U.S. nutrition industry grows despite recession

Bucking the recession, the U.S. nutrition industry grew 8.7% to $101.8 billion in 2008, according to the latest research from Nutrition Business Journal. The supplement category was the only one tracked by NBJ that showed higher growth in 2008 than in 2007. U.S. sales of dietary supplements grew 6.3% in 2008 as consumers looked to these natural products to protect their health and ward off more expensive medical visits and prescription drugs.

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