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NBTY sued over allegedly pumping up protein claims for whey product

NBTY has been sued over the protein content of its Body Fortress Whey Protein product.

As observers of the class action lawsuit game had predicted, lawsuits based on alleged protein spiking are starting to pile up, and an initial target is one with deep pockets: NBTY.

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Resveratrol supplements may boost mitochondrial function: Mouse data

Supplements containing the red wine polyphenol resveratrol may counter the detrimental effects of a high fat diet including restoring mitochondrial function, suggest results of a study with mice.

Accelerating move toward plant proteins shakes up sports nutrition market, expert says

A continued move toward plant proteins will be one of the major trends of the sports nutrition marketplace in the coming 12 months, according to market watcher Tom Vierhile, innovation insights director of the market intelligence firm Datamonitor.

‘Novel’ synbiotic is well tolerated and linked to increases in beneficial gut species

A combination of probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and prebiotic cellobiose may boost populations of bacteria in the gut associated with improved host health, says a new study from Denmark and Finland.

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Can the rise of medical foods tackle ‘unsustainable’ public healthcare costs?

Pharmaceutical-reliant public healthcare systems are unsustainably expensive and governments around the world know it, but can medical foods go part way to breaching the gap and delivering real savings? Panellists at a recent NutraIngredients-hosted debate concluded that yes they can…

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Junk food could reduce appetite for healthier balanced diet from FoodNavigator.com

A diet of ‘junk food’ not only increases weight gain, but could also lead to changes in food preference that include a loss of appetite for a balanced diet, according to new research in rats.

Egg powder immunoglobin science gains global acceptance from FeedNavigator.com

The concept of including egg powder immunoglobulins in formulations to support the undeveloped immune systems of young animals has been adopted by feed mills across the globe, reports EW Nutrition. 

Diet could enhance immunity among the elderly: Researchers from FoodNavigator.com

Proper nutrition could strengthen immunity in older age and thus prevent diseases, according to two recent UK studies.

Hershey unveils new logo, brand makeover: 'Today we are much more than the Great American Chocolate Bar' from FoodNavigator-USA.com

Hershey has unveiled a new logo as part of a corporate brand makeover designed to reflect its “evolution from a predominately U.S. chocolate maker to a global confection and snack company”.

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Twinlab can 'look to the future' now that recapitalization is complete

Twinlab can 'look to the future' now that recapitalization is complete

The restructuring of Twinlab is complete, as the entity Twinlab Consolidation Corporation has concluded its first deal,...

New trade organization forms with mission to define what 'natural' means

New trade organization forms with mission to define what 'natural' means

A new trade organization has formed with the mission to define what 'natural' means.  The nascent Organic...

CRN, NPA submit comments on FDA's proposed changes to food, supplement labels

CRN, NPA submit comments on FDA's proposed changes to food, supplement labels

Both the Council for Responsible Nutrition and the Natural Products Association have submitted a comments on FDA’s...

‘Specific strategies are needed to boost omega-3 intakes,’ says Pharmavite study. ‘We have a campaign to change the conversation,’ says GOED

‘Specific strategies are needed to boost omega-3 intakes,’ says Pharmavite study. ‘We have a campaign to change the conversation,’ says GOED

With a large percentage of American adults not meeting recommendations for omega-3 consumption, the Global Organization for...

'Fermentation revolution' transforming amino acid market, supplier says

'Fermentation revolution' transforming amino acid market, supplier says

The ongoing ‘fermentation revolution’ in the supply of amino acids continues to affect the production and potentially...

Review: Multivitamin and mineral supplements have possible modest benefits and ‘minimal, if any, risk’

Review: Multivitamin and mineral supplements have possible modest benefits and ‘minimal, if any, risk’

With many Americans failing to meet recommended intakes of select nutrients, multivitamin and mineral supplements could be...

Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

Meta-analysis confirms calcium doesn't raise heart disease risk for older women, CRN says

A new meta-analysis has found that current evidence does not support the notion that calcium supplements increase...

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

Resveratrol supplements may improve memory performance in older adults: Study

Daily supplements containing resveratrol may boost memory performance in association with improved glucose metabolism in older adults,...

Evidence of gut/brain connection piles up, but actual products are a ways off, researcher says
Special edition: Cognitive Health

Evidence of gut/brain connection piles up, but actual products are a ways off, researcher says

The gut is teeming with bacteria, good and bad, and these organisms and their cousins living elsewhere...