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Study Finds That Pasta Can Be A Healthy Part of A Mediterranean Diet

July 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A recent study by Italian researchers has found that pasta eating fits with the healthful Mediterranean diet. Data – height, weight, activity levels, and diet – were collected from more than 14,000 participants. The participants reported their food intake over the prior 24 hours just once via telephone. The researchers found that pasta consumption was associated with better compliance to a Mediterranean style of eating. Pasta eating was negatively linked with abdominal obesity, and positively with a higher intake of tomatoes, onions, garlic and olive oil. The participants only ate about 1.5 to 3 ounces of pasta a day, which is more like a side dish than a meal.
Sheah Rarback, "You Can Eat Pasta, But Load It With Veggies And Keep Serving Small", Miami Herald, July 11, 2016, © MiamiHerald.com
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GMO Labeling Law Leads To Shortages Of Certain Non-Compliant Foods In Vermont

July 10, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Vermont’s tough GMO ingredient labeling law took effect on July 1, and has so far resulted in a shortage of certain products on store shelves in the state. More than 3,000 products are effectively barred from being sold in the state because they do not comply with the law. Food manufacturers have informed grocers that about 3,500 products will not be relabeled to comply with the law, according to a representative of a nationwide grocery chain with 15 Vermont stores. Meanwhile, the U.S. Congress approved a compromise food and biotech industries-friendly GMO labeling bill that – if signed by Pres. Obama – would supersede the Vermont law and any other state laws regulating GMO labeling. Obama is expected to sign the legislation into law.
Robert King, "Vermont GMO Law Leads To Fewer Products On Shelves", Washington Examiner, July 10, 2016, © The Washington Newspaper Publishing Co. LLC
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Happiness Is … A Fruit And Vegetable Diet, Study Finds

July 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
British and Australian researchers have determined that the more fruits and vegetables you eat, the happier you’ll become, and fairly quickly. The study, which tracked 12,000 randomly selected Australian adults who kept food diaries, also measured their psychological well-being (i.e., happiness). Psychological benefits of eating up to eight portions of fruits and vegetables a day were found within two years. On the other hand, protective benefits against cancer from a healthful diet may take decades to accumulate. The increase in life satisfaction among the participants was “equivalent to moving from unemployment to employment,” the researchers said.
"Fruit And Veg Give You The Feel-Good Factor", News release, University of Warwick, July 08, 2016, © University of Warwick
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Avoiding Deception When Buying Packaged Foods Requires Buzzword Education

July 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
There’s a fine line between outright dishonesty – barred by the federal government – and clever deception when it comes to the use of “unregulated buzzwords” on food packaging. Found frequently on food labels are words like organic – that one is FDA-regulated – natural, fat-free, cage-free, hormone-free, and whole grain. Cage-free, for example, means laying hens aren’t jammed into tiny cages. They can walk around in enclosed areas. But it doesn’t mean they get to wander around outside. That’s what “free-range” means. Another confusing term: only “100 percent whole grain” ensures it’s made from whole grain, while “made with” whole grain means it’s mostly enriched flour.
Craven McGinty, "Food Labels Like ‘Organic’ and ‘Whole Grain,’ Meant to Clarify, Often Confuse", The Wall Street Journal, July 08, 2016, © Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Busy Low-Carb Fans Can Now Get Atkins Meal Kits

July 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
People who are into the low-carb approach to weight loss can now get a week’s supply of appropriate foods directly from Atkins Nutritionals at prices ranging from about $70 to almost $98 a box, either as one-time online buys or on a subscription basis. The Meal Kits include frozen meals, snacks, menus, and shopping lists. The frozen food kit contains a variety of Atkins frozen foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Easy Peasy kit ($97.99) includes frozen meals, meal bars and shakes. All kits include the Atkins meal kit guide, the new Atkins Made Easy book, the Atkins carb counter and the recipe booklet. The company says the kits are targeted at low-carb aficionados “with busy lifestyles.”
"Atkins Launches First Line Of Meal Kits", News release, Atkins Nutritionals, July 07, 2016, © Atkins Nutritionals
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Screening Of Sports Supplements In Australia Finds 13 Are Tainted

July 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A review of untested sports supplements used in Australia found that 19 percent contained substances that were banned in sports, and two presented a health risk that would have led to anti-doping violations. The review, conducted by international anti-doping lab LGC, was designed to assess the risk of such supplements to athletes and consumers. LGC screened 67 untested products for anabolic agents (endogenous and exogenous steroids), stimulants, diuretics and Beta-agonists at levels as low as parts per billion. LGC presented the findings to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), noting especially the two that presented significant risk.
"Australian Supplements Survey Highlights Need for Testing", Nutrition Insight, July 07, 2016, © CNS Media BV
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Chobani’s Olympics Ads Emphasize Need For Good Foods To Be Great

