Nutritional Supplements Health News

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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

3/9/2016
Be Wary of Imported Supplements: FDA

Officials say scammers often target groups that don't speak English, have limited access to health care

3/8/2016
Vitamin D a No Go for Arthritic Knees, Study Finds

Supplements didn't slow disease progression or ease pain, even in patients with low levels of the vitamin

1/26/2016
Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby's Asthma Risk: Study

But since the nutrient can help ease other ills, supplementation may not be a bad idea, experts say

12/30/2015
Could High-Dose Vitamin D Help Fight Multiple Sclerosis?

Supplementation appears safe but experts say it's too soon for general recommendation

11/24/2015
Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema, Study Finds

But treating skin condition is still best approach, expert says

11/11/2015
Newborn Probiotic Use Tied to Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes

But association was only found in those with the highest genetic risk of the disease

11/6/2015
Omega 3 Supplements Don't Help With Depression: Review

U.K. scientists find little evidence they ease symptoms

10/23/2015
Health Food Stores Urge Supplements to Underage Teens: Study

Two-thirds of clerks recommend muscle-building aid not OK'd for use before age 18

10/19/2015
Men's Health Supplements Don't Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients: Study

Research suggests these products won't cut risk of disease spread or death

10/14/2015
Dietary Supplements Land Thousands in the ER Each Year

Weight-loss products, energy boosters are common culprits, study finds

10/14/2015
Vitamin D, Calcium May Not Prevent Colon Cancer After All

Large study finds supplements no better than placebo at warding off recurring polyps

10/13/2015
Calcium Supplements Tied to Kidney Stone Risk in Study

But don't stop on your own if doctor recommended them, experts say

10/7/2015
Popular Antioxidant Seems to Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mouse Research

But link between N-acetylcysteine and melanoma progression needs more study

9/30/2015
Added Calcium May Not Help Older Bones: Studies

Researchers find no evidence that boosting intake will prevent fractures

8/25/2015
Exercise, Supplements Like Fish Oil Won't Keep Elderly Sharper: Studies

Two trials cast doubt on these widely touted strategies

8/14/2015
Vitamin D Supplements Little Help for Obese Teens, Study Finds

Taking them did not help heart or lower diabetes risk, and may be linked to higher cholesterol levels

8/7/2015
Bodybuilder Supplement Abuse a Growing Concern

Study finds more men using them to achieve 'perfect' body, may qualify as new eating disorder

6/24/2015
Could a Vitamin Play a Role in Acne Outbreaks?

Study finds excess B12 tied to common skin condition

6/24/2015
Many Hospital Patients Not Asked About Supplements: Study

This raises risk of harmful drug interactions

6/5/2015
Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism

These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

5/15/2015
Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

Finding could be a problem for people with celiac disease who take these products

4/27/2015
Health Food Stores Often Promote Adult-Only Supplements to Teens

More than 40 percent of stores called by minors suggested buying testosterone booster

4/2/2015
Could Fish Oil Interfere With Cancer Care?

Answer isn't clear, but research suggests supplements, and certain fish, might reduce effect of chemotherapy

3/4/2015
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Stem Further Damage After Heart Attack

Survivors who took large, daily dose of prescription-only capsules showed less decline in heart function

2/10/2015
Iron Supplements May Help Blood Donors Recover More Quickly

Finding could allow people to donate again sooner to help keep blood supply adequate, expert says

12/11/2014
Could a Supplement Prevent Weight Gain?

Chemical compound curbed appetite in study, but more research is needed before marketing

11/4/2014
FDA: Supplements, Meds Can Be Dangerous Mix

Combination can alter drug absorption, agency warns

10/22/2014
Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves, Study Finds

Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later

10/5/2014
Steep Drops in Weight May Raise Risks After Body-Contour Surgeries

Losing over 100 pounds prior to body-shaping procedure linked to higher complication rate in study

9/30/2014
Fish Oil Supplements Have Little Effect on Irregular Heartbeat: Study

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk for stroke, researchers note

9/18/2014
Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts

Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds

8/26/2014
Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions: FDA

Agency warns that no evidence supports claims of faster recovery from a head injury

8/13/2014
Malnutrition Threatens Many U.S. Seniors Seen at ERs

Depression, dental problems, difficulty buying groceries among most common reasons, study finds

6/26/2014
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to High Blood Pressure

Researchers recommend more studies to see if vitamin D supplements can lower pressure

5/30/2014
Calcium Supplements Don't Raise Women's Heart Risks, Study Says

But it's better to get this essential mineral from your diet, experts say

4/2/2014
More Evidence That Probiotics Won't Ease Baby's Colic

Parents gave Lactobacillus reuteri to colicky infants in study

4/2/2014
Jury Still Out on Benefits of Vitamin D

One of two reviews suggests it may help people live longer, but finding is not definitive

3/17/2014
Daily Fish Oil Supplement May Not Help Your Heart: Studies

Get your omega-3s from food, not pills, experts suggest

3/11/2014
Knee Pain May Not Be Helped by Glucosamine

Popular supplement did not reduce cartilage damage or improve joint function in study

2/25/2014
Healthy Adults Shouldn't Take Vitamin E, Beta Carotene: Expert Panel

Jury still out on whether multivitamins prevent cancer or heart disease, task force says

2/21/2014
Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Might Double Chances of Prostate Cancer

Risk was highest when men had high or low levels of selenium already in their body

2/4/2014
'Gastric Banding' Patients Often Have Dietary Issues, Study Finds

Weight-loss surgery may lead to nutritional deficiencies; supplements and counseling urged

1/29/2014
Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?

Study of mice suggests people with lung cancer or at risk for the disease should avoid these supplements

1/24/2014
Vitamin D Supplements Don't Help Your Health: Review

Except in people with a vitamin deficiency, supplements may cause harm, doctor says

1/20/2014
Vitamin D May Slow Multiple Sclerosis, Study Suggests

But whether MS patients should take supplements is subject of debate

1/14/2014
Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism

Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms

1/13/2014
Probiotic Drops Might Ease Colic: Study

But more research is needed to assess any other effects on newborns, experts say