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Free Access JACN Article: A 7-Year Longitudinal Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of a Calcium Supplement Used to Enhance Bone Mineral Density

May 2016--A recent study from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN), examines the safety and efficacy of a vitamin/mineral enhanced plant-sourced calcium supplement [AlgaeCal  (AC)] in female consumers who had taken the supplement from 1 to 7 years.

Free Access JACN Article: Assessment of Total Choline Intakes in the United States

May 2016--Choline is an essential nutrient and plays a critical role in brain development, cell signaling, nerve impulse transmission, liver function, and maintenance of a healthy metabolism. The article “Assesment of Total Choline Intakes in the United States” by Taylor C. Wallace PhD, CFS, FACN & Victor L.

Communications and Media Award Recpient David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, author of New York Times Best-Seller Brain Maker

January 6, 2016 — Clearwater, FL— The American College of Nutrition (ACN) is proud to have announced David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, as the recipient of the Communications and Media Award at the ACN’s 56th Annual

Humanitarian Award Recpients

December 16, 2015, Clearwater, FL— The American College of Nutrition (ACN) is proud to have announced Vitamin Angels and the Brain Health Education and Research Institute as the recipients of the Humanitarian Award at the ACN’s 56th annual conference that took place November 11-13, 2015, at the B Resort in Orlando, Florida. This special award acknowledges an individual or organization who has worked selflessly and effectively in the field of nutrition to benefit humanity.

Journal of American College of Nutrition’s Top Award Goes to Study Examining Dietary Supplement Use in Key Population Groups

November 10, 2015CLEARWATER, FL—A study, which determined that multivitamin supplements contribute to a greater number of Americans achieving nutrient sufficiency without exceeding upper tolerable limits, was the most frequently accessed article in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN) during 2014. The study, entitled “Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement Contribution to Micronutrient Intakes in the United States, 2007–2010” (http://bit.ly/1N0tvXW) was conducted by Dr. Taylor C.

ACN Research Evaluation Panel Files Comments On FDA’s Added Sugar Labeling Proposal

October 14, 2015—The Research Evaluation Panel (REP) of the American College of Nutrition has filed comments with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the Agency’s proposed supplemental rule to establish a Dietary Reference Value (DRV) for added sugars as well as require that the Percent of Daily Value (DV) for added sugars be displayed on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels. A copy of the letter is available at http://bit.ly/1LNIF87.

Highlights of the REP’s comments include: 

Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels; Issued July 2015 (Docket No. FDA-2012-N-1210)

Dear Sir or Madam:
The Research Evaluation Panel of the American College of Nutrition (ACN) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed food labeling rules, which would establish a Dietary Reference Value (DRV) for added sugars as well as require that the Percent of Daily Value (DV) for added sugars be displayed on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels.

Free Access to JACN Articles Published in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Nutrition Online Collection

September 18, 2015--Visit the link for a collection of free access articles on the topic of Sports Medicine, Exercise and Nutrition. Seven articles from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (JACN) are included in the Nutrition section.

Spinach Leaf Extract Found to Suppress Appetite, Increase Meal Satisfaction

Study Published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition
August 5, 2015, CLEARWATER, FL––The nutritional value of spinach is well documented.  The vegetable is rich in crucial vitamins A, C, E, and this versatile food that can be sauteed, used as the foundation for a salad, or be an essential ingredient in a festive party dip. 

Media Award lecture by David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, author of New York Times Best-Seller Brain Maker

August 3, 2015, Orlando, FL— David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM, will be the Media Award lecturer at the American College of Nutrition’s (ACN) 56th Annual Conference taking place Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the B Resort in Orlando, Florida. Dr.

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