July 7, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
U.S. yogurt maker Chobani has come up with a new ad theme and campaign as the Rio Olympics approach. Instead of “Naturally Powering Team USA,” used for the London and Sochi games, the theme is: ”You Can Only Be Great If You’re Full Of Goodness.” More than 40 videos have been prepared for the campaign. They include commercials, digital video profiles, workout routines and cooking segments featuring the athletes it is sponsoring. An ancillary theme of the campaign, which is managed by the Opperman Weiss agency, is the “No Bad Stuff” phrase Chobani has been using to stress that its yogurts contain no artificial ingredients or GMOs.
Jessica Wohl, "See The Spot: Chobani Stresses Goodness In Olympics Push", Advertising Age, July 07, 2016, © Crain Communications
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Food Ingredients Company Arla To Debut Whey-Rich Instant Coffee To Promote Longevity

July 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A food ingredients company promises that older adults can slow the aging process by eating dairy protein for muscle mass and calcium for bone health. As part of its Goodness of Dairy and Change Your Body Age promotional campaign, Arla Foods Ingredients (Denmark) will be introducing an instant coffee enriched with 100 percent whey protein and natural minerals found in milk, including calcium, magnesium and potassium, at the IFT Expo later this month. The coffee is targeted at adults 50 and over who are eager to “turn back the clock on a person’s age – biologically speaking.”
"Consumers Can Turn Back the Biological Clock with The Right Diet, Says Arla Foods Ingredients", Nutrition Insight, July 06, 2016, © CNS Media BV
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British Gym Rats Are No Longer The Only Buyers Of Sports Nutrition Products

July 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Sales of sports nutrition products – muscle milks, protein bars, energy gels, etc. – are booming in Great Britain. At the heart of this strong performance is an expanding market: an increasing number of health-conscious consumers – beyond exercise junkies – are buying them. Mintel says 24 percent of Brits consumed a sports nutrition product in the past three months, including 42 percent of men aged 16-24. U.K. consumers spent £66 million on sports nutrition foods and drinks in 2015, an increase of 27 percent from 2013. The products are now staples on store shelves: 47 percent of sports nutrition buyers say the products are part of their everyday diet.
"Sports Nutrition Bulks Up: UK Market Sales Rise By 27% In Two Years As One In Four Brits Use The Products", News release, Mintel, July 06, 2016, © Mintel Group Ltd.
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New Zealand Researchers Develop Model For Sodium Reduction

July 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
High-sodium diets increase blood pressure and the risk of stomach cancer and kidney disease, so many countries are developing sodium reduction plans. Researchers in New Zealand constructed a model that would tell how much sodium would need to be reduced in packaged foods, restaurant foods and home use to achieve the WHO-recommended decrease to five grams a day. Using food purchase data and food brand sodium content data, the researchers determined that a 36 percent reduction in packaged food salt, plus a 40 percent reduction in home and restaurant use, would reduce salt intake in New Zealand from 8.4 to 5.5 grams/day) and meet the WHO target. Key sodium reductions: white bread (21 percent), hard cheese (27 percent), sausages (42 percent), and breakfast cereals (54 percent).
Helen Eyles et al., "Achieving the WHO sodium target: estimation of reductions required in the sodium content of packaged foods and other sources of dietary sodium", The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, July 06, 2016, © American Society for Nutrition
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Procter & Gamble's Pampers Baby Fresh Wipes Come With Toxic Chemicals, Ohio PIRG Says

July 5, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Procter & Gamble's Pampers Baby Fresh Wipes contain chemicals that may cause adverse health effects, according to the Ohio Public Interest Research Group. Ohio PIRG said labels on the product listed several such chemicals, including phenoxyethanol, fragrance, and PEG compounds. Potential health effects of those chemicals include nervous system problems in infants, cancer, eczema, and allergic reactions. Procter & Gamble said it changed the formula for the product more than three months ago.
Barrett J. Brunsman, "P&G’s Pampers baby wipes include chemicals that raise concerns, consumer group claims", bizjournals.com, July 05, 2016, © American City Business Journals
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British Ad Watchdog Says Colgate Ad For Whitening Toothpaste Was Misleading

June 30, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The U.K.'s advertising watchdog has ruled that an online ad for a Colgate whitening toothpaste was false on at least one count, and must not run again with the misleading claim. The Advertising Standards Authority, acting on a four-count complaint filed by Procter & Gamble U.K., said the video ad that ran on the Colgate website beginning in August 2014 suggested that Max White One Optic had an immediate whitening effect, leaving the teeth “much whiter” than before. The ASA said the toothpaste did in fact whiten the teeth, but the effect was small. The ASA dismissed three other P&G complaints about the ad, arguing that Colgate had supported the claims with sufficient evidence. 
Simon Gwynn, "Colgate toothpaste ad not quite whiter than white, says ASA", Campaign Magazine, June 30, 2016, © Haymarket Media Group Ltd.
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Oral Essentials Adds Toothpastes To Product Family

