Nutrition Resource Center

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ER Visits From Supplement Side Effects

Every year about 23,000 U.S. emergency department visits involve adverse events related to dietary supplements.

Safety Risk With Pure Powdered Caffeine

The 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.

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.”

News

Beetroot Juice: The Key to Improving Heart Health in the Elderly?

A daily dose of beetroot juice was found to significantly improve exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients.

Vit D-Rich Foods May Help Reduce Allergy Risk in Offspring

Eating more foods containing vitamin D— but not supplemental vitamin D— during pregnancy was related to a lower risk of development in allergies in children, a study led by Mount Sinai researchers showed.

Maternal Nutrition in Pregnancy Tied to Offspring Health

Mothers' vitamin B12 levels in early pregnancy may impact children's cardiometabolic risk factors at age 5 years, according to a study published in the BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Ketogenic Diet Evaluated for Reducing Seizure Frequency in Children

The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet (KD) may provide positive effects for child epilepsy patients.

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