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Providing perspectives on recent research into vitamins and nutritionals


2015: The Year in Review

By Michael McBurney

Another year has passed! Amazing! You may wonder, what compels us to write more than 245 TalkingNutrition blogs? The answer is simple. A single newly published study does not change everything known about nutrition. While new research studies add to the body of scientific evidence, they need to be put into context. With TalkingNutrition, we try to put nutrition research into perspective. 

2015 has been an exciting year. TalkingNutrition celebrated its 5th anniversary in July. Julia Bird posted her 250th blog! We were sorry to see Rachel Murphy  move to the University of British Columbia, BC where she is an Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health.  Eric Ciappio was promoted to Account Manager in Dietary Supplements. Congratulations to both!

TalkingNutrition saw an increase in the number of visits compared to 2013 and 2012. Over 43,000 new visitors have clicked through to read blogs in the past year. Readers have come from 181 different countries with the most frequent countries of origin being USA , Great Britain, Canada, India and Australia.

The top 6 ‘most read’ posts, written by ALL our writers, were:

·         Omega-3 and Iron: Important Partners for Fighting Iron Deficiency – Jan 6

·         Vitamin D: Finally Something Experts can Agree Upon – Mar 23

·         Long-term use of Multivitamin-Multimineral Supplements Linked to Heart Health in Women – Feb 19

·         Don’t be Misled, Vitamin D is Safe and Required for Health – Mar 17

·         What Happens when False Beliefs Drive Consumer Behavior? – Apr 29

·         Do All Vitamin Supplements have the Same Quality? – Apr 15

We continue to increase the number of @DSMNutrition followers, around 7,000 now, up from 5,400 in 2014 and 3,000 in 2013, and we can see that we have more people engaging in our content with retweets, questions and replies. Currently, @DSMNutrition has a Klout score  of 55. 

Thanks to the experts and nutrition science journals who provide content daily. Thank you for sharing and liking our posts and tweets. Julia and I are delighted to be part of your lives through social media.

Have a festive season! Looking forward to a successful, enriching, interactive and nutritious 2016!