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Supplement maker NBTY in lawsuit

Purchasers of NBTY securities between 22 April and 16 June 2004 have filed a class action lawsuit against the New York-based supplement maker.

Health claim decision delayed on omega-3

The FDA has, for the second time this year, put off a decision on whether to grant a petition for a qualified health claim for omega-3 fish oils and coronary...

Burcon and ADM advance towards canola commercialization

Burcon and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) have completed the technical phase of the commercialization of Puratein and Supertein, canola proteins, expected to have a wide range of applications in the...

Proprietary CoQ10 formulation demonstrates superior absorption

A new formulation of CoQ10, developed by Israeli firm Herbamed, has demonstrated high bioavailability in a recently published study.

Heart disease prevention must get more attention

Leading heart health charity the World Heart Federation is calling for every country to develop a policy for preventing cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the world, killing...

Olive antioxidant launched in highly concentrated form

Spanish functional oils company Genosa has launched a new line of products based on what it claims is the most concentrated form available of the olive polyphenol, hydroxytyrosol. Two Spanish...

Galaxy sales turn sour

Galaxy Nutritional Foods (GXY), a producer of plant-based dairy alternatives, blamed low-carb trends for a net loss in its fourth quarter. But a change in management and high overheads should...

High protein could impact conception rate, suggests mouse study

A moderately high protein diet could reduce a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, according to new research presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual conference in...

Whey on the increase

Minnesota based company Protient is proving that the trend for an increase in the consumption of whey, as reported last year on is continuing. It is kitting out its...

Unigen and Weider collaborate over supplements

Plant extract supplier Unigen Pharmaceuticals will collaborate with Salt Lake City based Weider Nutrition - a manufacturer of vitamins, nutritional and sports nutrition products - to develop and commercialize dietary...

Herbs and drugs: labelling or liability?

Last week's WHO guidelines on dietary supplements reinvigorated the debate about how manufacturers can direct attention to the effects herbal supplements may have on prescription drugs. Philippa Nuttall spoke to...

Child obesity reduction supplement launched

Nutraceutical research company Pharmessen Scientific has announced the release of JuniorTREK, a weight management supplement for children.

Functional foods company enters FSB100

Lifeway Foods, a supplier of the cultured dairy beverage kefir, has been added to the FSB 100 list of the fastest-growing small public companies in the US.

Eggs have no impact on dangerous cholesterol, new study

Eating an egg a day does not impact the cholesterol particles in the blood most likely to cause heart disease, according to a new study that could play an important...

Dieters offer opportunity for supplement makers

Teenage girls often use weight control methods that may leave them deficient in calcium, iron and other essential nutrients, a US study suggests.

Black tea may improve blood vessel health

Black tea may be healthy for the heart through its action on blood vessels, suggests a small study that found the drink to dilate the vessels allowing faster blood flow.

Vitamin E benefits athlete recovery, further antioxidant evidence

People who have high levels of oxidative stress due to chronic health problems might benefit from taking supplements of vitamin E in doses higher than the currently recommended daily intake,...

GMA welcomes healthy children legislation

The Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) has applauded the introduction of legislation, giving schools the tools and financial means to combat childhood obesity by improving students' nutrition and activity habits.

US adults still in the dark about supplements

The majority of US citizens are still not sure which dietary supplements they should be taking, according to a national survey released today by San Diego based Life Force International...

Vitamin B may block, not clear, arteries

Researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine have found that supplements of vitamin B, previously thought to help keep arteries clear after a coronary stent was inserted, actually do...

Omega-3s appear to protect against prostate cancer

Men with higher intakes of EPA and DHA could be at lower risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a major US study.

Ephedra alternative gets patent in Canada

Nutraceutical ingredient supplier Nutratech has received a Canadian patent for Advantra Z, a product it sees as a safe successor to the banned herbal product ephedra.

WHO calls for greater consumer info on supplements

The World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday released a new set of guidelines for national health authorities on ways to increase the output of information on alternative and complementary medicines for...

CRN adds voice to demand for dietary supplement AER system

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has joined the growing swell of support for the dietary supplements industry to develop an appropriate reporting system for serious adverse events.

Money for soy trials in post-menopausal women

The health effects of soy in post-menopausal women are to be explored at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in a trial sponsored by the National Institute of Health,...

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