsored research

A recent review that did not find a statistically significant link between industry sponsorship of studies and positive outcomes points to the conundrum faced by the developers of dietary ingredients, said one expert. Companies are supposed to research their products, and then come under suspicion of bias for doing so.

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