June 30, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The Oral Essentials oral care brand from dentist Kourosh Maddahi is expanding its product line from mouthwash to two varieties of toothpaste: original formula and whitening. Ingredients include vegetable (rather than petroleum-based) glycerin, French essential oils, xylitol sweetener, and Dead Sea salt, but no harsh chemicals, preservatives, or dyes. The whitening version contains the same ingredients, plus lemon, coconut, and sage oils. It does not use baking soda or hydrogen peroxide. Maddahi says the new toothpastes provide “a truly safe and pure oral care system that actually works.”
"Dr Kourosh Maddahi Launches New Oral Essentials Toothpaste in Original and Whitening Formulas", News release, Dr. Kourosh Maddahi (Oral Essentials), June 30, 2016, © Dr. Kourosh Maddahi
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Common Chemical Found In Cosmetics May Inhibit The Will To Exercise

June 29, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study in mice suggests the possibility that exposure to a common chemical family used to make cosmetics and personal care products significantly reduces the urge to exercise. The findings may help to explain why people who know they should be physically active nevertheless avoid exercising. The researchers looked at the impact of a class of chemicals called phthalates that are found in many everyday products, including food containers, shampoos and perfumes. For the study, some mice fetuses were exposed to benzyl butyl phthalate (BPP) and monitored as pups and beyond. By young adulthood, the exposed animals were not moving much. In fact, the male mice that had been exposed to BPP in utero ran about 20 percent less during adulthood.
Gretchen Reynolds, "Could Environmental Chemicals Shape Our Exercise Habits?", The New York Times, June 29, 2016, © The New York Times Company
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Indian Cookie Makers Create Products That Fight Obesity In Young People

June 27, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The Indian diet now contains significantly more fat and sugar, which contributes to an obesity problem that is especially severe within the growing population of teenagers and other young people. Mintel says food and drink manufacturers that target the young market need to take into account diet-related conditions like obesity and diabetes when crafting and marketing products. Indian biscuit and cookie makers are doing just that. An example is Millet Might Finger Millet Cookies, made with traditional grains that are rich in resistant starch, a source of calcium, iron and thiamine. According to Mintel, marketing products like that to teenagers “would help the demographic choose products which are better for them.”
Neha Nayak, "Indian Biscuit Brands Crack Down On Teenage Obesity In India", Blog, Mintel, June 27, 2016, © Mintel Group Ltd.
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Irish Firm Gets FDA Okay To Sell Store Brand Non-GMO Baby Formula

June 21, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The FDA has cleared Ireland-based baby formula supplier Perrigo to launch three milk-based, non-GMO products. The store-brand infant formulas are meant to save consumers as much as 45 percent over branded versions, such as the ten varieties marketed by Mead Johnson and Abbott Laboratories. Sales of non-GMO infant formula in the U.S. already exceed $45 million a year.
Dean Best, "Perrigo Gets US FDA Clearance For Own-Label Non-GMO Formula", Just-Food, June 21, 2016, © just-food.com
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Vegetarian Diet Proven To Reduce Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

June 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
U.S. researchers who tracked more than 200,000 individuals for 20 years found that a plant-based diet is more likely to help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. The individuals in the study had all filled out health and diet questionnaires beginning as early as 1984. They found that found that eating a diet rich in plant foods and low in animal foods was linked with a 20 percent reduction in diabetes risk. The researchers defined healthy plant foods as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, vegetable oils, and tea or coffee. Less healthy plant foods included fruit juices, sweetened beverages, refined grains, potatoes, and sweets/desserts. Animal foods included animal fats, dairy, eggs, fish/seafood, and poultry/red meat.
Ambika Satija et al., "Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women: Results from Three Prospective Cohort Studies. ", PLOS Medicine, June 20, 2016, © Satija et al.
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Britain’s “Eatwell Guide” Is Skewed Toward A Debunked, Industry-Driven Diet Scheme

June 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The U.K.’s “Eatwell Guide” was introduced by the Department of Health in 1994 as a graphic showing a segmented plate indicating the daily proportions of food groups needed for a healthy diet. A revision of the Guide – with mainly “cosmetic” changes – has now been lambasted by a British scientist for being out of step with scientific evidence that has discredited the Guide’s commercially-driven high-carb, low-fat diet scheme. That scheme was formulated with the input of too many people with food industry ties and too few independent nutrition experts. As a sign of the Guide’s failure, rates of obesity and diabetes in Great Britain have soared since the 1970s.
Zoe Harcombe, "Designed by the food industry for wealth, not health: the ‘Eatwell Guide’. ", British Journal of Sports Medicine, June 20, 2016, © BMJ Publishing Group Ltd. & British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine
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Study Finds That Most Infants Fed Peanut Products Escape Peanut Allergies

