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CRN: New York State Attorney General 'Sting' Inexcusable


CRN Criticizes New York State Attorney General 'Sting' on Herbal Dietary Supplements As Uninformed, Reckless and Inexcusable —Non-Validated DNA Barcode Testing on Finished Products Ignores Well-Established Quality Control Procedures for Herbal Products— Washington, D.C., February 3, 2015—In response to actions taken today by the New York State Attorney General toward four retailers requesting they stop the sale of specific herbal supplement products, the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, issued the following statement:   Statement by Steve Mister, president & CEO, CRN:  “These actions today by the New York State Attorney...
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Vitamin D Benefits Pregnant Women and Their Fetuses


An analysis of 31 studies has found that low levels of vitamin D lead to several serious complications of pregnancy. Conversely, women with healthy blood levels of the vitamin have a relatively low risk of those complications.   Doreen M. Rabi, MD, and her colleagues at the University of Calgary, Canada, determined that women with low levels of the vitamin were about 50 percent more likely to develop gestational diabetes and about 80 percent more likely to develop preeclampsia.   A mother’s low vitamin D levels during pregnancy were also associated with an 85 percent greater risk of infants who were small for their gestational age. In addition, mothers-to-be had greater odds of developing bacterial vaginosis and delivering low birth weight infants.   Reference:...
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