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FDA: New Plan for Regulations, Oversight of Dietary Supplement Industry

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a new plan to significantly modernize the regulation and oversight of dietary supplements, according to a statement released today. The new document will be the first update in over 25 years. “I’ve personally benefited from the use of dietary supplements and, as a physician, recognize the benefits of certain…

Low Birth Weight, Obesity Associated With Pregnancy Complications

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Women who were born at a low birth weight and currently are overweight or obese were found to be at increased risk for complications of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in Obesity. Researchers recruited women from the Screening for Pregnancy Endpoints (SCOPE) study between November 2004 and February…
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