June 20, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Introducing peanuts into the diet of infants at risk for peanut allergy not only significantly reduces the risk of developing the allergy later, it also does not compromise breastfeeding or affect growth or nutrition intake, according to a U.S.-funded study conducted in the U.K. Researchers found that feeding peanut products to high-risk British infants (aged four to eleven months) led to an 81 percent drop in development of the allergy through age five. They also noted that peanut consumption did not shorten the duration of breastfeeding or adversely affect height, weight or body mass index.
Mary Feeney et al. , "Impact of peanut consumption in the LEAP study: feasibility, growth and nutrition. ", Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, June 20, 2016, © American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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Sugar Replacements Help Control Glycemic Response In Baked Goods

June 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
New Zealand scientists have determined that the plant-based sweeteners stevianna and inulin can help cut sugar content – and lower glycemic response – when used in baking. The researchers replaced half of the sugar in a recipe for muffins with low-calorie stevianna without damaging the texture or flavor of the muffins. Individuals who ate the muffins experienced a lower glycemic response. The discovery of the benefits of sugar replacers could lead to better ways of controlling glucose metabolism, weight gain, and diabetes.
Jingrong Gao et al., "Effect of sugar replacement with stevianna and inulin on the texture and predictive glycaemic response of muffins. ", International Journal of Food Science & Technology, June 19, 2016, © Gao et al.
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Lack Of Dietary Zinc Disrupts Digestion, Metabolism

June 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A German study finds that the trace element zinc is essential for metabolic health and digestion. There is a direct correlation between the level of digestive enzymes in the pancreas and zinc levels, and even short-term zinc deficiency in the diet should be avoided. Zinc deficiency can lead to the accumulation of undigested food inside the gastrointestinal tract and results in feeling less hungry. This in turn reduces the intake of essential nutrients, leading to any number of harmful conditions.
Daniel Brugger & Wilhelm M. Windisch, "Subclinical zinc deficiency impairs pancreatic digestive enzyme activity and digestive capacity of weaned piglets. ", British Journal of Nutrition, June 19, 2016, © Cambridge University Press
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Safe New Compound Destroys E. Coli Quickly

June 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Singapore researchers have developed a safe antimicrobial material that could be used in consumer and personal care products to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The material kills harmful E. coli bacteria by penetrating cell membranes in less than a minute. A major reason for the spread of antibiotics-resistant bacteria is triclosan, an antibacterial ingredient found in toothpastes and other products. To find a suitable replacement for triclosan, the researchers synthesized a chemical compound using imidazolium oligomers that can kill 99.7 percent of E. coli within 30 seconds of contact. The material is safe for human use because it “carries a positive charge that targets the more negatively charged bacteria, without destroying red blood cells," the researchers said. The material could be used in alcoholic sprays for sterilization in hospitals or homes.
Siti Nurhanna Riduan et al., "Ultrafast Killing and Self-Gelling Antimicrobial Imidazolium Oligomers. ", Small, June 19, 2016, © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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Recipe For A Longer Life: Eat Whole Grain Foods

June 13, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
An exhaustive review of published research and individuals’ health data finds that eating whole grain foods can extend lifespan. The Harvard study shows that people who ate 70 grams of whole grains a day lowered their risk of premature death, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, as long as a healthy lifestyle was followed. Refined grains stripped of their bran and germ during the milling process have a longer shelf life, but lack key nutrients unless they are “enriched.” U.S. dietary guidelines that recommend at least three daily servings — or 48 grams — of whole grains to "improve long-term health and prevent premature death." Researchers based their findings on the results from 12 published studies and health information from more than 786,000 participants.
Greg Trotter, "Whole grains can help you live longer, Harvard study finds", Chicago Tribune, June 13, 2016, © Chicago Tribune
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Alexia Says Non-GMO Project Verification Will Finish Within 12 Months

June 11, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A ConAgra food subsidiary that makes frozen French fries and other potato side dishes says it will phase out GMO ingredients over the next 12 months. Alexia Foods says the project, which entails Non-GMO Project verification, is 90 percent complete. The company also announced two new side dishes – flavored sweet potato fries and truffle fries – made with organic potatoes Alexia products are available at natural, gourmet, club, grocery and mass retail stores.
"Alexia Announces Non-GMO Commitment And New Innovations", News release, Alexia Foods, June 11, 2016, © Alexia Foods
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Brands Need To Figure Out How To Deal With FDA’s New Label Rule On Added Sugar

June 9, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
The FDA’s recently updated Nutrition Facts food label now contains an entry for “added sugars.” As scientific evidence mounts showing the link between sugar consumption and conditions like obesity and diabetes, consumers will have information on both the amount and recommended daily value of added sugars. Food industry analysts say the increased visibility could lead to a consumer shift away from sugars in the same way they shifted away from trans fats in the mid-2000s. Food formulators are already taking note of changing consumer attitudes. But the new FDA requirement takes effect in 2018, so brands have time to figure out how “to meet the needs of the sugar-conscious consumers of the future.”
Shepherd Laughlin , "Sugar transparency", News release, J. Walter Thompson Intelligence, June 09, 2016, © J. Walter Thompson Intelligence
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Philips Debuts Electronic Toothbrush Plus Smartphone App

June 9, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Philips has unveiled an adult toothbrush that can be used with a smartphone app to tell brushing direction, angle, and brush pressure. The app collects the data, tracks it over time  and maps it against a 3D tooth image that can be used by a dental hygienist to instruct a patient in addressing trouble areas. Equipped with an accelerometer, gyros, and pressure sensors, the Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Connected brush has three brushing modes with different intensity levels, and a two-minute timer. The price of the new brush will be $199.99 and it will be available this summer.
"Philips new location aware Sonicare Connected toothbrush knows which teeth you're brushing", CNET (paid content by VSP), June 09, 2016, © CBS Interactive Inc.
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Will Toothpaste Pods Get Funding Needed To Launch?

