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April 26, 2012 reviews prostate supplements with saw palmetto and/or beta-sitosterol and finds few likely to be effective

White Plains, New York April 26, 2012 — Can supplements reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement in men, as some products claim? researchers recently tackled this question, investigating the evidence behind prostate supplements and testing the quality of these products.

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June 16, 2011 puts multivitamins to the test

June 16, 2011, New York, NY — Laboratory test results of 60 multivitamins have shown that you can't always judge a supplement by its label—or by its price. "Consumers should know that multivitamins vary widely in quality, "says Tod Cooperman, M.D., President of

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August 16, 2010

Problems persist with ginseng supplements -- Review by finds 45% of products don't provide full amount of ingredient or are contaminated

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — August 16, 2010 — reported today that five out of eleven ginseng supplements recently selected for testing contained less ginseng than expected from their labels or were contaminated with lead and/or pesticides.

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September 15, 2009 finds many prostate supplements have correct ingredients, but four fail review -- New report on 19 saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol supplements

White Plains, New York — Tuesday, September 15,2009 — announced test results today from its newest Product Review of Prostate Supplements.

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August 05, 2008 Find Fifty Fish Oil Supplements Pass Quality Testing -- New Report Helps Consumers Choose Among Pills, Liquids, Foods and Beverages with Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EPA and DHA)

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — AUGUST 5, 2008 — announced today that testing of fifty omega-3 fish oil supplements, foods or beverages (including two marketed for pets) found all to have safe levels of mercury, lead and PCBs.

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July 12, 2007 finds lutein & zeaxanthin supplements vary widely in strength but most meet ingredient claims — Right amount of antioxidant may help prevent macular degeneration and improve vision

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — July 12, 2007 — announced today that all but one of the thirteen lutein and zeaxanthin supplements it recently chose to test met quality standards.

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April 11, 2007

Many arthritis supplements lack key listed ingredient — finds chondroitin missing or low in eight supplements; Glucosamine and MSM also tested

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — April 11, 2007 — Forty percent of the supplements for osteoarthritis that recently selected for testing were found to lack all or some of their key ingredients. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting an estimated 20.

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January 19, 2007

Consumers warned of problems with multivitamins — uncovers defects in over half of products tested

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — JANUARY 19, 2007 — Fifty-two percent of multivitamins recently selected for testing by were found to be contaminated with lead, unable properly break apart, or to contain significantly more or less ingredient than claimed.

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December 12, 2006

Probiotic supplements grow in popularity but viable bacteria missing in many — cautions consumers to select probiotics carefully and store them properly

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — DECEMBER 12, 2006 — Sales of supplements containing beneficial organisms (probiotics) have grown rapidly, but a new test report from shows that 44% contained fewer viable organisms than claimed or generally known to be effective.

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August 15, 2006

Over 70% of herbal sleep supplements fail tests for quality by — Results for 16 valerian products released today

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK — AUGUST 15, 2006 — Most of the valerian dietary supplements recently tested by were low in potency and/or contaminated, the testing company reported today. Valerian, an herbal sleep aid, accounts for approximately $50 million in sales in the U.S.

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April 26, 2006 tests cancer-prevention supplements; several contaminated with lead or low in ingredient — Report available for green tea, selenium, and lycopene supplements

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK — APRIL 26, 2006 announced results today from its new Product Review of Supplements for Cancer Prevention covering 22 products. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S.

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March 29, 2006 reports on 29 popular melatonin sleep supplements

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK — MARCH 29, 2006 (UPDATED APRIL 7, 2006) — announced test results today from its new Product Review of Melatonin Supplements covering 29 products.