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Fly-by-night weight loss marketer pays $500,000 to settle FTC claim

Claims of weight loss without diet or exercise will get FTC's attention, attorney says.

The marketers of a purported weight loss supplement called Double Shot have agreed to pay $500,000 in fines to settle a complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Herbalife bolsters communications team with hiring of PepsiCo exec

Network marketing giant Herbalife has made a high-profile addition to its management team with the hiring of Alan L Hoffman in the newly established role of executive vice president of global corporate affairs.

Acai seed extracts show heart health support potential: Rat data

Extracts from the seeds of acai berries (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) may protect hearts against exercise intolerance and dysfunction, says new data from a study with rats that adds to the heart health benefits of the fruit.

Is Danone feeling the need for Mead?

Danone shares rose today as rumours strengthened the French dairy giant would sell its medical and paediatric nutrition business (Nutricia), but is the firm streamlining its activities around its core foods businesses or just shifting infant-medical gears?

Think Drinks plans top-tier science for ‘first functional nootropic beverage’

US neurotech startup Think Drinks says it plans to conduct high-calibre peer-reviewed study to prove the benefits of what it claims is the world’s ‘first functional nootropic’ brain beverage.

Belgian firm eyes EU bone health claim after study published

Belgian firm BioActor is one step closer to being able to lodge an application for its olive polyphenol product BonOlive, after a human intervention study confirmed its ability to protect post-menopausal women against osteoporosis.

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NineSigma client wants to deliver edible paste via squeezable container

Mystery food giant seeks help to develop novel ‘flowable food pastes’ from FoodNavigator-USA.com

A Fortune 500 food company is looking for a partner to help it develop squeezable 'flowable' pastes that don’t require consumers to use a knife to spread them, but still retain the same eating qualities, according to a posting on NineSigma’s open innovation site NineSights.

The Epic Seed is now available in 700 stores across the country

The Epic Seed entrepreneur unlocks new opportunity in the dairy case with Greek yogurt + chia from FoodNavigator-USA.com

The Greek yogurt aisle was already pretty crowded by the time Jesse Rudolph started pitching his wares to the market around 18 months ago. But chia - the superfood of the moment - proved to be his secret weapon. 

Focus on social media

Zola CEO: You can't engage just with 'likes' from FoodNavigator-USA.com

When 13-year-old acai and coconut water manufacturer Zola decided to revamp its web presence to shift attention toward its growing coconut water line, founder and CEO Chris Cuvelier knew he risked losing some followers in the short term, but the long-term payoff would be better engagement with the right audience.

Dietetic products an ‘easily attainable’ goal for bakers: Review from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Baked goods that meet specific nutrient needs, food intolerances or strict diets and still taste good are easy to develop, a review suggests.

Bridor to pump $32 million into US operations from BakeryAndSnacks.com

Artisan specialist Bridor USA Inc. will expand its Vineland plant to drive more French-style products into the US market, says its CEO.

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Botanical ingredients step up to battle cognitive decline
Special edition: Cognitive Health

Botanical ingredients step up to battle cognitive decline

Botanical ingredients for cognitive health indications abound, and the scientific backing for these ingredients is abundant, too,...

‘Reassuring’: Harvard’s large-scale randomized trial in men supports safety of vitamin C and E supplements

‘Reassuring’: Harvard’s large-scale randomized trial in men supports safety of vitamin C and E supplements

Long-term use of vitamin C and E supplements do not increase the risk of cancer, while vitamin...

Magnesium supplements may boost physical performance for older women: RCT

Magnesium supplements may boost physical performance for older women: RCT

Daily supplementation with magnesium oxide in combination with a mild fitness program may boost the physical performance...

Cognitive health claims range from sublime to ridiculous, experts say
Special edition: Cognitive health

Cognitive health claims range from sublime to ridiculous, experts say

When it comes to what’s an allowable claim in the realm of cognitive health, ignorance and confusion...

Arizona center emerges as hotbed of algae innovation

Arizona center emerges as hotbed of algae innovation

An institute in Arizona has emerged as one of the world’s foremost centers of research on algae...

Mitochondria & aging: ‘Remarkable’ effects for nicotinamide riboside in mice, says new study

Mitochondria & aging: ‘Remarkable’ effects for nicotinamide riboside in mice, says new study

The science to support the potential benefits of nicotinamide riboside for age-related conditions continues to grow, with...

Vitamin Shoppe's move to put all labels into public database increases transparency, CRN chief says

Vitamin Shoppe's move to put all labels into public database increases transparency, CRN chief says

The Vitamin Shoppe announced this week that it plans to have all  of the labels on products...

 ‘Not all omega-3 supplements are created equal, at least in terms of CVD risk reduction’, says new study
Study explores how doses recommended on labels may (or may not) affect heart health

‘Not all omega-3 supplements are created equal, at least in terms of CVD risk reduction’, says new study

The manufacturers' recommended doses of omega-3 fatty acids from different sources may have different efficacies when it...

Swisse Wellness withdraws from US to focus on global brand building, but vows, ‘we’ll be back bigger and better!’

Swisse Wellness withdraws from US to focus on global brand building, but vows, ‘we’ll be back bigger and better!’

Swisse Wellness’ global growth is continuing with new office set to open in Europe and Asia soon,...

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