Early Postpartum Iron Supplementation Helps Prevent Postpartum Depression

Recent studies including one in Tehran, Iran have recently reported on a study that suggested that poor iron status may be a risk factor for PPD. KEEP READING >>

Vitamin E Status Linked to Risk of Miscarriage

Results from a recent study by investigators from Johns Hopkins University and Mahidol University in Thailand suggest that vitamin E deficiency during the early stage of pregnancy can have important adverse effects on the risk of miscarriage. KEEP READING >>

Millennials: A Much Sought After Consumer

Mintel research shows that 59 percent of Millennials will stop buying a certain brand’s products if they believe the brand is unethical, while 58 percent of Millennials agree that where you buy your groceries reflects your personal values compared to 28 percent of non-Millennials. KEEP READING >>

Fortitech Premixes Publishes New Paper on Women’s Health

Learn how to target women’s health with custom nutrient premixes. KEEP READING >>

DSM Among Leaders in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Royal DSM, the global life sciences and materials sciences company, has been named among the worldwide leaders in the materials industry group in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. KEEP READING >>

Food Business News Quotes Fortitech Premixes on the Sports Nutrition Market

According to Food Business News, “What is forming is a blurred category featuring products geared toward performance, recovery, hydration and overall health.” KEEP READING >>

DSM Joins Dr. Bruce Ames in Webinar on the Emerging Benefits of Vitamin D

Dr. Bruce Ames, Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer and Jacob Bauly will present a DSM webinar on the emerging benefits of vitamin D beyond bone health. KEEP READING >>

EGCG Improves Muscle Metabolism in Men with Multiple Sclerosis

These observations present promising findings, at least in men, that EGCG treatment in MS patients improves muscle metabolism during exercise. To what extent these effects translate into reduced muscle fatigue and increased exercise tolerance needs further investigation. KEEP READING >>

N-3 Long-chain PUFAs Reduce Morbidity Caused by Iron Supplementation

Iron deficiency is a major global public health problem. Iron supplementation can be an effective treatment for iron deficiency. However, concern has been expressed because iron supplementation can also increase morbidity from infection due to the iron dependence for growth of pathogenic organisms. On the other hand, iron is critical for proper immune cell function, and some studies have shown that iron supplementation decreases morbidity from respiratory disease in some populations. Likewise, omega-3 long chain fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are also important in immune function. Increased omega-3 long chain fatty acid intake has been shown in some studies to decrease morbidity. Thus, the question arises whether supplementation with omega-3 long chain fatty acids can ameliorate the potential negative effects of iron supplementation on morbidity. In a recently published study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, investigators have reported on the findings from an 8.5 month randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial in 321 iron-deficient South African children, aged 6-11 years old, on the separate and combined effects of iron and omega-3 long chain fatty acid supplementation on various infectious illness-related outcomes. Subjects were from 4 primary schools located in a malaria-free rural area … KEEP READING >>

Folic Acid Supplementation for Primary Stroke Prevention

The CSPPT primary prevention trial has provided important new information indicating folic acid can reduce the risk of stroke and that baseline folate level is an important determinant of the efficacy of folic acid therapy in primary stroke prevention. KEEP READING >>

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