5@5: Newly published study shines light on dietary fat  | Vegan restaurant chain plans national expansion

[email protected]: Newly published study shines light on dietary fat | Vegan restaurant chain plans national expansion

Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

This study 40 years ago could have reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published.

Medical journal BMJ published some previously unpublished data challenging the idea that saturated fat is bad. In a study conducted in the late '60s and early '70s, people fed a special diet lower in saturated fat and cholesterol experienced reduced blood cholesterol but more heart-related deaths than those who ate a typical American diet. Read more at The Washington Post...

 

Tracy Anderson's new bars and shakes are coming to Target

The trainer to the stars is launching Well+Good, a line of organic protein bars and shake mixes that contain pea protein, collagen and B-vitamin complex. Read more at Well and Good...

Veggie Grill wants to make vegan dining mainstream

This California-based chain with 29 locations has ambitious plans for expansion into the Midwest and South, but it says as many as three-fourths of its customers aren't actually vegetarians or vegans. Read more at Eater...

 

Quality standards for gummy dietary supplements topic of recent USP roundtable discussion

They account for nearly 10 percent of supplement sales, by some estimates, and sales are continuing to grow, but there are still technical and quality challenges for gummies. Read more at U.S. Pharmacopeia...

 

Fast-food eaters have more industrial chemicals in their bodies

An analysis of data from federal nutrition surveys suggests that fast food may be responsible for high levels of phthalates (chemicals found in soap, packaging and other consumer products) in people's bodies. The health consequences of consuming these chemicals aren't fully understood, but some evidence suggests they may have effects on health and development. Read more at Bloomberg...

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