Nutritional Supplements Health News

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10/6/2017
Health Tip: Myths Debunked About Dietary Supplements

According to the American Cancer Society

9/20/2017
High, Low Levels of Magnesium Linked to Dementia Risk

But study didn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship

9/8/2017
Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?

Prenatal supplements may help reduce harms of pesticide exposure, study suggests

8/24/2017
Supplement May Help Against Vision-Robbing Disease in Seniors

But no large studies prove the inexpensive pill slows age-related macular degeneration, eye expert says

8/22/2017
Could Common Vitamin Supplements Raise Lung Cancer Risk?

Increased odds only seemed to affect men or male smokers, study suggests

8/11/2017
Focusing on Patient Nourishment Can Cut Hospital Costs

Modest changes in approach to malnutrition tied to shorter hospital stays, researchers say

7/25/2017
U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements

Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds

7/3/2017
Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections

Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest

6/23/2017
Fish Eaters Report Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Study suggests most fish may play role in controlling symptoms

6/20/2017
Many Americans May Be Taking Too Much Vitamin D

Study finds more people are exceeding the upper daily limit of what is considered safe

5/25/2017
Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Still a Question Mark

Analysis of 19 trials turned up little proof they actually work; more definitive research needed

5/24/2017
Studies Spotlight Diet, Supplements for Knee Pain

Could fiber or chondroitin ease arthritis?

5/16/2017
Iron Pills No Help for Certain Type of Heart Failure

High-dose supplements failed to improve exercise capacity, study says

5/9/2017
Vitamin D Fails the Asthma Test

These supplements probably won't protect you from eczema or allergies either, researchers say

5/4/2017
Red Wine Antioxidant Might Help Diabetics' Arteries

Resveratrol supplements appeared to aid those with the stiffest blood vessels in small study

4/14/2017
Could a Daily Vitamin Curb Smog's Effect on the Heart?

Small study suggests vitamin B might help, but reducing pollution levels remains the priority

4/7/2017
Multivitamins May Not Help Men's Hearts, Even When Diet Is Poor

Study found no preventive benefit, but more research might still be warranted

3/28/2017
High Doses of Vitamin D Fail to Cut Cancer Risk, Study Finds

Taking triple the daily recommendation didn't lower risk in older women, but larger trials are underway

3/21/2017
No Evidence Fish Oil in Pregnancy Makes for Brainier Kids

No intellectual benefits seen at age 7, researchers say

3/20/2017
Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Won't Curb Men's Dementia Risk

Brain expert says it's unlikely that any one nutrient would be a 'silver bullet'

3/13/2017
Can Supplements Ward Off the 'Baby Blues'?

Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

3/13/2017
Fish Oil Pills May Help After Heart Attack, Specialists Say

But review does not find it can help prevent heart problems

3/2/2017
How Much Melatonin Is Really in That Supplement?

Study finds amount can vary widely depending on the brand of sleep aid, with implications for health

2/27/2017
Some Health Fads May Not Be All That Healthy

Vegetable juices, coconut oil have downsides, and gluten-free makes little difference in those without the sensitivity, study finds

2/21/2017
Quality of Melatonin Products

Melatonin content of supplements may not be as advertised, study finds.

2/17/2017
Vitamin D Pumps Up Muscles

People with higher 'active' levels of the vitamin in the bloodstream had more muscle mass, study finds

2/7/2017
Know Your Heart's Numbers

Too few Americans aware of modifiable heart disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and weight

1/10/2017
New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects

Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends

1/3/2017
'Teen' Finds Minors Can Buy Bodybuilding Supplement at Health Food Stores

Major medical associations advise against use of creatine by kids

12/29/2016
Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Cut Kids' Asthma Risk

High doses linked to 30 percent drop in children's odds of developing the airway disease, study finds

12/1/2016
Could Low Vitamin D Levels at Birth Mean Higher MS Risk?

Perhaps, but researchers aren't ready to recommend routine supplementation during pregnancy

11/14/2016
Omega-3s a Recipe for Healthy Blood Pressure in Young Adults

Study found higher blood levels of fatty acids were linked with lower blood pressure

11/11/2016
Too Much Iron Linked to Gestational Diabetes

Supplements should only be given to pregnant women with low iron levels, diabetes expert suggests

10/25/2016
Calcium Supplements for Bone Health?

Calcium supplements within recommended levels should be considered safe for healthy adults, according to new study.

10/24/2016
Review Says Calcium Supplements Won't Harm the Heart

Other physicians urge caution, however, and say these findings aren't conclusive

10/12/2016
Vitamin and Supplement Popularity

How many American adults now take vitamins and supplements?

10/11/2016
Americans Are Changing Their Supplements of Choice

Vitamin D, fish oil are in, multivitamins less so, study finds

9/24/2016
How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions

Taking multiple medications and supplements could cause serious problems, FDA warns

8/29/2016
Heart Birth Defects Dropped After Folic Acid Was Added to Food

Canadian study found that structural problems saw biggest declines

8/24/2016
Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth

Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

8/18/2016
Calcium Supplements Might Raise Older Women's Dementia Risk

Finding even more pronounced if blood flow to brain has been affected, study suggests

8/8/2016
Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: Study

Researchers suggest it might offer alternative to current treatment that has side effects

8/3/2016
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Heart Health

Taking omega-3 fatty acids after heart attack helps improve function and reduce scarring, study finds.

8/2/2016
High Doses of Fish Oil Might Help Healing After Heart Attack

Study found improved heart function, less scarring

7/12/2016
Magnesium and Blood Pressure

Having the optimal amount of this mineral in your body helps reduce blood pressure, study finds.

6/27/2016
Looks-Conscious Teens Trying Risky Supplements

Unregulated products can harm health, U.S. pediatricians' group warns

6/27/2016
Teens and Performance-Enhancing Substances

Adolescents are using performance-enhancing supplements to improve their appearance, study finds.

5/11/2016
Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study

But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

4/7/2016
Stimulant, Banned From Sports, Found in Dietary Supplements in U.S.

FDA has warned makers of 8 products containing oxilofrine, or methylsynephrine

3/21/2016
1 in 6 Seniors Takes Dangerous Combos of Meds, Supplements: Study

Researchers say patients should tell doctors every treatment they're taking