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New Study Finds Inactivity Twice as Deadly as Obesity

jogging-297354_1280A new study conducted by a group of researchers from a number of European academic centers indicates that an increased activity level could reduce early death more than avoiding obesity. The study, published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, followed 334,161 European men and women for an average of 12 years. Height, weight, and BMI were tracked, and participants were aged 25 to 70. Researchers tracked self-reported activity levels, and collected data on deaths of participants.

Risk of early death was reduced 16 to 30% in people who were at least moderately active, regardless of weight or read more…

Vitamins Supplements Industry Analysis and Global Forecast to 2020: Persistence Market Research

Persistence Market Research is released new forthcoming report on title “Vitamins Supplements Market – Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020″.

New York, NY — (ReleaseWire) — 11/18/2014 — Vitamins supplements are non-drug and non-hormone based nutritional products that can be consumed as powders, pills, liquids or by injection. There are various types of vitamins supplements such as vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K. supplements are broadly classified under multivitamins and individual vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K.

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New Survey Reveals High Percentage of U.S. Population Take Dietary Supplements—and with High Confidence

Washington, D.C., October 30, 2014The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) today revealed key findings from the 2014 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, pointing to a high percentage of usage of, and a high percentage of confidence in, dietary supplements among U.S. adults.

The survey, which is in its 15th consecutive year, found that 68 percent of U.S. adults report taking dietary supplements, including over 50 percent who report being regular users, and that the majority of U.S. adults, 83 percent, express overall confidence in the safety, quality and effectiveness of dietary supplements. The survey also found read more…

Could the Loss of Our Sense of Smell Predict Our Death?

smell-41970_1280A recent study has linked the loss of a sense of smell to imminent death. Scientists tested the olfactory acuity of 3,005 U.S. adults, sorting them into three groups: normal sense of smell (normosmic), somewhat diminished sense of smell (hyposmic), and a severely compromised sense of smell (anosmic). When the researchers tracked down the subjects 5 years year (and after adjusting for factors such as overall health or age), they found that the anosmic group was 4 times more likely to have died than the normosmic group, and the hyposmic group also had a significantly higher mortality rate.  

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Economic Report Finds Dietary Supplement Usage Helps Reduce Individual and Societal Health Care Costs

Use of specific dietary supplements in targeted populations not only provides health benefits, but, according to a new economic report, also offers significant savings for health care costs. The report, “Smart Prevention—Health Care Cost Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements,” issued by the economic firm Frost & Sullivan, through a grant from the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Foundation, examined four different chronic diseases and the potential for health care cost savings when U.S. adults1, 55 and older, diagnosed with these chronic diseases, used one of eight different dietary supplement regimens. It demonstrated that supplementation at read more…

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