New Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020 show support for the supplement industry

22 January, 2016 Posted by: ICNE

An interesting article published by NutraIngredients-USA, provides a brief review of how the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015-2020, supports the concept of food supplementation. The Dietary Guidelines identify current eating trends in the United States and makes recommendations for a shift towards a healthier eating pattern. The guidelines also recognise that dietary supplements are useful in providing additional nutrients to aid a healthy diet.

In the NutraIngredients-USA article, Duffy MacKay, N.D., who is the Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at CRN, provides a statement of how these new Dietary Guidelines promote awareness of the need for supplementation.

NutraIngredients-USA also discusses the findings in the Dietary Guidelines, that there is a lack of seafood consumption in the United States. This can be linked to a low level intake of omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, which could be corrected with omega-3 supplements. Read the full article here.

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