Nutritional Supplements Health News

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

Government task force held off on specific dose recommendations

11/4/2011
Vitamin D Lacking in Many Spine Surgery Patients

Younger patients in study more likely to have low levels of bone-building vitamin

11/1/2011
Red Wine Antioxidant Could Give Metabolism a Boost

Small study in obese men shows benefit from supplement containing resveratrol

10/26/2011
Science Probes How Probiotic Yogurts Affect Your Gut

'Friendly' microbes might affect metabolism, but whether they're good for you is still unclear, researchers say

10/11/2011
Extra Vitamin E May Be Associated With Prostate Cancer

Increase in risk is small, but finding suggests that supplement use can be harmful, researchers say

10/10/2011
Dietary Supplements May Harm Older Women: Study

Iron, vitamin B6 and others might increase the risk of death, researchers say

10/5/2011
Omega-3 Supplements Don't Help, May Hurt ICU Patients

Pneumonia, sepsis patients did worse when tube feedings were enriched with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids

8/16/2011
U.S. Women Using Dangerous Weight-Loss Pill 2 Years After Recall

Pai You Guo supplement contains drugs banned in U.S. for increasing stroke, cancer, heart attack risk

8/8/2011
Soy Supplements Don't Ease Bone Loss, Menopausal Symptoms: Study

Women taking high-dose soy isoflavone pills for 2 years even had more hot flashes

6/10/2011
Study May Dispel Worries About High Levels of Folic Acid

Even if vitamin B12 levels are low, expert says, folate won't exacerbate problems

6/8/2011
New Guidelines Put Focus on Vitamin D Deficiency

Endocrine Society recommends routine screening for people considered at high risk

5/26/2011
Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help Heart Patients With Stents

Giving fish oil capsules along with standard care made clots easier to break up, researchers found

5/20/2011
Study Suggests Supplement May Protect Against Preeclampsia

Others warn of possible side effects and urge more research before pregnant women try it

4/20/2011
Women Taking Calcium Supplements May Risk Heart Health, Researchers Say

Authors urge further studies, getting calcium from food instead of pills

4/13/2011
Use of Dietary Supplements Keeps Climbing: CDC

Multivitamins most popular, but experts question whether they're needed

4/12/2011
Fish Oil Promising Against Postpartum Depression in Small Trial

Moms who took capsules during pregnancy had fewer symptoms, but more study needed

3/14/2011
Eating Fish Might Protect Your Eyesight

Study found omega-3 fatty acids linked to lower risk of age-related macular degeneration

2/28/2011
Fish Oil Seems to Help Cancer Patients Preserve Muscle

Supplements also stave off malnutrition caused by chemo, small Texas study shows

2/10/2011
Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

But experts stress crucial nutrient still protects against birth defects

1/5/2011
Fish Oil May Help Some Heart Failure Patients

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements seem to boost heart function, study finds

12/16/2010
U.S. Spending Millions to See if Herbs Truly Work

Research aims to remove the mystery around popular dietary supplements

11/30/2010
Vitamin D Guidelines Edge Upwards, But Most Americans Getting Enough: Report

Institute of Medicine experts also say most people are taking in enough calcium daily

11/15/2010
Omega-3 Supplements Won't Fight Irregular Heartbeat

Study found they did not reduce recurrences of dangerous atrial fibrillation

11/2/2010
Fish Oil Supplements May Not Slow Alzheimer's

Study found no cognitive differences between those who took them and those who didn't

8/30/2010
Low-Dose Omega-3 Fatty Acids Don't Protect Heart Patients

Dutch study finds consuming small amounts in margarine daily didn't prevent cardiac trouble

8/27/2010
Food Better Than Supplements for Cancer Prevention: Expert

Always check with a doctor, dietician before taking supplements, she advises

7/30/2010
Calcium Supplements Linked to Boost in Heart Attack Risk

People should get needed mineral through their diet, researchers say

6/22/2010
More Evidence That B Vitamins Alone Won't Counter Heart Risks

Heart attacks, strokes not reduced in those taking B12 and folic acid supplements, study finds

6/18/2010
Hopes Dashed That Vitamin D Reduces Cancer Risk

Researchers did find those with high levels more likely to develop pancreatic cancer

6/10/2010
Genes May Be a Source of Vitamin D Deficiency

Analysis found particular genotype that doubled risk

6/5/2010
Don't Count on Selenium to Prevent Lung Cancer Recurrence

Study halted early because of supplement's poor performance

5/26/2010
Many Supplements Said to Contain Toxins, Make False Health Claims

Report to Congress comes ahead of expected changes to oversight of supplement industry

5/6/2010
Vitamin D Best Taken With Largest Meal of Day, Study Finds

Blood levels increased more than 50% after timing change, researchers say

4/27/2010
High-Dose Vitamin B Risky for Diabetics With Kidney Disease

Study ties therapy to deteriorating renal function

3/29/2010
To Supplement or Not to Supplement?

Health experts urge getting nutrients from diet rather than pills, whenever possible

3/29/2010
Minority Kids Lack Enough Vitamin D

Low levels can lead to serious health problems, experts say

3/8/2010
Sudden Protein Intake Harmful for Some Hospitalized Patients

Syndrome affects those given dietary supplements after not eating for a while, study finds

2/23/2010
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer

But lab test results must be repeated in animals and humans, experts say

2/5/2010
Herbals Not the Answer for Asthma, Study Shows

Patients using alternative remedies more likely to misuse prescribed drugs, suffer flareups

2/2/2010
Fish Oil Helped Stave Off Psychosis in Study Patients

Supplements may benefit those at high risk of schizophrenia

1/28/2010
Omega-3 Supplements Don't Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth

No benefit seen for women with history of early delivery, researchers say

1/19/2010
Adding Fish Oil to IV May Speed Sepsis Recovery

Omega-3 fatty acids in the solution reduce inflammation, researchers note

1/13/2010
Vitamin D Plus Calcium Guards Against Fractures

But the vitamin alone doesn't offer significant protection, researchers say

1/8/2010
Nutrient 'Cocktail' Appears to Improve Dementia Symptoms

Combination of uridine, choline and DHA boosted memory of Alzheimer's patients in study

12/8/2009
Soy Beneficial for Breast Cancer Survivors: Study

Surprising finding shows it reduces risk of death, recurrence

12/8/2009
Selenium, Omega-3s May Stave Off Colorectal Cancer

Studies find benefits, but others question validity of the link

11/17/2009
Folic Acid Fortification Might Boost Cancer Risk

Norwegian study found supplementation raised chances of disease by 21%

11/5/2009
Green Tea May Help Prevent Oral Cancer

Small study reports evidence of cancer-fighting properties

11/3/2009
Folate Levels in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Offspring

Prenatal nutrition seems to affect child's nervous system, brain growth, researchers say

10/20/2009
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Help Depressed Heart Patients

Those who took them with antidepressant fared same as those who didn't