Latest News on Vitamins and Health

Health Tip: Lack of Vitamin D Can Cause Rickets (WKYT 27 NEWSFIRST & WYMT Mountain News)
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 11:14 PM

(HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D is needed to help the body absorb calcium and build strong, healthy bones. The vitamin is particularly important for growing children, who need plenty of calcium for good bone health. [News Source]

Integrated BioPharma Unit in $2.4M Deal (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 3:29 PM

Vitamin and nutritional supplement maker Integrated BioPharma Inc. said Wednesday subsidiary InB:Paxis Pharmaceuticals Inc. signed a supply agreement with a European generic drugs maker. [News Source]

USDA weighs label for beef from cattle fed only grass.
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 1:00 PM

Farmers contend their product is a cut above feedlot animals in health and taste, but some experts doubt claims. [News Source]

Armed with a grocery cart, and a critical eye.
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 1:00 PM

Americans are confused about food, Marion Nestle says, and in large part she blames the powerful food industry's brilliant marketing, federal agencies interested in supporting that industry, and supermarkets. [News Source]

Highest EU Price Fixing Fines (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 9:02 AM

The ten highest cartel fines levied against companies by the EU for price fixing: -- Vitamins, Hoffmann-La Roche AG, 2001: euro462 million [News Source]

Balanced diet, not functional food, could improve Dutch health (Food Navigator)
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 6:58 AM

31/05/2006 - Functional foods can benefit certain sectors of the population who may not derive the nutrients they need from their daily diet, but they may also pose a risk of overdose of certain vitamins and minerals, according to a new report from The Netherlands. [News Source]

Get a Detailed Picture of How the Vitamins and Dietary Supplements Market is Performing in the UK (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 6:23 AM

DUBLIN, Ireland----May 31, 2006--Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Vitamins and Dietary Supplements in the UK" to their offering. [News Source]

Get a Detailed Picture of How the Vitamins and Dietary Supplements Market is Performing in the UK (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 6:23 AM

DUBLIN, Ireland----May 31, 2006--Research and Markets has announced the addition of "Vitamins and Dietary Supplements in the UK" to their offering. [News Source]

Rise in rate of twin births may be tied to dairy case.
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 5:00 AM

American women who eat dairy products appear to be five times as likely to give birth to fraternal twins as those who do not. Is it caused by synthetic growth hormones used on dairy cows? [News Source]

Hold the jelly (Northwest Herald)
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 3:51 AM

Just one serving of peanut butter – two tablespoons – provides eight grams of protein, two grams of fiber, 10 percent of the USDA Reference Daily Intake (RDI) of vitamin E and 12 percent of the RDI of magnesium. [News Source]

Vitamin Angel Alliance Organizes Nutrition Response for Indonesian Earthquake Relief Effort (PR Web)
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 3:41 AM

Vitamin Angel Alliance has begun organizing children's and adult multiple vitamin shipments to assist in the Indonesia Earthquake Relief effort. To help lower the likelihood of opportunistic infections and diseases compounding the present tragedy, Vitamin Angels is working with an alliance of companies in the natural products and pharmaceutical industries to help bring in emergency nutritional [News Source]

Health Tip: Do I Need a Vitamin E Supplement? (MedicineNet.com)
Wednesday May 31st 2006, 3:08 AM

Title: Health Tip: Do I Need a Vitamin E Supplement? Category: Health News Created: 5/30/2006 8:39:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 5/30/2006 8:39:05 AM [News Source]