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Jul 12, 2016, 17:07 ET Supplementation During Pregnancy Is Critical

In response to a report1 titled "Vitamin supplementation in pregnancy," published today in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, the Council for...


Jun 08, 2016, 15:46 ET Healthy Products Support Healthy Economy: Dietary Supplement Industry Contributes $122 Billion, Over 750,000 Jobs to U.S. Economy

More than two-thirds of American adults take dietary supplements each year, and according to a new economic impact report released today, the...


Jan 27, 2015, 13:00 ET CRN Releases Science-based Guidelines on Iodine in Multivitamin/Mineral Supplements for Pregnancy and Lactation

 Dietary supplement manufacturers should include a daily serving of at least 150 mcg of iodine in all multivitamin/mineral supplements intended...


Dec 18, 2014, 11:29 ET Dietary Supplement Gift Guide for a Healthy Holiday

The holiday season is in full force, and many Americans are asking for the gift of good health in 2015. A recent survey showed that more than...


Dec 11, 2014, 23:35 ET CRN Welcomes Passage of Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, today welcomed...


Feb 11, 2014, 15:41 ET Dietary Supplement Industry Trade Associations Commend Congress on Introduction of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014

In response to today's introduction of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) of 2014 by Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Orrin...


Dec 16, 2013, 17:01 ET Vitamins and Minerals Are Essential to Good Health

—CRN responds to studies and misguided editorial in Annals of Internal Medicine— WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/...


Oct 17, 2012, 10:31 ET New Study Finds Modest Reduction In Cancer In Middle-Aged And Older Healthy Men Taking Multivitamins

A new study published today in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) found "daily multivitamin supplementation modestly but...


Oct 04, 2012, 13:30 ET Supplement Usage, Consumer Confidence Remain Steady According To New Annual Survey From CRN

 Sixty-eight percent of American adults take nutritional or dietary supplements, says the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), based on...


Oct 03, 2012, 17:41 ET CRN Responds To Today's Dietary Supplement Reports From Health And Human Services

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry's leading trade association, today issued concern on behalf of...


Jul 25, 2012, 12:40 ET CRN Applauds Introduction Of Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act

 In response to the introduction today of the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act (DASCA) by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Sheldon...


Jul 18, 2012, 12:51 ET Happy 100th Anniversary to the Vitamin!

The Council for Responsible Nutrition is honoring the 100th anniversary of the vitamin.  The term was coined by Casimir Funk, a...


Jun 20, 2012, 10:00 ET CRN Assesses Current State Of Scientific Research for Nutritional Supplements

—Updated Book Evaluates Most Relevant Science For Assessing the Benefits of Specific Supplements— The Council for...


Jun 20, 2012, 09:14 ET CRN Applauds FDA's Plans To Reissue NDI Draft Guidance

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry's leading trade association, commends the Food and Drug Administration...


Jun 12, 2012, 14:30 ET Calcium and Vitamin D Necessary To Help Prevent Fractures And Falls In Elderly

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May 23, 2012, 18:53 ET CRN Reacts To New Study On Calcium And Heart Health

In response to the study published today in Heart Journal, "Associations of dietary calcium intake and calcium supplementation with myocardial...


Mar 22, 2012, 14:18 ET Dietary Supplement Consumers Tend to Make Healthier Lifestyle Choices

 When it comes to healthy habits, dietary supplement users appear to make healthier lifestyle choices overall than non-users, according to a...


Mar 19, 2012, 09:23 ET CRN Responds to Dateline NBC Report on Dietary Supplements

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to Dateline NBC's story concerning dietary supplements, the Council...


Mar 13, 2012, 11:55 ET Annual CRN Consumer Survey Finds Overall Use of Supplements on the Rise

-- Survey also finds consumer confidence remains steady at 84 percent --  Sixty-nine percent of U.S. adults take dietary supplements...


Oct 11, 2011, 16:09 ET CRN Reacts To JAMA's Select Trial On Vitamin E

In response to the published study, "Vitamin E and the Risk of Prostate Cancer; The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT),[1]"...


Oct 10, 2011, 16:00 ET CRN Calls New Study on Supplements and Mortality "A Hunt For Harm"

In response to the published study, "Dietary Supplements and Mortality Rate in Older Women(1)," published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (a...


Sep 27, 2011, 18:28 ET CRN Reacts to JAMA Study on Saw Palmetto

In response to the published study, "Effect of Increasing Doses of Saw Palmetto Extract on Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (1)," published in JAMA...


Jul 01, 2011, 09:27 ET CRN Opposes Duplicative Mandates for Supplement Manufacturers

In response to yesterday's introduction of S. 1310, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011, by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), the Council for...


Apr 13, 2011, 17:25 ET Government Report Cites Increase in Supplement Usage

In response to a new government report on dietary supplement usage among U.S. adults from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National...


Mar 10, 2011, 10:55 ET Published Study Finds Usage of, Recommendations for Dietary Supplements Common Within Various Physician Specialties

For physicians within several medical specialties, including dermatology, cardiology and orthopedics, personal usage of and patient recommendations...