Nutritional Supplements Health News

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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

1/9/2014
Dietary Supplements Can't Treat or Cure Concussions: FDA

Agency tells consumers to ignore manufacturer claims and 'walk away' from these products

12/27/2013
FDA Warns Consumers Against Body-Building Supplement

Agency says Mass Destruction is linked to case of liver failure

12/23/2013
Nutritional Supplement May Benefit Parkinson's Patients

Early study found rise in antioxidant levels after taking inosine

12/16/2013
Experts: Don't Waste Your Money on Multivitamins

Three studies find the supplements don't help extend life or ward off heart disease and memory loss

12/11/2013
Probiotics Don't Prevent Childhood Asthma, Study Finds

But they may have other benefits, including prevention of eczema

12/10/2013
Potentially Helpful Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Cross to Brain: Study

Finding might have implications for Alzheimer's treatment, although more work must be done

12/6/2013
Vitamin D Supplements Won't Help Prevent Disease: Review

Low levels of 'sunshine vitamin' could be a sign of illness, rather than a cause, studies suggest

11/20/2013
Vitamin D Deficiency Might Be Overdiagnosed in Blacks, Study Suggests

When looking at blood levels in a different way, researchers found they may be adequate after all

11/11/2013
No Good Data For or Against Taking Vitamins, Experts Say

But half of U.S. adults take at least one supplement, government task force notes

11/8/2013
What Happens When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods?

Case report suggests vitamin deficiencies, serious health problems can follow

10/22/2013
Low Vitamin D Tied to Anemia Risk in Kids

Large study also found racial differences in anemia, vitamin levels

10/17/2013
Study: Vitamin D Supplements May Not Raise Risk for Kidney Stones

However, researchers found age, weight and gender are factors

10/16/2013
Cinnamon May Help Ease Common Cause of Infertility, Study Says

Spice supplements appeared to improve menstrual cycles in small group of women

10/11/2013
No Sign That Vitamin D Supplements Help Aging Bones: Study

Large data review found no effect against osteoporosis at most sites tested in healthy adults

10/7/2013
Probiotics Not Shown to Soothe Babies' Colic, Review Finds

Experts say parents should check with doctors for excessive crying, fussiness

9/25/2013
Study Questions Fish Oil Brain Claims

Higher levels of omega-3 didn't boost thinking, memory test scores

9/24/2013
Vitamin D Alone Doesn't Boost Bone Health, Study Says

But calcium supplements appear to reduce risk of osteoporosis

9/13/2013
Vitamin D Deficiency Often Seen in Traumatic Bone Breaks

Low levels common in adult patients of all ages, study finds

8/23/2013
Calcium Plus Vitamin D Won't Cure Joint Pain, Study Finds

Severity of condition did not improve in women who took supplements over 2-year period

8/12/2013
Vitamin D Supplements Don't Lower Blood Pressure: Study

No improvement seen in older adults with hypertension after one year