Nutrition Resource Center

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Daily Value for Sugars on Labels

The FDA proposed the inclusion of percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars to the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods.

Beet Juice for Exercise Endurance

Drinking beet juice regularly may help improve exercise performance and endurance.

FDA Bans Artificial Trans Fats

The FDA is requiring food manufacturers to remove partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fats, from products within three years.

Vitamin Supplements for Menopausal Symptoms

Vitamin D and calcium supplements do not appear to reduce menopausal symptoms in older women, reports a new study published in Maturitas.

Gluten Detected in Many Probiotics

An analysis performed by researchers at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center showed that more than half of popular probiotics tested contained traces of gluten.

Stores Sell "Adult-Only" Supplements to Teens

According to multiple studies presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in San Diego, CA, dietary supplements promoted and sold for weight loss and bodybuilding are often recommended to adolescents under the age of 18 despite labels stating that they are “for adult use only.”

WHO: Evidence-Based Folate Concentration Guidelines

Evidence-based folate concentration guidelines for the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs) have been developed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Sodium May Not Impact Adolescent BP

Consuming higher amounts of sodium had no effect on blood pressure in adolescent girls but consuming more potassium was linked to lower blood pressure at the end of adolescence in new research.

News

Calorie Restriction May Modify Risk Factors for Age-Related Diseases

According to a new study, calorie restriction may modify risk factors for age-related diseases and indicators associated with longer life span.

Significant Safety Risk With Pure Powdered Caffeine, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine due to its danger and significant risk of illness or injury to consumers.

Many Pregnant Women Lacking in Element Linked to Cognition in Offspring

Recent research indicates that many pregnant women have a median urinary iodine concentration below the recommended level, which may have a negative impact on the motor and cognitive functions of offspring.

Purple Potatoes May Suppress Colon Cancer Stem Cells

Purple potatoes may contain compounds that help destroy colon cancer stem cells and limit metastasis, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

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