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Dietary supplements are not eliglble for purchase using government benefits like SNAP, but trade groups have advocated for their eligibility as a measure to close the micronutrient gaps in low-income US households. Getty Images / jetcityimage

Notes from Nutrition 2018 in Boston

Does the micronutrient disparity in the US deserve more attention?

By Adi Menayang

From a list of about a dozen shortfall nutrients, US government health agencies recognize only a handful as a public health concern. Some researchers and trade groups argue that this shouldn’t be the case.

Could SAD be new marketing angle for probiotics?

Could SAD be new marketing angle for probiotics?

By Hank Schultz

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a surprisingly common complaint, and might provide another avenue for probiotic manufacturers to market their products, a nutritionist has said.


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