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What’s in Your Protein? Nitrogen Spiking in the Sports Nutrition Industry

On July 1, 2014, a consumer class action complaint was filed in the Federal District Court for the Central District of California against a dietary supplement company alleging that two of their whey protein products were misleading consumers as to protein content.  Protein content is indirectly determined by testing the nitrogen content of the product. …

201308.20
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THE LATEST COVER STORY ON SUPPLEMENTS: The Industry Braces Itself as FDA Claims Consumers are “Put at Risk by Supplement Companies’ Manufacturing Woes”

Today’s Newsday features a negative cover story on the supplement industry – noting that a top FDA official has claimed that “about 70 percent of the nation’s supplement companies have run afoul of the US Food and Drug Administration’s manufacturing regulations over the past five years.” With its attention-grabbing headlines stating “Buyer Beware” and “The…

201307.09
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Nutritional Counseling and Free Speech Update

Does nutritional advice raise an issue of Free Speech?  A recent Fourth Circuit case from North Carolina should be of interest to the nutrition community as it moves forward through the court system [Cooksey v. Futrell, et al,http://www.ij.org/images/pdf_folder/first_amendment/paleo/paleo-4th-opinion.pdf].  The relevant facts and Court’s holding follow. In 2009, Steve Cooksey was rushed to the hospital in…

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As CMG Heads To The 2013 Arnold Sports Festival, We’re Proud To Once Again Be Part Of The Largest Multi-Sport Event In The Nation

For the 11th consecutive year, Collins, McDonald & Gann will be playing a major role at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio (www.arnoldsportsfestival.com) – which has grown to be the largest multi-sport event in the nation.  The event, which attracts more than 175,000 fitness enthusiasts and industry professionals each year, is marking an important milestone…

201302.27
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Rick Collins now a blogger for Huffington Post: Oscar Pistorius and a Case of Mistaken Assumptions

When a high-profile athlete commits an act of tragic violence, thoughts quickly turn to the possibility that steroid-induced rage was the cause. Such was the kneejerk assumption of media pundits regarding the double murder and suicide of former WWE wrestler Chris Benoit, and many still believe it, notwithstanding evidence of massive alcohol consumption and the…

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ISSN Energy Drink Study

What’s the truth about energy drinks? Safe? Dangerous? Effective? A multidisciplinary team including CMG partner Rick Collins have researched and issued the Position Stand of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3538552/