June 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Inventor Wayne Solan and his company Dental Development Systems are using a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a novel toothpaste-in-a-pod product. The idea behind the single-use Poppits pod is to eliminate the traditional, nonrecyclable toothpaste tube (the pods themselves are sold in recyclable paperboard boxes). The toothpaste in the cellulose-enclosed pod is released as soon as it is popped into the mouth and brushing begins. Solan says he has secured funding from a toothpaste company and manufacturing company, but at this writing was still $10,000 short of his Kickstarter funding goal.
Matthew Humphries, "Poppits pods offer toothpaste without any of the packaging", Geek.com, June 08, 2016, © Ziff Davis, LLC.
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Dietary Supplement Formula Reverses Brain Cell Loss, Cognitive Decline

June 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A research team in Canada has created a dietary supplement from commonly available nutrients that reverses brain cell loss and cognitive decline. The team has been testing the concoction since 2000 in both normal and rapidly aging mice bred to experience severe declines in cognitive and motor function in only a few months. The mice lose more than half of their brain cells by one year of age, the human equivalent of severe Alzheimer's disease. The formula of 30 vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and nutraceuticals includes vitamins B, C and D, folic acid, green tea extract, and cod liver oil. It was fed to the mice daily over several months and completely eliminated the severe brain cell loss and cognitive decline.
J.A. Lemon et al., "A multi-ingredient dietary supplement abolishes large-scale brain cell loss, improves sensory function, and prevents neuronal atrophy in aging mice.", Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis, June 08, 2016, © Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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Some Commercial Diets Succeed At Improving Blood Sugar Control

June 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Several commercial weight loss programs seem to improve control of blood sugar in diabetics, but more rigorous research is needed to actually prove the benefit, a new U.S. study has found. The researchers looked at published clinical studies that carefully evaluated the effects of various commercial weight loss programs on blood sugar in overweight and obese individuals. Eighteen studies focused on people with type 2 diabetes. Among the 764 individuals who participated in ten weight loss programs, the Jenny Craig program reduced blood sugar concentrations significantly more than weight loss counseling alone at 12 months. Nutrisystem and Optifast reduced blood sugar more than counseling alone at six months.
Z. W. Chaudhry et al., "A systematic review of commercial weight loss programs’ effect on glycemic outcomes among overweight and obese adults with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus. ", Obesity Reviews, June 08, 2016, © World Obesity
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Walnuts May Protect Colon From Tumor Formation

June 8, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study in mice found that eating walnuts has a dampening effect on colorectal tumors. The result was especially noticeable in males, who had 2.3 fewer tumors than mice who did not eat walnuts, researchers reported. Walnuts accounted for seven to 10.5 percent of their daily calories, the equivalent of about an ounce in humans. Walnuts contain high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids, a high ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, and high levels of a form of vitamin E that has anticancer properties. The study shows that walnuts may also act as a probiotic that protects the colon from tumor formation.
M. Nakanishi et al., "Effects of walnut consumption on colon carcinogenesis and microbial community structure. ", Cancer Prevention Research, June 08, 2016, © American Association for Cancer Research
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Study Finds Strong Link Between Fiber Consumption And Healthy Aging

June 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Australian researchers who analyzed dietary and health data from 1,600 people over 50 years of age found a surprising connection between carbohydrate nutrition and healthy aging. They looked at several key factors over ten years: total carbohydrate intake, total fiber intake, glycemic index, glycemic load, and sugar intake. They found that high fiber intake – from breads, cereals, and fruits – made the biggest difference to what they called "successful aging." People who regularly consumed fiber were likely to be disabled or depressed, or suffer from respiratory ailments or chronic diseases such as dementia, diabetes, cancer, coronary artery disease, and stroke. In fact, the researchers found, people in the research sample who ate the most fiber had an almost 80 percent greater likelihood of living a long and healthy life.
Bamini Gopinath et al. , "Association Between Carbohydrate Nutrition and Successful Aging Over 10 Years. ", The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, June 06, 2016, © Gopinath et al.
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Aspartame Users May Lose Weight, But Have A Higher Risk Of Diabetes

