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Council For Responsible Nutrition (CRN)

Supplementation During Pregnancy Is Critical –U.S. medical organizations recommend multivitamins for pregnant women–

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – In response to a report1 titled “Vitamin supplementation in pregnancy,” published today in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

crn-logoStatement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN: 

“Reputable medical organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Endocrine Society, and the American Thyroid Association, recommend that pregnant women take a multivitamin as a way to assure they are getting adequate nutrients such as folic acid and iodine that

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CRN Urges Cautious Interpretation of Non-Peer Reviewed Study On Folate and Autism

CRNheader-basic14In response to a conference paper1 titled “Maternal Plasma Folate, Vitamin B12 Levels and Multivitamin Supplement during Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Boston Birth Cohort,” presented today at the 2016 International Meeting for Autism Research, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

Statement by Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN: 

“The benefits of supplemental folic acid for women of child-bearing age in preventing birth defects such as spina bifida are well-established and the accompanying public read more…

CRN Advises Consumers to Beware of Ingredient Being Illegally Marketed in Dietary Supplements

In response to a new study, “Pharmaceutical doses of the banned stimulant oxilofrine found in dietary supplements sold in the USA,” published online in Drug Testing and Analysis, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

crn-logoStatement by Steve Mister, president and CEO, CRN: 

“The findings of Dr. Pieter Cohen’s latest study are particularly troubling to responsible marketers of dietary supplements because they demonstrate once again that rogue companies will ignore the laws designed to protect consumers. Oxilofrine is not a legitimate dietary ingredient, read more…

CRN Urges Doctors and Patients to Discuss Dietary Supplement Use, Responds to JAMA Internal Medicine Study, Articles

CRNheader-basic14In response to a new study, “Changes in Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication and Dietary Supplement Use Among Older Adults in the United States, 2005 vs 2011,” a new commentary, “Polypharmacy—Time to Get Beyond Numbers,” and a new letter, “Nondisclosure of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use to Primary Care Physicians: Findings from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey,” published online today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:

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2015 CRN Dietary Supplement Use Consumer Survey

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) has released its 2015 consumer survey on dietary supplement use. Some of the more pertinent findings for integrative health professionals include:

  • 68% of American adults use dietary supplements. This percentage has remained consistent for the past 5 years, showing no indication that consumers will lose interest anytime soon.
  • Despite recent bad press, 84% of supplement users remain confident in their safety and efficacy
  • 76% of supplement users visit their doctor regularly, as opposed to only 67% of non-users
  • 55% of supplement users consider their health care professional to be a trusted source for
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