Nutritional Supplements Health News

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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

12/1/2004
Magnesium Maintains Memory

Mineral seems to regulate key brain receptor involved in learning

11/24/2004
Debate Over Popular Arthritis Supplement Heating Up

New research finds glucosamine doesn't help, others argue it works, and all await results of U.S. trial

11/22/2004
Study: Men Benefit More From Antioxidants

Cancer, death rates lower for males

11/16/2004
Selenium May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk

Study suggests but doesn't prove benefits of mineral

11/9/2004
Supplement May Melt Belly Fat in Seniors

Early study finds DHEA spurs weight loss, improves insulin activity

10/14/2004
Surgeon General Warns of Bone Break Epidemic

Half of those over 50 to be at osteoporosis risk if nothing's done

9/27/2004
More Evidence That Folic Acid Prevents Birth Defects

Canadian study found 78 percent reduction in incidence of neural tube abnormalities

9/24/2004
Genes Boost Fish Oils' Effect Against Breast Cancer

Women whose bodies do poor job of eliminating oils get most health benefit

9/17/2004
Supplements Lessen Damage of Extended Bed Rest

They help fight muscle-wasting caused by long periods of inactivity

9/13/2004
Bad News on Eye Disease

Omega-3 fatty acid, vitamin A combo don't slow progress of retinitis pigmentosa

9/10/2004
Vitamin Supplements May Slow Middle-Age Weight Gain

Four common ones tied to healthier weights over 10-year period

9/8/2004
Health Claims OK'd for Foods with Fatty Acids

FDA says fish, supplements with omega-3 cuts heart disease

9/3/2004
Weight-Loss Products Not Always Safe

Those that contain Seville orange herb ineffective and potentially dangerous

9/1/2004
Fatty Acid in Fish May Arrest Alzheimer's

Mice deficient in DHA show significant memory loss

7/29/2004
Too Little Fish Oil Hurts Your Heart

Study finds low levels raise risk of cardiovascular disease

7/26/2004
Radical Shift Seen in Osteoporosis Therapy

Sharp surge in doctor visits, prescriptions for new drugs

7/6/2004
Milk Helps Prevent Colon Cancer

A glass a day reduces risk, study finds

6/30/2004
Cheap Multivitamins Slow HIV's Progress

Help delay onset of AIDS in Africans who can't afford drugs

6/30/2004
Cutting Down on Stroke Damage

Mouse study finds creatine may decrease brain cell death

6/23/2004
Study Questions Value of Folate in Heart Patients

The nutrient may damage arteries in those receiving stents

6/17/2004
Exercise, Fish Oil Keep Arteries Clear

Added benefits seen when taken before a fatty meal

6/3/2004
Brightly Colored Fruits May Reduce Stroke Risk

High levels of natural antoxidants might be protective

6/3/2004
Too Much Vitamin C Bad For Joints

Moderate amounts of the nutrient is key to fighting arthritis

5/24/2004
Green Tea Helps Keep Arteries Clear

But animal study findings suggest it won't remove existing plaque

5/20/2004
More Women at Risk for Birth Defects Than Thought

But folic acid supplements can greatly reduce risk, researchers report

5/11/2004
Hospital Food Short on More Than Flavor

Study finds it lacks many vitamins, minerals

5/5/2004
Antioxidant May Prevent Prostate Cancer

Study finds a protective effect in selenium

5/3/2004
Vitamin E May Increase 'Bad' Cholesterol

Study says it undoes process that destroys LDL in liver

4/30/2004
Understanding Food Labels

Program helps people decipher nutrition information