June 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Canadian researchers who studied U.S. health data report that use of artificial sweeteners such as aspartame can lead to poor glucose management in obese individuals. Because artificial sweeteners are not digested by the body, they do help overweight people lose pounds by cutting calorie intake. However, bacteria in the gut seem to be able to break down aspartame, resulting in negative health effects, particularly an increased risk of diabetes.
Jennifer L. Kuk et al., "Aspartame intake is associated with greater glucose intolerance in individuals with obesity. ", Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, June 06, 2016, © Kuk et al.
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Growing Frequency Of Food Allergies, Plus Health Concerns, Drive “Free-From” Market

June 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
There is a growing list of foods and food ingredients that people deem unhealthy or, for some, are actually allergenic. The food industry has responded by marketing packaged food products that are “free from” these ingredients, which include grain (especially wheat), dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, fish, and shellfish. These eight account for 90 percent of allergic reactions to food, which have been on the rise. The CDC says food allergies now affect approximately one in 13 children. The free-from trend has grown into a $190 million market, with sales in the year ending January 24 surging 26.5 percent in the combined conventional and natural channels. Gluten-free, meanwhile, by itself is a $25 billion market. Allergies don’t account for all these sales. Healthy people who buy free-from products account for a sizeable chunk.
Jenna Blumenfeld, "Free-from foods rise to the occasion", New Hope Network, June 06, 2016, © Penton
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Portion-Controlled, Prepackaged Meals Prove More Effective For Weight Loss

June 6, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
New research funded by Nestlé USA, Inc., which makes the Lean Cuisine frozen meals brand, found that a dieting program that includes behavioral counseling as well as portion-controlled meals is more effective for weight loss than a self-selected diet. The researchers assigned 183 participants equally to three groups: one that ate two low-calorie prepackaged meals a day (lunch and dinner), one that ate two low-calorie prepackaged higher-protein meals a day, and a control group that chose their own meals. After three months, participants who ate twice-daily prepackaged meals lost about eight percent of their initial weight, while the control group lost only six percent. In addition, the prepackaged meals groups also experienced a drop in total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Meal satisfaction was similar among all groups.
Cheryl L. Rock et al., "Randomized clinical trial of portion-controlled prepackaged foods to promote weight loss. ", Obesity, June 06, 2016, © John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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New Colgate/ADA Social Media Initiative Encourages Hispanic Oral Health Care

June 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Colgate and the American Dental Association have launched a social media-based promotional program to improve oral health among U.S. Hispanics. A component of Colgate's annual Oral Health Month initiative, “Share More Time, Share More Smiles” encourages Hispanic families to post photos of their smiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+ as a way to teach them about proper oral care. For each image posted, Colgate will donate $1 (to a maximum of $40,000) to an ADA Foundation program (Give Kids A Smile) that provides free oral health care, education and screening to under-served children.
"Colgate and The American Dental Association Inspire Hispanic Families to Share More Time, Share More Smiles During Oral Health Month This June", News release, ADA, June 01, 2016, © American Dental Association
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Food Company Adapts To Vermont GMO Labeling Law

June 1, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Woodinville, Wash.-based Conifer Specialties, the maker of Fisher Scones, has decided to label its food products with information about the possibility of genetically modified ingredients. The move comes just a few weeks before a Vermont law requiring such labeling goes into effect on July 1. Conifer does not sell its three product lines – Fisher Scones, Canterbury Naturals and Crock-Pot Delicious Dinner – in Vermont. But CEO Mike Maher worries that lawyers may try to add Conifer to a class action lawsuit. The company will spend “in the six figures” to get its products non-GMO verified and, in the interim, to change packaging to acknowledge the possibility of GMO content.
Coral Garnick, "Maker of Fisher Scones to begin GMO labeling", Puget Sound Business Journal, June 01, 2016, © American City Business Journals
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Pizza Hut To Remove Chemical Preservatives From Menu Items

May 31, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Responding to concerns voiced by consumers regarding artificial ingredients in their foods, Pizza Hut says it will eliminate even more questionable additives from its menu items. The company a year ago removed artificial flavors and colors from its pizzas. Now it says it will remove the antioxidants BHA and BHT (and other preservatives) from its meats and cheeses, as well as antibiotics from chicken, by next March. Though removal of GMO ingredients from foods has garnered more headlines (thanks largely to a Vermont law taking effect next month), other companies, including Kellogg and General Mills, have announced plans to remove BHA and BHT from their products.
Karen Robinson-Jacobs, "Plano-based Pizza Hut to ditch artificial preservatives as industry faces skeptical public", The Dallas Morning News, May 31, 2016, © The Dallas Morning News Inc.
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Nestle Partners With French Firm To Develop Infant Milk Allergy Test

May 31, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Nestlé Health Science is partnering with French company DBV Technologies to develop and market a patch-test tool to diagnose cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) in infants, a difficult-to diagnose condition that affects as many as three percent of babies. Symptoms of the condition – eczema, reflux, constipation, diarrhea, crying, etc. – often mask CMPA. The new DBV diagnostic tool will be based on its Viaskin technology and will be designed to be ready-to-use and standardized. As a result of the partnership, Nestlé Health Science will have the exclusive worldwide commercialization rights for the tool.
"Nestlé Health Science collaborates with DBV Technologies to accelerate development of an innovative diagnostic tool for Cow’s Milk Protein Allergy", News release, Nestlé, May 31, 2016, © Nestlé
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Chemist Who Developed Crest Whitening Toothpastes Joins Startup

