Nutritional Supplements Health News

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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

8/5/2013
Antioxidant Supplements Don't Help Women Get Pregnant: Review

Fertility clinic patients taking these products were no more likely to conceive, researchers say

7/26/2013
Herbal Meds, Cosmetic Surgery a Bad Mix: Experts

Despite risks, nearly half of patients take some kind of supplement before facial procedure, study found

7/25/2013
Red Wine Supplement May Block Benefits of Exercise in Older Men

In small study, resveratrol undermined gains in blood pressure, cholesterol and aerobic fitness

7/23/2013
FDA Sends Warnings to Makers of Illegal Diabetes Treatments

Products make false claims, could be unsafe and may delay proven therapies, agency says

7/23/2013
Many Docs Don't Discuss Dietary Supplements, Study Says

Patients need to know about risks, effectiveness and interactions with conventional drugs

7/10/2013
Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk, Study Says

Often-fatal aggressive disease of particular concern

7/9/2013
Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

But an expert says findings are inconclusive

6/21/2013
Vitamin D Levels Vary by Season

Study found they are highest at summer's end, lowest as winter winds down

6/21/2013
Iron Supplements May Prevent Anemia During Pregnancy

The benefits also include improved birth weights, analysis shows

6/12/2013
Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

Avoid excessively high doses, thyroid experts warn

6/3/2013
Daily Sunscreen Helps Middle-Aged Skin Stay Young: Study

After 4 years, less 'photoaging' seen among regular users in sunny Australia

5/23/2013
Glucosamine Supplements Tied to Risk of Eye Condition

Seniors taking them had side effect that has been linked to glaucoma, small study finds

5/22/2013
Fish Oil Pills Might Cut Diabetes Risk, Researchers Say

Higher blood levels of a beneficial hormone seen in those who took the omega-3 supplements

5/20/2013
Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds

Improvements reported in muscle strength, fatigue and quality of life

5/8/2013
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble: Study

They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death, researchers report

5/7/2013
For Pregnant Smokers, Vitamin C Might Help Babies' Lungs

Small study suggests infants of women who take supplements have lower risk of wheezing

5/6/2013
Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study

Adding nutrient to standard antioxidant supplement didn't help ward off macular degeneration

4/30/2013
Study Looks at Vitamin D Needs in Breast-Fed Babies

Supplements helped infants meet recommended blood levels to support bone health

4/15/2013
FDA Warns Against Sale of Sports Supplements in U.S.

Dangerous stimulant DMAA is sold under variety of ingredient names, agency says

4/9/2013
Can Selenium Lower Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer?

Study found men with higher levels of mineral were 60 percent less likely to develop disease

4/9/2013
Could Coffee Bean Extract Help Control Blood Sugar?

Small study suggests supplement might help, but diabetes expert is skeptical

3/21/2013
Energy Drinks Linked to Changes in Heart Rhythm

But more research is needed on the caffeine-laden beverages, review says

3/19/2013
Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy May Not Affect Kids' Future Bone Health

Fewer mothers-to-be need supplementation than currently recommended, U.K. study suggests

3/15/2013
Vitamin D Supplements Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Blacks

Study found modest, but significant, drops depending on dosage

3/6/2013
Steer Clear of 'Miracle Cures,' Other Bogus Health Products: FDA

Some can cause serious harm, agency warns

2/25/2013
Healthy Older Women Advised Against Taking Calcium

U.S government experts found no evidence that calcium, vitamin D supplements help prevent fractures

2/13/2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women

Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills

2/12/2013
Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk

But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder

2/12/2013
Women's Vitamin D Needs Don't Vary By Race, Study Finds

Although blacks produce less of the nutrient with sun exposure, they respond to supplements as whites do

2/11/2013
Vitamin D Supplements: Is What You See What You Get?

Potency of many brands is inconsistent with labels, study finds

2/7/2013
Scientists Explore How Zinc Fights Off Infection

Mineral may play role in preventing common cold, ICU sepsis

2/6/2013
Re-Analysis Refutes Diet Guidelines Favoring Vegetable Fats

Choosing products like safflower oil may be less heart-healthy than believed

2/5/2013
High Doses of Vitamin C May Raise Risk of Kidney Stones

Large study found men who take supplements were twice as likely to get painful condition, though occurrence was still rare

2/4/2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Men's Death Risk From Heart Disease

Study did not find similar threat to women, however

2/4/2013
With Benefits Unproven, Why Do Millions of Americans Take Multivitamins?

Large study found supplement use most often a personal choice, not a doctor recommendation