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

Study Reveals Most Common Reasons for FDA Recalls

The five most common reasons for Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-issued recalls were contamination, mislabeling, adverse reaction, defective product, and incorrect potency, a new study has found.

Should Routine Amoxicillin Still Be Part of the Protocol for Severe Acute Malnutrition?

Routine use of amoxicillin does not improve nutritional recovery from uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition in children, according to research published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Possible Lead Poisoning With Medicinal Clay, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against the use of Bentonite Me Baby by Alikay Naturals due to a potential lead poisoning risk.

Ketoanalogue-Supplemented Vegetarian Low-Protein Diet Safe — Study Finds

A ketoanalogue-supplemented vegetarian very low-protein diet (KD) seems safe and may be able to slow chronic kidney disease progression, according to a study published online in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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