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New WellWise.org Web site focuses on supplements

BY Michael Johnsen

BOULDER, Colo. WellWise.org on Monday launched its Web site around supplements, the science behind them and other health strategies, the nonprofit announced.

“We aspire to become a trusted source of information on supplemental nutrition and news, as well as a meeting place for intelligent consumers, nutritionists, integrative medical practitioners and researchers in this important field of dietary supplements,” stated James Townsend, the site’s editor-in-chief.

“It is not easy to find real evidence-backed information on supplements and nutrition on the web,” Townsend said. “The vast majority of it is thinly veiled marketing for a specific brand of supplement. We feel the public needs something more objective in order to make informed decisions about health.”

Visitors to WellWise.org will find information on a range of supplements, the latest on their impact on various health conditions and links to the scientific research supporting use of those supplements.

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Duane Reade carries Dapple products

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK Dapple, a line of baby-safe, baby-specific household cleaning products, announced that its Dapple dish liquid and Dapple toy cleaner products now are available at Duane Reade.

“We are delighted to add Dapple baby-safe products to our exciting array of merchandise that we actively tailor to meet the needs of New Yorkers.  We know that New York Moms are increasingly interested in baby-safe and environmentally sound products, so we found Dapple to a be great fit for our offering,” said Joe Magnacca, chief merchandising officer, Duane Reade.

To find a Duane Reade store near you that carries the Dapple products, please visit www.dapplebaby.com/storelocator or www.duanereade.com.

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CRN joins American Society for Nutrition

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON The Council for Responsible Nutrition on Wednesday joined the American Society for Nutrition, a nonprofit organization representing nutrition researchers, clinical nutritionists and the nutrition industry, as a sustaining member.

“ASN is proud to welcome CRN as a sustaining member, and greatly looks forward to a long and productive partnership,” stated John Courtney, ASN executive officer. “CRN has continued to demonstrate outstanding leadership in the dietary supplement industry, and we are eager to find new ways to collaborate in advancing nutrition research and practice.”

CRN has been an active partner of ASN since 2008 as sponsor of the Mary Swartz Rose Awards, recognizing research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health. Joining ASN as a sustaining member will deepen ties between the two organizations as they identify new ways to work together in advancing their respective missions, CRN stated.

“CRN is extremely supportive of ASN’s work,” statd Andrew Shao, SVP scientific & regulatory affairs for CRN. “With so much emphasis these days on the role of proper nutrition in healthy living, it is extremely valuable to be able to participate in a community of well-respected nutrition researchers whose objectives to shape nutrition science and policy are consistent with ours.”

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