Antioxidant supplements again called into question
A meta-analysis of 67 randomised trials with antioxidant
supplements has reported that vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene
may increase mortality risk by up to 16 per cent.
UK supplements maker rapped for misleading adverts
A UK company has been told to remove UK press adverts that implied
it was a medical institution when it is merely a supplements
Olympic ideals raise bar on supplements contamination
Greece's Olympic weightlifting team is blaming contaminated
Chinese-made food supplements for some of its members being charged
with doping violations.
EFSA adapting to increasing workload, says executive director
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) expects to process
applications for 1000-2000 health claims, 900 food additives and
2800 flavours in the next 12 months, according to EFSA executive
director, Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle.
UK supplements comparison website established
A UK-based food supplements comparison website has launched today
that rates the 20,000+ products on-market there in a bid to provide
consumers with unbiased purchasing advice.
Calm crucial for energy products
Energy drinks are a runaway success but extreme marketing and
product formulation has the potential to cast a shadow over the
multi-billion dollar global industry.
Global pharma group launches Bulgarian supplements range
Finnish pharma player Actavis has launched three ranges of VMS and
herbal products in Bulgaria with more planned as the company
attempts to meet revenue growth targets of 20 per cent by 2010.
Beeb cans CAM from online service
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has removed a section
devoted to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) from its
website in a move that has caused consternation throughout the
British CAM community.
Poland panel considers borderline supplements
Poland has established a government-backed group briefed with
developing criteria relating to the classification of a range of
nutrients under either food or medicine law.
Irish retailers petition EU for high-dose supplements
An Irish health food store association will have its pro-high-dose
food supplements petition considered by the European Commission
after it was deemed 'admissible' by a European Parliament
Nutrient profiling irrelevant for supplements, says EHPM
Food supplements should be exempt from European nutrient profiling
regulations because their fat, salt and sugar levels are scant
enough not to warrant concern, according to an industry group.
Elderly muscles benefit from amino acid supplements
Supplementing the diet of elderly people with the full set of
essential amino acids can boost their lean body mass, strength and
physical function, according to a new study.
Royal decree threatens Belgian botanicals
The Belgian government has drafted a law that threatens to
reclassify as medicines up to 150 botanicals commonly used as food
Swinging voters key to European supplements debate
As the European Union debate over maximum and minimum nutrient
levels in supplements and functional foods moves closer to a mooted
January 2009 denouement, a key lobbyist says "it is all to play
CRN denounces FDA supplement labeling guidance
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has requested that the
FDA withdraw its guidance on the labeling of dietary supplements,
suggesting it is unnecessary and potentially misleading for