Nutritional Supplements Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/9/2009
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout

With 1,500 milligrams a day, men cut their risk by 45%, study finds

2/23/2009
Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu

Whether adding supplements would help still needs testing, experts say

2/6/2009
Prescription Chondroitin May Help Knee Osteoarthritis

European drug is not the same as supplement available in U.S., study says

2/2/2009
Many Kids Don't Need the Vitamins They're Taking

But poor children who do need supplements aren't getting them, study shows

1/21/2009
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Iodine from kelp in dietary aid compromised therapy, researchers say

12/24/2008
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive

Review finds it may cut cardiac mortality but not help those with heart rhythm problems

12/5/2008
Vitamin K Slows Insulin Resistance in Older Men

But effect for women not same, as study cites obesity as possible cause

12/2/2008
Folate in Early Pregnancy May Boost Wheezing in Baby

Infants born to moms who took it in first 3 months more likely to have respiratory woes

12/1/2008
Antibiotics Largest Cause of Drug-Induced Liver Damage

Prescription meds, supplements can also trigger acute organ failure, study says

11/4/2008
Folic Acid and Other B Vitamins Won't Help Prevent Cancer

Seven-year study of supplements found no change in disease risk

10/13/2008
Parkinson's Patients More Prone to Vitamin D Deficiency

Study found their levels were lower than Alzheimer's patients, healthy controls

10/13/2008
Vitamin D Supplementation Guidelines for Youngsters Doubled

American Academy of Pediatrics raises daily recommended intake from 200 to 400 IUs

9/30/2008
Popular Supplements Don't Work Against Arthritis: Study

But lead researcher says it's too soon to give up on glucosamine

8/8/2008
Soy Protein Doesn't Lower Cholesterol

Regular consumption had little effect on LDL levels, study finds

8/1/2008
Creatine Has Negligible Effect on COPD Exercise Rehab

Popular nutritional supplement no substitute for old-fashioned hard work, study says

5/6/2008
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus

Flavonoid called naringenin silences infection pathway, hints of new disease treatments

4/25/2008
Omega-3 Benefits for Bipolar Disorder Remain Unclear

Review finds patients had less severe depression but no change in mania symptoms

4/23/2008
Health Tip: If You Have to Take Iron Supplements

Suggestions to make the medicine go down

2/21/2008
Fish Oil Flounders, But Fiber Might Lower Stroke Risk

Pair of studies examine effect of diet on stroke prevention, outcomes

1/15/2008
Calcium Supplements Could Raise Heart Risks in Postmenopausal Women

Study found those taking tablets had 47% higher risk of cardiovascular trouble

11/15/2007
Fish, Fruits, Veggies May Cut Dementia Risk

Regular consumption of these foods lowered odds up to 60%, study found

7/19/2007
One Billion People Don't Get Enough Vitamin D

Expert suggests recommended daily intake be boosted to help prevent disease

7/9/2007
Selenium Supplements Boost Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Chances were 50% higher among those taking 200 micrograms daily, study finds

6/30/2007
Glucosamine Trials Show Little Benefit Against Arthritis

Results vary widely between trials, suggesting industry bias, experts say

6/8/2007
Vitamin D Cuts Cancer Risk: Study

Women who took nearly three times the recommended amount reduced risk by 60 percent

5/21/2007
Supplements Don't Cut Lung Cancer Risk: Study

Taking multivitamins, C, E or folate conferred no statistically significant benefit

5/14/2007
Race Plays Role in Women's Folic Acid Intake

Those of childbearing age risk neural tube defects in babies without it, study says

5/14/2007
Fish Oil-Exercise Combo May Boost Cardio Health

Supplement plus workouts raise good cholesterol levels, study finds

2/14/2007
Little Evidence Omega-3 Fights Depression: Study

Fish oil may contain toxins, so supplement dose rules should be followed, analysis shows

12/12/2006
Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart

Lifestyle changes more likely to prevent second heart attack, study finds

8/16/2006
Studies Divided on Value of Adding Protein to Sports Drinks

One finds it hydrates athletes better, while the other shows no benefit

8/11/2006
Battle of the Sexes: Body Health Is What They See

Companion studies show how men and women differ in diet, exercise behaviors to alter looks

6/1/2006
Black Cohosh Supplements Don't Always Live Up to Label Claims

Manufacturers sometimes substitute cheaper Chinese herbs, study finds

5/23/2006
High-Carb Drink Eases SAD Symptoms

Study finds it helps those with seasonal depression

4/5/2006
Soy Shows Small Reduction in Breast Cancer Risk

But association not strong enough to suggest women take supplements, study says

1/24/2006
Fish Oil Won't Fight Cancer

But finding doesn't mean omega-3 fatty acids aren't heart-healthy, experts add

1/3/2006
Amino Acid Supplement No Good After Heart Attack

It might even raise death risk for older patients, researchers find

9/9/2005
Study: Ephedra-Free Weight Loss Products May Pose Risk

Advantra Z and Xenadrine EFX could boost heart dangers, researchers say

6/14/2005
Fish Oil Doesn't Benefit Defibrillator Patients

The supplement may even harm people with the heart devices, study finds

4/30/2005
Low-Salt Diets May Harm Heart, Study Says

Research appears to reverse long-standing guidelines

4/30/2005
Adding Fiber May Help Diabetics

Supplements shown to help regulate troublesome cholesterol

4/11/2005
Fish, Soy Oil Quickly Cut Heart Attack Risk

In study, elderly who took supplements showed better heart function within weeks

4/4/2005
Zinc Hones Teens' Thinking Skills

Study found 20 milligrams a day improved memory, attention span in seventh graders

1/15/2005
Weight-Loss Supplements: Do They Work?

Despite testimonials, safety and efficacy questions remain

1/13/2005
Iron Deficiency Sends Cells Into Tailspin

Forces them to conserve energy by reducing activity of 80 key genes, researchers find

1/12/2005
Report Calls for Tougher Oversight of Alternative Medicine

It also suggests stricter regulation of dietary supplements

1/12/2005
Zinc Supplements May Guard Against Oral Cancers

May also protect against esophageal cancers in those with deficiency

12/27/2004
Healthful Diet Urged for Kids Undergoing Chemo

Treatment lowers antioxidant, nutrient levels

12/17/2004
Vitamin C May Be Cancer Fighter

Study reveals how it neutralizes toxic byproducts of metabolized fat

12/6/2004
Nutritional Supplement Helps Ease Depression

Study found it boosted effect of antidepressants