Nutritional Supplements Health News

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1/25/2013
Folic Acid Supplements Don't Affect Cancer Risk, Review Finds

This should reassure those in U.S., other countries where supplementation is common, researcher says

1/8/2013
How Much Caffeine in That Supplement? Hard to Tell

Study found that even when brands listed amounts, they often were inaccurate

12/21/2012
Omega-3s in Formula Can Help Baby's Eyesight: Review

Breast-fed babies already have this advantage, experts note

12/20/2012
Fish Oil Supplements Won't Prevent Irregular Heart Beat: Study

For patients with atrial fibrillation, omega-3 fatty acids seem ineffective

12/3/2012
Despite FDA Warning, Sports Supplements Still Available Online: Study

Safety issues remain for 16 cited products, researcher says

11/28/2012
Supplements of Red Wine Antioxidant Don't Help Obese Men

Study should put claims of health benefits to rest, experts say

11/20/2012
Citicoline Supplement Doesn't Help Treat Brain Injury, Study Finds

The 'nutraceutical' had been widely used to ease trauma damage, but research shows no effect

11/20/2012
Supplement Use Widespread Among Americans

But perception rather than solid evidence appears to drive demand, researchers say

11/5/2012
Fish Oil Won't Prevent Irregular Heartbeat After Cardiac Surgery: Study

But that doesn't mean longer-term use won't help the heart, experts say

11/1/2012
Health Issues Add to Risk of Vitamin D Deficiency, Study Says

Women with conditions including arthritis and cancer should be aware of vitamin D drop during winter

10/31/2012
Fish, But Not Fish Oil Supplements, May Shield Against Stroke

Two servings per week of an oily fish such as mackerel or sardines seemed beneficial, study found

10/25/2012
Supplement of Red Wine Ingredient Won't Help Healthy Women: Study

Resveratrol taken as a pill offered no benefits for those without health issues

10/24/2012
Millions May Be Taking Vitamin D Unnecessarily, Analysis Suggests

Health experts disagree on safe levels needed to prevent illness

10/19/2012
Low Calcium Linked to Hormone Condition in Women

Lowest levels may raise risk of overactive parathyroid glands, which can weaken bones, study says

10/17/2012
Multivitamins May Slightly Lower Men's Cancer Risk: Study

Researchers found a 'modest' 8 percent reduction

10/12/2012
10/11/2012
Zinc Harder to Absorb in Old Age, Animal Study Shows

Nutrient deficiency is associated with inflammation, cancer, heart disease, diabetes

10/5/2012
Study Links Low Vitamin D Levels to Worse MS Symptoms

But it's too soon to recommend supplements for multiple sclerosis patients, researcher says

10/2/2012
Vitamin D Won't Save You From Common Cold, Latest Study Says

Healthy adults who took supplements did no better than those on placebos

9/17/2012
Vitamin D in Pregnancy Critical for Brain Development, Study Says

Babies whose mothers had adequate levels appeared to do better on mental, motor tests

9/11/2012
Omega-3s May Not Help Your Heart After All, Study Says

It found no 'statistically significant' advantage in taking supplements, but at least one expert disagrees

8/28/2012
Vitamins, Minerals May Help Older Men's Sperm Stay Healthy

More intake of zinc, folate, vitamins C & E linked to less sperm DNA damage in advancing age

8/3/2012
Race-Day Diet Can Make or Break a Competitive Cyclist

HealthDay reporter describes nutrition regimen for grueling West Coast bike ride

7/25/2012
Nothing Natural About Dietary Supplement DMAA: Study

Manufacturers falsely claim compound found in sports supplements is derived from geraniums, researchers say

7/20/2012
Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study

But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

6/18/2012
Arthritis Treatment Linked to Liver Problems in Study

But it's unclear why 'medical food' called Limbrel might make patients sick

6/15/2012
Vitamin D Plus Calcium May Extend Life

But analysis doesn't pinpoint the reasons why

6/13/2012
Omega-3 Supplements May Not Aid Aging Brain

Review of earlier studies found no benefit for thinking skills, but more research urged

6/12/2012
Older Women Should Not Take Calcium, Vitamin D: Task Force

Recommendations say evidence doesn't support benefit of low daily doses to prevent fractures

6/11/2012
Fish Oil Won't Save Diabetics' Hearts, Research Suggests

Experts say statins, not omega-3 supplements, lower cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health

6/5/2012
Study Finds Soy Supplements Don't Boost Thinking Skills

Older women who took soy did no better overall on memory tests than their peers, researchers say

6/1/2012
More Vitamin D Might Help Older People Stay Active

Seniors low in this essential nutrient more likely to have trouble getting around, study finds

5/24/2012
Japanese-American Men With Low Vitamin-D Diet Face Higher Stroke Risk

Long-term study followed participants for nearly 35 years

5/24/2012
Calcium Supplements May Be Bad for Your Heart: Study

Review says getting mineral from food is safer, but expert disagrees

5/22/2012
Body Building, Diet Supplements Linked to Liver Damage: Study

These products could provide a target for regulation, researchers say

5/1/2012
Fish Oil Doesn't Cut Failure Rate of Hemodialysis Grafts

However, kidney patients taking fish-oil supplements had fewer problems with clots, study says

4/30/2012
Mothers' Stress Could Cause Iron Deficiency in Newborns

Study found lower iron in babies when women were exposed to violence early in pregnancy

4/26/2012
Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer, Experts Say

Eating well, exercising and maintaining normal weight boost survival, American Cancer Society finds

4/24/2012
Study Explores Fish Oil's Healthy Effect on Heart

Researchers rule out one possible explanation

4/16/2012
Fish Oil Supplements Won't Help in Multiple Sclerosis: Study

But, supplements aren't harmful and can benefit heart health, one expert says

4/9/2012
Omega-3 Supplements No Help Against Repeat Heart Trouble: Review

Second look at 14 studies concluded there was no benefit

3/28/2012
Could Unroasted Coffee Beans Help You Shed Pounds?

Tiny preliminary study saw weight loss, but expert urges caution

3/20/2012
Vitamin E Supplements Don't Affect Heart Failure Risk: Study

Large review showed they did not make any difference in healthy women

3/1/2012
Vitamin A Supplements Might Cut Melanoma Risk: Study

Being 'sun-smart' is still the best prevention, one expert says

2/29/2012
Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm

Too much or too little of the mineral can hurt your health, evidence review finds

2/20/2012
Female Cancer Survivors Report Worse Health Habits: Survey

They were more likely to smoke, less likely to exercise vigorously than other women

2/15/2012
Dietary Help Can Boost Cancer Patients' Nutrition, But Not Survival

Study found that while some aspects of quality of life improved, death rates didn't budge

1/28/2012
Winter Doldrums Got You Down? Here's How to Bounce Back

Adding lights, exercise can help people battling seasonal affective disorder, doctor says

1/9/2012
Diet Might Have Some Effect on ADHD

Review found omega-3 fatty acids may help kids with disorder, while Western diet could hurt

12/19/2011
Vitamin D Helps Bone Health Only With Calcium: Report

Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations