Nutrition Business Journal

Looking for bright spots

Weight loss pills fall while growth slows in sports nutrition

A bright spot for the nutrition industry got a little dimmer in 2014.

Growth slowed or sales went backward in sports nutrition and weight loss. News reports demonized both categories. Dr. Mehmet Oz brought a celebrity spotlight into the U.S. Senate and turned a hearing on weight loss supplements into a fiasco that put the entire supplement industry on trial. New ingredients in sports nutrition sparked alarm in Congress. The usual suspects called for mor

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