May 31, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Former P&G chemist Carlos Martinez has joined a startup company to lead development of a tooth whitener made from marine animal proteins. Martinez led development of the whitening varieties of P&G brand Crest, including Whitening Plus Scope, Vivid White and ProHealth. SafeWhite Inc. uses edible proteins from bioluminescent marine creatures as well as the adhesives used by shellfish to cling to rocks. To secure tranches of a $1.25 million Ohio Third Frontier loan, the startup has  won certification that its product is nontoxic, and has signed a contract with a large consumer goods company that may license the product after it completes its own in-house tests.
Carrie Ghose, "Veteran P&G researcher for Crest toothpaste joins startup making teeth whitener from the sea", Columbus Business First, May 31, 2016, © American City Business Journals
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Dark Chocolate Linked To Reduced Risk Of Insulin Resistance, Diabetes

May 25, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A multinational study of health data from 1,153 adult participants in Luxembourg found that eating about 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of dark chocolate a day was associated with reduced risk of diabetes and insulin resistance. Eighty percent of participants claimed to eat an average of 24.8 g of chocolate a day. Those who claimed to eat chocolate daily tended to be younger, more physically active and had higher levels of education than those who did not. The researchers said they adjusted their data to take into account those factors.
Ala’a Alkerwi et al., "Daily chocolate consumption is inversely associated with insulin resistance and liver enzymes in the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Luxembourg study. ", British Journal of Nutrition, May 25, 2016, © Alkerwi et al.
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Soy Compounds Kill Antimicrobial-Resistant Food Germs Effectively, Safely

May 25, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Heavy use of chemical antimicrobial agents over the years has led to some strains of bacteria becoming resistant to them, rendering them largely ineffective. But a new Canadian study has found possible natural replacements for the synthetic antimicrobials. Soy isoflavones and peptides – key ingredients in cooking oils, cheeses, ice cream, etc. – may provide an effective way to eliminate microbial contamination in the food industry. The researchers used microfluidics and high-throughput screening to run millions of tests in a short period. Soy isoflavones are not only good at killing microbes, they are biodegradable, environmentally friendly and non-toxic.
Rekha Dhayakaran et al., "Investigation of the antimicrobial activity of soy peptides by developing a high throughput drug screening assay. ", Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, May 25, 2016, © Dhayakaran et al.
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Dietary Supplement Comprising Three Key Nutrients Could Prevent Heart Disease

May 25, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
British scientists collaborating with a nutritional supplement maker have determined that a combination of omega-3 fatty acids from marine fish oil, cocoa extract flavonols, and phytosterols (plant sterols and stanols) in one supplement may help ward off heart disease. The researchers, using several cell-based experimental models, found that the three ingredients helped inhibit key processes that contribute to atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis is the major cause of heart disease, responsible for around a third of all deaths worldwide. The study was partially funded by Cultech Ltd.
Joe W. E. Moss et al., "A Unique Combination of Nutritionally Active Ingredients Can Prevent Several Key Processes Associated with Atherosclerosis In Vitro. ", PLOS ONE, May 25, 2016, © Moss et al.
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Smart – And Expensive – Toothbrush Seeks Niche Market

May 25, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A Wilmette, Ill., dentist has launched a company whose sole product is a high-tech toothbrush that sports a camera and smartphone connection. The camera gives Prophix toothbrush users a look into their mouths – via a smartphone app – while brushing. They can check their gums and teeth, including the hard-to-see back molars. The camera snaps photos that can be saved for future reference. Oral care experts and industry analysts are skeptical of the market for such a device. At $400, it’s hardly an impulse buy, and it’s not necessary for proper oral care. Another consideration: Proctor & Gamble will launch the Oral-B Genius, the newest version of its smart toothbrush, later in 2016. The price is likely to be around $200 – still not an impromptu buy, but half the cost of the Prophix.
Cheryl V. Jackson, "$400 toothbrush with camera lets you see how well you're brushing", The Chicago Tribune, May 25, 2016, © Chicago Tribune
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USA: Ice Cream Shops Nationwide Help Tom's Launch Pain-Relieving Toothpaste

May 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Eco-conscious ice cream shops in 14 states coast-to-coast are participating in a promotional campaign launching the new Tom's of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste. Dubbed the Sustainable Ice Cream Trail, the campaign encourages ice cream lovers to visit one of the shops that sells only ice cream or gelato containing only natural, locally-sourced ingredients. The new toothpaste uses a patented technology that combines arginine and calcium carbonate to “help seal out pain” in sensitive teeth from eating ice cream. The company claims the toothpaste – which contains no artificial colors, sweeteners, or preservatives – relieves pain in 60 seconds, and also strengthens enamel, whitens, freshens breath, and provides cavity protection.
"Tom's of Maine Maps Out New Sustainable Ice Cream Trail ", News release, Tom's of Maine, May 19, 2016, © Tom's of Maine
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Boulangeries In Paris Find A Different Way To Make Gluten-Free Baguettes

