The new mantra for many food makers appears to be simple products and simple messaging. In recent years, there has been a move to use fewer ingredients and fewer claims regarding food and beverage products, according to this article. "This is a response to consumers increasingly shifting their nutritional health/wellness focus toward 'natural,' 'real' and additive-free foods," the article states.
The FDA and Canada's drug regulating body announced Thursday that popular heartburn drugs Prilosec and Nexium don't seem to pose heart risk, following a preliminary review. The agency found two small studies that suggested a concern were skewed and examined 14 other studies that showed no evidence of heart risk. The probe will be completed within three months.
Crohn's disease patients soon may have two new treatments; the FDA has approved Tysabri and the manufacturer for Cimzia plans to seek approval soon. "It's much better to get Crohn's disease in 2007 than 1987. I think the future looks very different for these groups of patients," one gastroenterologist said.
One woman diagnosed with celiac disease has taken a proactive approach to her illness, publishing a gluten-free cookbook, teaching cooking classes and working as a gluten-free baker. The industry surrounding celiac-friendly products has grown substantially as awareness and diagnoses continue to climb.