May 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
It may seem unthinkable, but gluten-free baked goods, including bread, have begun to appear in the bakeries, cafes, and supermarkets of Paris. They are, however, a bit different from the gluten-free products selling in the U.S. In Paris boulangeries, bakers do not use food-grade gums, starches or preservatives, relying instead on natural wheat alternatives such as rice and buckwheat flours and different seeds. Unfortunately, however, the French version of gluten-free baking does not translate to one cherished delicacy. The multilayered croissant cannot be properly created without gluten.
Whitney Filloon, "Even Parisian Bakeries Are Going Gluten-Free", Eater, May 19, 2016, © Vox Media, Inc.
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Company Licenses Tooth Cleansing Tool From Dent Group

May 19, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
AV1 Group, Inc., has licensed the Dental Cannatizer, a tooth cleansing tool that uses hemp oil-infusing cartridges, from Dent Group Inc. The Cannatizer uses water pressure to flush out  bacteria, plaque, and small food particles that accumulate where a toothbrush and floss can't reach. It also dispenses hemp oil, which has “numerous holistic attributes,” including antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, according to the company. AV1 plans to sell the Cannatizer to the general public and to hotels.
"Enters Into Exclusive Licensing Agreement With Dent Group To Launch Production On The Dental Cannatizer", News release, AV1 Group, May 19, 2016, © AV1 Group
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Omega-3 Fatty Acid Reverses Fructose-Caused Genetic Damage

May 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study finds that the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) reverses the harmful changes to hundreds of genes, especially in the brain, caused by consumption of the common sugar fructose. Diseases linked to fructose-induced genetic changes include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). DHA, however, changes the entire gene pattern back to normal, researchers said, and strengthens synapses in the brain associated with learning and memory. DHA occurs naturally in brain cells, but there is not enough of it to ward off diseases. So it has to come through diet. It is abundant in wild (not farmed) salmon and some other fish and fish oil, as well as walnuts, flaxseed, fruits, and vegetables.
Qingying Meng et al., "Systems Nutrigenomics Reveals Brain Gene Networks Linking Metabolic and Brain Disorders. ", EBioMedicine, May 18, 2016, © Meng et al.
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Older Adults Who Work Out With Weights Lower Risk Of Premature Death

May 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Many studies have shown that older adults who exercise regularly have a better quality of life and lower risk of untimely death. Now a new U.S. study shows that strength training improves strength, increases muscle mass and physical function, and improves chronic conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, low back pain and obesity – in addition to reducing the odds of dying. Researchers examined data from the 1997-2001 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which included information on more than 30,000 adults age 65 and older. Nine percent reported doing strength training at least twice a week. These people had a 46 percent lower risk of death for any reason, 41 percent lower risk of cardiac death, and 19 percent lower risk of dying from cancer.
Jennifer L. Kraschnewski et al., "Is strength training associated with mortality benefits? A 15year cohort study of US older adults. ", Preventive Medicine, May 18, 2016, © Elsevier B.V.
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Flavonoid Found In Hops Could Someday Treat Metabolic Syndrome

May 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study has identified specific intake levels of a natural flavonoid found in hops and beer that significantly improved the underlying markers of metabolic syndrome in laboratory animals and also reduced weight gain. The findings on xanthohumol suggest a possible new approach to issues such as human obesity, high cholesterol and elevated glucose. These problems are linked to some of the major health issues and causes of death, especially cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The study was conducted in obesee mice who were fed different levels of xanthohumol in a high-fat diet. Further research is needed to determine safety and effectiveness in humans.
Cristobal L. Miranda et al., "Xanthohumol improves dysfunctional glucose and lipid metabolism in diet-induced obese C57BL/6J mice. ", Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, May 18, 2016, © Elsevier B.V.
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Listerine Zero's Global Market Opportunity Could Reach $17 Billion

May 18, 2016: 12:00 AM EST
Among the hundred new products Johnson & Johnson is launching in 2016 is Listerine Zero, whose advertising will emphasize going ”beyond germ kill” to fulfill “the human desire to feel fully prepared and fully ready.” The company is trumpeting that message, via professional networks and digital media, to 80 countries, hoping to achieve the same market penetration it has reached in the U.S. If it accomplishes that goal it will add 200 million more households globally, which would triple Johnson & Johnson's business. According to the company's arithmetic, if people in those newly-acquired households “swished” with Listerine Zero five times a day, it would mean a $17 billion market opportunity. 
"Johnson & Johnson Consumer and Medical Devices Business Review - Final", FD (Fair Disclosure) Wire / LexisNexis, May 18, 2016, © LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc
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